Nurse Shoes Which Are The Best?
Some nurses swear the most expensive
nurse shoes are the only way to go while others say the cheaper shoes work for them to keep their feet from
Keep in mind while it is great to save money wherever possible,
taking excellent care of your feet is the one area where you as a nurse should avoid skimping
on if at all possible.
NIZ says the nurse shoes that stop your feet from
hurting, meet your hospital's guidelines and the sale's price is within your budget sound like the winner to
It may be a pair of walking / running shoes, Crocs, Birkenstocks, San Antonio
Shoes, New Balance Shoes, Sanita and Wallstrom Clogs, MBT, Naot, Quarks, Kumfs, KLOGZ, and CrocsRX.
There is also a brand of shoe on the market called Z-Coils that are advertised as
good for individuals with Plantar Fasciitis.
The question that NIZ has for you to think about: Is there a possibility of patient tubings and
lines getting caught in the coils on these shoes
creating a danger for the patient and a work liability for the medical personnel? Personally, I'd have to pass on
this type of shoe for work but you may decide to give them a try.
What Do We Mean By Meeting
Your Hospital's Guidelines For Nurse Shoes?
Listed below are three (3) good examples
of shoes that you like to wear
but may not be on the approved
hospital list for workshoes.
Wearing these types of
shoes may cause you serious
financial losses in the event
that you are injured on the job.
And here in America, the hospital could
deny you Workman's Compensation due to you violating hospital policy
regarding proper shoe selection: Be Sure That You Know
- Open Toed Shoes - Sharp and contaminated medical devices may strike your
feet. Contaminated or corrosive liquids may seep into the holes
resulting in serious bodily injury or exposure to disease.
- Shoes With Straps - Improperly using or not even using the
heel strap may cause you to
trip or walk out of the
shoe resulting in an ankle or foot injury.
- Crocs with big holes across the top of shoe - Contaminated or
corrosive liquids may seep into the holes resulting in serious bodily
injury or exposure to disease.
What Is The Best Way To Select A Nurse
Before we talk about selecting shoes, keep in mind that going
barefoot or wearing improper shoes for the pending activity or job function can hurt the plantar fascia area
of the foot.
Improperly designed shoes that could lead to Plantar Fasciitis could
include shoes designed without proper heel support, with thin or stiff soles, without good arch support or manufactured with
a flexible shank section.
Wearing the wrong shoe for the activity or job could be the plantar fascia, the ligament between the front of the heel bone and the base of
the toes that helps to support the arch, is damaged and inflamed due to excessivestressing or
stretching resulting in you getting the very painful, Plantar
- If your foot or feet have been hurting, go to a Podiatrist for an examination
to ensure that you do not have Plantar Fasciitis. You may be given a prescription for
an orthotics shoe which could be a
medical expense covered by your insurance company.
- Visit a running shoe store that will analyze your gait by putting you on a
treadmill. You will be fitted with a shoe that gives you good arch support found in a
good lace-up rigid shanked
- If you wear orthotics or have special medical
considerations, NIZ recommends that you consult a medical professional and be fitted by an experienced
retailer. A good example is a diabetic needing to wear diabetic shoes.
Selecting shoes at first glance seems simple for most people but NIZ recommends
that nurses take the time to learn how to protect one of a nurse's most important
assets, their feet. Injured feet for a nurse can mean significant
time away from work due to
The proper nurse shoes can be an important difference in helping a nurse make it through a twelve or sixteen hour shift
without their feet hurting or incurring serious injury.
Know and take care of your feet because they
will sure yell and shut down when you are abusing