While there are just a few Nike nurse shoes advertised as such, the sneakers from the brand are known for their versatility. In fact Nike released their very first shoe made specifically for nurses, doctors and caregivers - the Nike Zoom Pulse - only in 2019. Especially with the pandemic situation that followed in 2020 the demand for such shoes became immense and Nike is yet to satisfy the demand. Nurses need shoes that are comfortable, provide support for long hours, that are slip resistant and easy to take on and off. Several styles check these boxes and excel in various ways, making them a great choice for those working in the field.
Nike Roshe Run
Retail Price: $75
Nike Roshe run is a versatile sneaker that has become very popular after its release in 2012 and maintained a constant presence since then. It has simple, minimalistic design with a seamless textile upper, Solarsoft sockliner and a Phylon midsole. The shoe fits like a sock and it’s very comfortable for long hours. The midsole is very flexible, yet the arch support is moderate and the outsole tends to wear out quickly on hard surfaces, something that should not be an issue indoors.
Nike Tanjun is Roshe Run’s little brother and it pretty much has the same features for $10 less. It was released a few years back and it has become a favorite for many. The upper is made of a seamless textile upper while the insole is classic EVA and foam injected midsole. Much like the Roshe Run, the Tanjun comes in men’s and women’s versions. The triple black version has been a favorite for indoor service workers everywhere and there is no reason why medical staff would not feel the same.
Nike Downshifter is a basic running shoe that came a long way since its first edition. The latest version has the shape of a modern Nike shoe yet it’s made of basic materials to keep the cost low. The upper features a seamless mesh with synthetic overlays while the midsole is made of basic EVA. There are various colorways available for both men and women with the all black one making this style a great choice for medical staff looking for a dependable shoe without breaking the bank.
The Nike Renew Run was recently introduced on the market and it makes the “budget” list despite its $90 price tag. This is much because the sneaker can be found on sale on eBay and other sites. This style features a double density of Lunar foam which is well known for its comfort. On top of it sits the durable, breathable upper mesh , making it a very comfortable shoe that provides support and optimal cushioning for long shifts. Along with black and white versions there are many other colors available to match the nurse outfit.
The Nike Air Max Motion makes the list for Nike nurse shoes to wear this year for its great value. At $85 this sneaker boosts an Air Max visible heel unit with EVA foam in the front while the upper is made of seamless mesh upper with added heel support. The modern design is inspired from classic sneakers from the past and they look stylish enough to pass for more expensive shoes. The triple black version of this shoe is surely a great option for a shoe to wear at work, one that provides comfort and support for hours.
For those willing to spend some money on their work shoes the Nike Air Max 270 is surely a style to consider. It looks much like an upgrade of the Air Max Motion although it was released at least a year before. This is a shoe featuring the latest technology from Nike, with breathable mesh upper, neoprene bootie and large Air Max heel unit. The result is a stylish shoe that is made to last and provide long lasting comfort. To add some benefits these will make you taller as it features the highest Air Max unit ever (32mm tall).
The Zoom Pulse is the crown jewel of the Nike nurse shoes, one that was introduced at the end of 2019. It is the first and only pair that Nike built with the needs of doctors and nurses in mind. The shoe looks like a modern clog with Zoom technology on the midsole for maximum comfort and mobility. The toebox is coated to handle the spills and the heel tab makes it easy to take them off. Despite its high price this style sold out immediately and throughout 2020, likely because of the pandemic some new releases were postponed.
The Nike React Phantom easily makes this list with its laceless upper, maximum flexibility and comfort. The shoe features the latest technology from Nike, including the Flyknit mesh upper and the React midsole. These materials make it an excellent running shoe but also a casual shoe that in this case can be used by nurses and doctors. It’s easy to take it on and off, super flexible and the cushion in the midsole is also very responsive, helping the feet to stay rated for long periods of time. The shoe is available in numerous colors for both men and women
Now at its 37 iteration, the Nike Zoom Pegasus is a well known running shoe that it’s been around for decades. The Zoom midsole is known for its stability and cushion but Nike added Flyease to these shoes which is the main reason why these make the list. The Flyease is a technology which makes it easier for the wearer to put them on and off by making the heel tab more flexible and adjust the lacing system accordingly. This one is not a slip on but cavergivers can surely benefit from this new feature.
They may look like an upgrade to the earlier mentioned Renew Run but the Nike React Infinity Run are a whole new ball game. These have been marketed to be the top of the line running shoes that prevent and handle injuries of the athletes in a whole new way. The upper is nicely cushioned and works great with the React midsole that found a new style to shine in. Nurses and caregivers can use the benefits of the ultimate cushioning and stability when working long shifts. Available in various colors including black and white for both men and women.