(Closed) Need Work Shoe Advice

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which Shoes Would You Buy?
    Shoe 1 : (18 votes)
    22 %
    Shoe 2 : (13 votes)
    16 %
    Shoe 3 : (14 votes)
    17 %
    Shoe 4 : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Shoe 5 : (12 votes)
    14 %
    Shoe 6 : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Shoe 7 : (9 votes)
    11 %
    None of them - keep searching. : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    They’re all cute!  Number 4 is a lot more casual than the others, but whether that’s good or bad depends on your own style and work environment. For my own style, I like 1 and 3.

    Post # 4
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m not a fan of #2 & #3, but I like the rest of them.  Is there a color you wear most often?  I wear black pants a lot so #1 would be great for me.  My favorite pair that you posted are #5 πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I like #1 the best! I wear flats all the time, not because I can’t wear heels but because I don’t like heels. #1 look like something I would buy.

    Post # 7
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like the color and fabric of number 1 but with summer coming up I would probably go with number 5

    Post # 8
    Member
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a pair of Ecco brand shoes that look exactly like #5 and I love them. Great for walking and standing all day. Breaking them in was a bit hard but I love them now!

    And #1 is good too, you can’t beat a black-ish flat for versatility!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    #1 definitely looks like something I’d go for. It’d go with a lot of stuff I wear to the office anyway.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think I like #2 best.  the metallic color makes them just a little more fun than the standard office shoe.  Plus I’m not a huge fan of the large buckles on all the other ones, (but that’s clearly a personal choice).

     

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    For me, the big thing is how they feel.  I have low arches so most flats hurt like a beast.  They are all pretty cute though.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3246 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think that #1 is indeed too “old-looking” (I just turned 25 and love shoes. . . but I’m picky and do tend to notice what looks certain sorts of people tend to wear).

    I really like #s 2, 3, 6, and 7. My favorite ones are #6– so cute! Also, I love the bronzy metallic color of #3– actually maybe those are my favorite. . .

    If you stand up a lot, however, I would be concerned that these types of shoes don’t offer enough foot support, and after standing for a while your feet, knees, and back might begin to hurt. I’ve done various standing-up jobs and have experimented with many kinds of shoes, but the ones I find to be best for being on my feet a lot are, of course, Danskos. They have some darn cute styles, too– mary janes and sandals included! And I do like the traditional clog look myself, but I’m guessing you might prefer something more dressy. Take a look at online shoe places and see what some of the styles are, if you’re curious. πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
    Member
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ll second Dansko’s- they were all I could wear when I was in retail on my feet on hard unforgiving floors all day.  They suck to break in, but once your feet get used to them you won’t want to wear anything else.  And they’re great for labs because spills won’t immediately eat through them like most canvas or faux leather shoes, and they’re pretty sharps-resistant.  I just bought longer pants and honestly, they just looked like brown or black shoes.

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like #2 πŸ™‚  I think 4 looks a bit preteen.

    Post # 16
    Member
    999 posts
    Busy bee

    I really like 1, 5, 6, 7 the most. Would be even better personally for me if they were in black. I need a new pair of work shoes and like flats better then heels.

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