Nurse Mates

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Welcome to the world of choice. Nurse Mates footwear provides so many different styles of professional nursing shoes, you might find it difficult to choose only one. Here, you're sure to find a design that's perfect for your personality.

All Nurse Mate shoes exceed ASTM slip-resistant qualifications, all while providing unmatched durable comfort. Dedicated to each new generation of medical professionals, Nurse Mates has been setting the bar in nursing safety standards since 1961.

Working a double shift can be a real pain, especially on your feet. That´s why these nursing specific shoes are built to go the distance. Slip resistant, cushioned, and cute Nurse Mates shoes are perfect for your active workplace.

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Latest Nurse Mates Reviews

Bryar

Bryar

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very comfortable. Doesn’t feel like a raised heel at all. I have a very wide foot across the front, but a normal heel, so most wide shoes are too big in the heel, but these are perfect. Unfortunately they are more grey than black so I’ll have to return them as I need something darker for work, and the black patent was out in my size.

on November 15, 2018

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Ceri

Ceri

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Very comfortable, but the patent leather started to bubble after wearing for 1 day - so had to return.

on November 15, 2018

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Darrah

Darrah

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are so comfortable I would recommend them to anyone who stands on their feet. The style is attractive enough to wear even for every day.

on November 13, 2018

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Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Ordered both 8 and 8.5 in these since I haven’t ordered this brand before. Had to return both as the 8.5 was a little big (the arch support in the shoe was too far forward in the shoe for my foot) and when I tried on the size 8, the shoe was too narrow over the instep. I think This means these might run a little narrow? I do t have particularly wide feet but some brands just don’t work for me. Too bad because they were really cute.

on November 12, 2018

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Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

At a first try it felt great and comfortable. But after an hour my feet were hot and sweating. I'm used to light mesh sneakers or true leather boots. I realized later that only black version is made with leather and what I purchased (gray) was polyurethane. Looking for a shoe to work all day I was disappointed. The support wasn't to my comfort, however insoles are removable. The shoe looks nice and well made, but the material made my feet unbearably hot and sweaty.

on November 11, 2018

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Bryar

Bryar

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

When I ordered my normal size 7 my toes were touching the front, but 7 1/2 was too roomy. Fixed the problem by adding a soft sole insert. Perfect now.

on November 09, 2018

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Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

When I bought these shoes, I didn't realize that the heel was so high. They were not comfortable for me. The genuine leather uppers are wonderful tho and would mold to your feet for a custom fit.

on November 08, 2018

Boise

Boise

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Not a bad shoe. The inside I thing would probably be pretty comfortable. The reason I sent it back was the heel/back of the shoe: it comes up very high and cups your ankle in a very uncomfortable manner.

on November 07, 2018

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Fleet

Fleet

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

Not a cute shoe and not a comfortable shoe. The sole doesn't move with you and there is no comfort.

on November 07, 2018

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Fenton

Fenton

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The arch support in these is amazing, but that's about where my praise ends. The arch support was even a bit too much for me. The shoe doesn't move much because the sole is so thick and flat, so it was actually hurting my feet and I only had them on for a few minutes in my house. I also found that they ran a bit small. I will say that the blue color is sooooo soft, so I was sad to return just based on that lol.

on November 07, 2018

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Dove

Dove

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Wore them right out of the box, what a miracle. Not fashionable but so comfy!

from Jersey Shore on November 06, 2018

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Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

First review was out of the box. I was thinking they were a little snug. After wearing for a few shifts, I have to say that I still absolutely love them. The leather is soft and pliable. The arch and side supports are great and the inside padding keeps my feet comfy. They’re not hot. I’m very sensitive and the softness inside doesn’t irritate my feet. The leather has comfortably stretched to accommodate my foot with an average sock. The toe box is adequate, no pinching. I will always wear these, I think. I even may get a pair for every day as they’re stylish enough with jeans.

on November 04, 2018

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Meredith

Meredith

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are AWESOME! I usually walk over 20,000 steps in a shift and I’m still going strong at the end. They look professional and not like a traditional “nurse shoe” so that’s a big plus! Hope they never stop making this shoe!

on November 02, 2018

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Lexi

Lexi

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

I ordered two pairs of Nurse Mates Brand shoes to try, since I need white leather shoes for nursing school: The Nurse Mates LEXI SHOE: Sizing wise, I ordered a 7.5 regular width, and they felt true to size (slightly roomy in width, so if your feet swell up after walking around all day, I bet it would still fit.) Comfort: it BARELY has any arch support. I'd compare them to a pair of converse, if you've ever tried those, it's like walking barefoot--but in a bad way. There's no padding around the ankle (which, visually it's more narrow, and maybe more "stylish" depending on who you ask) which makes the sides of the shoe feel stiff. So, Generally, lacking in comfort. Visually: I like the way they look from the side, but hate the view when looking down at the top of the shoe. It has a seam that cuts across the top, which I find a bit unsightly; In the white shoe, it stands out because the leather isn't solid white where it's been cut, so, it's an dark gray line across the top of the shoe. If you're able to get a different color I doubt it would be noticeable--but, I'm required to get white. They come with the thick round laces and no alternate "flat" laces to swap it out with (So if you don't love thick round laces, you'll have to go buy some to replace them). Functionally: Generally the shoes look fairly easy to clean except for the seam on the top. Anything that drips down on the top of your feet is going to go right into that seam, which will be a pain to clean out. That said, if you're looking at any other brands of white leather shoes (like Nike, Skechers, Adidas, Asics, etc) you're definitely going to run into the "how-do-I-clean-the-seams" problem more frequently. OVERALL: I'm going to be returning these. If I'm going to be wearing shoes that I don't find particularly "cute" they had better be comfortable and easy to clean, and these just missed the mark. That said: I also tried the Nurse Mates "Velocity" which are still, sort of "old lady" looking (but "in a cute way" according to my husband) and they are Extremely comfortable, (possibly the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn) and are nearly seamless, making them extremely easy to clean. SO: If you're a nursing student looking for White Leather Shoes that are: 1. COMFORTABLE 2. EASY TO CLEAN 3. Somewhat Stylish Skip this shoe, and go to Nurse Mate's Velocity instead!

