People who spend long hours at work need to choose the right shoes with care. You should buy shoes you can comfortably wear throughout the day even if you have no problems with your legs or feet.
Chefs, hairdressers and waiters all fall into this category. Standing too much can damage your muscles and spine, especially if you wear shoes not meant for long-term standing. This is a common condition amongst professionals.
What are the characteristics of shoes that allow you to stand at work?
For standing for long periods of time, you need good cushioning and arch support. Low heels work best. Flat shoes don’t provide the best support for your arch. The heel shouldn’t be higher than two inches. Some people buy insoles for extra comfort. Insoles reduce pressure. Shoes should be comfortable and light. Maybe you’ve noticed that nurses often wear clogs made of white leather with tiny holes. The leather allows feet to breathe. It also helps them to adjust to changes in temperatures. Genuine leather prevents feet from sweating or becoming overheated.
Make sure that you choose shoes with a good heel height. Avoid shoes with pointed heels or low heels. These shoes don’t let your feet relax. You should buy your work shoes at night. This is the time when your feet will be tired, swollen and sore. Comfortable shoes are essential, even at the end of a long workday. Wearing anti-slip footwear may be required if you must stand for extended periods on marble, ceramic tile or granite floors. Consider wearing shoes that have laces and Velcro for added support.