Anyone who’s on their feet all day at work knows that comfortable shoes are key—especially if you want to make it to the end of the day sans blisters and achy arches. I’ll be the first to admit that I tend opt for style over comfort, but what if we could have the best of both worlds, aka chic shoes that provide comfort and support?
We tapped into Jason Beckley, chief brand officer of Clarks, for insights into what we should be looking for. “A proper fit is paramount in any environment where you’re standing for long periods. Our Unstructured line offers a range of width fittings in addition to extensive half sizes to make sure that our shoes have the most accurate fit for a full day of varied movement and activity.
“The shoes provide all-day comfort for maximized well-being: ultra-soft underfoot cushioning for shock-absorption protects the foot and joints, flexibility within the shoe allows for maximized natural movement, anti-friction linings prevent any irritation, and leather insoles that shape to the foot add more personalized comfort.”
So for those of you who work long hours and are on your feet all day, this one’s for you! Whether you’re looking for a style that’s more polished or you can sneakers at your workplace, scroll below for the must-have shoes that combine comfort and style.
These everyday ballet flats are fitted with a cushioned, arch-supporting footbed for the ultimate in comfort and style.Available in sizes 5 to 11.5.
These sleek white sneakers are the perfect answer your work shoe woes. They have a supportive structure and just the right amount of bounce to ensure you're comfortable on your feet all day.
A classic fashion-girl favorite, these buttery leather flats mold to your feet for a custom fit. With features like a back pull-tab, side vents, a rubber sole, and a cushioned insole, these shoes are up for anything.Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Featuring Clarks’s signature dual-density footbed for endless comfort, the block heel adds just the right amount of arch support and comfort.Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Featuring Dr. Scholl’s Be Free Energy Technology that encourages a natural stride and a memory-foam insole that provides superior comfort, we’re running, not walking, to buy these chic, comfortable wedge loafers before they sell out.Available in sizes 6 to 11.
Minimalist chic: Wear these comfortable wedge sandals with your midi skirts, dresses, or pants from day to night. A cushioned footbed provides all-day comfort.Available in sizes 5.5 to 12.
Made from a single piece of stretch-knit fabric for incredible lightness, Cole Haan’s Zerøgrand cushioning is tailor-made for flexibility, traction, and comfort.Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Podiatrist-designed with a biomechanical orthotic footbed, these espadrille wedges not only look chic but they help stabilize, support, and realign the foot. Oh, and they relieve heel pressure. Sign us up!Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Built for serious comfort, these ballet flats have a contoured footbed with arch and heel support, dual-density cushioning, and flexibility that lets the shoe move naturally with your foot. Moreover, the breathable lining keeps your foot feeling cool and dry.Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.
For a smart workplace, opt for sleek loafers outfitted with a flexible elastic gore and a shock-absorbing OrthoLite insoles for easy walkability.Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Say yes to a padded footbed and flexible sole in a chic leather design.Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Luxury Italian loafers that will last forever. The nubby rubber sole will keep you comfy all day.Available in sizes 4 to 12.
Birks will be forever cool. I’ve been living in these through my pregnancy too. This one features a softer shock-absorbing footbed with an extra layer of plush foam cushioning that mimics the shape of the foot and provides excellent support.Available in sizes 5 to 10.5.
Sporty meets sleek. Made to cushion and support the foot in clean, sophisticated style.Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Stay chic and comfortable in lofty wedge sandals grounded by cushioning.Available in sizes 5 to 11.
If you’re lucky enough to wear sneakers to work, opt for these cool ’90s Air Max kicks made with a padded footbed and supremely cushy rubber sole.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.
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