The Best Nursing shoes in Malaysia
Nurses operating in most medical settings are on their feet for long hours every day. Whether they work in surgical theatres, emergency departments, doctors’ offices or specialist wards, nurses are likely to spend large parts of their shifts on the move. As a result, comfortable shoes are one of the most important parts of any nurse’s uniform.
High-quality nursing shoes will not only help to soothe aching muscles and reduce foot pain, but they can also prevent cramps and help to promote circulation in the feet and calves. This can go a long way to ensuring nurses are happy and comfortable while caring for their patients.
Most of the nurse shoes or clogs that Malaysian hospitals use are sourced from specialist manufacturers. This ensures they’re specifically designed for hard working nurses on long shifts, and provide the wearer with the support and durability they need. Investing in good quality shoes helps both nurses and hospitals to provide patients with the best care and takes a little of the strain out of this essential occupation.
The Best Style of Nursing Shoe
When selecting nurse shoes, Malaysian hospitals have two main options to choose from: clogs or athletic-style shoes. Both offer a range of benefits, so the choice really comes down to personal preference. While some hospitals allow nurses to select their own style of shoe, others require a specific look in order to keep staff uniform and promote a standard dress code. Either way, the best shoes for your needs should be comfortable and hardwearing. Here, we look at some of the most popular medical shoe styles around.
Clogs are easy to slip on and off and so offer excellent usability. This can make them a great choice for hospitals that require their staff to change footwear between wards, operating rooms, or other areas. Clogs generally have a looser fit than athletic-style shoes. This can aid breathability and makes them suitable for warmer climates and heated hospital wards.
Clogs can have either open or closed heels. Open heels allow for excellent air circulation around the foot while closed heels provide the wearer with all-round support.
Open Heel Clogs
Open heel clogs are easy to slip on and off. Products like the Sanita San Flex Clog Open Heel are very popular with nurses as they’re practical and provide excellent support and breathability. Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, they offer an absorbent insole, a medium width fit and reinforced, padded insteps.
Like all of the clogs in the Sanita range, these shoes are designed to relieve pressure and swelling and stimulate the muscles in the legs. This makes them very comfortable to wear, even on the busiest hospital wards.
Closed Heel Clogs
Closed heel clogs offer good all-round support and great durability. Shoes like the Sanita San Flex Clog Closed Heel are made with high quality materials and are specially crafted to withstand heavy wear and tear. While closed heel clogs offer a slightly tighter fit, they still allow for good breathability and airflow.
Athletic-Style Nursing Shoes
The other options Malaysian nurses have is an athletic-style shoe. These resemble traditional exercise shoes and are designed to offer a comfortable and supportive fit, often with extra arch support and soft footbeds. The Infinity FLY Footwear Women's Athletic work shoe is a great example of this style.
These types of shoes are a good option for nurses who prefer footwear that fits snugly around the toes, the ball of the foot and the heel. This style of shoe often has a more formal look than nursing clogs.
A number of athletic-style nursing shoes are designed to be machine washable. This allows nurses to clean them easily in a washing machine and remove any dirt, grime and contaminants that they’ve picked up during their shift.
The Best Materials for Nurse shoes
The nurse shoes Malaysia professionals wear should be strong and hardwearing. They also need to be comfortable and breathable. Understanding a little about the material the shoe is made from can help nurses select the right footwear for their needs.
Leather Nurse Shoes
Durable and stylish, leather has always been a popular choice for a high-quality pair of shoes in medical settings. Many of the top-end nurse clogs Malaysian hospitals use, like the Sanita San Flex Clog, are made from specially selected leather. This leather is treated with Permair, a unique microporous finish that allows feet to breathe more naturally.
Leather clogs are resistant to wear and tear and are easy to wipe down at the end of the day. Leather is one of the most durable options for nursing shoes and is also one of the most attractive. This makes it the ideal choice for nurses who want to look good and enjoy excellent foot support.
