Whether you are on your feet all day or spending much of your time relaxing your soles in an office, your feet may feel sore after a long day at work if you are wearing the wrong shoes.
Finding the best footwear depends on selecting shoes that fit your job and your needs, so here are some ideas for shoes based on different activities you may encounter during your workday.
For long days on your feet
Working in the food service industry is already challenging because of rude customers and balancing heavy trays, but frustration can mount when trying to find comfortable, practical and stylish shoes.
Servers and cooks need stability since they spend most shifts on their feet and also require specialty shoes that are slip-proof. Options like Shoes For Crews offer different appealing looks and are durable and accommodating.
For active, sporty jobs
Athletes obviously need special shoes for running, sliding and jumping, but not all athletic footwear is the same. Coaches, trainers and others whose jobs involve movement and precision should look for stability and shoes that will support and mold to feet without wavering when it comes to comfort.
Additionally, energetic individuals may be athletic outside of work, too, but should use different shoes professionally and personally.
For office work
Many shoes look professional and even fashionable, but the wrong dress shoes may still bother your feet even if your work is mostly stationary. When shopping for work, look for shoes that offer value in appearance along with ease.
Consider how your foot is different from others and whether you have low arches, wide feet or specific needs. Shoes that look nice may pinch or aggravate when you do not keep your foot’s quirks in mind.
No Cinderella story
If you keep experimenting with footwear but your feet still suffer, you may have a problem that does not involve your job or shoe selection. Ailments like arthritis can cause pain every time your big toe pushes off the ground or when putting weight on the joints in the middle or rear of your feet.
According to Dr. Ian Russell, a doctor at one of the many foot clinics in Calgary, you may not be able to find the perfect shoes for your career without first getting treatment or custom orthotics.
Your job type and the activities you perform daily influence the kind of footwear you need. Keeping your feet happy at work means they will not bother you when you are at home and able to relax.
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