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Below is our collection of some of the best nursing shoes from some of the highest quality well known brands in Australia. 

We have chosen this mix of shoes because they are:

  • Lightweight and Durable (Perfect for cleaning)
  • Supportive and Cushioned
  • Breathable (Avoid becoming too sweaty and odourous)
  • Design & Shape & Quality
  • Non-slip and slip resistant

The best nursing shoes are often either cross trainers, tennis or running shoes because they provide all the qualities that we need in nursing & midwifery (the dot points above).

As healthcare professionals we NEED reliable shoes. When it comes to shoes, you really do ‘get what you pay for’.

As we are on our feet ALL day (ergh…) we need to do all we can to avoid injury. We have enough injury causing concerns in our jobs (needles, patients….visitors, bending over to often, non-stop walking…the list goes on).

For example, using the correct lifting technique or machines can help reduce injury, the same applies to purchasing shoes from a trusted well known brand.

The following is a collection of the 10 best nursing shoes from leading brands such as New Balance, Skechers, Asics, Wilson, Under Armour, Hush Puppies, Clarks and The North Face! We have attached links to the shoes for your convenience. 

Transparency! Some of the links provided in this blog are affiliate links. The Nurse Break will be paid a small commission if you use this link to make a purchase, which we use to help fund the website.

But before you go on.
  • Go check out one of our favourite brands SKECHERS….and also Ascent Footwear Shoes which some of our volunteer team REVIEWED HERE. These are probably some of the most comfortable nursing shoes, along with the ones listed below.
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Skechers Sure Track Erath – Womens Slip Resistant Work Shoes

The Skechers Sure Track Erath women’s slip resistant work shoes are a favourite for cruising to the job and shaking off the workday blues with a design that’s built for comfort.
Loaded with special technologies in a lightweight package, you’ll never want to take these versatile shoes off.
You’ll love the roomier forefoot so it’s never like you’re squashing your feet into a shoe that just isn’t made for you.

Skechers – Comfort Flex – HC Pro SR

Water and stain resistant upper treated with Scotchguard® protectant
Water and stain resistant smooth fabric upper
Translucent synthetic overlays at toe and heel
Smooth synthetic overlay at laces for added durability
Lace up sporty casual slip resistant work sneaker design

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New Balance 857v2 – Womens Cross Training Shoes

The New Balance 857v2 women’s cross training shoes. Effortlessly blending stability and comfort.
The durable leather upper gives you timeless style and it’s loaded with cutting-edge stability features including Rollbar technology for minimised rearfoot movement.
The non-marking outsole gives you the traction and durability you need.

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Asics GEL-ODYSSEY LEATHER (Mens/Women’s)

Whether pounding the hospital wards or hiking country trails, the GEL-ODYSSEY athletic walking shoe has been built to last.
This shoe is a very very solid option for nurses on thier feet all day. Easy to clean, professional, comfortable. It’s all you need.

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New Balance Slip Resistant 626v2 (Mens/Women’s)

The New Balance Slip Resistant 626v2 mens & women’s work shoes are durable for daily wear in the hospital and are a must-have for hours on your feet.
It’s a hard-worker in a sporty profile, featuring a leather upper for a supportive ride and snug fit.

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Wilson Rush Pro 3.0 AC Mens Tennis Shoe

The Wilson Rush Pro 3.0 AC mens tennis shoes have been upgraded with an airy, pillowy-soft upper for enhanced fit and out-of-the-box comfort.
This model sticks to what works, featuring the low to ground profile of its predecessor for a fast feel and stable platform.

Hush Puppies Kalana

Comfortable and practical, Kalana is the perfect everyday shoe for those always on their feet. Made with soft leather, it features an athletic profile, lightweight construction with a removable sock for an adjustable fit.
Shock absorbing sole for all day comfort.
Removable footbed allows for dual fit & orthotic friendly.

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Men’s UA HOVR™ Rise 2 Training Shoes

We’ve taken our amazing energy-returning UA HOVR™ cushioning from running and put it into the training realm. Every step becomes more explosive! Great for walking on the wards without tiring.

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Women’s UA Charged Aurora Training Shoes

Lightweight, breathable upper keeps you cool & dry
TPU films with raised print help keep the foot locked into the platform while added durability & protection up top
Built specifically for the female foot with a streamlined fit
Charged Cushioning® midsole uses compression molded foam for ultimate responsiveness & durability
Full rubber outsole for maximum durability with multi-directional traction pattern

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Clarks Arla Step

Arla Step, women’s shoes – A cushy outsole and a secure lace-up closure make this lightweight Cloudsteppers™ style a lock for all-day wear. The combination of a removable OrthoLite® footbed and a soft EVA midsole reduce the impact of every step.

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Men’s & Women’s Surge Pelham

Standout style and lightweight comfort make these the perfect shoe for everyday wear. Upper has eyerow details inspired by our equipment line
Eco LT OrthoLite® footbed for long-lasting comfort
Sole: Vertilite midsole foam is our lightest foam for comfort and flexibility
Proprietary EXTS™outsole traction system

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