This shoe was originally designed with nurses in mind. There was a time, not long ago, that nurses were required to wear white. The outsole is slip resistant for water and water-like substances. This is one of our best fitting shoes and a good choice for a first time wearer of the Z-CoiL Footwear. Fortunately, today’s nurses have options for what they wear to work. Thanks to all our customers who are nurses and Happy Nurses Day on May 6, 2014!