6 of the Best Athletic Shoes for Nurses

With clogs dominating the nursing shoe market, it can be tough to find slip-resistant shoes that trend after a tennis shoe rather than a clog. We’ve done the research for you and rounded up six of our favorite athletic shoes for nurses:

Align by Nurse Mates Women’s Velocity Shoe

These shoes are so good-looking you might be tempted to wear them even when you’re not on the clock. They’re available in black leather, two solid colors (grey and white) and a few attractive patterns as well, allowing you to choose the perfect look for you. The shoes come in medium and wide widths and are available in women’s sizes from 6 to 11. The classic vamp lace-up closure allows you to further adjust the fit, unlike a clog-style shoe. The brand’s Innovative Align Technology insoles help reduce instability, heel and knee pain, posture and back problems, neck and shoulder strain and muscle and joint fatigue for comfortable all-day wear. Additional features such as a padded collar, back heel pull tab and slip-resistant soles further add to the comfort and durability of this athletic nursing shoe.

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Dansko Women's Paisley Lace-Up Athletic Shoe

Dansko is most famous for their classic nursing clog design, but they actually make multiple styles of athletic shoes for nurses. One of their most popular styles is the Paisley Lace-Up Athletic Shoe, which features a Durable Vibram® rubber outsole that’s slip-resistant on wet or dry surfaces. The genuine suede upper doesn’t just look good. It’s treated with a 3M Scotchgard™ protector for stain resistance and longer wear. A removable triple-density EVA footbed provides optimal arch support and shock absorption, while the breathable waterproof membrane offers seam sealing for protection against wet weather. Like other Dansko shoes, this one also has the APMA seal of acceptance, so it’s a great option if you want Dansko’s high-quality craftsmanship in an athletic style.

Asics Women's Gel Kayano 27 Premium Athletic Shoe

Asics is primarily an athletic shoe company, which is why they’re a fantastic choice if you’re looking for athletic shoes for nurses. If you want more colorful options, or shoes that look more like a true tennis shoe than a nursing clog, you should absolutely check out Asics. We’re particularly excited about their new Women's Gel Kayano 27 Premium Athletic Shoe, which features FLYTEFOAM™ Propel cushioned midsole technology, an ORTHOLITE® resilient sock liner and DUOMAX® technology stabilization. The AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) rubber-cushioned sole keeps you steady, while the engineered jacquard mesh upper offers moisture-wicking breathability to vent sweat and smells.

K-Swiss Women's Infinite Fun Athletic Shoe

This style comes in both men’s and women’s sizes as well as medium and wide widths so you can find your ideal fit. It’s easy to see why this versatile shoe is one of Cherokee’s top sellers. This sneaker comes in a variety of colors to suit any dress code or color scheme, while the athletic styling and textural contrast add visual appeal. The Impressions™ top layer insole conforms to the foot, while the multilayer Ortholite™ insole adds extra cushion and support. The Certainty Protective Fabric Technology™ antimicrobial lining can help reduce odor by helping to inhibit the growth of unwanted bacteria, yeast and algae on the fabric. If you want an athletic shoe for nurses that will last for a long time, you can’t go wrong with this sneaker.

Infinity Athletic Nursing Shoes

If you want a premium athletic nursing shoe, then we recommend checking out the Infinity brand. Crafted exclusively from 100% genuine leather or canvas, all Infinity Footwear ensures style and quality. Infinity shoes are considered one of the best athletic shoes for nurses due to their unwavering dedication to comfort, durability, style, and the unique needs of healthcare professionals. The brand's commitment to innovation and quality makes their footwear a reliable choice for those in the nursing profession.

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ANYWEAR Women's Streak Lightweight Nursing Clog

If you want a nursing clog with athletic sensibility, then check out the Women's Streak Lightweight Nursing Clog from ANYWEAR. The shoe features improved ventilation with the ventilated side panel airflows, while the treads on the bottom provide extra grip. The Certainty® Protective Fabric Technology™ antimicrobial lining can help inhibit the growth of unwanted bacteria, yeast and algae on the fabric, while the molded EVA upper and midsole provides the shock absorption and support that you need.

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