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Is it time for you to get a new pair of shoes after months of standing on your feet? Remember that you have company. Purchasing a comfortable pair of shoes is one of the best decisions you can make for your health. Real teachers were polled in the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE Facebook group for their go-to brand of comfortable, long-lasting teacher shoes. From sandals to sneakers, these are the shoes that educators have deemed most accommodating for long days on their feet.
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Top-Rated School Shoes of 202
Allbirds, No. 1
Every single teacher we've ever talked to, female and male alike, has raved about their Allbirds. Natural materials are used in their construction, and they are extremely soft and comfortable. When wearing her Allbirds, kindergarten teacher Keri Brown felt "like I was walking on clouds." Check out her in-depth review of the Allbirds Wool Loungers.
Shoe styles we recommend for women include ballet flats called Tree Breezers, slip-ons called Tree Loungers and Wool Loungers, and lace-ups called Tree Runners and Wool Runner-Up Mizzles for men.
Two. HOKA ONE ONE
Another well-known brand that always comes up in discussions with educators about their favorite pairs of comfortable footwear. Tracy W exclaims, "At this point, I wear Hokas on a daily basis." I own three pairs and switch between them regularly. Author: Alayne P an additional "It's like walking on a cloud," ”
The HOKA Clifton 8 and the HOKA Hupana Flow come highly suggested.
Thirdly, Chocolaticas Hot Chocolate.
Are there any cuter shoes for educators? They're soft and cushioned enough to wear without insoles, but you can add your own if you want.
Mary Janes and slip-on flats from Chocolaticas come highly recommended.
UGG Boots, No. 4
You may associate this brand with the infamous UGG boots, but they also produce a wide variety of other at-home footwear. According to Krit S, "they sell really cute other styles."
We suggest that you try on the Rianne Booties and the Cahlvan Sneakers.
Fifthly, a pair of Sanuk slip-ons
I can't get enough of Sanuk's yoga-mat-based footbeds." It's like heaven on your feet My husband (also a teacher) and I recently became fans of the men's Sanuk line. " - Toni K.
Both the women's Pair O Dice loafer flats and the men's Shaka shoes come highly suggested.
Sixthly: Yo Shoe Bro
Having a hard time finding comfortable footwear due to having wide feet Take a stab at these and see how they go. A variety of fashionable men's and women's styles are available, and they feature a supple, rounded toe box. As Janet S. puts it, "I could teach in them every day." ”
Women's Wendy Flats and Men's Wally Sox Slip-Ons are two of our top picks!
Seventhly, Clarks Shoes
As one customer put it, "If Clarks ever stops making their pump style, I don't know what I'll do." I can wear these with anything from jeans to skirts, and they even pass as heels when I need to get fancy. It's great that they're also cozy. — Sharon S
The Emslie Warbler Pump and the Linnae Pump are two that come highly recommended.
Dansko Flats, No. 8
Danskos are a favorite among educators. I've been wearing Dansko shoes for a long time, and they're fantastic. --Michele H.
Both the Franny Flat and the Karen Slip-On Mary Jane are great options.
9.Ballet Shoes from Amazon
Dara K I've tried them and they're great for the price (less than $25). There is consensus among Amazon reviewers. "I work as a public school teacher, where I am on my feet and moving around for 9 hours a day." There was no need to "break in" these shoes because of how incredibly comfortable they are. "Right when I put them on, they felt like an old, comfortable pair of ballet shoes." ”
There is a great pair of ballet flats for women available on Amazon called the Amazon Essentials
Shoes from the Lucky Brand, number 10.
Kristi B claims, "I will only wear Lucky Brand shoes," Lucky is the only brand I'll wear for my classroom shoes. And this five-star review from Amazon: "I love these boots." They are comfortable enough that I can wear them to the office all day. That says a great deal about you as a professor. ”
The Basel Ankle Bootie and the Alba Ballet are two of our favorites.
Skechers BOBS Shoes, No. 11
Beth D says the insoles in her BOBS shoes are her favorite thing ever (for more on insoles, see our roundup of the top insoles). We also appreciate the variety of great (and reasonably priced) choices. That print looks like a puppy!
Both slip-on flats and slip-resistant loafers come highly suggested.
Shoe Number Twelve: Skechers Microburst
Skechers appears multiple times for a reason: our educators have repeatedly and enthusiastically recommended them. A teacher's constant need to be on her feet recommends these comfortable slip-ons: That pair of shoes was made for your type of work. They look like ballerina flats but have the comfort of a tennis shoe. ”
Skechers Microburst is a shoe that comes highly recommended from us.
The BZee shoes by Naturalizer are incredible. They are machine washable and provide unrivaled comfort. Katie H.
In particular, the Niche Ballet Flat and the Axis Sneaker come highly suggested.
