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Are Hoka shoes good for nurses?

June 4th, 2022

Good shoes

June 17th, 2022

Yes the best, comfortable.

May 25th, 2022

I love mine! They are very supportive for the walking that the shifts demand. My feet will be a lot more sore without them! However, they are quite bulky. If you like shoes on the lighter side, I would suggest the New Balance Freshfoam 1080 or More series.
I have the New Balance Freshfoam More v2 and the Hoka Clifton 7. The More is lighter and I have less soreness after a shift than with the Clifton. However, my feet feel really supported in the Clifton, but I did add an orthotic for extra support. I would like to point out that I have the Men's Clifton 8 as well and I find it a lot more supportive without any additional orthotics.
If you prefer to try them on before buying, you can go to a local running store, as they typically have all of these models available to try on. Hope that helps!

May 20th, 2022

Yes there are, I currently own a pair for about 2 years now and they are still good.

May 19th, 2022

I had heard good things about hokas, but I never tried them myself. Currently I’m obsessed with cloves. They’re really comfortable and cute!

June 1st, 2023

Everybody's feet are different! I used to buy a pair of shoes, wear them for a shift or two then never wear them again because they were uncomfortable. I finally got a pair of Keens and they are perfect for me. But remember this….. a pair of shoes will only last 6 months until they start to internally wear out. My Keens lasted almost 18 months

December 4th, 2022

It’s all I wear whether I’m working or not. Expensive but worth it! You will never go back to anything else.

May 26th, 2022

Very good and still waiting for my free shoes size 71/2

May 20th, 2022

Nurse here and ultra endurance and marathon runner. I won’t work or run in an other shoe than ALTRAS. They have extra wide toe/boxes which allow your toes to naturally splay out and expand. Which makes them super comfy for 16 hour shifts or 16 hour runs. For work I suggest their Road Running shoes which have more cushion, but I also wear their cross trainers or trail running shoes at work. Always size half a size up . I’ll never buy any other running shoes ever again. REI has some to try on, they also have clearance sections. I bought my sister a pair Poshmark for $40 to see if she’s like them first, and they’re a huge hit. Such an underrated running/ nursing shoe. I’ve owned almost every brand of running shoe, and These are honestly the best shoe ever.

May 19th, 2022

I loved HOKAs until I moved to Brooks. If you can, get properly fitted at a running store. They will likely offer a HCW discount, too!

May 19th, 2022

A lot of staff at our ER buy those colorful tennis shoes from ebay and amazon. They have deep cushioned soles and are cheap. You can buy 5 pair and rotate them for price of one pair of brooks

May 18th, 2022

Those shoes are so ugly! Brooks are the shoe of choice at any hospital I've worked at