on November 02, 2018

Fenton

Fenton

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I’m so happy with these shoes. They are very comfortable and stylish!

on October 30, 2018

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Ceri

Ceri

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This Ceri shoe (Galaxy) fits and feels wonderful...the problem--I've now ordered twice--once in July 2018--which were returned because the right shoe was mismatched in the coloring from the left shoe--looked like a huge splotch of light blue on the entire front of shoe. Website said there were 2 pairs in stock October 2018--and just my bad luck, I got the same mismatched splotchy pair of shoes. I could tell the shoes have been back and forth...there was no packing material in the splotchy colored right shoe as there was in the left shoe with the proper coloring. This is not to criticize Zappos...the customer service, reps and policies of Zappos are outstanding.

on October 29, 2018

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Bryar

Bryar

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are amazing. I’ve been wearing a Dutch nurse clog brand for 10 years, but was sick of having to break them in. These shoes were perfect the second I put them on and wore them that night to work. Nurse mates Bryar were incredibly comfortable all night, and gave great back support despite long hours standing and walking up and down halls.

on October 26, 2018

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Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Fit perfectly my 8D foot, but I haven’t tried them on with socks. I know they’ll be a bit tight when i do. If you buy the printed ones, or enjoy wearing thick socks, I’d suggest a half size larger or go wider or both. I bought the leather (black) so I’m assuming I’ll get some stretch. Insoles could be a little cushier (insole is semi-firm) but they feel good on my feet and the support feels good. Inside padding is soft and adequate. They raise your heel a bit from the inside and have good arch and side support. Toe box is average to slightly full. Haven’t worn them for a 12 hour shift yet. This is just my out of the box impression. They’re butt ugly but you can’t have everything. I’ve seen worse looking orthotic type shoes. At least they’re lighter weight and not clunky looking. Not concerned with style, just want to not have my feet kill me at the end of the day.

on October 25, 2018

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Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Fit true to size and width is adequate. Arch support is great, and the large sole makes them very comfy to walk on. Material is sturdy and the no-tie laces are super convenient!

on October 24, 2018

Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Unfortnuately, I've had to return this item as the toe box at its widest is too narrow. I removed the insole (it is removeable to those that have asked) and took off my sock but still could not get my foot in. I have a very high arch due to previous surgery.

on October 24, 2018

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Bryar

Bryar

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I LOVE THEM I JUS GOT MY PAIR TODAY AND GURL LET ME JUS TELL U THEY WERE BEAUITFUL.IM IN LOVE WITH THEM.I ORDERED THEM FOR MY GRADUATION AND I THOUGHT I WOULD GET THEM LATE BUT GOOD THING I REMEMBERED TO BUT 1-BUISSNESS DAY.. YAY!!!!!!!!!

on October 22, 2018

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Faxon

Faxon

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Wow! My first time trying Nurse Mates, and I am impressed! I have high arches and plantar fasciitis, and these Align insoles are perfect for me! So, so comfortable and supportive. The cheetah pattern is cute enough, although I wish it was a gold color background like most leopard/cheetah prints. Gray works though.

on October 22, 2018

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Faxon

Faxon

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these a while ago. Wanted to try them out first before writing any reviews. Initially, I bought them just to try it on and see how they feel. I’m a nurse and I work 12 hour shifts, I’m on my feet all day long so it’s been very hard for me to find shoes that would feel sturdy after being worn for a while and also give me some arch support (after wearing sneakers I developed terrible plantar fasciitis pain in my feet). When I put my Nurse Mates on I didn’t want to take them off. I’ve been wearing them to work for about 6 months now. I get compliments from my patients and coworkers all the time. As a nurse I can only wear navy blue or white scrubs so this particular color and pattern goes well with my outfit. I’m size 8 medium width and they fit perfect on my feet. The arch support is just right for me, not too little and not too much just enough to get me through a long day at work and not cause any pain by the end of the day. After 6 months they still look and feel brand new. I will definitely buy another pair.

on October 21, 2018

Velocity

Velocity

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I'm a nurse working 12 hour shifts on a subacute rehabilitation until with up to 21 patients...in short: I'm on my feet a LOT. I have wide feet and ordered size 11 wide. The support and alignment I get from these shoes is superb. I've noticed reduced back pain and it takes much longer for my feet to start aching than with the orthotic inserts I bought previous to these shoes. The material is waterproof but doesnt hold on moisture/sweat. I really like the no-tie laces. I've never been a fan of clog-type shoes, so these are perfect nurse shoes without looking like it. My ONLY complaint is that the wide width toe box is just slightly too narrow. I think with time and use it'll loosen up to be perfect, but for the moment it causes some slight discomfort toward the end of my day. Overall, I'm really happy with my purchase!

from WA on October 21, 2018

Meredith

Meredith

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is an update to my original review. Initially I loved these shoes and they are indeed very comfortable. I have only worn them to work for a week or two and they already look VERY worn and are scuffing in ways that are not fixable. I am a Dental Hygienist so it is not like I am putting these shoes to the test by any means other than by standing for long periods of time. My last pair of shoes I had for over two years and though they scuffed, I could use white polish and spiff them up. This material is falling apart after only a few wears. Poor quality materials alert!

from Portland, OR on October 21, 2018

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