I am just beginning nursing school, and we are required to purchase "nursing" shoes. Nursemates are the only brand that make my size (12), and after much debate I went with this model because it is recommended to wear a medium-height heel to relieve back pain. I just received the shoes, and they are very comfortable and true to size. However, the very first thing I noticed when walking around my house is that they are not a slip resistant shoe. I don't understand why Nursemates would chose to make anything that is not slip-resistant, as the workplace can be a very busy place. After spending as much as I did, I will be truly disappointed if my school makes me purchase an additional pair because these are not slip-resistant. I would just exhcange them now, but I've got only one week before classes start and therefore I must keep these for the time being.