Determining the most meaningful, comfortable, flexible, supportive, and affordable work shoes can be a bit of a task, but we here at Posig hope to simplify, or at least make sense of the task and assist you with making the best choices for getting the most reliable pair of work shoes. In essence, durability, comfort, flexibility, reputation, and of course last but not least pricing should be considered. However, like with any pair of shoes and also common apparel, it’s worth considering why and how it’s important not to jeopardize comfort or durability for the sake of shaving off a few extra dollars from a price.
Brand and Model
When considering the best work shoes for your job, try to research, read reviews, and further understand the various brands and models available out on the market, the reputation the carry, and most specifically what type of work environment they appear to be commented on or praised in the most—if possible. Also, try to equate the flexibility and mobility involved with the various models or brands of shoes you’re considering, take into careful consideration the brand and reputation—and of course, as mentioned later on, how this carries over to warranty or guarantee. In general, even a two to four week guarantee or warranty says a lot about the manufacturer, as well as the seller in terms of reputation and projected likelihood of product satisfaction and support.
If not anything, learn from us here at Posig that comfort truly should be looked at as being of the utmost importance if you’re serious about getting the most out of your work shoes. Comfort really ‘makes or breaks’ the deal when it comes to relying on work shoes in consideration of the sole type, arch, heel, and toe height, as well as any other additional support or additional width to widen things up and make a more flexible experience. After all, if you’re going to be standing, pushing, pulling, or even sprinting around in your work shoes then it’s essential that you find ones that are comfortable. While Nike has some great choices, Reebok does as well, and they are actually most predominantly known for having some of the most comfortable, cushiony, and genuine material-made work shoes for those that are serious—and most come at a bargain as well! Speaking of comfort, be sure to give Dr. Scholl’s work shoes and other footwear products a look as well to really maximize your work shoes experience!
Durability and Design
Dependent upon what type of polyester, cotton, or other synthetic materials or even leather your work shoe is designed of can make all the difference in terms of life expectancy, durability, and even more significantly how well—or not—it holds up to various environmental hazards or changes, such as strong chemicals, acids, bumps, cracks, and more. Another great thing to take into consideration in terms of design is whether or not your perspective work shoes are waterproof, and if not, is this really something you’re willing to part with in terms of what you’ll be facing at work for, say, 8-12 hours a day?
Some of the most durable work shoes (as well as work boots) are known to be that of the Timberland brand, so take into consideration companies or brands that have been providing model work shoes and designs for years to-date. Remember, most of all, you get what you pay for. While this footwear line in particular can be a bit more “premium” at times in terms of pricing, many customers report to have their Timberlands still in tack years after continued, consistent everyday use without damage or physical wear that otherwise negates the integrity of your work footwear.
Pricing and Guarantee
Last but not least, pricing and warranty or guarantees for your work shoes are definitely a variable worth considering. Ultimately, what the warranty or guarantee is behind your shoe says a lot about its likely durability, reputation, and overall worthiness of investment of your money, time, and safety or comfort of your feet.
Many companies that hold a strong reputation don’t hesitate to provide a worthwhile warranty or guarantee, so keep this in mind. Likewise, the same can be said for sellers or resellers, such as Amazon.com for example. Take into consideration these variables—and try to ‘read in between the lines’ when it counts, to protect both your money and time.