13 best shoes for people who spend all day on their feet

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Whether you work in a profession where you are on your feet all day (here’s looking at you, nurses!), or you are constantly chasing after your kids or grandkids, comfortable shoes are a must. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.

Check out these great finds that are friendly to your feet and your eyes.

1. Dr. Scholl’s Vienna Slip-on Sneaker

These pointed walking shoes are right on trend for summer, and the fabric is breathable. The Memory Fit Foam insole offers signature Dr. Scholl’s comfort, and the slip-on style comes in four pretty colors. Find them at Nordstrom for $87.95.

Dr. Scholl's

2. Easy Spirit Queenie Walking Shoes

These shoes feature Easy Spirit’s Triflexa technology, which means you have three layers designed for ultimate cushioning and comfort as well as a layer of e360 memory foam. They are $79 at Easy Spirit and come in four colors.

Easy Spirit

3. Clarks Sillian Rest

These shoes promise “slipper-soft comfort with three times the cushioning.” With 12 millimeters of memory foam, these shoes also offer your tootsies a removable OrthoLite® molded footbed. You can find them at Clarks for $85, with three color options.


4. ASICS Men’s GEL-Foundation Workplace Walking Shoe

Here’s a wonderful option for men who are on their feet all day. This classic walking shoe features dual-layered memory foam at the collar and heel, as well as a dual-density midsole. Result? Happy feet! Find them on Amazon for $99.



5. Skechers Relaxed Fit Breathe Easy Good Life Memory Foam Casual Sneakers

Sneakers that are super-comfortable but still chic? Win-win! These lightweight shoes feature a Memory Foam cushioned insole and a slip-on bungee-laced design. For $34.99 at Macy’s, you can’t go wrong, whether you just want a slip-on pair to walk your dog or a pair to wear all day while running errands.


6. Nike Roshe One

These plush Nikes can be dressed up or down, and the cushioned collar and lightweight sole make them a cozy pair of sneakers. Roshe Ones are available for both men and women, and 93 percent of wearers rate the shoes as very comfortable. This shoe comes in eight colors for men, and seven colors for women. You can find them both at Nike.com for $75.

Nike Roshe One

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7. Corso Como Women’s Del Pumps

Are you looking for a comfortable heel that is suitable for a work meeting, event or date night with some extra walking or standing required? If so, look no further than the Corso Como Del Pumps. With foam and gel cushioning, and a EVA midsole, there’s a reason why so many women say this heel is super cozy. Find them on Zappos for $98.95 in three colors.


8. Naturalizer Marianne Slip-On Sneaker

These laid-back sneakers boast Naturalizer’s signature N5 Contour technology, which means wearers get to enjoy a contoured footbed with arch and heel support along with dual-density cushioning and flexible soles. They also have a quick-drying lining in case your feet get a little, ahem, sweaty. Find them at Nordstrom for $78.95 in three colors.


9. Marc Joseph New York Womens Rockaway Fashion Ballet Flats

If you are looking for a comfortable pair of flats that will work for the office or running errands, look no further than these Marc Joseph shoes. These ballet flats have a soft gel heel insert and a fully-padded footbed. The rubber heel takes the comfort factor off the charts, yet they are still gorgeous and sophisticated. Find them on Amazon in five colors, from $59 to $72.50.


10. UJoowalk Men’s Classic Canvas Comfort Casual Driving Penny Slip-On Loafers

Guys, if you’re in the market for a comfy pair of shoes that is a little more upscale than a sneaker, check out these canvas slip-on loafers. These lightweight and flexible shoes have a rubber sole and plenty of cushion for those tired feet. Find them on Amazon in three colors, from $29.90 to $36.65.


11. Aerosoles Partnership Wedge Pumps

Think that comfortable wedges are an oxymoron? Not with Aerosoles! These 3-inch wedges have memory foam cushioning and a special heel rest design, meaning that you can be on trend without being in pain. Find them at Boston Store for $89 in three colors.

Boston Store

12. Men’s Skechers Relaxed Fit Expected Gomel Slip-On Sneaker

It’s easy to see why these Skechers are so relaxing to wear. They have a Memory Foam insole, dual elastic fabric panels and a roomy fit that means your toes won’t be pinched. The knit mesh makes the sneaker breathable, but the style is still on trend and perfect for playing Frisbee in the park or going for a hike. Find them on Zappos for $59.99.


13. Naturalizer Okira Heels

Do you have a summer wedding coming up? If so, you need a pair of heels that will be comfortable enough for you to dance the night away. Look no further than the elegant Okira heel from Naturalizer, which features their N5 Contour technology. From the patented contoured footbed to the dual-density cushioning to the strappy, chic design, your feet can be cozy and stylish at the same time. Find them on Naturalizer for $99 in five colors.

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