The Best Orthopedic Shoes for Standing All Day at Work

Whether you’re a teacher, doctor, caterer, nurse or cashier – you deserve the very best orthopedic shoes for standing all day. By the end of the day, your feet are a top-of-mind concern, so your shoes can’t be an afterthought! When your feet suffer, other things do, too: It might be your knees, your back, or your mood—not to mention your productivity.

We’re here to say it doesn’t have to be this way.

Vionic offers a collection of women’s shoes that can help ease heel pain, back pain and knee pain when standing all day. Vionic shoes help realign your feet and provide ample arch and heel support because they are designed with built-in technology. When you wear the best working shoes for standing, you don’t have to wait for comfort until you kick off your shoes at the end of your shift.

Just a few tips:

When it comes to sizing, don’t forget to get your feet measured at the end of the day. That’s when your feet are largest from standing. Also, remember that because you’re on your feet so much, your shoes take a lot of beating, sort of like athletic shoes do.

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine recommends replacing athletic shoes after 300 to 500 miles or within about six months. Do the same with your work shoes or rotate them with extra pairs of shoes. That may seem excessive in the short run, but it will really pay off in the long run.

Take your pick from among a variety of styles appropriate for your workplace. All are endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. With a focus on preventing health problems, this approach embraces both conventional and alternative techniques to help heal the whole person. And the right shoes are a great low-tech and easy way to help prevent pain and problems associated with poor alignment.

Shop for Work Shoes

Take a peek at Vionic’s newest work shoes for women with heel pain:

Walker Classic Sneaker – Great supportive shoes for non-office environments

For comfort and added stability of a lace-up, for walking or just lots of standing, consider the Walker Classic.

Walker Classic

Lightweight and durable with water-resistant leather uppers, the Zen Walker is a down-to-earth solution for working in a non-office environment—especially if you need the extra security of a rubber outsole for improved traction.

Other great things about this customer favorite? A lightweight EVA biomechanical orthotic footbed supports your feet and helps realign your lower legs. This supportive technology helps reduce over-pronation and the common aches and pains associated with it. The flexible EVA midsole absorbs shock, also helping to reduce the stress on your heels, knees and lower back. First Ray Technology assists the mobility of your forefoot and enhances gait efficiency. Combined, these qualities make it one of the best shoes for standing all day  In our opinion.

Blaire Heeled Sandal – Dressy enough for the office – or a wedding

“I have had three surgeries on right foot and one left foot. I have neuromas and hammertoes. I was so excited at the looks at these. I was so surprised that I could get them on my feet and they were comfortable to wear all day without pain. Thank you! Keep up bringing us great looking comfy shoes!” – B., Vionic Customer

Blaire’s mod block heel and luxe snake embossed leather uppers add sophistication to any ensemble, making it a versatile shoe that’s dressy enough for the office or a fancy night out. You can choose from beautiful colors, like merlot, black or brown – or for variety, get all three.

Blaire Heeled Sandal

On your feet and moving fast? The rubber outsole, three straps across the vamp, and ankle strap provide extra support. You’ll stay more comfortable, too. Vionic’s heel collection offers advanced comfort features like a deep heel cup and enhanced forefoot contour to help align your feet and may help relieve your knee pain, back pain and heel pain.

Waverly Loafer – A more casual office shoe

Waverly Loafer

Here’s a shoe you can also wear with confidence in a business casual environment. An elevated loafer designed for the chicest of wearers, Waverly features detailed stitching, a wooden heel and rich nubuck or leather uppers. To dress up, choose black or light pink. Or, for a little more fun, try the light gold for some sparkle. And by fun, we mean serious fun. But you won’t have to compromise comfort for style. Waverly features the same reliable support technology found in all our shoes: a biomechanic orthotic footbed that puts your feet in the position nature intended.

Mia Block Heel – Not your average heel

You’ll forget you’re in heels with the flawlessly engineered construction of this heel. Mia is a must-have for the modern woman on the go, crafted with snake pattern embossed leather and available in three versatile hues.

With a 2.36 inch heel height, these shoes may surprise you. Expect to be more comfortable than you’ve been when wearing a typical heel. That’s because our Vionic heel and wedge collection includes a firm yet flexible insole in each footbed, complete with an enhanced forefoot contour as an added feature.

Mia Block Heel

Caroll Ballet Flat – Dress appeal

“I love the look of these shoes! They’re also really comfortable and great for walking around all day.” – Lilly, Vionic Customer

Caroll Ballet Flat

Dazzle your coworkers and make a statement at work with our Caroll. This upgraded ballet flat also offers exceptional comfort, especially when combined with Vionic’s supportive technology built inside and its soft elastic top line. You can look fabulous and feel great, too. Who knew?


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