For Nurses’s Week, Timeberland PRO Renova offered to send me a pair of shoes to try out.
I chose these, the Professional Slip-On. I usually wear athletic shoes for work and those have served me well for over a decade. I did try backless shoes once, but I kept shuffling my feet in them for some reason.
I’ve worn the Timberlands for a few shifts now, and I have to say that I like them. They kept my feet cool. Honestly, my main criteria for good work shoes is how my back feels at the end of the shift. I get suspicious that my shoes are wearing out/aren’t good when my back starts to ache at the end of a shift. Timberland claims to have some fancy “anti-fatigue technology.”
Whatever technology these shoes possess, I have to say that my back and feet felt great. For a die-hard tennis shoe gal, I found these to be very comfortable. I also found that going up a half size from my tennis shoes worked well, so keep that in mind if you want to try these! I’d definitely recommend them. There are a variety of styles, colors, and patterns.
Some interesting tidbits from the “Always on My Toes” survey:
* Always on their toes – literally!: 54% claim the longest shift they have ever worked has been over 16 hours, which is double what a typical person works in a day.
* Caught Stepping Out: 35% have worn their nursing shoes outside of work because they are so comfortable and a whopping 92% also noted style was important when it comes to their nursing shoes.
Disclaimer: I was given a free pair of shoes to test out, but this review is my own. I really just have nothing bad to say about them!