When you work retail, the first thing you’re going to need is great shoes. Anyone who has ever worked in retail will tell you that this makes all the difference between good shifts and terrible ones. That’s where we come in! We’ve put together this list of the best shoes for retail workers, men and women both. Before you tread on down to the list, here are some things that you should know about the shoes.
Upper Material: What is the main part of the shoe made of? This is the portion of the shoe that’s going to be facing upwards, so you’ll want something that’s durable and sturdy enough to deflect any mishaps in the workplace.
Gender: We’ll let you know here if the shoes are made for men or women. This is only important because men’s shoes and women’s shoes are sized entirely differently, so you want to make sure you’re buying the correct size.
Slip Resistant: Slip-resistant shoes are extremely important for retail work. You need a shoe that’s going to keep you standing on your feet even through those long days, and with slick floors, you’ll need something that has grip.
Style: There are a few different styles of shoes on our list, though the overall most popular are the slip-on shoes and lace-up shoes. This is entirely down to personal preference and what is accepted at your workplace.
Color: What color are they? Again, this is going to be useful if your job has a dress code requirement that only allows you to wear a certain color of shoe. Most of these shoes have other colors available as well.
Oil Resistant: Oil-resistant shoes won’t be stained, degraded, or ruined by any oil that might come into contact with them. If this is a problem at your job, go for shoes that aren’t going to be affected by it.
With that information under your belt, we can show you the shoes! We’ve done our research in order to bring you the best shoes available right now. Our top pick and budget pick are our current favorites, but you should walk on down the list as well to find even more great footwear. You might just find your next work shoe on our list, so give them all a chance. Let’s get to work!
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Kimberly Graf is a researcher and writer for GeekWrapped.com. She covers kitchen, cooking, and home products.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019