Are you up all day? Do you feel like you never have a moment to sit down and relax? Are you planning on taking the family to Disney World in the near future? You’re going to want to get your hands on shoes that are specifically designed for standing for hours on end. From sneakers to dress shoes to sturdy boots (and even sandals!), the best shoe brands offer a multitude of styles that will ease the stress on your pedestrians during your day.
The most important factor to consider is the silhouette. You don’t want anything narrow or constricting; these traits from the start will cause tension. Heels are also something to avoid. And look for models that will allow your feet to move freely and with agility.
Then there are the insoles, which should have great arch support and be made of materials that have added cushioning. There are also a few options designed to be impact and odor resistant. This is not always the case, but it is certainly a plus. Finally, choose a style that best matches your personality and surroundings. You’re going to be there all day, on your feet for some reason, so you’re going to want to feel good about yourself.
Whether you’re in line at the company cafeteria, waiting to ride a roller coaster, or crashed at a summer music festival, you can ease your feet by choosing one or more of the styles below.
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If you follow us closely, you probably know very well that we, at Squire are big fans of Birkenstock, especially the brand’s Arizona EVA sandals. Not only is it stunningly beautiful to look at, not only will it give you instant fashion credibility, it’s also super lightweight and comfortable, and the molded sockliner is designed for all-day comfort.
Saucony’s Cohesion 13 shoes are made for walking, and that’s exactly what they’ll do. It’s right there in the name. They’re also great for standing for long hours, thanks to VersaFoam cushioning and a silhouette designed to be incredibly comfortable.
Are you planning to dive into a pool or the ocean anytime soon? You’re going to want to copy these OluKai sandals, which will mold to your feet and have soles that can withstand tough terrain. They are also waterproof and dry in seconds. You know the Disney vacation mentioned earlier? You will be online. A ground. And you will get wet. These sandals can endure all day.
Professional runners are quick to praise the greatness of Asics’ Gel-Kayano shoes. The style is designed to absorb shock, support body weight and increase stability. All of these factors make them ideal for those who are on their feet all day.
Thousand Fell’s mission is to create sneakers that don’t add to the staggering number of shoes that end up in landfills. But that’s only part of what makes the brand’s signature style great. It’s also scratch and odor resistant, and the interior looks like clouds – seriously. It’s so encouraging, it’s almost hard to believe. If you consider all these features, it’s no wonder we had to approve it.
Adrenaline GTS 22 Running Shoe
Like Asics, Brooks is also a favorite with runners. The reason? The brand makes ultra-cushioned styles perfect for long runs, leisurely walks and, of course, standing.
Comfort is the cornerstone of Vionic’s collections. The brand gathers feedback from podiatrists to create styles that provide arch support and cushioning like no other. And these sneakers are a shining example of that.
Six inch direct attach soft boot
Don’t let the rugged appearance of these Timbs fool you, because they’re actually super comfortable. That’s thanks to the brand’s Comfort Suspension technology, which helps support your arches and cushion your feet with every step.
React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoes
Are you injury prone? Nike’s React line is specifically designed to reduce all of that. The style features ultra-lightweight uppers and extra foam for added comfort, which is great when you’re running and just as great when you’re on your feet all day. Plus, the Swoosh’s signature Flyknit fabric is durable and will provide you with ventilation while you’re posted in the heat.
Original Grand Wingtip derbies
Cole Haan produces some of the most comfortable dress shoes on the market, the kind of styles that will look great in a professional setting, but provide the support you need to get you through your shift pain-free. This is due to its exclusive Grand.OS technology, which offers anatomically designed cushioning, as well as a grooved rubber sole for better traction.
Hoka’s Bondi 7 may have a bold, wide silhouette with a super chunky sole, but know that the shoe is incredibly light and comfortable. You’ll feel like you’re walking on pillows every time you take a step. And when did you stop walking? Well, you’re still on those pillows.
The Dad Shoe to End All Dad Shoes is an obvious choice on any stay-up-all-day list, if only because dads, in large part, prioritize comfort above all else. Best believe this shoe delivers on that front.
Altra’s status as a fashion favorite is only growing. In addition to offering styles in cool and interesting colorways and collaborating with brands like Reigning Champ, it also makes very comfortable sneakers that are especially suitable for men with wide feet.
Plain toe ST1 hybrid derby
Ecco don’t play when it comes to comfort. Case in point: this derby, featuring a Phorene midsole with reactive Fluidform, the brand’s technology that makes all of its models light, soft and shock-absorbing.
Grained Leather Oxford Shoes
Comfort is at the heart of Mephisto. The French brand consistently offers dress shoes designed for standing and walking for long hours. This is due to its specially designed silhouettes, ideal for men with wide feet, and its durable Goodyear construction.
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