Health and Fitness

The Best Shoe If You Work On Your Feet Each Day

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Shoes for people who work on their feet every day

There is a lot of talk that sitting all day (and having a sedentary lifestyle) is not good, but neither is standing all day. To maintain a good balance in our activity, it’s recommended that we should do a lot of moving around during the day and switching positions between sitting or lying.

Unfortunately, many of us are required by our jobs to sit or stand all day. Although desk jobs still predominate in many developed nations, there are some jobs that still require people to be up on their feet in their entire eight working hours.

Nurses, salesclerks and people who work in retail, waiters and waitresses, kitchen staff, teachers and professors, athletes, rangers, builders, and a lot others whose jobs call for them to stand up most of the time. In their cases, their feet are the ones that took the most beating.

What matters for people with such occupations is the shoes they’re wearing. They may not be the latest in shoe fashion but they should be the best to keep your feet comfortable and safe. Here are our suggestions on buying the types of shoes that we think are best for them.

Best.. Work Shoes… Ever

 

 

11950635_f2601. Buy shoes that have low heels

Contrary to the popular notion, it’s not good to work in complete flats, so they’re not recommended if your work requires you to stand all day. Alternately, wearing high heel shoes (higher than 2 inches) are also not favored. Occupational workers specialists recommend that you should wear shoes measuring at least 1/4 inch high. This enables you to have a good arch support.

 

 

11950642_f2602. Buy shoes that have laces and velcro straps

These parts of the shoe will help protect your feet from sliding forward while moving around. Shoelaces and velcro straps prevent your feet from doing unnecessary movements as well.

 

11950665_f2603. Buy shoes that have good arch support

When shopping for shoes, consider going for a shop or retailer which specializes on work shoes. Tell the salesclerks what you’ll be using the shoes for and they will give you best recommendations on shoes with good arch support. Or if you can’t buy shoes with adequate arch support, purchase an orthotic instead. An orthotic will replace your shoe’s insole for a more comfortable footwear.

 

11950667_f2604. Buy shoes that have a large toe box

A toe box is a part of the shoe that covers and protects your shoes. Choose a shoe that has a large and wide box for ample room for your toes. It will also protect your toes from possible foot ailments such as corns, calluses and other types of swelling and bruises (caused by an ill-fitting shoe). A good tip: purchase shoes in the late afternoon where your feet are at their largest.

 

11950670_f2605. Buy shoes that have paddings

Shoes with the right and appropriate amount of padding will maximize the comfort factor of your shoes. Most running shoes have built-in cushiness. However, if you’re wearing casual shoes for work, purchase gel inserts to provide comfort for your feet.

 

 

Some of the “Working” Shoes Suggestions

1) Men’s shoes

For flat and wide feet:

  • Spenco Siesta

For flat feet:

  • Brooks Addiction Walker

For normal arches:

  • ASICS Gel-Foundation
  • Crocs Tummler
  • Doc Martens Andre

For high arches:

  • Saucony Echelon LE2

2) Women’s shoes

For flat and wide feet:

  • Spenco Siesta

For flat feet:

  • Brooks Addiction Walker

For normal arches:

  • ASICS Gel-Model
  • Crocs Chelsea
  • Alegria Paloma

For high arches:

  • Saucony Echelon LE2

 

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