Best Shoes For Standing All Day To Walk Freely (2016 Update)

(Last Update 28/9/2016) If your job requires you to be on your feet all day and your feet burning every time you got home, a comfy pair of shoes is the most powerful thing that can help you now. In this post, we will help you to find comfortable shoes for your work while still keep the style beautiful and professional.

After conducting a continual research for one week with the support of our friends from many different jobs, we can tell you that the best shoes for standing all day for most women are Skechers Go Walk 3, available in a variety of styles and colors.

Our pick

Skechers Performance Women's Go Walk 3 Fitknit Extreme Slip-On Walking Shoe

Super comfy, lightweight, and great design. These shoes are best choice for providing your feet support all day against hard floor surfaces and avoiding foot fatigue by the end of the day.

Skechers Go Walk 3 are the combination of the best footwear technologies in the market. These shoes are super comfortable, lightweight, and provide the right cushion for your heels, arches and ball of foot. The Go Walk 3 allows you to stand and walk continuously for long hours a day with minimum damage to your feet. We choose them also because the style is quite easy to match with different outfits.

Since this has been the third time Skechers upgrades their successful shoe line, the Go Walk, we truly believe that these shoes will give you confidence and great performance at work.

Should our main women’s shoes for standing all day pick be unavailable, we definitely suggest picking up the Skechers Loving Life.

Skechers Sport Women's Loving Life Memory Foam Fashion Sneaker

Alternative choice #1

Skechers Sport Women's Loving Life Memory Foam Fashion Sneaker

These shoes are actually as good as the Go Walk 3, maybe even better in some aspects like durability. But they offer a more sporty look and not as lightweight as our champion.

If you often walk on a slippery surface at work or your job requires high safety standards, you should go for the Skechers For Work 

Alternative choice #2

Skechers for Work Women's 76033 Soft Stride-Softie Lace-Up

. This special shoe line from Skechers is designed for slip-resistance. The shoes are lightweight and comfortable, a great choice for someone who likes simple and professional style at work.

Who is this guide for?

​We find shoes that have the right cushion for people's feet, but not all demand can be satisfied.

If you are an office worker who works in an environment that requires formal wear like heels or flats...this guide isn't for you, since we don't recommend these shoes to our readers. In this case, we will suggest others solutions to take care of your feet.

In other words, in this guide, we only focus on readers who have foot health problems as a result of standing and walking for long hours a day due to their job duties.

Being on your feet all day is a part of many professions, the most popular ones are health care workers (nurses, pharmacists..), teachers, food and beverage servers (waiters, bartenders..), retail workers, cashier,...

Fortunately, in these environments, employees are not required to wear very formal shoes, you can wear sneakers to work, and that'd be generally the best choice for your feet.

The best shoes for standing all day

Best shoes for standing all day

Skechers Performance Women's Go Walk 3 Fitknit Extreme Slip-On Walking Shoe

Super comfy, lightweight, and great design. These shoes are best choice for providing your feet support all day against hard floor surfaces and avoiding foot fatigue by the end of the day.

When it comes to comfortable footwear, no brands can beat Skechers. Skechers are big innovators because they spend a lot of their resources on R&D and always come up with new technologies, which focus mainly on improving user experience.

"When it comes to comfortable footwear, no brands can beat Skechers." - ShoesTracker.com

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Since the original, the first Go Walk released, they had gained a big name for super comfy shoes, established a new successful line of Skechers. However, there are still some weak spots that can be fixed and Skechers did not stop there.

Not long after that the company continued to release the Go Walk 2, this time the design was changed but major problems were still not be fixed, the shoes are not durable and got complaints to wear out in 3 months, sometimes left a hole at the bottom!

That's when Go Walk 3 was born. Skechers brought a new different level of Go Walk, a complete innovation with every aspect of the product was upgraded​.

Skechers Go Walk 3 has all of the superb features of the two previous version but it's even better with 2 major completely new technologies from Skechers: Goga mat insoles and Go Pillars.

The Goga mat insoles are like a yoga mat when stepped on, as Skechers describes, but it is not something that too fancy to us, its core is basically the famous Memory Foam technologies of Skechers. However, according to QVC, the material of this insoles returns the energy back to us when walking, we believe that the Goga mat has this difference from Memory Foam is because of the Go Pillars.

Go Pillars are the biggest innovation in Go Walk this time. They are small round pods at the bottom of the sneakers, which look pretty cool and work as a shock absorption part.

The Go pillars are connected directly to the Goga mat, which forms a super bouncy couple, gives your feet maximum support and padding.

Another key feature of Go Walk to mention is the Resalyte Cushioning, it's the special material of the outsoles, extremely flexible and durable. Now you don't have to worry about changing new shoes after a few months wearing, so the main weakness of Go Walk is now fixed.

Go Walk 3 is the best among 4 versions of Go Walk.

These shoes are almost perfect.

There are various sub-styles of Go Walk 3 for you to choose, this is a plus point. Some of the designs we love are Fiknit, Crazed, Force, Super Sock 3, Renew...

Alternative choice 1

Skechers Sport Women's Loving Life Memory Foam Fashion Sneaker

Alternative choice #1

Skechers Sport Women's Loving Life Memory Foam Fashion Sneaker

Should our main pick be unavailable or if you prefer this type of style, take a pair of these.

These shoes are really big competitor of our main pick since they use pretty the same technology of the insert, the famous Memory Foam of Skechers.