Most of the leather nursing shoes Malaysian professionals wear are fitted with non-slip soles. This allows doctors and nurses to get around quickly and safely, even in an emergency.
In most cases, leather shoes are more expensive than those made from other materials. However, as leather is highly durable and resilient, it’s likely to last a long time, making leather nursing shoes a great investment in the long run.
Fabric Nurse Shoes
Fabric shoes, like the Infinity FLY Footwear Women's Athletic work shoe and the Sanita Wave Professional Knit Shoe, offer comfort, breathability and a natural fit. Some nurses find the flexibility and lightweight feel of fabric shoes cooler and more comfortable than other options. This makes them ideal for hotter climates and for nurses who want to feel a little lighter on their feet.
One of the major benefits of fabric shoes is that most are suitable for machine washing. The option to put shoes in the wash at the end of the day makes it even easier to keep footwear clean and hospitals hygienic. Some fabric shoes are also treated with anti-microbial chemicals in order to reduce odour-causing bacteria.
EVA Nurse Shoes
A lot of the nurse shoes Malaysia hospitals use are made from ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA. This innovative material is similar to rubber. Strong, lightweight and flexible, it’s resistant to cracking, heat and UV radiation. Most of the EVA used to make nursing shoes is known as injection-moulded EVA, or IMEVA. It’s most commonly used to make nursing clogs, although some other types of shoes also have IMEVA elements.
One of the main advantages of IMEVA is its affordability. These types of shoes are relatively easy to mass-produce and so, while the quality is high, the cost to the consumer is low. This is one reason they’re a popular choice with hospitals and medical professionals in Malaysia.
A great example of IMEVA nursing shoes are the Anywear Footwear Guardian Angel clogs. The lightweight IMEVA upper and midsole construction provides shock absorption and cushioning, keeping the shoes comfortable all day long. Anti-microbial treatment of the entire shoe reduces odour-causing bacteria while vent holes in the side panels aid airflow and help the feet to breathe.
Anywear ZONE Footwear Women's Injected Clogs also have IMEVA upper and midsole construction and a removable EVA insole. They are designed to offer a spacious, comfortable fit and come with a slip-resistant rubber outsole and ventilation holes. This simple but effective design makes the Anywear ZONE clogs one of the most affordable options in our range of nursing shoes.
The Best Brand of Nursing Shoes
It’s always a good idea to invest in nursing shoes made by specialist manufacturers. Shoes that are specifically designed for nurses are more likely to be able to withstand the wear and tear of a hospital ward and are also more likely to offer nurses the support and fit they need to get through the day.
Sanita Nursing Clogs
Many of the best nurse clogs Malaysian medical professionals use are made by Sanita. The Danish company has been producing high-quality shoes for hardworking professionals for over 100 years. All shoes made by the manufacturer are handcrafted in Poland to ensure they’re up to standard.
Sanita shoes are all made from high-quality materials. Most of their clogs, like the Sanita Wave Leather Clogs with Carbon Style Open Heel, are crafted from leather to allow feet to breathe naturally. Slip-resistant soles help to keep the wearer safe and a protective finish prevents scratches and scruffs detracting from the look of the clogs.
Cherokee Nursing Shoes
American brand Cherokee also produces an excellent range of nursing shoes. Like Sanita clogs, Cherokee comfort shoes are specifically designed for professionals. This means Cherokee shoes are comfortable and practical as well as hard wearing.
Cherokee nursing shoes are available in a wide range of styles. Choose from cool, comfortable nursing clogs and loafers or snug-fitting athletic shoes to find the style that’s right for you. Cherokee shoes also come in a choice of colours, making it easy to find the pair that best matches your uniform.
Professional footwear brands are available from specialist suppliers. Sourcing nursing shoes from specialist suppliers ensures a high standard of footwear and gives Malaysian hospitals and professionals the opportunity to compare different brands, styles and price points to find the nursing shoes that best suit their needs.
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