For men finding a good pair of nursing shoes can be a challenge, especially because there are few choice to choose from.
Because of this and the fact that many of the current nursing shoes available aren’t the most comfortable many male nurses have moved towards choosing tennis/athletic shoes because of their durability, comfort and support.
To assist you in finding the perfect athletic shoe we’ve put together our list of the ten best tennis and athletic shoes for male nurses based on their overall price, design, performance and rating/reviews.
1. K-Swiss Men’s Grancourt II Tennis Shoe
K-Swiss Men’s Grancourt II Tennis Shoe is a great all around shoe for individuals who are athletic or just plan on being on their feet for long periods of time.
These shoes are designed to provide good shock absorption when walking, running or jumping on hard surfaces and have a padded tongue and collar to provide additional comfort while minimizing stress placed on the wearers feet/ankles.
These shoes are available in black or white, which should suit most healthcare centers that prefer nurses have a solid color shoe, however you should always check the dress code to ensure you are choosing dress code appropriate shoes.
2. K-Swiss Men’s Classic LX Lace-Up Sneaker
K-Swiss Men’s Classic LX Lace-Up Sneaker is another excellent choice among the K-Swiss brand that offers good all around foot protection in a stylish classic design.
These class low-top sneakers are made with synthetic/leather materials and feature tonal overlays at the sides and D-ring lace closures. They come in solid black and white variations with a lightly embroidered K-Swiss logo on the tongue.
3. adidas Originals Men’s Superstar ll Sneaker
adidas is well known for their popular athletic shoes and adidas Originals Men’s Superstar ll Sneaker is no exception.
These original performance basketball model shoes are designed with a flexible synthetic sole for comfortable movement with a non-marking multi surface outsole for additional grip protection. They come in solid black and white colors along with a number of other color variations to match your style and situation.
4. Skechers for Work Men’s Keystone Sneaker
Skechers for Work Men’s Keystone Sneaker stays true to its name by offering nurses a quality work shoe that can be comfortably warn on hard surfaces over long periods of time.
These shoes offer a slip-resistant outsole to provide maximum slip resistance and have an athletic build with generous cushioning to ensure that nurses can work throughout the day with minimal stress on their feet. The shoes come in both black and white solid colors and feature a lace up closure.
5. Skechers for Work Men’s Rockland Systemic Lace-Up
Skechers for Work Men’s Rockland Systemic Lace-Up is a low profile 1.25″ heel shoe designed with textile lining and a low profile slip resistant outsole. It has a cushioned removable insole that can be replaced or swapped out for a 3rd party insole of your choosing.
These shoes come in solid black is pictured above, and as the name suggests they are designed to provide you with quality comfort and support in a busy workplace environment.
6. PUMA Men’s Tazon 5 Cross-Training Shoe
PUMA is another well established shoe maker for those who are serious athletes and their shoes also happen to make excellent work shoes. PUMA Men’s Tazon 5 Cross-Training Shoe is a quality athletic shoe that can be worn at work, in the gym or on the track.
These shoes have a breathable EcoOrthoLite sockliner and cushioned midsole for optimum fit and comfort, and a TPU shank for increased stability. They come in a wide variety of colors with accent color variations such as white/black/strong blue and black/puma silver/black.
7. PUMA Men’s Cell Surin Cross-Training Shoe
PUMA Men’s Cell Surin Cross-Training Shoe is a versatile training shoe built out of synthetic and rubber materials. As with the PUMA Men’s Tazon 5 Cross-Training Shoe this shoe has a breathable design with a supportive TPU shank to improve stability.
It also has a rubber sole, perforated detailed (for added breath-ability) and heel cushioned unit for added comfort. These shoes come in a near all-white color along with a number of other color variations that can match your style and preference.
8. Nike Men’s T-Lite XI Cross Trainer
Nike is a staple in the athletic shoe arena with a range of popular basketball and cross training shoes.Nike Men’s T-Lite XI Cross Trainer shoe does a great job of carrying on the legacy with its light weight design and durable build.
The Full-length lightweight Phylon midsole and Phylite and solid rubber out-sole ensure that this shoe provides maintains its lightweight performance while also offering great flexibility and traction. This shoe comes in both black and white options with several accent color variations.
9. ASICS Men’s GEL-Craze TR Cross-Training Shoe
ASICS Men’s GEL-Craze TR Cross-Training Shoe does a great job of blending comfort with performance in a multi purpose training shoe.
This training shoe is made with synthetic materials and hasa rearfoot GEL cushioning system and SpEVA midsole to improve bounce back, minimize foot impact and add additional cushioning to the wearers foot.
ASICS Men’s GEL-Craze TR Cross-Training Shoe comes in black, silver, dark blue and titanium with color several accent color variations. With ASICS Cross-Training shoe you can be perfectly comfortable going for a nice walk/run on Sunday and wearing to work on Monday.
How to choose the best tennis / athletic shoes
- Surface / Primary activity
- Pronation vs Supination
- Replacing your worn out shoes
Investing in a separate pair