Though there is difference between them, but when on feet it does not feel much of that, these shoes are just as comfortable as the Go Walk, but less lightweight. Go Walk gives you a feeling like you're walking on clouds, with bare feet.

"Skechers Go Walk 3 gives you a feeling like you're walking on clouds, with bare feet." - ShoesTracker

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Another reason why we don't totally trust Skechers Loving Life is sometimes they are not true to size. Again, Go Walk beat this, the upper of the shoes is made of Fiknit material and have Memory Form Fit, which made it true to size and fit your feet perfectly.

Alternative choice 2

Alternative choice #2

Skechers for Work Women's 76033 Soft Stride-Softie Lace-Up

Another choice and another style suits your need.

How we did our research and picked

Size

A pair of shoes which is narrow enough and can confirm your foot well is the best suitable one for you. If the shoes are too tight, they will make your foot stress when wearing. On the contrary, if they are too loose, the shoes may slip out of your foot when walking quickly.

Usually, your both feet do not have the same size, you need to measure them carefully and get the size of the bigger one. You should measure your foot in the afternoon because at that time, they will be swollen most after a day of working. Besides, every shoe brand does not have the same size. Therefore, before purchasing, especially purchase them online, you have to search the exact information about all the sizes to choose the suitable size for you.

Furthermore, some handmade shoes are sometimes even different a bit in size even you take same model and size. Here are 2 simple tips:

  • Alway put both on your feet standing up and walking around the store to feel their fit.
  • Use your index finger to fit behind your shoes’ heel and your heel. If it’s not fit, the shoes are too tight. And vice versa, if it has too much space, the shoes are too large for you.

Soles

A shock-absorbing insole which plays a supplementary role to the arch support helps shock resistant best. Besides, an anti-slip outsole prevents you against the unfortunate accidents caused by the slippery surface, which may be a huge danger to you and people standing next to you, especially in the case you are carrying heavy equipment that have potential you to fall on your head. Also, you may consider the gel cushioning for more anti-shock and more arch support as well.

Material

1. Genuine leather is one of the most reliable and worth-invested materials through time. It has been proved that it is not only the solid but also the most comfortable material for different usages. This type of material always keeps your feet in a wonderful fit, comfortable feeling while standing and walking. Leather is somewhat a natural shields based on its durable, not-easy-to-worn-out and proper care to your foot that you can’t find in any synthetic shoes.

In addition, genuine leather is a breathable and resistant material in comparison with other alternatives.

Although, there are some minor disadvantages, other huge advantages remained still make it be a worth-choosing choice bringing overall satisfaction in the case you are always on the move.

2. Synthetic leather and rubber are also other popular and durable materials you might consider while choosing the shoes for your standing job. Besides other reasons related to their great functioning, they are also the perfect choices to those who refuse using animal products (which means, crossing over leather from the top priority list). Shoes made of these artificial materials work perfectly with your feet to carry out your duties till the end of the day. In case your workplace is dirty, synthetic construction and rubber will protect your feet effectively. And another good new is they are also easy to clean with soap and air-dry.

Arch

This part of the shoes plays an important role in saving not only your foot but also your back, heel and leg from pain. A good arch support is able to help your feet to resist the shocks when walking or standing on tough surfaces. The thicker the arch support is, the better it is. However, everyone has their own natural arch so it’s highly recommended to choose a pair of shoes forming well with your natural shape of foot.

Heel

You cannot deny how important of your heels on which contains many nerves. If you do not protect them well, they will bring ache not only to themselves but also to your back,kneesand legs. It is really a bad idea if you choose a pair of high-heel to wear for work. (Well, when we mention “high heels” here, it doesn’t mean “high heels” as you thought of the sexy and stylish stilettos but a type of shoes keeping your heel a bit higher in comparison with other alternatives)

High heels will stress your ankles and heels as well as put pressure on your toes, which makes you feel tired and painful after a few hours wearing. Flat shoes are not good ideas actually, since they will not offer a supportive arch enough to your feet.

It is encouraged to choose the low-heel shoes for work. This shoe will make you feel comfortable, because it gives your feet an arch support enough while walking.

Besides, you need to consider the material of the heel counter. Is it comfortable enough as well as grip your heel well while walking? A heel counter made from poor material can cause pain on your foot and may result in backache. Also, your heels can be blistered. If the shoes does not have the heel counter, you can choose the one that has straps in front of and behind the ankle instead of.

Moreover, choosing a pair of shoes that get the heel collar is rather useful. It can grip your ankle and heel firmly and reduce sufferance after a prolonged working.

Forepart

Do not ignore this feature. A roomy toe box allows your toe to be able to wiggle. Protect it against the tiredness in order to experience a prolonged working comfortably. Besides, in some working environments, your feet have to contact with many things that may cause injuries on them, so a sturdy forepart is really essential. Furthermore, it is perfect if the forepart is made from waterproof material.

Breathability

Another element you ought to concern that is the breathability of the shoe. Choosing the shoe which has air vent to ventilate and reduce sweating, which helps odor resistance.

Weight

The more lightweight of it, the better it is. Because you have to work on your feet all day long, nothing better than a pair of shoes which is able to give you the feeling like you are not wearing them or lumbering on every step.

Padding

Last but not least, the right amount of padding is crucial for you to consider because you may have to face some problems when wearing the shoes with too much padding.