From retail workers and baristas to nurses, numerous careers require workers to be on their feet all day. Such jobs can take their toll on the body; causing leg cramps, backaches and sore feet. If you're left without a moment to sit down during your day, you will need supportive shoes To reduce your risk of the above symptoms. Our style editors have put together a guide on how to choose the most supportive footwear for you - while suggesting a few styles that are not only functional but in fashion this season.
Check the fit
It may seem a little obvious, but it Is very Important to make sure your shoes fit correctly for them to be supportive. Did you know that around three out of five people are currently wearing the wrong shoe size according to world-renowned athleisure shoe brand Nike?
To make sure you're wearing comfort shoes that are supportive and fit well, keep the following in mind; You should have about a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the shoe. You can pinch your toe to check, but also slide an index finger behind your heel. Remember that width is as important as length, so if the supportive shoe feels tight on the sides, it does not fit properly.
Stay away from thin soles
You want to stay away from thin-soled shoes when looking for supportive footwear. One of the best shoe options for being on your feet all day is both on-trend yet comfortable Mercy premium leather shoe by Step on Air. This platformed comfort shoe has a high-density latex padded footbed and removable insole, making it suitable for most orthotics.
Know when to replace your shoes
Even the most supportive shoes get worn out over time after repeated use, day in day out. Your work shoes may begin to lose their cushioning and support; It is important to know when you need to replace your work shoes.
The leather of your shoe may have stretched over time, or the sole of your shoe may have worn out. If this is the case, it is time to replace your footwear with a supportive sneaker that's been designed with your comfort in mind, like the stylish yet functional Merge comfort sneaker by Step on Air. With lace-up detailing and zip design, this shoe Is perfect for those busy workdays.
Shop these supportive flat styles and many more at Australia's leading ladies online shoe store – ShoeLife.