Your Ultimate Guide to Shoes for Standing All Day Long

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If your job requires you to be on your feet all day long — whether you’re a nurse, teacher, paramedic, flight attendant, or construction worker — then you know how important it is to wear comfortable shoes. Fortunately, there are some suitable options on the market that will keep your feet happy for hours.

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A good pair for standing shouldn’t weigh you down or distract you from your daily tasks. Great cushioning, breathability and a locked-in fit are a must. Other features to look for include breathable mesh constructions, anatomical footbeds, ventilated arches and shock-absorbing midsoles.

To help your find the right pair for your money, we did the research and rounded up a range of supportive styles for men and women — from sneakers and boots to clogs and even some comfy heels. Our selection includes styles from top brands like Adidas, Nike, Crocs, and Carhartt, and many of them are offered in extended widths to accommodate larger feet.

Ahead, the best shoes for standing all day.

New Balance Women’s FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker

Praised for being ultra-lightweight, New Balance’s FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneakers are crafted with responsive cushioning and offer a snug that wraps the foot in comfort. They’re available in tons of colors to choose from as well as wide-width size options.

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, shoes for standing all day long
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Asics Gel-Quantum 180 4 Women’s Running Shoe

The Asics Gel-Quantum 180 4 Women’s Running Shoe is touted for providing excellent support and control, making them especially ideal for wearers with flat feet. And if you’re prone to sweating, you’ll appreciate how well these manage moisture.

asics Gel-Quantum 180 4 Women's Running Shoe
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Crocs Unisex Classic Clog

It’s hardly a secret that Crocs’ Classic Clogs are beloved for their lightweight, breathable comfort. They’re offered in a plethora of colors to choose from and can be customized with Jibbitz charms.

crocs classic clog
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Dr. Scholl’s Men’s Sync Oxford

A great option for teachers, Dr. Scholl’s Men’s Sync Oxford is designed for maximum comfort with extra support under the toe, high-recovery foam at the ball of the foot, and dense foam cradling the heel.

Dr. Scholl's Men's Sync Oxford
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Under Armour Men’s Stellar Tactical Side-Zip Boot

Heavy duty and are water-repellent, Under Armour’s Stellar Tactical Side-Zip Boot doesn’t sacrifice breathability and offers excellent support. They’re also equipped with a medial side zipper that allows for easy on/off, which is great for when you’re in a rush.

under armour men's stellar tactical side zip boots
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Slow Man Unisex Walking Shoes

Breathable mesh construction, air-cushioned midsoles, and ventilated arches make these Slow Man Walking Shoes exceptionally comfy for all-day wear, especially for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis. They’re a wallet-friendly choice and available in over a dozen attractive colors.

Slow Man Walking Shoes
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Clarks Women’s Raisie Eletta Penny Loafer

Another great style for teachers, Clarks’ Women’s Raisie Eletta Penny Loafer offers a sophisticated look and supportive cushioning underfoot. They come in wide-width sizes and a version that features a tweed vamp. They’re also done in patent leather if you prefer a glossy finish.
Clarks Women's Raisie Eletta Penny Loafer
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Sticky Women’s Comfortable Work Shoes

Sticky Women’s Comfortable Work Shoes are waterproof and provide powerful slip-resistance, making them an ideal fit for anyone working in a kitchen where spills tend to happen. The nine color options offered include lilac (as seen below), hot pink, and two pretty shades of green.

Sticky Comfortable Work Shoes
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Dansko Women’s Professional Clog

Built for ultimate comfort, Dansko Women’s Professional Clog features a roomy toe box, a wide heel strike for enhanced stability, and a rocker bottom to propel the foot forward and absorb shock. They’re available in both narrow and wide-width size options and a vast variety of colors, prints, and materials.

Dansko Women's Professional Clog
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Nike Men’s Revolution 4 Running Shoe

Nike’s Men’s Revolution 4 Running Shoe is designed with lightweight, responsive foam cushioning and mesh construction for proper air circulation. Got a bigger foot? They also come in wide and extra-wide width sizes. A number of reviewers said they’ve ordered multiple pairs throughout the years.

nike men's revolution 4 running shoe, shoes for standing all day long
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Adidas Women’s Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe

Equipped with signature 3 Stripes branding and Cloudfoam midsoles, Adidas’ Women’s Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe delivers supreme comfort with a springy feel. Featuring a women’s specific fit, they’re designed to hug the foot. They also come in a huge range of colorways.

Adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe
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Skechers Women’s Go Walk Joy Walking Shoe

Skechers’ Go Walk Joy Walking Shoe also comes in three width options, standard, narrow, and wide. The soft, breathable mesh upper is specifically engineered to naturally expand with your foot as you walk. Other highlights include plush cushioning and excellent support.

Skechers Women's Go Walk Joy Walking Shoe
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Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Women’s Madison Sneaker

Versatile and convenient in a rush, Dr. Scholl’s Madison Sneaker features lightweight, flexible construction with anatomical cushioning for all-day comfort. They’re offered in wide widths sizes and various materials including perforated suede, faux leather, calf hair, and mesh.

