Men, listen up! Feet were designed to walk on soft, natural elements like soil and sand, not the hard, flat man-made surfaces that make up so much of our modern world – especially in the workplace. If you over-pronate – meaning your ankles roll in – when you stand or walk, you are at greater risk for developing major foot complications, most notably heel pain, or plantar fasciitis. This misalignment can travel up your body to your knees, hips and even your lower back. The biggest cause of over-pronation is not wearing shoes with arch support. That’s why it’s so important, not just to wear the comfortable dress shoes for men, but to wear orthopedic shoes, especially in places where you’re standing or walking for long periods of time, such as at work.
When it comes to leather dress shoes, you want something that’s both stylish and comfortable, we get that. However, you should never have to sacrifice your comfort for style. No matter what footwear you’re wearing, make sure to go for something that offers shock absorption as well as ankle and heel support. Whether you go for a classic penny loafer or the classic lace-up dress shoe, always shop formal wear that offers built-in support from the inside out.
Here’s what to look for in comfortable men’s dress shoes with arch support:
- Firm yet flexible midsole – Allows your foot to move naturally while still providing reliable balance.
- Deep heel cup – Your heel is held in place with a contoured heel cup for stability as you walk.
- Biomechanical footbed – Our podiatrist-engineered footbed hugs the curves of your foot for all-day arch support.
Here are our top picks for APMA approved shoes for men:
This versatile loafer has premium leather uppers and a simple look, making it perfect for a professional or casual look. The removable shoe inserts absorb shock, reducing stress on feet, ankles and knees.
With your choice of leather or weather coated suede uppers and contrast stitching, the Oxford shoes take on a unique, professional look. The removable leather-covered removable inserts add comfort under the feet for all-day wear. These lace-up shoes will add a touch of class and sophistication to any ensemble.
Burnished leather uppers add a touch of sophistication to this timeless style, while a flexible dual-density footbed assists mobility and gait efficiency, making it a comfortable go-to shoe for any occasion.
If you want to change it up from your typical dress shoes, check out our men’s stylish boots that are perfect for the office or for a night out. Shop our full line of stylish and comfortable dress shoes for men.