Work Shoes

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101: How to Choose the Best Work Shoes

Choosing the best work shoes depends on the type of job you have and the environment in your workplace. If you’re in a clean, indoor environment area, you may want to consider low profile slip-resistant shoes that have some flexibility with arch support.

However, if you’re in a more challenging environment, kicking around warehouse floors or running around on rainy days, you’ll want to consider styles that have more protection. However, you still want to find something comfortable that you can stand in all day long. I recommend a shoe without too much traction on the sole, as these can be slippery with water and oils on sturdy surfaces such as tile or cement.

Shoes with rubber soles can also protect your feet if you work on concrete floors, and you don’t want to slip and fall. For women, a great option is a Mary Jane, which is similar to a peep toe shoe. They have a low profile, with a heel that is comfortable and that won’t kill your feet after being on your feet all day.

10 Best Shoes for Warehouse Pickers

The following list is ordered by highest overall ratings and reviews.

ASICS Men’s Gel-Excite 1 Running Shoe: This shoe is so comfortable that your feet will remain fresh in spite of the long hours. It has a breathable mesh, and the gel cushioning supports your feet without hurting them. It’s also really lightweight.

The Reebok Men’s Non-Skid Work Shoes: This shoe is extremely lightweight and comfortable with a padded tongue. It has a rubber outsole and is lastingly durable.

Brooks Men’s Ghost 7 Running Shoe: This shoe has a unique feature that allows for superior comfort. It’s highly functional for heavy duty runners, and it’s super lightweight.

Nike Men’s Air Max Command Running Shoe: Nike shoes are word class and this one is no exception. It’s comfortable and stylish. It’s also lightweight with a durable upper.

Merrell Men’s M-Pact Chore and Work Shoe: This is one of the most comfortable shoes in this list. It’s slim, waterproof and very cool looking.