Further information about the care professions occupational category


Whether they work in a doctor's or therapy office, a hospital, a care home or a lab: doctors and care providers rightfully place very high demands on their work shoes. On the one hand, there are stringent legal hygiene requirements. But they also need to be able to move quickly in emergency situations. And their work also places a severe amount of stress on their feet. Last but not least, doctors and care providers spend nearly the entire day on their feet – and they do this for their entire professional lives.

For people in medical professions there is the BIRKENSTOCK Professional model with the super-grip sole. The construction of the sole offers an especially high level of comfort. A shock-absorbing midsole made of flexible EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) automatically smooths out slight irregularities in the floor and helps ensure a secure step. The oil- and grease-resistant, nonslip tread of the sole, which is made of high-quality rubber, meets the standards according to EN ISO 20347.

BIRKENSTOCK anti-static polyurethane clogs are specially suited for use in operating rooms. The special clogs can be washed and disinfected at temperatures of up to 80° C. The replaceable footbed can be removed by hand. The cork footbed can be washed at 30° C, and the polyurethane footbed can be washed at 60° C. So they need to be washed separately from the clogs.

Even if functionality and comfort are your top priority, BIRKENSTOCK work shoes for medical professionals offer a modern design that is suitable for work. So they help ensure a professional appearance and convey a sense of competence and seriousness.

In many medical professions, closed shoes or clogs with heel straps are mandatory for good reason. This prevents the foot from sliding out of the heel cup and provides firm support. You can find out what points you need to keep in mind when buying shoes for use in the medical profession directly from your employer or professional association.
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