As a working woman, besides having fashionable footwear, it is also very important that you have comfortable shoes for work. A lot of women work for 8+ hours a day and it’s important that you are as comfortable as you can possibly be during those long days. Staying comfortable includes carefully deciding on the type of shoes you wear. Even if you don’t do a lot of standing at work, wearing a comfortable shoe is still important. Wearing comfortable shoes impacts the way you move and can make you look more professional and feel more confident.
Below are some tips to help you choose the right shoes for work.
- Go shopping in person: Ordering shoes online is admittedly very easy and convenient, but it can be tricky when you’re trying to get shoes that will fit you comfortably. Go to the mall or the store in person and try the shoes on the get the right set of comfortable shoes.
- Go shopping in socks: When you go shopping, take a pair of socks along with you. Putting on socks to try on shoes ensures you don’t pick a shoe that is too tight to handle the movement of walking all day and/or the slight swelling feet tend to do during a long work day.
- Choose the right fit: Ensuring that the shoes are your right fit, is the most important part of the shoe buying process. Don’t go for the really cute pair of heels that your toes protrudes out of. Be reasonable. Pick a shoe you like and that fits properly, put it on with the socks you brought along and walk around with it for a bit in the store. Move your feet around in the shoe and if you are certain you can comfortably walk around with it for hours without any pinching or squeezing on your feet or toes, you can consider buying it.
- Consider loafers, heels and wedges: Make a choice based on the kind of work you do. If your job involves more sitting than standing, high heeled shoes may work for you. However, if you are a teacher or a you give presentations regularly, more comfortable shoes such as wedges or loafers are probably more suitable.
- Width and length: Take both the width and length of the shoe into consideration when buying. If the length is just right and the width is a bit tight, you might end up with a tight and uncomfortable fit after all. The same goes for a shoe that is too short and cramps all or any one of your toes because of the shape of the toe box. No matter how wide the shoe may be, the length can still cause discomfort during a long work day.
Put these tips into practice when shopping for your next pair of work shoes, and go to work looking and feeling comfortable and confident. Check out these options for comfortable shoes for work.