Good Shoes Means Happy Feet for Nurses


As nurses both women and men have the same goals when it comes to footwear for work. Whether you are a male or female nurse Good Shoes Means Happy Feet.

The first priority is comfort for those long shifts.  A nurse spends many hours on their feet walking and standing on hard floors.   Footwear has to comply with the dress code for the facility where you work both in color and type.  Shoes may need to be rubber soles, or may not be clog or slip on style.   Then there is fashion,  we all want to be fashionable.  Nurses may be male or female and there are quite a few unisex styles available today that meet all of the above criteria.

Nurse-MatesNurse Mates

I found that wearing Nurse Mates means happy feet.  After trying many brands Nurse Mates has become my go to shoe for work.

Nurse Mates Velocity is an innovative ergonomically designed orthotic that helps place the foot in a more optimum position to assist with proper alignment, stability and support. The Velocity is an everyday favorite offered in both classic and playful patterns. Designed with adjustable stretch laces for a custom fit and ease. An extra pair of traditional laces are included.


  • Rubber
  • Align corrective orthotic
  • Full-grain leather or printed polyurethane
  • Adjustable stretch laces
  • Stabilizing composite shank
  • Lightweight EVA bottom

These shoes are slip resistant.  If you spill or splash fluids on them wipe them off with a damp rag.  They come in Black Swirl, Blue Multi, White and Grey.

If you wear support stockings you may want to buy 1/2 size larger.  These are made to be slip on with elastic laces but will come with a pair of regular laces if you prefer.

Nurse Mates have been committed to bringing the best in quality footwear, scrubs and accessories. Comfort technologies and timeless style are inspired by nurses.  Their products will meet the demands of your workday.

Their collection is better than ever. So many styles and colors to choose from make shoe shopping fun. They are known for new product innovations and unique twists on relied upon staples, Nurse Mates is one of the trusted and most dependable product source for your workday and for everyday healthy lifestyles.

Nurse Mates, professional comfort for all walks of life. If this is the shoe for you click here



  • Manmade
  • Imported
  • Synthetic sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.25″
  • Platform measures approximately 0.5″
  • Slip-on clog featuring removable insole with vent channels and flexible traction-pod outsole

I love a clog.  This one checks all of the boxes.  Since the heel is closed it should meet most hospital dress codes.  Perfect unisex shoe for those who spend hours on their feet at work.

This shoe got 4/5 stars and the reviews are good.  Great way to start the new year with a new pair of shoes for work.  Click here to check them out and find a color that you like.

Buying online

It can be hard to buy shoes online for a style or brand you have never worn. I suggest you visit your local uniform store and try it on there.  Return here to purchase for the best price.  Make note of the return policy before you purchase.

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Cheryl Roby, RN

Cheryl J. Roby is a retired RN and US Army Nurse Major. She has over 30 years of nursing experience and 26 years of military experience in the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career she has traveled as part of her military experience visiting many of the 50 states and once to South Korea. Her medical training began during the Vietnam era when trained as an army medic. She went on to train as an OR tech and then as a LVN/LPN. She completed nursing school and was direct commissioned into the reserve Army Nurse Corp. nurse. She appreciated the challenge of working in various specialties and expanding her clinical and professional skill sets. Her time in the Army Reserves and California National Guard gave her the opportunity to travel to most of the 50 states and working in other medical facilities. During her career she spent years as an OR nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Hospice Nurse, Forensic Nurse, Nurse Case Manager for developmental disabilities, Parish Nursing as well as being a Nurse Entrepreneur.

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