The Keen 14
Keens are a reliable option for both male and female educators. Their sandals are suitable for year-round use in warm climates. Otherwise, you might want to look for similar Keen boots and slip-ons
The Keen Sienna MJ Canvas Shoes are a great option.
Fantasy Couples 15
These flat pumps are just the thing for dressier occasions like award ceremonies and housewarming parties. In the words of one Amazon reviewer, "great work-to-evening shoe, even for a teacher." These are fantastic because they are both fashionable and extremely comfortable. Those who prefer to forego heels won't be left out; they also stock chic flats.
Both the Dream Pairs Women's Moda Pointed Toe Pump and the Dream Pairs Women's Classic Ballet Flats come highly suggested.
16 - Rockport - Men's Shoes
Many men's shoe buyers have relied on this manufacturer for decades. Rockport is the only brand I will wear for school." Never have I been disappointed by them. " —John M
For men, we suggest Rockport.
Oxford, Ollio, Number Seventeen
You can dress them up or down, and they come in a variety of colors. These oxfords are great quality for the price, and I wear them all the time. ," - Roxanne M.
Ollio Ballet Oxford is a great suggestion.
Shoe Company, LifeStride
Everything you need to know can be gleaned from this one review left by a real educator on Amazon: "I am writing this review as a teacher who walks and stands from 8 a. m to 1 p m wearing a mask while engaging second graders during the COVID era It's wonderful that my shoes aren't a problem anymore. ”
Elektra and Zora from LifeStride are what you should get.
19. Dr Martens
As Olivia C. puts it, "I love my (clean and well-polished) Doc Martens." says "I can be as businesslike as I need to while still feeling at ease." Take a look at this five-star review I received on Amazon: "I am a fifty-year-old female educator. Not sure if I can get away with wearing these to the office. In all honesty, I haven't found a better pair of shoes in a long time than these. I can't even begin to describe how soft and cozy they are. I wore Docs frequently in the 1990s. I'm relieved to have them back in my life. Spend your money on the footwear. You'll be glad you did it. ”
Mary Janes and 1461U for men come highly recommended.
shoes from birth, number 20
Katie R works in the footwear industry, and claims that the Born brand is the one she always suggests to customers who require shoes with extra arch support Check out the fringe on their Danni boots and the many color options available in the Julianne.
Both Born Julianne and Born Danni come highly recommended.
Earthies Shoes, Number 21
Many educators have commented on Facebook about how much they enjoy wearing Earthies. According to one educator: "I love these shoes." These are the only flats that don't hurt my plantar fasciitis-afflicted feet. I’m a teacher, Consequently, I am on my feet the entire working day. When I wear these to work, my feet don't hurt at all, and they don't hurt at all when I get home. That's incredible. ”
Please consider Essen Flats, which we highly recommend.
UIN Slip-On Canvas Shoes, No. 22
Want a pair of shoes that will let your unique style shine while you're in the classroom? These are available in an abundance of vibrant hues and stylish patterns. And they have a lot of fans: "I adore these shoes" They are extremely cozy, and I get compliments on them whenever I wear them. Since I've spent a lot of time on my feet while teaching and preparing a classroom, I've worn these shoes frequently. I was not let down by these. ”
UIN's Painted Canvas Slip-Ons come highly recommended.
Twenty-three. Crocs Flats
Yes, those Crocs. It turns out they produce a wide variety of styles that are just as cozy as their renowned clogs. Each color and pattern of Crocs flats is represented in my closet." " —Amy C
We advise you to check out Sloane Flats.
24. Dr Shoes by Scholl's
I live in Drexel Hill and suffer from hip arthritis, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis. Amy Y. Scholl said, "I love my Dr. told us There are dressier options, like the aptly named Ruler loafers, or more casual ones, like the black and brown Giorgie ballet flats.
The Dr. Scholl's Giorgie and the Dr. Scholl's Ruler are two products we think you'll find useful.
SafeTstep, Number 25 on the List
Shannon H favors this brand of non-slip footwear designed specifically for those in the food service industry Some of the styles are so adorable, it's not even funny.
Shoes by SafeTstep come highly recommended.
A Pair of Merrell Clogs, Number 26
As Brenda W. proudly proclaims, "I wear Merrell clogs all winter," It's obvious why They're relaxed enough for lounging, yet polished enough for the office.
We suggest the Encore Kassie Buckle Slide Clogs or the Juno Suede Clogs.
In the 27th spot, we have Timberland Pro.
Denise A. said, "I like the Timberland anti-fatigue clog." told us The Timberland Pro collection includes work boots that are designed to keep your feet safe and comfortable throughout the day.
PRO Riveter comes highly suggested.
Number 28 Rothy's
This is yet another trustworthy brand that is beloved by educators. These cute and cozy footwear are a sustainable lesson in the form of recycled water bottles. They can be costly, but schools offer discounts to teachers.
