Working 8-12 hours shifts at a hospital or doctor’s office, nursing staff are on their feet for long periods. The long distances walked each day can lead to foot, leg, and back pain. This fatigue can hinder the ability of nurses to act quickly and efficiently in situations that are time-sensitive.
Nursing shoes with comfortable and supportive footbeds will reduce fatigue. To avoid foot problems, such as corns or ulcers, these shoes must be fitted correctly to the foot. Wearing full-support pantstyhose will help reduce leg fatigue.
Fit is very important when it comes to nursing shoes. Women tend to buy shoes based on what they see, rather than feeling the shoe. The medical shoes should be worn without the eyes open to enhance the senses and make them “feel like” they belong to a nurse. You should follow a few guidelines when purchasing comfortable shoes. It’s not the usual way to buy shoes.
You may not know the size of your shoes. The lasts that are used to manufacture each brand of medical footwear are different and fit and feel in a different way. You can select a shoe according to the way it feels. It is recommended that you leave 1″ between your toes’ tips and the front portion of the shoe.
Fit the larger foot first, then the smaller. Fit the larger shoe first and then the smaller.
Choose a shoe with a foot-shaped shape. Select a shoe that has a wider toe area if your toes are large.
Standing up will make the shoe fit better.
If your feet are swollen after work, or at night when you get home from work, then it is best to buy new shoes.
* When you are in the store, wear both shoes and walk around to feel for pressure areas. Wear the shoes that you purchased at home inside, on carpet and to keep the soles clean. You will be able to determine whether or not they are comfortable.
* Avoid buying the shoes of nurses if they do not feel comfortable to you or are too tight when you try them on. These shoes won’t improve with wear.
The last thing to mention is that nursing shoes or clogs won’t last forever. Buy two pairs of shoes and alternate between them to prolong the life of medical shoes. The perspiration on the feet will dry out the interior. The shoe’s life can be prolonged by air-drying it. This prevents bacteria from destroying the shoe. Even if it’s still comfortable, a worn-out shoe won’t provide support for the foot or shock absorption. A shoe that is not correctly fitted can lead to a range of issues which will make it difficult for you to do your work.