The Most Comfortable Work Shoes for Women

When you’re working on your feet for hours at a time, it’s imperative to have comfortable shoes that fit properly and provide plenty of support. With this in mind, we did some research and rounded up our favorite models on the market for women in need of good work shoes that won’t leave blisters at the end of a long day. A good pair should be lightweight and flexible with optimal cushioning underfoot. And if they’re easy to slip on and off, that’s even better. Our thoughtfully-curated selection includes a wide range of colorways and patterns to choose from, so one of our picks is bound to suit your style.

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1. STQ Walking Shoes

These shoes have a stretchy knit mesh upper that provides a sock-like fit and optimal ventilation.

Pros: Memory foam insoles mold to your feet for enhanced comfort. Chunky air-cushioned rubber soles absorb shock and prevent slipping on wet or oily floors. They’re available in an assortment of colorway options.

Cons: These may run small.


stq slip-on breathe mesh walking shoes
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2. Sloggers Waterproof Rain & Garden Shoes

These vegan-friendly slip-ons have a waterproof upper and thick insoles with molded arches.

Pros: Their heavy-duty lug soles are designed for top-level traction. They’re made with recyclable materials and come in over 20 patterns.

Cons: These aren’t available in half sizes.

sloggers rain and garden shoe
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3. Skechers Go Walk Joy Shoe

These Skechers slip-ons feature a breathable air mesh upper that naturally expands with your foot.

Pros: These come in wide-width sizes. 5Gen midsole cushioning and Goga Max insoles optimize comfort. You get to choose from nine colorways.

Cons: They tend to run big.

Skechers Women's Go Walk Joy Walking Shoe
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