5 Best White Shoes for Nurses

12 Best White Shoes for Clinicals - BlogAll shoes are not created equal. As a nurse, you are on your feet all day, and you need a shoe that will hold up during your 12-hour shifts. A good pair of shoes can save you from blisters, back pain, foot pain and balance issues. In the field of nursing it’s imperative that you have a good pair of shoes to wear to work.

To help you navigate the plethora of white shoes available for nurses, we’ve rounded up the top 5 white shoes for nurses.

Things to consider before you start shopping.

Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse reminds us “there are a variety of factors that go into determining what makes the best nursing shoes. Every nurse’s feet are different, and there is no one size fits all option for nursing shoes.”1

A few things to consider when searching for the perfect white shoes are:

  • Price
  • Material
  • Fit
  • Style
  • Support

If you are searching online, it is also always a good idea to read customer reviews to get a feel for how other people liked or disliked the shoe.

5 Best white shoes for nurses

Dansko Women’s Professional Box Leather Clog

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PRICE: $71.88 – $134.95

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

Many nurses swear by these leather clogs. They are easy to slip on and have shock absorption.

One Amazon customer said “I work in health care, and often will work on my feet for upwards of 30 hours straight. I only wear Danskos to work in as they are the most comfortable, sturdy shoe that I have owned”

Another Dansko buyer said “I’m a 3rd year medical student and spent a week working in the hospital and coming home almost in tears because my feet hurt so bad. More than a few med students and healthcare professionals suggested Dansko so I bought a pair and fell in love immediately.”

Landau Comfort Shoes

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PRICE: $36.36 – $44.99

RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars

These clogs are easy to slip on, have an affordable price and have a higher heel for reduced back strain.

According to Millie, “[these shoes] absorb shock like nobody’s business–almost bouncy kind of sensation when standing or walking! And my feet are not exhausted at the end of the day!

Another Amazon customer wrote “I love these shoes. I’m on my feet as a nurse all day, and wearing these shoes made my feet feel like I was walking on a cloud. I will definitely buy more Landau shoes for work. Perfection!”

Skechers Sport Women’s Loving Life Memory Foam Fashion Sneaker

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PRICE: $38.99 – $77.94

RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This pair of Skechers sneakers features breathable mesh with bungee laces.

One Amazon customer said “I’m a nurse and on my feet all day. These sneakers are great… So lightweight and comfortable that I bought a second pair.”

Eileen wrote “these are very well made and very, very comfortable. I’m able to be on my feet without pain for an entire eight hour shift. The memory foam makes them feel like slippers, and I love the fact that the elastic ‘laces’ allow you to slip in and out of them while maintaining the look of regular sneakers.”

NurseMates Slip-on Loafer

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PRICE: $49.95 – $74.95

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

NurseMates loafers are easy to slip-on and are slip resistant – a plus for people who work with bodily fluids on a daily basis!

Walter said “wore these shoes the day after they arrived… for a 12 hour. shift. They are so comfortable. Not one minute of discomfort. I definitely recommend these shoes if you are looking for comfort as well as style.”

Another Amazon customer said “absolutely comfortable. I use these as a Surgical Tech. Helps through 12 hour standing through surgeries and are merciful on the back and feet! If bodily fluids fall, like blood, they wipe off easy. The leather prevents a possible falling tool to slice through the shoe, so they protect your feet in more ways than one!”

Skechers Sport Women’s Premium Sneaker

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PRICE: $35.99 – $74.00

RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars

These Skechers sneakers have a padded tongue and collar, as well as a shock-absorbing outsole – great for long shifts.

One Amazon customer wrote “I am an RN and I am on my feet for the entire day, and I have worn them to work and have not felt strain on my knees or back or feet at the end of the day like with some shoes.”

Judy said “I purchased them for work at a job where I’ll be on my feet 9-10 hours (maybe more) on concrete floors. I’ve worn them 3 times now for up to 8 hours and my feet and legs don’t hurt any more after work. I would highly recommend them to anyone who spends lots of time on their feet!!”

Finding the perfect shoes as a nurse can be challenging. Remember to consider your wants and needs in a shoe, and buy a pair that will allow you to be on your feet for long shifts!

What shoes do you wear on your 12-hour shifts? Tell us in the comments below!


  1. http://thenerdynurse.com/2014/08/8-best-white-nursing-shoes-for-women.html
  2. http://www.nursebuff.com/2015/08/best-white-shoes-for-nurses/