ICYMI: The Best Shoes for Standing All Day Follow This One Simple Rule
Nothing is worse than venturing out for a long day of sightseeing or running around meetings only to realise that the shoes you've picked for the day are about as comfortable as walking on a bed of nails. From high heels that make your foot feel as if it's ready to split in two to tight shoes that give you a new blister with every step, wearing uncomfortable shoes can ruin your day quicker than it takes to apply an entire box of bandages on your feet.
Surprisingly, there is another unsuspecting culprit that is also a bad shoe option for standing all day: flats. "Flats tend to be very unsupportive with little protection or cushioning for our bones," podiatrist Brian Dawson, DPM, told Who What Wear. Instead, he recommends something with a low heel—one to one-and-a-half inches—and a semi-rigid sole with adequate cushioning.
Ahead, we handpicked the most stylish low-heel shoes and supportive sneakers to get you from point A to point B without pain. Get ready to never have blisters again—these are the best shoes for standing all day.
Balenciaga Race Runner Metallic Stretch-Knit And Leather Sneakers ($795)
These Balenciaga sneakers have a sole that's thicker at the back, providing maximum support.
Available in sizes IT35 to IT41.
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