The FlatAn Excellent Read: The Flat plus The Shoe
Slip-On Shoes, Leather, Vans, 29,
For casual wear, I always reach for a pair of leather Vans slip-ons. This sneaker is waterproof, has excellent arch support, and manages to look put-together without losing its laid-back weekend vibe. Christopher C.
The Vans Classic Slip-On Leather Shoes are a Must-Have!
30-Origin of the Earth
These two pairs of shoes from this brand are consistently recommended to us as some of the best in the business, and they do not disappoint.
Raveen Bootie and Fara Flat are two options we endorse.
Shoes, number 31: Alegria
"Alegria shoes come highly recommended by my mom." The bottoms are rounded to ease stress on the heels. For her job, she must be on her feet all day, and luckily, she does. (Rachel P.)
Both the Alegria Paloma Flat and Alegria Taylor Flat come highly recommended.
Klogs' Clogs, Number 32
Sandy H exclaims, "I got some clogs from Klogs last year; they're great!" Amazingly, they are also incredibly cozy. This manufacturer specializes in footwear for nurses, but they also produce high-quality footwear for educators.
Klogs Mission Clog comes highly recommended.
Converse Slip-Ons, No. 33
There are times when nothing but a timeless classic will do. After dozens of unsuccessful shoe purchases, I found my perfect pair of Converse. Right about now I feel no pain in my foot. — April S
Our pick is the Shoreline Knit Slip-On Sneaker.
After 33 entries, we've reached the 34th spot: Adidas Cloudfoam
Another time-tested sneaker that has won over legions of devotees Aimee B. says, "I really like the comfort line at Adidas."
The Adidas TR21 Cloudfoam Sole Sneaker comes highly recommended.
Sneakers by Reebok, number 35
These classic men's and women's sneakers will never go out of style and will look great with any adorable teacher outfit.
Club C 85 is a great option for both men and women.
Concluding with a pair of Asics sneakers at number 36
Any shoe, with the right color and style choices, can pass for professional wear among educators. According to Nicole B., "I get a black pair of Asics so that I can still wear them with dress pants."
Our top pick is the Asics GT-2000 9
A Pair of Saucony Shoes, Number 37
These comfy sneakers come in a variety of colors to suit anyone's taste. Despite the high price, Laura W. says they're "worth every moment on my feet" after purchasing them. ”
Ski coats and shoes by Azura
Here at Number 38, we have ECCO Shoes.
Ecco is a quality brand," they said. Renee B. says, "They're pricey, but they last forever, and [they] look good." explains
The ECCO Simpil Loafer and the ECCO Soft 7 Zip Bootie come highly suggested.
Shoes from Taos, New Mexico, number 39
Cheryl T. says, "Taos sneakers are so comfy and have a soft support footbed." They are available in a rainbow of hues." ”
We suggest Taos Plim Soul and Taos Star Burst.
In recent years, the FitFlop has risen in popularity as a casual shoe that also serves as a fitness aid. They've branched out into additional fashions that work well in the classroom. Erin G puts it this way: "I can't function without my FitFlops." ”
Both the Superloafer and Leather Clog from FitFlops come highly suggested.
Oofos Shoes, No. 41
It can be difficult to locate footwear suitable for plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions, but this brand has been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). And then there are the instructors like Janet H. tell us, “Oofos are amazing They helped me with my plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, and now I have no foot pain when I walk. ”
OOmg Low eeZee and OOCloog Limited are two services that come highly recommended from us.
Shoes by Clarks, number 42
In addition to the brands already mentioned, Clarks has been mentioned multiple times as a top pick for teachers' footwear. I'm completely in love with Clarks' lace-up sneaker. Krista H. claims, "I can get through the day on these."
The Clarks Nova Glint is the shoe you need.
Clouds, Number 43
Numerous educators have proclaimed their love for this product. Author: Stephanie F. gushes, "I adore my On Cloud footwear." Currently, I own three pairs. ” Liz S says, "I'm very fond of my It's a given that my feet are going to be wide and have high arches. They are a perfect fit and a joy to wear. ”
On Cloud 2.0 is what you should do.
45. Skechers D'Lites
Mary L enjoys the Skechers design so much Any of the Skechers D-Lites that have yoga memory foam are my go-to." The cushioning in the insole of these shoes makes them ideal for long days on the job.
For some "me time," try the Skechers D'Lites Me-Time Sneaker.
Pair of Vionic Slippers, No. 45
According to Melana K., who suffers from wide feet and plantar fasciitis, "I love Vionic." shares There is a wide range of options for both sexes, and the company's insoles can be purchased separately and used in other footwear.
Both the North Willa Slip-On and the Dahlia Flat from Vionic come highly suggested.
Number 46: Skechers Go Walks
Brenda W. recommends "Sketchers Go Walks" if you are on a budget.
