Being a nurse requires you to stand on your feet for hours on end, it also requires a shoe that would support you from the feet up. Luckily I have found that shoe, Dansko
I injured my foot 6 years ago and since then I have been looking for a shoe that would provide me with support throughout the work day and prevent my foot from swelling and hurting. My classmate introduced me to Dansko and I fell in love with them. I didn't know that these shoes would be a life saver. They cost over $100 depending on the style and color you prefer. Yes, they may be pricey but the comfort and the lifetime of these shoes pay off.
Today I was browsing the Dansko site and I saw these shoes, the Pixie from the Avalon Collection.
Source: www.dansko.com
And of course since my name is Avalon so I am partial and very biased about these shoes *lol* I think they are so cute and different. They also came out with Professional XP. This shoe would provide more support and has memory foam compared to the original Professional collection. I will be buying these shoes when my current pair wears out. 
I don't see myself buying any other brand of nursing shoe in my whole nursing career. What are your favorite nursing shoes?



  1. Thanks for this info Avalon, I posted a few weeks ago on your blog and I just received my acceptance letter yesterday into our LPN program! Yay! So I have heard about this brand of shoe all over the place but I have one question since you have worn them. I suffer from arthritis and neuropathy, do they put a lot of pressure on the ball joint of your foot or the heel? I've very concerned about this as these issues are new to me and the 5 pr of tennis shoes I own all hurt my feet! I've heard these are very good though!

    1. Hi Lisa, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you. And about the shoe, my feet are supported all around and pressure is equal through out the whole shoe. Tennis shoes are garbage for actual support, lol so I think this shoe may be the shoe for you.

  2. Thanks Avalon, it's hard to look sharp AND be comfortable! How's the job going?

    1. So true, lol. The job is going well! I am learning a lot.