The 3 Best Work Shoes for Men & Women in 2018

Best work shoes

Finding good work shoes that are both comfortable and dressy can be a challenge, especially if you are on your all day at work.

Having a pair of comfortable, supportive shoes is essential if you want to make it through the workday pain-free and full of vigor.

Below, we have laid out the 3 best work shoes for men.

best work shoes for men

For those ladies out there make sure to scroll down to the section that says, “3 Best Work Shoes for Women.”

If you have had trouble finding a good looking pair at a great price, then look no further than our carefully reviewed list below.

3 Best Work Shoes for Men

1) Clarks Men’s Escalade Step Slip-on Loafer

The Clarks Men’s Escalade Step Slip-on Loafer shoes have leather uppers and good traction, and are also lightweight. They offer a nice look for those that have to look nice at work.

These shoes are suitable for semi-casual to business formal.

They are comfortable and have good cushioning, making them perfect if you are on your feet all day, but some people find them uncomfortable for walking long distances.

If you work around electrical hazards, note that these shoes are rated as electrical hazard safe. Most people found these work shoes durable, but some people thought the quality, especially compared to other Clarks models, was lacking.

Please keep in mind these shoes run a half size big, but are tight for wide shoes.

2) Merrell Men’s Jungle Moc Pro Grip Work Shoe

The Merrell Men’s Jungle Moc Pro Grip Work Shoes also have leather uppers.  They provide good support if you have a high arch, and they have an air cushion midsole.

Like the Skechers, you can be pain-free even after a full day on your feet.  However, these shoes require a break-in period.

Unless you have wide feet or a high instep, in which case these shoes may be snug, they are likely to be loose except for in the heel.

These light shoes are slip-ons, which is great if you have back pain that makes bending down difficult.

3) Skechers for Work Men’s Rockland Systematic Slip Resistant Lace-Up Shoe

Like the previous shoe, the Skechers for Work Men’s Rockland Systematic Slip Resistant Lace-Up Shoe has a leather upper and is electrical hazard safe.

The slip-resistance is excellent against both water and oil. Workers on a cruise ship and in an auto-repair shop reported being able to work without fear of slipping.

These shoes may not be as comfortable as some other shoes, but they provide great value for money.

Some people, however, find them to be extremely comfortable for standing all day and no longer have tired feet and legs after work.

Furthermore, they are durable, lasting over one year, and look professional. One downside is that they can get hot.

Honorable Mention

Bostonian Men’s Bolton Dress Slip-On

Like some of the other best work shoes in 2018, the Bostonian Men’s Bolton Dress Slip-On has a leather upper and is slip-resistant and light. They can be slippery on ice, however.

Some people find these shoes to be comfortable from the beginning, while others require a break-in period, especially in the heel.

These Bostonians have good cushioning and are comfortable if you stand or walk a lot at work.

The insoles are good and the shoes have a true fit. While not as durable as some other Bostonian models or more expensive shoes, these shoes provide good value for the price.

These work shoes are suitable for both casual or dressy situations.

3 Best Work Shoes for Women

1) Skechers for Work Women’s Soft Stride-Softie Slip Resistant Lace-Up

These are the most durable and comfortable pair of women’s shoes.

The Skechers for Work Women’s Soft Stride-Softie Slip Resistant Lace-Up shoe has a leather upper and good slip-resistance.

These shoes have great cushioning even if you are on concrete all day, whether you are walking or standing.

In addition to the cushioning, the good support leaves wearers without any foot, ankle or back pain.

This is true even for those standing for ten to twelve hours a day and have experienced pain with previous shoes. These shoes also come in a wide fit.

Furthermore, the shoes are durable and last all year long. They may, however, take some time to break in.

2) Skechers for Work Women’s Ghenter Bronaugh Work Shoe

Yet another pair of Skechers work shoes makes our top 3.

Skechers is a favorite of ours due to the comfortability and durability of their shoes. These two qualities alone are crucial to a happy and safe work day.

They come with a slip-resistant outsole and a mesh exterior to keep your feet cool in the hottest of days.

We have found them to be perfect for those on their feet all day and it’s no wonder they have such fantastic reviews on the online marketplace.

With a nice all-black look, you are sure to not only feel good but also look good in this top-of-the-line women’s work shoe.

3) Clarks Women’s Emslie Warren Slip-on Loafer

The last pair from our women’s work shoes review comes from a brand with a good reputation in the dressy category: Clarks.

Unlike the prior two shoes outlined above, this Clarks pair of slip-ons suits a more professional setting where dressing nicely is required.

So, for you ladies out there looking for some nice dress shoes with heels that are also supremely comfortable, look no further!

They feature a heel height of 2.16 inches and a full-grain leather upper to show off your style in the workplace.

The two buttons on the side add a nice luxurious look, while at the same time ensuring a snug fit on the inside.

Above all, we have found these shoes to be extremely comfortable and very popular for women who must dress nicely and are on their feet all day.

These shoes are also perfect for nurses who are often on their feet all day. Ladies in need of a nice look at a great price should look no further than these Clarks Emslie slip-ons.

What’s the Best Work Shoes for You?

Top mens work shoes

Finding work shoes that are both comfortable and dressy can be a daunting task.

It can be even more difficult to acquire such a pair if you need to consider factors such as slip-resistance or electrical hazard safety.

That is why we have put together a guide to the 3 best work shoes for men and women in 2018 to help you in your search.

The work shoes listed above provide a good combination of comfort and dressiness and offer good value for the price. Here’s to working in an enjoyable, pain-free way going forward!

About the author

Nate Alger

Nate is avid CrossFitter who loves pushing his body to the max in his attempt to look stronger. He loves toppling outrageous hiking adventures. Some of his most recent excursions include the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Half Dome hike in Yosemite National Park.

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