Traveling professionals, particularly those in the healthcare field, need sturdy, comfortable footwear that they can depend upon as they move from place to place. Nurses, as well as physical and occupational therapists already spend a lot of time on their feet, but add in travel to their jobs and durable shoes become even more important.
Good shoes will carry you through your travel adventures. To make sure your journey starts off – and continues – on the right foot, check out this list of the latest and best in footwear for traveling healthcare professionals, as well as some tips for choosing the right shoes:
Algeria Women’s Debra Slip-On
If you don’t really enjoy the sneaker look and want something that works in a variety of settings, try the Algeria Women’s Debra Slip-On. The Nerdy Nurse blog lauded the shoe for its sleek design and superior comfort, making it just as good a choice for wearing during work as for exploring your new neighborhood after you’ve taken a new travel position. The soft materials don’t rub up against your skin, cutting down on blisters, and the variety of patterns and designs available means you don’t have to sacrifice style for substance.
Dansko Professional Clogs in Pewter Floral Patent Leather
Dansko is a popular footwear brand among traveling healthcare professionals, acclaimed for its top-notch craftsmanship which makes any pair of its shoes an investment. Its “Professional” line of clogs is especially popular, and this new addition to the collection is sure to check all the boxes for what a travel nursing or travel therapy professionals need from their footwear. A padded instep and leather socklining provides the ultimate comfort while caring for patients or walking around town, while a rocker bottom helps the foot move forward naturally and with maximum shock absorption. A wide heel helps boost stability, reducing the chance of falls and slips. The floral pewter patent-leather pattern is pretty and unique without being too flashy, making it fit a variety of occasions.
Clarks Privo Collection Aria Pump
When bouncing around the country – or world – frequently as a travel nurse or travel therapist, it’s important that the shoes you bring along are easily packable and don’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase. The Aria Pump from the Clarks Privo Collection features a slim, streamlined design without skimping on comfort – OrthoLite® footbeds give your feet a soothing Soleassage™ massage in every step.
And if you spend the summer traveling or your next placement is in a hot climate, tote along the Privo By Clarks Women’s Fissure Synthetic Sandals. They cushion your feet while keeping them cool, making them perfect for being a tourist in your new city. Tina del Campo, a tour guide in Italy, named them her favorite walking shoes in an interview with The New York Times.
“I’ve got a bad back, she said, “and they’ve saved my life the last few years.”
“Sanita clogs are well-known in the traveling healthcare professionals field.”
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34
Some nurses prefer running shoes over traditional nursing clogs, so if that’s you, spend a minute or two and check out these Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 sneakers. This sleek style is a recent addition to Nike’s collection. It incorporates innovative engineering and design to provide comfort that lasts through a long work day and a chic appearance and that easily transitions to a night on the town.These running shoes aren’t just great picks for travel nurses, however – they’re also perfect for traveling therapists and other professionals who spend the bulk of their time on their feet. There are 12 different styles available, ranging from sleek black to bright fuchsia, but if none of those float your boat, you can always design your own pair!
Sanita Exclusive Komodo – Turquoise/Green
Sanita clogs are well-known in the traveling healthcare professionals field, particularly among nurses. The brand is synonymous with quality, with a craftsmanship which has been honed since the brand was founded 100 years ago. The company has a slew of exciting new arrivals, including this Exclusive Komodo – Turquoise/Green number that will shake up any traveling professional’s shoe collection. No matter which style you choose, you can rest – and walk – easy knowing that your shoes are manufactured with an anatomically correct foot bed, rocker bottom and arch support.