When I was in nursing school, I was always looking how to choose the best shoes for standing. When you are on your feet for 12 hours a day, sometimes without a break, you need a well-made and comfortable pair of shoes. Now that I am blogging, I still need the same sturdy shoes for all the walking I do when at a convention or trade show. The convention I just came back from was spread out over tens of thousands of square footage. With that much ground to cover, I needed a good pair of shoes that would give me good support while looking and feeling good as well. Here are some great tips for choosing the best pair of shoes if you are also on your feet a lot.
How To Choose The Best Shoes For Standing
- Fit: It is recommended you measure your foot each time you are buying shoes. Your size can change over time and each line of shoes can vary greatly in their sizing. The best rule of thumb is to never assume your feet are the same size as they were 5 years ago. My shoe size went from an 8 to a 9 with my last pregnancy, but I can still wear an 8, depending on the maker of the shoe.
- Slipping: Be sure to try on both shoes and walk around the store a few times. If your foot slips at all, you need to either try another size or another style. When your feet slip around in your shoes, you will get blisters and sore spots that will make walking in any shoe painful.
- Arch: Be sure to choose a pair of shoes that will accommodate your arch. If you aren’t sure if you have a high or low arch, dip your foot in water and then step on a piece of cardboard. If you can see most of your foot, you have a low arch and if you don’t, your arch is on the high side.
- Shape: You need to find a shoe that conforms to the shape of your foot and not the other way around. If you buy a pair of shoes hoping your foot will adjust to the shape of the shoe, you are in for a very uncomfortable and painful journey. One company I found that makes an incredibly comfortable shoe that conforms to your foot is Cushe (pronounced Cush-y). With the Cushe brand, gone are the days when you had to squeeze your foot into a pair of shoes and have them feel good.
Shoes That Conform To Your Feet
If you think about it, shoes that conform to your feet are going to feel a whole lot better than a pair that you need to make your foot conform to. With the shoes from Cushe, you get a shoe that looks fantastic, feels great and gives you the support and stability you need. Started in 2004, the Cushe brand was created by a group of footwear designers and enthusiasts who wanted to bring the people shoes that they would want to wear themselves. The design of the shoes from Cushe is not like all the others on the block, but rather a design that sets them apart from the ho-hum shoes we see over and over! I chose the Women’s Cushe Slipper Hellyer in Chocolate ($50.00) and they are amazing! The sturdy canvas of the shoe will guarantee you they will hold up for a long time to come. The sturdy molded outsole gives you the confidence that you are not going to slip and fall. I wore these while on my business trip and they felt like I had been wearing them for years. It is usually not a good idea to take a new pair of shoes when you plan to walk a lot, but I did! I was so impressed with how well the Cushe shoe fits and how good looking it is. You can wear this style with a pair of jeans or a cute skirt; either will be fine. If you are looking for a really awesome shoe that you will get a ton of compliments on, any of the styles from Cushe will do it for you! To keep up with the latest news from Cushe, you can like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.