Top 10 Nursing Shoes For Women

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A nurse on the floor can spend 12 hours or more a day on their feet. Having uncomfortable shoes that don’t fit properly or offer enough support will not only leave you with aching feet, but more complex aches and pains in the legs and back. Fortunately, offers a wide array of nursing shoes, specifically designed for women that sell for a fraction of the MSRP. Here is a list and short reviews of the top 10 nursing shoes (best sellers) for women to hopefully help you find exactly what your feet are looking for and your sense of fashion demands!

#1 – Dansko Women’s Volley Clog

Dansko Women's Volley ClogMade with synthetic materials and canvas, the Dansko Women’s Volley Clog, with a slight platform and a 1 ¼” heel, provides the hard-working nurse with the benefit of both comfort and style. This clog is available in a wide variety of solid colors and patterns, in everything from black and purple to blue patchwork and rose floral. Depending on the color/pattern you choose, the MSRP ranges from $70.00 to $95.00, but can be found on for less.

#2 – Dansko Women’s Volley Box Leather Clog

Dansko Women's Volley Box Leather Clog

Similar to the canvas Dansko Women’s Volley Clog, the Dansko Women’s Volley Box Leather Clog features a 1 ¼” heel, synthetic and fabric materials and a rubber sole for stability. However, this clog is made of box leather and is only available in black and white. Although the MSRP is $85.00, this comfortable and professional-looking nursing shoe can be found for less at

#3 – Skechers Women’s Premium-Premix Slip-On Sneaker

Skechers Women's Premium-Premix Slip-On Sneaker

One of the most popular brands in women’s shoes for everyday wear is Skechers. Now, the same comfort you find in your favorite pair can be found in this all white or white with navy trim nursing version known as the Skechers Women’s Premium-Premix Slip-On Sneaker. Typically the MSRP of this shoe is valued around $59.95 but often sells for about 17% less on

WorkWear PEACOCK Women's Step In

#4 – WorkWear PEACOCK Women’s Step In

Comprised of 100% cotton and durable leather, the WorkWear Peacock Women’s Step In offers a lightweight outsole and breathable linings. A more traditional nursing shoe, this style can be found at for approximately 10% less than the MSRP of $48.00.

#5 – Dickies Intense Women’s Slip On Nursing ShoeDickies Intense Women's Slip On Nursing Shoe

The Dickies Intense Women’s Slip On Nursing Shoe features washable leather and a lightweight, slip resistant outsole. This nursing shoe is available in black or white, and offers sizes in both wide and regular. Retailing for $60.00 per pair, you can find this uniquely designed nursing shoe on for about 23% less.

#6 – Women’s Nurse Mates DOVE Slip On Loafers

Women's Nurse Mates DOVE Slip On Loafers

A more popularly seen nurse’s shoe is the Women’s Nurse Mates DOVE Slip On Loafers. Made mostly of leather with a ruber slip-resistant sole, this shoe comes in a variety of colors you can pair with your favorite scrubs. Colors include, but are not limited to, black, metallic navy, pink and all white. The MSRP on the DOVE Slip On Loafer from Nurse Mates is $70.00. However, you can order yours today from for 20% less.

#7 –Alegria Women’s Donna Clog

Alegria nurse clog

Arguably one of the most comfortable nursing shoe brands on the market, Alegria brings style along for the ride. Although they are priced slightly higher than some other brands, with an MSRP ranging from $109.95 to $119.95, many feel they are definitely worth the price. The Donna Clog is a leather upper with manmade sole, removable latex, memory foam and cork foot bed, with colors and patterns to spare, including Friends White, Froggie Sue Black, Navy Sew Hope and of course black and white. Sold on this shoe? Check out to save around 43% on the Alegria Women’s Donna Clog.

#8 – Alegria Women’s Professional Slip On

Alegria Women's Professional Slip OnAnother shoe designed with not only comfort in mind, but style as well. The Alegria Women’s Professional Slip On is comprised of a leather with a slip-resistant rubber sole and an adjustable Velcro closure featuring button detail. Let’s not forget the patented interlocking cork memory foam foot bed that molds to your feet and walking pressures to maximize comfort. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, including Black Butterfly Patent, Professional Floral and Black Patina, this Alegria shoe has an MSRP of around $120.00, but can be found on for about 25% less.

#9 –Dansko Women’s Professional Pink Ribbon Clog

Dansko Women's Professional Pink Ribbon ClogMore and more we see the “pink ribbon” popping up on apparel and the Dansko Women’s Professional Pink Ribbon Clog is no different. With this nursing clog, you will not be sacrificing comfort or style to show your support for breast cancer research, as any nurse should. With a 1 ¾ inch heel this leather upper with manmade sole is available in all pink or black with pink trim. Although the retail price is slightly higher than most at $135.00, you can typically find it for less on

#10 –Dansko Women’s Professional Box Leather Clog

Dansko Women's Professional Box Leather ClogLast, but certainly not least on our top ten women’s nursing shoe list is the Dansko Women’s Professional Box Leather Clog. Although you may not notice right away, this is slightly different than the Volley Box Leather Clog, as it features a 2″ heel and is only available in solid white or solid black, without any detail trim. Furthermore, this leather nursing shoe has a PU outsole that is designed for maximum durability and shock absorption to keep your feet from aching after working long hours! The MSRP on this shoe is around $120.00 but in order to save yourself 3% or more, order from

My personal favorite Timberland Renova Pro (review here) did not make the list, but they are definitely worth your consideration.

There is no need any women should have to compromise style for comfort in any profession. The nursing shoes listed here provide you with many options from style to color, never letting up on the comfort and again, all can be found on for less than their manufacturer suggested retail price!

What are you thoughts on the best nursing shoes? Do you like clogs, sneakers, leather or canvas? Sound off and let us know what you think.

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Kelsey Ream
Kelsey Ream

I love the Alegria Paloma Flat shoes!

BSN at Work
BSN at Work

I had a pair of white leather Danskos. I did not like them. They were too tight across the top of my foot causing fluid build up. I even had them stretched twice. The size larger was too big. I am now wearing the Dickes shown in this article. I love them! They are so light & comfortable!


I have both the pink patent leather Danskos and the solid black leather ones.  love them both...but my all time favorites from when I started out in nursing are the nurse mates.  and we were only allowed to wear white shoes with white stockings and white uniforms...I am really hard on whites...I went through a lot of whites in 2 years!

TheNerdyNurse moderator

@idlivru1  Danskos were my very first part of nursing shoes. I believe the pair I purchase were too small and after I had my child I couldn't wear them at all. I liked them, and they made my back feel great, but my feet weren't in love with them.

We had to wear white nursing uniforms, and I graduated in 2008. I think I went through 3 pairs of shoes because they just wouldn't stay white!