Comfort on the job is crucial. After all, there’s nothing more distracting, or unsafe, than wearing shoes that cause your feet or back to hurt. That said, with a wide selection of options on the market, it can be daunting to choose which shoe is right for you. With this in mind, we rounded up a few of the best duty shoes for men to keep you comfortable and safe, whether you work in a hospital, kitchen or other physically demanding setting. Each of our picks is equipped with comfortable cushioning and soles that ensure steady footing on slippery surfaces. Ahead, shop the pair that best suits your needs.
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1. Crocs On-The-Clock Work Slip-On
These slip-ons deliver a relaxed fit that’s slightly tapered at the heel for security and Crocs Lock slip-resistant treads.
Pros: Enhanced arch support adds comfort. Deeply cushioned footbeds paired with supportive Croslite foam outsoles deliver exceptional comfort. They also come in white.
Cons: They may not be the most breathable.
2. Dr. Scholl's Harrington II Work Shoe
This leather oxford features oil-and slip-resistant Lock Step outsoles that meet SATRA TM63 and TM144 standards.
Pros: A Dri-Lex moisture-wicking lining and Aegis Microbe Shield controls odor. A vented sock enhances breathability. Anti-compression insoles offer comfortable support. They’re offered in wide sizes.
Cons: Some may find them a little heavy.
3. Fila Memory Workshift Shoe
This work sneaker has a durable leather upper, lightweight memory foam cushioning underfoot and rubber slip-resistant outsoles that meet ASTM F2913-11 standards.
Pros: These come in extra-wide width sizes. They’re also available in white.
Cons: They may run a tad small.