With everyone watching their wallets these days, footwear that does double duty is a no-brainer. For today’s healthcare workers that means styles that meet the required on-the-job safety standards and pick up on comfort silhouettes — like clogs, Mary Janes and sneakers — that can transition from work to weekend wear.
Since safety is a top priority, these looks are designed with uppers that wipe clean and slip-resistant outsoles. And, since nurses are often on 12-hour shifts, these styles also feature padded footbeds for essential underfoot support.
Here, FN has curated a collection of colorful, stylish duty looks that work both on and off the hospital floor.
This colorful clog makes comfort a priority with light padding around the collar and a latex-free cushioned footbed with arch support. It’s also anti-microbial and odor-resistant.
Nurse Mates Velocity
Sneaker-inspired styling takes this hospital-friendly look on an afternoon trip to the park with its dual-density foam footbed for shock absorption, lightweight outsole and breathable cotton lining.
This fashion take on the classic Mary Jane is detailed with a roomy toe that allows toes to splay, while a removable footbed combines cork, late and memory foam to deliver a personalized fit.
Sanita Smart Step Professional Perennial
Aaccepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, this classic clog delivers an enhanced comfort and fit with a cushioned, leather-lined footbed and protective heel cap.
Another style boasting the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance, this psychedelic clog features a leather upper that resists wet, acidic and greasy conditions. Plus, it comes with a leather-covered cushioned footbed that absorbs and evaporates perspiration.
SoftWalk Grey’s Anatomy Meredith Sport
This fun floral design, inspired by Grey’s Anatomy beloved leading lady Meredith, works with scrubs to jeans for more wearing power. It also features a breathable antimicrobial lined contoured footbed for day-into-night support.
Skechers Work Clog
This clog is anything but basic when it’s done in muted silver and features a soft flannel lining. Meanwhile, its removable insole and heel stabilizer offer a comfortable stride.
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