You’ll want to buy a pair of shoes designed to stand for hours on end. From sneakers and dress shoes to chunky boots (even sandals!), the best shoe brands offer a range of styles to take the stress out of your pedals as you go about your day.
The most important consideration is the silhouette. You don’t want anything cramped or cramped; these qualities create immediate tension. Look for designs that allow your feet to move freely and flexibly.
Next is the insole, which should have good arch support and be made of materials that increase cushioning. There are also options that are shock and odor resistant. Finally, choose a style that best suits your personality and environment. Stand up for whatever reason, so you’ll want to feel good about yourself.
Whether you’re lining up at a corporate cafeteria, waiting to ride a roller coaster, or getting squished at a summer music festival, you can relax your feet with one or more of the styles below.
Cohesion 13 Walking Shoe
Saucony’s cohesive shoes are designed for walking, and that’s exactly what they do. They’re also great for long periods of standing, thanks to the VersaFoam’s cushioning and incredibly comfortable silhouette.
Direct Attach Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot
Don’t be misled by the bulky appearance of these Timbs, as they are actually quite comfortable. That’s because of the brand’s Comfort Suspension technology, which helps support your arch and cushion your foot with every step.