Dr. Scholl's Shoes Women's Madison Sneaker
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Naturalizer Women’s Flexy Ballet Flat

The Naturalizer Flexy Ballet Flat is designed with a plush sock liner, molded arch support, and a unique heel cup to keep your foot securely in place. A padded heel collar also makes these more comfortable than your average flat. They come in wide-width sizes and plenty of colors.

Naturalizer Women's Flexy Ballet Flat
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Cole Haan Men’s Grand Tour Wing Oxford

Cole Haan’s Grand Tour Oxford boasts sport-inspired outsoles with rubber traction pods in the heel and forefoot and energizing foam cushioning for comfortable support. They’re done in soft genuine leather and suede.

Cole Haan Men's Grand Tour Wingtip Oxford, shoes for standing all day long
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Sorel Women’s Emelie Chelsea Waterproof Ankle Boots

Featuring seam-sealed waterproof construction, you can count on Sorel’s Emeli Ankle Boots to keep your feet protected in inclement weather. They’re incredibly light, easy to pull on, and built to withstand years of wear and tear.

Sorel - Women's Emelie Chelsea Waterproof Ankle Boots
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Keen Men’s Targhee III Waterproof Hiking Shoes

Keen Men’s Targhee III Waterproof Hiking Shoes will also keep wet elements out, let feet breathe, and cushion your stride. Another plus? A special treatment prevents odor buildup. To top things off, all-terrain rubber lugged outsoles guarantee a high-traction grip for ultimate stability.

Keen Men's Targhee III Waterproof Hiking Shoes, shoes for standing all day long
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Puma Women’s Carina Sneaker

More than a few reviewers praised Puma’s Carina Sneaker for lending cloud-like comfort and support. The casual athletic shoe features a slightly elevated platform sole for a subtle height boost and a SoftFoam+ sock liner for superior, long-lasting cushioning.


puma women's Carina Sneaker
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Carhartt Men’s Moc-Toe Work Boot

Carhartt Moc-Toe Work Boots are designed with cushioned sneaker-like midsoles and moisture-wicking linings treated to combat odor. They’ll keep you feeling light on your feet and dry in various conditions. They come in wide-width sizes, too.

carhartt moc toe oxford shoe
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Ugg Women’s Jass Sneaker

While famous for its ultra-plush cold-weather boots, the brand’s sneakers are not to be ignored. Ugg’s Jass Sneaker is crafted in rich leather and suede and features foam insoles with ample cushioning. They come in classic black and white as well as chestnut, baby pink, mint green, and gray.

UGG Women's Jass Sneaker
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Blundstone Women’s 1351 Chelsea Boot

The Blundstone 1351 Chelsea Boot is equipped with steel shanks for added stability, anatomical cushioning, and dual pull tabs for ultimate easy on/off. They’re designed to disperse shock at the heel strike and reduce stress on the feet, knees, and vertebrae.

Blundstone Women's 1351 Chelsea Boot
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Birkenstock Unisex Professional Birki Clog

Another ideal choice for working in a kitchen or hospital, Birkenstock’s Professional Birki Clog is made with a waterproof PU shell and a contoured footbed that can be removed for easy cleaning. One reviewer said their pair lasted for almost 20 years.

Birkenstock Professional Birki
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Aerosoles Eye Candy Pump

If you must wear heels, we recommend Aerosoles’ Eye Candy Pump featuring a memory foam footbed and technology that distributes your body weight toward your heel and away from the ball of your foot. They come in leather, suede, and patent leather, plus wide-width sizes.

Aerosoles Eye Candy Heels
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Easy Spirit Women’s Traveltime Clog

Available in a variety of materials such as leather, fabric, mesh, and suede, Easy Spirit’s Traveltime Clog is engineered with shock-absorbing sock liners that provide superior arch support. These are also offered in narrow, standard, wide, and extra-wide width sizes.

Easy Spirit Women's Traveltime Mule
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Rockport Men’s Garett Plain Toe Oxford

Rockport’s Garett Oxford features sporty, lightweight outsoles and supple leather uppers that will only get more comfortable with time. A memory foam footbed and padded collar take them to the next level, making them ideal for all-day wear. And if you need a wider fit, these are available in extended widths, too.

Rockport Men's Garett Plain Toe Oxford, shoes for standing all day long
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Adidas Men’s Grand Court Sneaker

Inspired by the ’70s, Adidas’ Men’s Grand Court Sneaker offers plush midsole cushioning that will keep your feet feeling great, even after a long day. They come in different materials and colorways to choose from, and won’t break the bank, either.

Adidas Men's Grand Court Sneaker
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LifeStride Women’s Suki Pump

LifeStride’s Suki Pump is designed with an asymmetrical strap featuring elastic goring for extra flexibility, a supportive footbed with soft cushioning, and flexible soles. They come in black, nude, and bright red for a pop of color.

LifeStride Women's Suki Pump
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Crocs Women’s Neria Pro II Embellished Clog

Crocs’ Neria Pro ll is equipped with removable, washable foot liners, slip-resistant tread, and enhanced arch support. The brand’s trademark comfort system makes them super supportive and great for long hours on your feet. They’re available in classic colors as well as fun prints.

crocs Women’s Neria Pro II Clog
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Under Armour Men’s Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe

Under Armour Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe
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