Female walkers should check out the Skechers Performance Go Walk 4
49. Expendable Flip-Flops
Just can't bring yourself to say goodbye to your sandals yet? I highly recommend Volatile shoes for the summer, as stated by Regina J. The Cute and the Comfortable ”
An excellent choice is the eponymous Bahama Wedge Sandal, which can be quite volatile.
Birkenstocks are Shoe No. 48
Karin B. suggests these sandals as an alternative. The weather permitting, I wear Birkenstocks." (You can even wear socks with them if you want.) )
Both the Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed and the Birkenstock Boston Clog come highly recommended.
49. Dr Riding boots made by Scholl's, known for their brilliant craftsmanship
This classic pair of boots will have you prepared for the chilly weather ahead, should it arrive early where you live. Additional benefit: these accommodate broader calf sizes than standard knee boots.
Our top pick is Dr. Scholl's Brilliance Riding Boots.
A Multi-Strap Ankle Bootie Like the Soda
"It's incredibly stylish and functional." One Amazon customer writes As a teacher who is on her feet all day, I can attest that these shoes have been a lifesaver. ”
Soda Multi-Strap Ankle Bootie is a great option.
Ankle Boot by Clarks, No. 51
Here’s one more Clarks to consider Over and over, our instructors have assured us that this is the go-to brand when they need something cozy to wear.
The Clarks Tamzen Boot comes highly suggested.
52. The AmazonBasics Canvas Slip-On Loafer for Men
Shoe stores can be a bit more scarce on the cheap and comfortable options for male educators. This is why we recommend these inexpensive slip-ons from Amazon Basics. Very comfortable loafers," raves one reviewer. These shoes are half the price of my Skechers, but they're more comfortable. ”
Men's Amazon Essentials Canvas Slip-On Loafers are a great choice.
Over and over, lecturers have expressed their satisfaction with TOMS shoes. Keep an eye on online retailers like Amazon and Zappos to find incredible sales.
Please consider the TOMS Classic Slip-On or the TOMS Carlo, both of which come highly recommended.
Fifty-four. TOMS Boots
When it comes to footwear, TOMS isn't limited to its signature slip-ons alone. I love the comfort of TOMS boots and the social good they do through their buy-one-give-one model. —Katie M.
Women's TOMS Boots are a must-have this season.
MAIITRIP Shoe, No. 55
Consider MAIITRIP if you're a teacher on a budget who values comfort and style in footwear. They're easily removable, come in a rainbow of hues, and are a cinch to put on
Slip-on walking shoes by MAIITRIP are highly suggested.
A Pair of Brooks
People who are on their feet all day have reported feeling less discomfort, including less back pain, knee pain, and plantar fasciitis, after purchasing and wearing these shoes. In addition, they come in a wide variety of bright and cheery designs.
The Brooks Revel 5 is our top pick.
Riding Boots by Naturalizer
My go-to outfit for class is a pair of tall boots with jeans, and I wear Naturalizer boots so that my feet can enjoy the day." Megan V. Smyth
Naturalizer Riding Boots are what you should get.
To number 58 on our list, we have Jack Rogers.
You don't have to choose between comfort and good looks with Jack Rogers' support line. The heel is well supported by rounded edges and a cushioned sole, making these shoes suitable for all-day use. What's more, their sneakers are a fantastic, adaptable choice.
Both the Comfort Sandals and the Croc Sneakers by Jack Rogers come highly suggested.
Tieks Ballerina Flats, No. 59
Classic Audrey Hepburn style meets ballet flat comfort in these Tieks. They have a non-slip rubber outsole, supple full-grain leather upper, cushioned insteps, and a non-elasticized back to ensure they last even after a number of days of wear.
The Tieks Matte Black Ballet Flats are highly suggested.
Low-Top Vans Sneakers, No. 60
We advise trying on a pair of Vans low top sneakers for women or men.
Canvas Slip-On Shoes from UIN
These one-of-a-kind slip-on shoes are a must-have for any educator. The thick insole cushion will keep you comfortable while you run through the halls, and the slip-resistant outsoles will keep you from slipping.
The UIN Women's Canvas Slip-On Shoes come highly suggested.
Loafers by VOCNTVY; Item No. 62
VOCNTVY makes these great slip-ons that are as stylish as they are comfortable Featuring a unique quilted design on the upper, these shoes are crafted entirely from leather and are finished with a memory foam insole for added comfort.
VOCNTVY Quilted Leather Slip-On Sneakers are a great option.
Slip-On Sneakers by OLUKAI, No. 63
In the classroom, the Lae'ahi men's sneakers are a must-have due to their high levels of comfort and adaptability. With the patented Drop-In Heel from OLUKAI and a pair of removable, washable insoles, these slip-ons can go from the beach to the classroom with ease.
Our pick: the OLUKAI Lae'ahi men's slip-on sneakers
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