Comfortable footwear is the main tool for people who are standing up for their working day.

Choosing the right shoes leads to less tiredness, preventing diseases and problems in the feet and other joints, and providing well-being with other types of footwear that is hard to achieve.

Today, we will be taking a look at the best shoes to buy if you are using a standing desk setup in your office.

For Men

I have owned quite a few pairs of work shoes over the years and found that the following are, in my opinion, the best shoes you could buy:

Dansko Men’s Wynn Slip-On Clog

Our favorite formal shoe has to go to the Wynn Slip-on Clog from Dansko.

Dansko Men's Wynn Slip-On Clog

Made from 100% leather with a thick rubber out-sole, this shoe provides both the comfort and durability that you need in an office shoe.

After standing at my desk in these shoes for many hours, I have noticed much less fatigue in my feet and knees, something that usually cripples me halfway through the day is nearly non-existent.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Reduces fatigue

Cons

  • Needs time to ‘break-in’
  • A little more expensive compared to other shoes

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Please note: If this style does not suit you, Dansko does lots of other styles of shoe with the same level of comfort

 

New Balance Men’s Mx20v6 Minimus Cross Trainer

As I work from home, I am lucky enough to be able to wear sneakers in my office.

If your workplace allows this, then I highly recommend the Mx20v6 Minimus Sneakers from New Balance

 

Mx20v6 Minimus Cross Trainer

 

This soft sneaker has worked wonders time and time again in delivering a comfortable, fatigue-reducing experience when I’m at my standing desk.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Reduces fatigue

Cons

  • Feels like you are standing barefoot, which could need some getting used to
  • Not every office will allow you to wear sneakers

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For Women

As a man, I didn’t think it would be right for me to comment on shoes that I have not worn.

That is why I got my wife to try out a few different shoes and let me know her opinion.

These are her favorite:

 

Dansko Women’s Kristen Flat

This flat shoe from Dansko provides all of the comfort for all your standing needs.

With a sleek professional look, these shoes are perfect to wear in any office.

Dansko Women's Kristen Flat

These shoes provide memory foam cushioning and ‘Dansko Natural Arch’ technology to ensure that your feet remain comfortable all day.

Pros

  • Full-grain leather
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Come in seven different colors

Cons

  • None

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Please note: Once again, if this style does not suit you, Dansko does lots of other styles of shoe with the same level of comfort

New Balance Women’s 40v1 Minimus Cross Trainer

New Balance makes it into our list once again. This time with the 40v1 Minimus Cross Trainer.

40v1 Minimus Cross Trainer

 

These super comfortable sneakers are great for walking or standing when you are in work all day.

They are a lightweight shoe that does not feel at all restrictive.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Looks good

Cons

  • Just like the mens version, they Feel like you are standing barefoot
  • Not every office will allow you to wear sneakers

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