The Ultimate Guide To Picking The Best White Nursing Shoes in 2018

Finding all white nursing shoes to match the bill is a challenge for many healthcare workers.

Mainly because there are so many brands and types to filter through.

In this article, I'll go over 5 of the best ones and help you choose the right pair for YOU. 

Why Do Nurses Wear White Shoes?

Back in the day nurses used to wear all white from cap to shoes. Why? Some believe it's because white represents sterility. Either way white shoes go really well with the scrubs most nurses wear today. If you want to stand out from your peers pick a pair of shoes that fit your personality but don't forget about comfort.

Pros and Cons of White Sneakers

Wearing white shoes come with some advantages and disadvantages. On one hand wearing them makes you look really fresh and clean. There's nothing more physically pleasing than a fresh pair of white shoes. Unfortunately, therein lies their downfall. If the shoes are dirty it's a total turn off for many.

Add to the fact keeping white shoes clean is a job of its own. However if you're careful you can keep them fresh for a month or two, here's how:

  • Avoid puddles and mud
  • Stay off of grass
  • Don't wear them in the rain 

Different Types Of Nursing Footwear 

When it comes to type there are many to choose from if your a nurse. You've got sneakers, clogs, slip ons and many more. The options are many because nurses have different styles and needs. Some prefer comfort over style and vice versa. 

Similar to types there are also different brands to choose from. We've got Sketchers, Dansko, Algeria and a few others available today. Many companies believe they can provide the shoes nurses need and they each bring a different component to the table. Trying out as many brands as you can will give you a feel for what you truly desire.

White Nursing Shoes Reviewed - Here Are The Best For 2018

NOTE: Many of these will be better suited for women. If you're a male click here to see our companion article which focuses solely on mens white nursing shoes.

Let's get to the reviews!

#1 - Crocs Unisex Classic Clog

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The Crocs Classic Clog is number one on our list for many reasons. For one, its unisex. Nurses worldwide can wear this shoe no matter their gender.

Secondly, their comfort is really good. The roomy design lets gives feet the space they need to relax comfortably. Despite being roomy the Crocs Classic Clog fits comfortably snug. You don't have to worry about these coming off anytime soon.

Lastly we have price. You can usually find these bad boys for less than $40 which we feel is appropriate. There are cheap white nursing shoes out there but you won't get this type of quality and durability. 

Despite being #1 one our list there are some downfalls to this shoe. For one, sizing is a bit weird. Many people have a difficult time picking the right size. Some had to go a size up and some a half size, it's sort of confusing.

Another downfall is the design. It's definitely a cool looking design but you wouldn't want to get caught in the rain wearing these. 

Skechers Womens DLites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker

Next up we have the Sketchers D'Lite Sneaker. This is a wonderful shoe for any nurse constantly on their feet. The memory foam inside makes it feel like you're walking on clouds. It also adds to your height giving you a better view. 

The shoes design is really modern and looks pretty cool. The padded collar and tongue provide more comfort and ankle support. The thick midsole may look heavy to some but it makes for a completely shock absorbant step.  

However, being all leather may cause some issues for some people. For those with sweaty feet you may need to find another option. Also those with knee and hip problems probably won't find these helpful as they lack arch support. 

All in all this is a great shoe and comes highly recommended. They're light, comfortable and stylish, what more could you ask?

Alegria Womens Keli Professional Shoe

The Algeria Keli shoe has become a fan favorite for many nurses nowadays. It's a really stylish shoe and we feel that may have something to do with it. With stain resistant nappa leather it's easy to keep these clean and fresh for a long time. 

These also come with a foam-cushioned footbed with arch support. Anyone with knee or hip problems will find they offer good support. The slip resistant sole is perfect for hospital floors and helping you get around safely.

A few of the downfalls include, sizing, price and weight. A few people had a tough time finding the right size and found the shoe to run small. Price was an issue for some they feel it's too expensive. Others feel it's too heavy and clunky. 

A large percentage of nurses love this shoe because they're stylish and comfortable. You may as well so don't hesitate to try them out. 

Reebok Womens Work N Cushion Walking Shoe

Reebok has been in the shoe game for a long time and for good reason as well. They offer comfortable work shoes at a reasonable price. The Reebok Women's Work N Cushion shoe is no different. 

This shoe can be used outside of work because they are very flexible and supportive. Made for people who do a lot of walking during the day this is a perfect shoe for nurses constantly running around. These shoes mold to your feet like a slipper and thats why dozens love them. 

Nurses with knee and hip problems have difficulty finding the right shoes. However many of them endorse these and say they feel no pain at the end of their shift. 

The only downside to these is the insole. You may have to purchase a better more cushioned one. Add a gel insert to these and you'll might be very satisfied. 

Grasshoppers Womens Stretch Plus Lace-Up Sneaker

This Grasshoppers shoe is no joke. This shoe is officially accepted by the American Podatric Medical Association (features the best foot and ankle doctors) for promoting good foot health. 

The shoe features a dual-layer memory foam sockliner which helps add comfort and deture stinky odors. The rounded heel makes life easier on your knees by decreasing impact. The flexible outsole gives your feet the flexibility they need to feel free. 

On the downside the construction of these shoes may need some work. Many people reported they fell apart after a few months wear. Some also suggested adding more padding.

It's also not the most stylish shoe around. You won't be winning any fashion shoes in these but that's ok. If comfort is more important to you this is a great shoe. 

Nurses looking for a simple, comfortable shoe will find these may be what they need. 


Picking the right pair is simply about picking the design and type you prefer. Don't forget to try them on to make sure they provide maximum comfort.