We co-created the best nursing shoe in the industry by doing something new. We listened to nurses. BALA Twelves are supportive, sleek, and have a fluid-resistant upper. We know you'll love them because you designed them.
Proprioceptive and kinesthetic awareness in the arch
Fluid resistant and easy to clean protective outer layer
High-traction outsole created specifically for hospital floors
Accommodates individual foot shape with room for swelling
Designed using female foot morphology
Supportive platform to absorb impact and return energy
I’m in between sizes. What should I get?
If you are wavering between 2 sizes, we recommend getting the smaller option. So if you are deciding between size 7 or 7.5, we recommend choosing the 7.
My clogs and running shoes are different sizes. What should I get in BALA?
BALA Twelves are closer in feel to a running shoe than clogs, so we recommend using your running or tennis shoes to guide your size decision.
I need help picking a size. How can I get a recommendation?
We’d love to help! Click the chat button on the lower right hand section of your screen or email us at call-light@WeAreBALA.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP!
If I don’t get the right size, can I return or exchange my order?
Our first priority is getting you the right size so we accept returns and exchanges for 45 days after purchase. See the returns and exchanges section of this page for more information.
What’s my size in EU or Men’s sizes?
So comfortable. Love these shoes. Want 12 more.
I have heel issues and usually have to add some sort of insert into my shoes to help with the pain. But I have not added anything to these shoes and have not had any issues while working 12 hour days.
bought these in size 8 (I wear 8 in everything and have very narrow feet) and they were too big. Tried again with size 7.5 and it was a perfect fit! Wore my balas for 3-4 shifts and my feet hurt the first few times but finally adjusted to the shoe and now my feet feel great! not clunky and easy to slip on even with the shoelaces. :)
These shoes feel so good over a 12 hour shift. I have always worn danskos and was worried they would be too thin or soft but they feel great. The only thing is I have to say is I have to leave a few extra minutes to put them on when I am used to just sliding shoes on and going.
My lower back was already sore on my walk into work. I put on my Bala's for the first time and excuse me? That dull ache in my back was instantly gone. Clocking 10k steps that shift and it was still gone. I noticed several things about the shoes. Posture - I didn't have to consciously think about keeping a straight posture. Zipping around the ward I found I automatically had my shoulders back and my spine thanked me for it. Centre of balance - I usually find other shoes make me feel like I'm going to take flight or tip over. These shoes I feel like I can just stand. If I'm at a WOW I tend to stand like a flamingo, always shifting between one leg and my hips get sore. Not with Bala's. I can just stand. No hot spots, minimal weight shifting. Just even weight distribution and standing. Toe box - my normal shoes taper too early putting pressure on my lateral proximal interphalangeal joint. I noticed right away I didn't have the same pressure and the taper followed the shape of my foot better. The height of the toe box also fit my foot better. Sometimes the top of the shoe is too high off my foot (like the ceiling is too high) and then my toes end up having to lift the shoe up, not with Bala's! I didn't have the same "toe indent" I always have with my regular shoes. My big toenails weren't sore afterwards either. Optics - I walked to the nurse's station and immediately people began noticing. Day one and at least 10 people commented on my shoes. Noone ever comments on my shoes. Day 2 the PA's noticed. One even followed me around asking questions and later on pointed them out to another PA. They were so distracted by my shoes they got trapped at the nurse's station during report (it was hilarious when they realized they were too far back to escape). Day 3 the patients and health care aides noticed them. The health care aides were very impressed by the shift shield. Overall at least 20 people commented on my shoes over my 3 shifts. At the end of my 16 hours I was changing at my locker and a Cath Lab nurse asked me about my Bala's. Our interaction ended with her saying "they are called Bala twelves? I'll have to look them up when I get home. My son lives in the states, I'll have to get him to ship them to me" I can't reccomend them enough. They are life changing and I hope this prairie province has a few more converts. I love Bala's, from the bottom of my maple syrupy heart.