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Student Nurse Placement Shoes

Today I will address arguably one of the hottest topics in healthcare: What are the best student nurse placement shoes?

Are you a student nurse preparing for your first placements? or have you just started a nursing course and want to have everything ready for nursing school? Preparing for placements is daunting, you have to consider what shoes to wear, what books to buy and what nursing essentials you need with you.

Student Nurse Placement Shoes

Whilst it seems like a lot to think about at first, you’ve come to the right place. This post will help you decide what student nurse placement shoes will work best for you. Allowing you to start your first placement with the confidence of knowing that you look smart in the right outfit for the job. Shoes will be ranked out of 5 for comfort, value for price and look.

Uniform Policies

Nurse shoes need to be black, closed toe and wipeable. All of the shoes mentioned here will fit into these categories.Therefore, they most likely will fit the uniform specification for all University Nursing courses and Nursing jobs.

Clarks Unloops

student nurse placement shoes
Clarks Unloops £69

Comfort

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 1 out of 5.

I cannot tell you how often I heard the word ‘unloops’ whilst I was at Uni. For some reason, in my cohort of nursing students, unloops were THE shoes. It felt like everyone in my year had them. I blame this on the nursing Facebook group we were all a part of which was responsible for the biggest spread of misinformation in the entire degree. Anyway, the shoes. Clarks Unloops are comfy and very, very durable. My shoes lasted 4 years which now that I think about it I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I kept these eye sores for so long. They are also Leather which definitely adds to the durability and wipeableness of them. However if you do not use leather there are definitely other options.

Overall:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Dr Martens

Dr Martens Maccy II Patent Leather Mary Janes £60

Comfort

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dr Martens Maccy II Patent Leather Mary Janes. These are the first of two options from Dr Martens that feature in this post. These specific shoes are actually in the kids section but they go up to a size 5 1/2 so will be suitable for lots of nurses! My lovely friend who works in a different A&E took this photo. She says these are better for shifts where she is triaging whereas for when she needs to run around, the Sketchers (below) are better suited.

As they are from the childrens section these shoes are available at a great price and therefore definitely worth the money. The bows are a nice touch and I think they are probably the cutest nursing shoes out there.

Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The next shoes are also docs!

Dr Martens 1461 Mono Smooth Leather Shoes £119

Comfort

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dr Martens Polley Smooth Leather Mary Janes. A few of my friends have these shoes. They are long lasting will withstand a lot of wear. I think they are very neutral so they look good however they also look very professional. They are 100% leather as well. One of the more expensive options however they are 100% leather and they are a high quality shoe. They are described as “Edgy school girl rebellion” on the Dr MArtens website so make of that what you will.

Overall Rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Reebok Classics

Reebok Classics £64.95

Comfort

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 4 out of 5.

These Black reebok classic trainers are very comfy, very reasonably priced, a just a classic trainer. These are my current work shoes and I find they are very bouncy and keep my feet very well supported during a 12 hour shift. Not much more to say apart from they are just an all round favourite! On the Reebok website you can also personalise them by adding your name to them if thats your thing! Reebok also do 20% off when you sign up to their mailing list! 

Overall Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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