5 Types Of Must-Have Shoes

Let's face it, as healthcare professionals we're usually on our feet most of the day. While we've got our work shoe situation figured out, it can be a different story once our shift is over. After work you want to give your feet a much needed break while still looking fashionable and chic.  Check out below for our top types of after work shoes -favorite flats for women and casual shoe guide for men.


 

Flats are the perfect solution --both comfortable and hip. Check out the 5 types of flats you need to add to your wardrobe that are stylish and feet-friendly!

  1. THE BALLET

A shoe staple for any wardrobe, ballet flats feature a rounded toe and a streamlined silhouette, and perfectly pair with just about any outfit—casual, professional and beyond!

the ballet

  1. POINTY TOE

A sharp alternative to the ballet flat?  Go with a pointed toe. This sleek twist adds a bit of funk to the familiar everyday shape.

pointy toe

  1. THE TWO-PIECE

Not your average flat. The two-piece or d'Orsay-style flat serves up edgy sophistication with a pointy toe, covered heel and cut-away vamp.

the two-piece

  1. THE LOAFER

Slip into something a little more comfortable. You'll love easy-to-wear loafers for everything from the office to running errands.

the loafer

  1. THE ESPADRILLE

Your essential summer flat: espadrilles! Check out these super-comfy slip-ons featuring flexible jute soles and canvas or cotton fabrics.

the espadrille


 

From casual to dressy, our top 5 men's shoe picks are the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

  1. THE DRESS BOOT

It’s got the same rugged reputation as your toughest footwear, but a refined leather upper makes it perfect for any occasion.

Unlisted A Kenneth Cole Production Upper Cut Boots

  1. THE LOAFER

Based on the preferred footwear of Norwegian fishermen, the loafer was transformed by American preps into an icon of collegiate style—pennies and all.

Florsheim Jasper Penny Loafers

  1. THE OXFORD

University students in the early 1800s first wore oxfords as a casual alternative to their traditional dress boots. Today, the shoe’s clean lines make it one of your most formal footwear options.

Rockport Style Purpose Wingtip Oxfords

  1. THE CHUKKA BOOT

Once favored by off-duty polo players (“chukka” is the name of a playing period in a polo match), this boot is now the perfect transitional footwear, thanks to its easygoing versatility.

Marc New York Harman Chukka Boots

  1. THE MONK STRAP

One of the more rakish footwear options, the monk forgoes laces in favor of buckled straps. This is the shoe to wear if you want to stand out.

Kenneth Cole New York Men's C-Rack The Code

3 COMMENTS

  1. You know there are alot more comf shoes for guys that are casual post shift, Merrils etc and as a nurse 👩‍⚕️ for 35 yrs who dislikes flats or heels of any kind lets get out of the city and show me the real post shift shoes of comfort!

  2. I finished reading your short article on five flats for women… It still surprises me that after thirty years in this profession, male nurses are still over looked in this profession, sounds petty taking this position over shoes, but your article does and says nothing for the males feet……so why should we take a subscription to this web site ?

    • Thank you for your 30 years of service as a nurse. You are absolutely right and we greatly appreciate your feedback and have updated the article to be inclusive of all our fabulous nurses. On behalf of The HC Pulse team, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback. All the best!

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