It might be a cult following, but Dansko shoes for nurses are some of the most popular brand-name nursing shoes for a reason: Nurses love them and they stand the test of time.
The professional mule is the gold standard of Dankso shoes. The leather upper is durable and easy to wipe down, the wide heel keeps you steady, and the instep includes a padded collar to keep the tops of your feet from chafing.
For the style-conscious, a mule doesn’t stand up to some sleeker alternatives, but this one does come in a whole host of colors and patterns. It might be hard to choose your favorite! You can get these in plain white or black, and the patterns include everything from pastel stripe to henna floral to black houndstooth.
Many nurses like the rocker-bottom on these Dankso clogs: It puts a little spring in your step with its shock-absorbing abilities. The arch support makes these extra comfortable, and the platform gives shorter ladies a bit of a height boost.
If you go with one of the patent leather pattern finishes, some nurses have complained that it cracks over time. The oiled leather choices, however, allow you to keep moisturizing the shoes to extend their longevity. If you don’t mind a basic color and want to keep these for years to come, consider purchasing a pair in antique brown or black.
I took off half a star for two reasons: These are expensive and possibly out of reach financially for students, and nurses find that the sizing isn’t always straightforward, requiring multiple returns to get the right fit. But hey, that’s why we love free returns, right?
These comfortable shoes will fit in no matter where you work, and you can take pride in the name on the sole. Conclusion? Buy a pair!
|Wide variety of colors and patterns including all white||Enamel exterior tends to crack|
|Name brand recognition||Sizing can be tricky (read reviews before purchasing)|
|Easy slip-on style|
|Easy to wipe down|