By Bree Brummett, RN
Clove is a new footwear company that makes shoes for healthcare professionals. The founder was inspired to create these shoes when he saw how much of a physical toll nursing was having on his wife. I can relate, of course. As a nurse, I spend a lot of time on my feet – and a lot of money on shoes! So when I first heard that Clove shoes were made specifically with nurses in mind, I was excited to give them a try.
I’m always looking for comfortable shoes to wear to work, and the fact that these shoes were designed for people who work in the healthcare field was very appealing. The designers even collaborated with nurses to make sure the shoes cater specifically to our needs – that was a big selling point for me.
First impressions of Clove
When I first saw the shoes, I was in love! They put a lot of thought into every little detail, including the packaging. You can tell Clove really wants to show nurses that these shoes are made just for us. They included a sweet note and some little extras, like pens with “for borrowing only” printed on them. Nice touch!
And the colors that the shoes come in are beautiful! I chose the pink to stand out, but they also come in gray, black, and white for a more classic look. The colors even have fun names like “Night Shift” and “Pink Up”.
Unlike other nursing shoes, Clove shoes are actually stylish while still meeting hospital regulations. They have a sleek, athletic look – a great complement to any pair of scrubs. They’re so cute I’d even consider wearing them outside of work!
The unique features of Clove shoes
These shoes don’t just look good, they also have a lot of awesome features. I love that they are fluid repellant. The fact that they repel moisture and wipe clean is awesome. And you can even throw the soles in the washing machine for easy cleanup.
Most importantly: they are super comfortable. They have three layers of cushioning to provide foot support. They’re also very easy to slip on and off with no tying required, so I never have to worry about tripping over my laces or rushing to tie my shoes.
How they felt throughout my shift
I’m on my feet all day, and with these shoes I didn’t have any pain in my back or legs like I normally do with regular tennis shoes. Clove shoes are fitted with neoprene ankles to increase stability and compression, so they offer a lot of support. I could feel the difference! The ankle grip means there’s no danger of rolling my ankles like with clogs. They’re also very well ventilated. The breathable fabric kept my feet cool and sweat-free for my entire shift – impressive.
Would I recommend Clove shoes?
Usually my feet feel sore the day after a 12-hour shift, but after wearing Cloves for a day my feet felt great. I would absolutely recommend them. Not only will I wear them, I’ve already told my friends and coworkers about them. You can tell they were designed with nurses in mind.