Are Hoka shoes good for nurses?
Yes the best, comfortable.
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!
Yes there are, I currently own a pair for about 2 years now and they are still good.
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!
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
It’s all I wear whether I’m working or not. Expensive but worth it! You will never go back to anything else.
Very good and still waiting for my free shoes size 71/2
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.
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!
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
Those shoes are so ugly! Brooks are the shoe of choice at any hospital I've worked at