When you’re on your feet all day, comfortable shoes are so important. Teaching is hard enough without dealing with uncomfortable shoes digging into your feet and giving you blisters. Check out these comfortable shoes for teachers, and never worry about sore feet again.
The Most Comfortable Shoes for Teachers
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I just finished week 1 of state testing here in Pennsylvania. That means I spent 3 hours “actively monitoring” (aka walking up and down the aisles in my classroom) for the 3 days of ELA testing. Last year, my feet were sore and covered in band-aids by the end of the first testing week. This year, I did some research and found comfortable shoes that helped my feet survive hours of pacing.
After trying many different shoes and consulting other teachers at my school for their suggestions, these are the most comfortable shoes for teachers.
I first discovered this shoe in one of my trunks from Trunk Club. My stylist send a pair in Lavendar Silk, a very pretty shade of light purple. I loved them as soon as I set eyes on them. Then, I slid my foot in and never wanted to take them off. Unfortunately, I started thinking logically and realized that I didn’t have much to wear with purple shoes. I couldn’t convince myself to spend $100 on shoes I wouldn’t be able to wear very often. I very regretfully sent them back.
However, I never forgot those shoes. When I received Nordstrom’s next sale email, I headed to the website to look for the Felicia Flat. Luckily, I was able to find a pretty gold pair for $60. I bought them, and I love them. I got so many compliments, and my feet were unscathed at the end of day 1 of testing.
TOMS are a recommendation from other teachers at my school. They wear them all the time without any foot pain. With 1,238 five star reviews on the Nordstrom website, you can’t go wrong with TOMS. This will be the next shoe I purchase.
Like TOMS, Alegria was a recommendation from other teachers. These shoes have memory foam to support and cushion your feet as you walk. They also come in many different designs and colors.
Sketchers has been my g0-to brand for sneakers since I was in high school. When I started teaching and couldn’t wear sneakers every day, I realized Sketchers also makes some shoes that pass as appropriate for school. Amazingly, they are just as comfortable as the sneakers.
#5 – Tieks
Every teacher I’ve talked to who owns a pair of Tieks says they are the most comfortable shoes they’ve ever worn. I haven’t invested in a pair of Tieks yet, but it’s definitely on my wish list. I love all the colors of Tieks! If I decide to splurge on them, it’s going to take me forever to choose a color.
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