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Posted: Apr 12 2018
by: Rachel Cherry

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The best footwear for hospitality staff, outdoor work & nurses/doctors

Do you work in hospitality or a role that require you to be very active, with lots of walking and standing? Perhaps you are a waitress or hairdresser and spend all day on your feet? Or maybe you work outdoors and require footwear that can be worn on uneven ground, withstand the elements, and keep you dry and comfortable all day long? If so, The Shoe Link recommend the following shoes that give great arch support, and cushioning as well as encouraging the correct food strike to reduce impact to the joints and foot pain. These shoes are perfect for indoor wear or hard slippery surfaces such as hospital floors.



Skechers shoes are lightweight and flexible, they have a rubber sole to provide great traction on slippery surfaces. Click the image below to view the entire Skechers range including men’s, women’s’ and kids shoes.



New Balance footwear also offers cutting edge technology that will keep your feet healthy by reducing impact and adding support. New Balance is also ideal as this brand offers half sizes and comes in a variety of widths, so you can get the perfect fit for you. Visit The Shoe Link to buy New Balance in a range of sizes (including half sizes) from US6 to US 14 and widths from narrow to 6E fitting.



Rockport also offer a great range of versatile shoes. Rockport shoes are both practical and smart, the Zana shoes are fully machine washable (YES, even the leather shoe!!). The men’s dress shoes have an office look but feel just like sneakers to wear. The shoes have flexible rubber soles and padded ankle collars. Rockport shoes also feature adiPRENE cushioned technology, developed for Adidas footwear which is why they feel just like your favourite pair of runners underfoot! To find more information about the technology used in Rockport shoes, checkout an earlier blog focusing just on Rockport. We love the fashion friendly style of the Doeskin Truewalk shoes, with a trendy neon pink sole for that extra pop when you walk!



For those requiring orthotic friendly work shoes, the Active Spring range have a removable footbed and feature shock absorbing soles to relieves your feet, ankles, knees, hips and spine as you walk. The Active Spring Foundation System uses smart memory foam cushioning to propel you forward and empower your step when walking.



Hush Puppies shoes also feature leather insoles to reduce leg-fatigue. Our favourite is the Nissa shoe for ladies as it has a low wedge which is perfect for those who like a bit of height but more stability. The durable sole maintains excellent traction and grip to ensure a solid stride. For the men, Hush Puppies ‘Body’ shoes are crammed with technology that you don’t need to think about, because you will FEEL the difference! As well as full grain leather, these shoes marry style with key features like a dual density foam contoured foot bed and Biobevel technology at the heel and toe to enhance the natural walking gait alignment.



Shoe Therapy or Sapatoterapia as they are more commonly known in Italy is a little known brand offering high end, superior crafted footwear with comfort that is second to none. These shoes will never require any wear-in time, feeling more like slippers from the day you put them on, but also encompass all the elements needed for support and stability like a sneaker style product. Investing in a pair of Sapatoterapia shoes is like investing in future foot health comfort and well-being – we think it is an investment well worth the price tag.



For more extreme weather conditions Aetrex sandals feature built-in orthotics to give arch support and cushioning during the summer months, whereas Aetrex Vanessa boots offer the same benefits for the winter months. All Aetrex shoes also feature a fully removable foot bed for custom orthotics when needed. The Aetrex Michelle is a great work shoe also features Mosiac technology on the inner sole. By removing the pieces exactly where you need to release pressure you can self-customise your inner sole, achieving instant pressure relief where you need it most.



Nurses in the USA have declared Alegria Shoes to be among their favourite brands, chosen for their superior comfort, great fit and unique funky patterns. Alegria shoes are orthotic friendly with removable foot beds and extra cushioning to promote a healthy foot strike. Checkout Algeria’s full range of boots, shoes and sandals in all their patterned glory! Designed to cope best on the hard glossy floors such as classrooms, hospitals, hotels and similar environments, the thick sole offers ultimate shock absorption and the curved structure allows the foot to walk freely whilst naturally correcting alignment while you walk. Alegria shoes are ultra-quirky and fashionable, there’s a print to match your every mood – that’s why so many people end up buying more than one pair!



And last but not least, the Pure Comfort Range. Pure Comfort shoes are as they sound, extremely comfortable! However this brand of footwear is perfect for people with problem feet that require extra options when fitting shoes. Pure Comfort footwear offers extra wide fitting options that can be even further extended by removing the foot bed. Fully orthotic friendly, these shoes are great for people who suffer with hammertoe, bunions, plantar fasciitis and other common foot ailments. Even better, they come in a range of colours and are pretty to look at! View the entire range here, or contact The Shoe Link customer service department via our website for a more tailored solution if you require it.


So hopefully we have offered you so valuable insights to choosing the right shoes for you! We believe that hard working people need hardworking shoes to offer great support and comfort when you need it most - AT WORK! You can shop all of our styles and fashions at The Shoe Link website. Or visit our site to join our mailing list for exclusive weekly offers and discounts on all our best-selling brands or get specialist advice and a whole heap of brands and styles to choose from.


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