Dental assistants are constantly on the move, and all of those steps can take a toll on your legs and feet. We’re taking a look at the best types of shoes for these hardworking medical professionals as well as some general tips for keeping your feet and legs in top form.
Sneakers tend to be the best choice for dental assistants, because these nursing shoes are made to support your foot in every way possible. Designed for the physical demands of healthcare workers, sneakers promote proper alignment, which can reduce joint pain and enhance posture. Plus, their athletic styling is perfect for your daily job demands as well as your weekend outings.
Choose from lace-up or slip-on designs to accommodate your preferences, and try a wide range of colors to suit your personal style. Select a shoe that gives your foot a little wiggle room in the toe box, and look for a pair with built-in arch support.
It’s also a good idea to have a few pairs of sneakers rather than relying on a single pair each and every day. (You’ll prevent blisters by mixing things up.)
Look for the following design features:
Nurse Mates Align Velocity Shoe, $89.95
Clogs and Slip-Ons
Many of our clogs are made specifically for healthcare workers, so you’ll enjoy complete comfort with every step. These designs come in unisex styles to accommodate men and women alike, and they’re crafted for maximum support throughout the most grueling shifts.
Closed-back designs offer a secure fit, while 100% rubber outsoles add needed traction that’s ideal for slippery environments. These shoes are a comfortable choice thanks to their ergonomic silhouettes and even weight distribution.
Look the following functional features:
Feminine and stylish, our Mary Janes are made for all-day comfort. These designs feature a strap across the foot for extra security and visual appeal. Perfect for dental assistants who want to show off their girly side, Mary Janes are a timeless choice with plenty of charm.
Adjustable hook-and-loop closures allow for a custom fit, while footbeds made of cork, memory foam and polyurethane adjust to the natural contours of your foot.
Keep it chic with a classic black shoe, or add a little personality with a subtle animal print instead. These nursing shoes are flexible and breathable for comfort that lasts.
Look for the following functional features:
Dental assistants spend their days walking and standing for extended periods of time, and that can lead to pain and discomfort in your feet and legs. Maximize your everyday comfort by following these helpful recommendations:
Are you a dental assistant? If so, what do you look for in a nursing shoe? Keep the conversation going in the comments below!