Many professions require us to be on our feet for hours on end. Nursing, hospitality and retail are just some of the industries that require significant amounts of time spent standing on your feet. Sore feet can make a regular day feel like an eternity and difficult to bring the best version of yourself to the workday. Further, poor fitting footwear can cause longer-term problems for your feet.
Ladies comfort shoes used to be practical and not-so-stylish but in recent years brands like Step on Air have focussed bringing shoes that balance style and comfort to the Australian market. This has seen them rise to prominence in the ladies comfort shoe market thanks to their technology and style seeing over 500,000 pairs sold.
So, what are the best shoes for being on your feet all day? And, what should you look for to determine whether a shoe meets the comfort requirements?
Latex cushioned footbed
The latex cushion footbed is what provides padding under your feet to soften the impact as your feet meet the ground. It helps to prevent that burning feeling in the balls of your feet at the end of the day and molds to your foot for long lasting comfort.
When on your feet all day, it is not unusual for feet to retain more fluid than normal. When this happens, tight straps can become painful. Look for a ladies comfortable flats and heels with adjustable straps that that can adjust to the changing needs of your feet throughout the workday.
Block heels at the right height
Block heel comfort shoes provide added stability to your feet which means the muscles and ligaments in your feet and legs don’t have to work as hard as they would in more unstable styles. Comfortable high heels allow you to feet dressed up without the pain that stillettos can bring to a full workday.
Step on Air shoes come in many styles and colours and are extremely affordable. The most comprehensive range of ladies comfort shoes can be found at the ShoeLife online shoe store. Visit www.shoelife.com.au to see the range.