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asics for nurses

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that a hot topic of mine is the well-being of your feet.

So much so, I’m beginning to think I should’ve called my website, “NurseFootcare” instead of NurseFocus :).

As I’ve explained elsewhere, I’ve struggled over the years with aches and pains in my legs and feet after a long day at work.

Essentially, I know how it feels.

So, if you’re a fan of Asic sneakers and are interested in what the best ones are for nurses who spend a long time standing, this is the list I have come up with.

I clearly haven’t worn all of these, however, with a mixture of careful research, a look at the ergonomics of each shoe, and what others have said about them, I am confident this is the most accurate list of best Asics for nurses you’ll find anywhere.

So, without further delay, let’s take a look.


ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Running Shoes, 5, Piedmont Grey/Piedmont Grey
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoe, Glacier Grey/Black, 7 M US
ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Running Shoes, 5, Piedmont Grey/Piedmont Grey
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoe, Glacier Grey/Black, 7 M US
ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Running Shoes, 5, Piedmont Grey/Piedmont Grey
ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Running Shoes, 5, Piedmont Grey/Piedmont Grey
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoe, Glacier Grey/Black, 7 M US
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoe, Glacier Grey/Black, 7 M US

The Reviews

1. BEST FOR WOMEN: ASICS Women’s Gel-Quantum 180 Running Shoe

My recommended Asics for women nurses is Gel-Quantum 180 Running Shoe.

Proving popular among nurses within the review section, these shoes are designed with a midsole made of Solyte, offering greater support and durability.

Which, let’s face it, is a number one priority when on your feet all day.

They come in a wide range of colors too, which is great. Whether you have to opt for a conservative style or are in a position for something a bit zanier, the Gel-Quantum has you covered.

Another benefit of this shoe that made it my top pick Asics for women nurses is the inbuilt TRUSSTIC system technology.

It sounds fancy, but ultimately the inside of the shoe is designed to mimic the plantar fascia to offer support. This is especially important for those with arch problems, (an issue I personally suffer with).

Other positive attributes include the fact the upper is made of lightweight and breathable mesh material. Your feet will not overheat and swell.

There is also a no-sew design synthetic overlay which creates a comfortable fit. The insole is cushioned too, in order to increase wearer comfort.

Bring all that together, and you have an extremely well-made Asic shoe suitable for nurses. My top pick for good reason.

2. BEST FOR MEN: ASICS Men’s Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes

If you are a male reader of my blog and looking into purchasing a good pair of Asics for work, my recommended pick is the Gel-Kayano 25.

Increased support and comfort are the go here. They are designed for runners, however, the ergonomics and technology applied to the design of the shoe will benefit any male nurse during long hours on their feet.

One of these technologies is the impact guidance and dynamic Duomax support systems. Again, it all sounds rather fancy, however a look at the manufacturing details of these, along with what customers say about it, and you have something that seems very impressive in terms of stability.

The shock absorbent qualities mean that the under the sole of the shoes take the brunt of the impact without you feeling it along the base of your feet and up your leg.

When you think of the many hundreds of steps you take every day at work and this instantly becomes no small deal.

The upper part of the shoe is designed with a combination of mesh and synthetic materials that make them more breathable, (called the FluidFit system, should you care 🙂 ).

The guidance TRUSSTIC technology is on offer here too (as it was in my top pick for women). Essentially the shape of the insole is designed with ergonomics in mind.

For male nurses running around a busy healthcare environment, the rubber outsole offers superior traction. Especially useful on the shiny floors of the ward.

These shoes also come with the OrthoLite X-40 Sockliner. I couldn’t find details on exactly what this offers, however, it does sound good.

Overall, a top-quality pair of Asics for male nurses.

Best of the Rest

Let’s now take a look at some notable mentions. I chose these using the rating criteria I mentioned above.

Essentially, this gives you a wider choice of Asics that fit the bill when it comes to reducing aches and pains for nurses on their feet all day.

3. ASICS Women’s Gel-Nimbus Shoes

The Gel-Nimbus shoes make my list because of the stabilization technology and extra cushion included in the shoe.

Again the Asics’ Guidance Trusstic System is in place, providing that all-important structural support at the midfoot, while also benefiting your gait. The end result, less chance of issues occurring due to badly fitting shoes.

The shoe also features the Nimbus’s SpevaFoam 45. This offers extra cushioning and stretches the length of the shoe.

This is apparently the highest density of foam available in any Asics shoe.

Another buzzword when it comes to additional ergonomics is the FlyteFoam Lyte Midsole Technology.

Again, a lot of this goes over my head, however, it is designed to provide extra cushion and protection with every step.

Another bonus as far as nursing goes is the availability of many colors, (28 in total).

Whether you can get away with a bright pair of shoes or a standard black pair, you have the choice with the Gel-Nimbus. They come in a wide range of sizes too.

4. ASICS Women’s Gel-Excite Running Shoes

Another ASICS Women’s running shoe in the Gel series, (this time Gel-Excite), is a great option for healthcare workers because of similar attributes I have already described above.

There’s a technical mesh upper for increased airflow and breathability. This helps reduce the swelling involved with wearing shoes while standing all day. (Reduces the inevitable “pong” too, of sweaty feet).

The Excite shoe also has a lightweight sock liner. This has moisture-wicking properties that also help to keep your feet cool and dry.

I would especially recommend these Asics for women with wider feet. The toebox is larger and roomier than normal, providing more space for those that require it.

There’s also underfoot gel technology that offers the wearer added comfort on impact with the floor when walking (or running as the case may be).

The AmpliFoam midsole is there to add more support too.

18 different color combinations are available on the Gel-Excite, which again cover both neutral and outlandish styles.

5. ASICS Men’s Gel-Fujitrabuco 7 Trail Running Shoes

This pair of Asics is suitable for male nurses that are looking for extra support for those long days on their feet.

These too, feature the Flytefoam Lyte technology that I have mentioned elsewhere in this review.

With this, you can enjoy the benefit of a super-lightweight midsole that, according to the many customer reviews, is extremely comfortable.

Apparently nanofibers? (or is that nanobots? 🙂 ) within the material add that extra durability and support while also maintaining the lightweight build approach.

It also means that the cushioning is uniform throughout the midsole.

On top of this is a Duomax support system. This is another technological advancement that offers impact support with every step you make.

I’m not done yet with the list of features the Gel-Fujitrabuco 7 includes within its design.

There’s also a SpEVA 45 soft platform insole, along with an OrthoLite Sockliner.

The former increases comfort, while the latter helps to absorb moisture in order to keep your feet cool and dry and those smells at bay.

Color options are a bit more limited here, with the absence of neutral styles. In a strict working environment, you might not get away with them.

If you do, you might brighten someone’s day. Yours will definitely be more comfortable.

Final Words

And there you have it, my top 5 Asics shoes for nurses. I may well add to this over the coming months, as my research continues. (I am also tempted to purchase my top pick above).

If you’ve worn a pair of Asics that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment in the section below or simply send me an email. As always, I love hearing from you.

About Hannah Drake

Hannah Drake, RN, CSP is a registered nurse and owner and founder of Nurse Focus. Her nursing career spans almost two decades, and in that time she has developed her skill base across a variety of settings, including med surg nursing, clinical informatics system administration and implementation, and healthcare community management. Contact Hannah.

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