When it’s cold outside, we put on a jumper or a coat. When it’s hot outside, we wear loose-fitting clothes like shorts and t-shirts. For most clothing items, we know exactly what to wear in order to stay comfortable all day long.
So, why then, is it so common for people to complain about uncomfortable shoes? Especially when they’re the most important piece of clothing to get right?
Maybe we all need a shift in mindset when it comes to having shoes that keep us comfortable when we’re at work all day. Instead of choosing shoes based entirely on how they look, comfort should be the first factor you assess when buying shoes.
Here, Forbes Footwear tells you what to look for in a shoe that keeps you comfortable all day long.
Find the right pair of shoes
We can list off all the tips and tricks we like but, at the end of the day, the way to stay comfortable on your feet all day is to invest in the right type of shoes. Even if you buy the best quality innersoles or orthotics, there’s no way you’re going to be comfortable if you don’t pair them with the correct shoes.
That’s why we suggest going for well-made, supportive shoes that will provide comfort and are appropriate for your work environment. Comfort can come from the type of material used for the upper of the shoe (in most cases leather or mesh) as well as from the cushioning material underfoot. Arch support is also a factor to help balance your body weight through the day, improving your overall alignment and alleviating pressure through your whole body.
Innersole upgrades can be a life-changer. The innersoles that come with the shoes vary greatly in terms of cushioning and support. If you want to add innersoles that are more cushioned, arch supported or both this can help the overall feel of the shoes. This “off the shelf” option can also be a good alternative if you don’t quite need orthotics, or want to try some basic arch support first.
Orthotics can make a huge difference when you’re on your feet all day. They’re custom moulded to accommodate the specific requirements of your feet and can make everyday tasks like walking and standing for long periods so much easier.
Forbes Footwear are Sydney’s specialists in high-quality shoes. Since 1940, we’ve been Sydney’s finest team in shoe retail. The Forbes philosophy is simple: deliver quality products at fair prices and keep customers happy as can be. Browse the range online today, or visit our Hornsby location.