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Best Shoes for Nurses

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Last updated: 19/11/2023


by James McCormack

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As physical therapists, we understand the daily stresses placed on nurses’ feet that can result in pain and general discomfort. We have created this article to provide you with our recommendations of the best shoes for nurses depending on if you have flat feet, normal arch height or high arches.

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist specialising in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Earnings from this are used to create free-to-read content without affecting the price of the shoes that we recommend.

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Best Asics Shoes for Nurses

We recommend the Asics Gt-1000 11 Shoes for Nurses due to their medial arch posting, Flyte Foam cushioning and LyteTruss technology.

The medial arch support helps to control excess pronation moments and supports the arch of your foot to reduce tension on your Plantar Fascia and Posterior Tibial Tendon during long work shifts.

The FlyteFoam Cushioning works as a shock absorber, and the LyteTruss technology provides support while keeping the shoe lightweight.

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Best New Balance Shoes for Nurses

We recommend the Fresh Foam X 1080v12 for Nurses with a normal arch height due to their neutral sole, Fresh Foam X midsole and cushioned soles.

The neutral arch height is important as a stability shoe could excessively supinate your foot through the gait cycle, and in standing, this can overload the Peroneal Muscles.

The Fresh Foam X is a unique and firm cushioning that provides shock absorption but doesn’t allow the foot to sink; this is important to prevent excessive pronation moments and reduces the risk of overloading the Plantar Fascia.

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Best Hoka Shoes for Nurses

We recommend the Hoka Gaviota 4 Shoes for Nurses with High Arches due to their Plush cushioning, H frame and J Frame.

Plush Cushioning is extremely important as those with high arches have less of a roll-through when walking and more of a two-pronged contact with the floor on the heel and the forefoot.

The Plush cushioning provided extra comfort in the high-pressure parts of the foot, while the J-Frame and H-Frame provided added stability.

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Shoes Advice from James McCormack

This article is written by James McCormack, a Foot and Ankle Specialist who is an expert in prescribing the best shoes for Nurses.

This is not medical advice. We recommend consulting with a medical professional such as James McCormack before purchasing any shoes recommended in this article. James offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly and face-to-face appointments in his London clinic.

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