How Do Your Shoes Affect Your Performance At Work?
Posted by Amy on 7th Aug 2021
Nurses and other medical professionals work tirelessly to take care of people and keep them healthy, safe and comfortable. But far too often, medical professionals neglect their own comfort while they’re working. There might just be one aspect of your outfit that contributes to your discomfort more than you realize; your shoes. Something as simple as having the wrong size shoe can, believe it or not, lead to horrible leg pain, foot pain and back pain. Today on the Blue Sky Scrubs blog, we want to help you find the right nursing shoe by giving you some helpful advice about what to look for.
Comfort and Grip
When you start looking for shoes to wear to work, your first priority shouldn’t be how flashy it looks or whether it matches your outfit just right. First you should find a size and style of shoe that fits comfortably. Like we said above, picking the right shoe can be the difference between comfort and debilitating pain. So when you’re picking out your shoes, take as much time as you need to walk around in them and make sure that they feel just right. If there’s any amount of discomfort or pain when you try them on, try again with another pair. You might be thinking they’ll get more comfortable the longer you wear them, but that’s not always the case.
Working in a medical facility, you’ll probably have to move quickly, and you need to keep that in mind when shopping for shoes. You’ll want to find a nursing shoe with the right traction and grip to keep you from slipping while you walk. When you first try them on, pay attention to how much traction the shoes have.
Since you’ve spent your time finding a shoe that’s comfortable and has good grip, now you can worry about appearance! Pick out a pair of shoes that you’ll love to see yourself in every day. Maybe you should even pick a pair of shoes that matches your favorite Blue Sky scrubs! To view our entire collection and find the perfect scrubs or accessories for your new outfit, just visit the Blue Sky Scrubs website.