As we entered the 2000’s, a rather strange fashion phenomenon started sweeping across the nation, resulting in people wearing brightly colored shoes that appeared to have holes punched in them. The shoes in question were known as Crocs. While they may not be as prevalent as they used to be on the street, they are very much still in use by industries that require their employees to be on their feet for a large part of the day. One industry where Crocs continue to be incredibly popular is in nursing, as it is now very well-known what a great job those shoes do at providing comfort and support throughout a long day of work.
Scroll to the bottom to see our hot picks for the top Crocs nursing shoes….
A Brief History Of Crocs
The Crocs phenomenon started out small, with the first batch of 200 intended as spa shoes and sold at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2002. The shoes, which have the appearance of clogs, were the brainchild of three men (Scott Seamans, Lyndon Hanson, and George Boedecker, Jr.) who used a proprietary foam material to create the shoes. By the time 2004 had rolled around, the men had purchased Foam Creations, the Canadian company that made the Croslite foam, so that they could have sole use of the material that made the shoes such a hot ticket.
Despite this move, knock-off Crocs started appearing all over the place as companies tried to cash in on the amazing success of the shoes. That is a problem that still exists to this day, which is why nurses have to be careful when they go and buy a pair of Crocs for work.
What To Look For In A Crocs Nursing Shoe
As mentioned, there are many pretenders out there looking to cash in on the Crocs name. It is easy to get tricked, but there are some definite things to look for when shopping for Crocs:
- The Crocs logo is trademarked and will appear on the stud that sits on either side of the shoe.
- Also be on the lookout for the Croslite trademark, as that is the material that makes the shoes more comfortable than the rest.
- All the Crocs nursing shoes will feature slip-resistant soles that deliver a high level of safety on the job.
- If buying online, only buy from sites that verify that what they are selling are indeed Crocs and not a cheap knock-off. Amazon.com is one of the most dependable authority sites in the shoe market and can be relied upon to sell legitimate footwear.
Crocs Nursing Shoes Styles and Colors
One thing that Crocs do with their nursing shoes is to try and provide a wide variety of colors and styles that will suit everyone. The Specialist and Mercy Work Crocs nursing shoes have that iconic style that Crocs are so famous for, whereas the Neria Work is a completely different style. As you might expect, there is a large selection of colors to choose from. Crocs not only protect your feet while you work all day, they also allow you to color match with your chosen scrubs.
Top 3 Nursing Shoes Made by Crocs
Crocs makes a number of “clog” variety shoes, in which you can check out my full review of the top nursing clogs available. Below is a list of the top 3 Crocs nursing shoes that can be purchased based on reviews, cost, and craftsmanship.
Crocs Unisex Specialist Clog
These were built to keep your mind off your feet at work. It contains added coverage to meet workplace standards. The footbed is roomy and feels wonderful on your feet during a long day on the job. The Specialist, like all Crocs, uses a well known Croslite material that cushions each step. The loose fit enables the foot to bend within the shoe. It’s also odor resistant.
Crocs Women’s Mercy Clog
Have mercy on your feet and toes with this remarkable and spacious clog made by Crocs. It’s an ideal clog for inside and outside, working or running errands. It uses proprietary croslite material that softens, supports, and provides all day comfort. It has a non slip grip to keep you on your feet all day long, no spills, no slips. The Mercy clog is also as stylish as they come with a few different colors to choose from.
Crocs Women’s Neria Work Clog
This is a closed heel shoe unlike the other two clogs listed above (Specialist and Mercy). But remarkably it gives you the needed space you desire without the feeling that you’re going to slip right out of it. It’s also quite breathable, keeping your foot toasty but not hot and uncomfortable. It’s specifically designed for work environments. They are slip resistant, easy to clean and is resistant to odors as well.
Now is a critical moment when deciding on what the top nursing shoes are for your long days at work. Make sure to take the proper amount of time when making a decision.