I am not a nurse but it’s not hard to realize that a nurse must always feel comfortable. I am not talking about her being comfortable with herself or anything like that, I am talking about the clothes and the shoes she must wear. The word that must define a nurse’s shoes and clothes is definitely ‘comfortable’. Don’t think about those sexy Halloween costumes because a real life nurse wears nothing like that. A real life nurse doesn’t wear short skirts paired with a shirt that has a large neck opening and the highest heels in the world. I bet the men in the hospital would love them but that outfit is far from being comfortable. Imagine if a heel breaks while she gives you injection. That might not end really well for you. We all know that heels have the tendency to break exactly when we need them mostly.
Now, you must be wondering already what type of shoes should she wear. Well, a nurse can wear anything that doesn’t have heels. She can wear flats, sandals, boots without heels, anything. I believe the best footwear for nurses are the flats.
For what I know, nurses have to run around the hospital the whole day. They have to take care of many patients, meaning they have to walk from a run to another, not having much time for rest. In this case, it is quite obvious that comfortable shoes are a must-have. Also, for what I know, many hospitals offer nurses “work shoes”. They can wear any shoes on their way to the hospital but when they get there they have to change their shoes into the ones provided by the person in charge of the hospital. Well, there are actually 2 types of hospitals who provide their employees shoes. Firstly, there are those hospitals where it is a must to wear the shoes provided. Secondly, there are the hospitals where it is optional; nurses can wear the shoes provided by the hospital or they can wear their own shoes if they want. It really depends on the hospital employees’ policy. This applies to clothes too. Again, for what I know, there are hospitals where the employer provides clothes for the employees and hospitals where clothes are not provided. These, the hospitals where clothes are provided to the employees, again, are divided into 2 types. There are those where it is a must for the employees to wear the clothes provided and those where it is optional. Again, it is a matter of internal policy. Wear snow boots only if it’s a blizzard outside and the bus is broken.
In my opinion, it is best if clothes and shoes are provided. In this case you know that all the nurses have the same clothes and shoes and there is not a competition about who looks better between them. It is much like schools and uniforms. It is a known fact that children hate their uniforms and try to avoid wearing them but it is actually in their best interest to have those uniforms and wear them. This way, rich children can’t bully the poor children for not having the same expensive designer clothes as them. Of course, they can find others means to bully each other, but at least one reason is eliminated. Getting back to nurses, it is, as I said before, the same with them. People, actually, tend to compete with each other. It is the human nature. I really support personal style and people who are original and unique but I believe that this s best to be kept outside of school and work. Maybe for people who work at offices with computers it is a good solution to cheer each other up by wearing all kinds of crazy clothes but for an environment such as the medical one, it is best to have “uniforms”. However, if people really want to express themselves, their personality, they can find ways to do so even if they are forces to wear certain clothes. This is when you can really explore and reveal your creativity, when you have to wear certain things and you still think out of the box and come up with something new and fun.
All in all, going back to proper shoes for nurses, my opinion is that the best shoes are flats. They are comfortable, heels-free and they can look really nice. Besides that, they can be paired with anything so if you have to wear certain clothes to work, you can definitely wear those clothes with flats. It takes a little time to find the right pair but once you do, you’ll love them.