It’s hot here in Tennessee this week. And I mean hot. As a result of the toasty temperatures, I dread putting on my hospital garb as I walk out the door for an emergency department shift. Donning full-on clogs just seems so much less appealing than flip flops when it’s nearly 100 degrees outside. Such is the life of a hospital employee. While I may not be able to sport open-toed shoes as a nurse practitioner, there are several fun clog offerings out there to ring in summertime.
While the clog doesn’t typically scream ‘summer’, clogs do provide the comfort and support nurse practitioners need to make it through a 12-hour shift. If your workplace footwear could use a warm weather update, check out our favorite summertime clogs for nurse practitioners.
We’re loving this new take on the clog! The Spring Step Luisa clog is built for comfort, and the trendy cube pattern gives it a unique touch of flare. The Luisa clog comes in summer friendly turquoise and red, as well as natural and black if you’re not one for outfit adventures. The thickly padded insole is sure is sure to keep your feet comfy during a long shift in the clinic or hospital.
Okay, okay, so the Clarks Reeney Helen Slip-On isn’t technically a clog, but the super cute shoe is close enough for us to count in this list. With colors ranging from gold to white and red to navy, this kick comes in a hue for every outfit. Complete with a jute touch, this shoe screams summer style and is the perfect fit for nurse practitioners who wear professional dress rather than scrubs.
A fun play on the traditional clog, this cut-out style pulls of a not-so-clunky look. A bit of a heel gives wearers a confidence building boost, and makes the clog perfect for a social afternoon out, or a polished workplace look. We suggest purchasing these clog finds in white for maximum warm weatherr impact.
The Birkenstock Super Birki is well known classic. Nurse practitioner fans of bright colors will find a number of offerings that fit the warm weather vibe. NPs who like to keep things traditional may opt for the lightweight, durable shoe in muted tones like navy or brown. If classic, casual comfort is your thing, then the Super Birki’s got you covered.
While the Dansko Martina Mule isn’t as summertime chic as some of our other picks, the Martina Mule must be mentioned for its wearability. An open back and cross strap make this clog more warm-weather practical than the traditional Dansko clog, however muted tones and a classic style allow nurse practitioners to sport the shoe well into the fall. Not to mention, the style of this shoe pairs well with both casual and professional dress.
If you’re truly going crazy for clogs this summer, shoot for a bright and bold pattern like the one featured on the ABEO B.I.O.system Flora shoe. Swirls and whirls provide any outfit with a powerful punch of color brightening any day on the job.
Dansko clogs are a staple for the healthcare provider. Freshen up your look for summer by cloggin’ around in these canvas picks. The Canvas Pro Textured Mule sports a style similar to summertime wedges and espadrilles, all while keeping your toes covered in the clinic.
Femininity meets comfort in the Funkis Ester Clog. Nurse practitioners opting for this strappy, heeled clog won’t ‘clomp’ around as the design is more svelte than other options. The Funkis clog sports a more streamlined look than many other traditional clog picks while maintaining the comfort and coverage nurse practitioners require on the job.
What are your favorite shoe picks for summer?
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