Whether it's as a server, bartender, hostess, or any number of other hospitality jobs, we all know someone who works on their feet – and that requires special shoes to get them comfortably through the day. Here are some tips for finding the right hospitality shoes for your job.
A typical day in hospitality includes long hours of standing and walking – something office workers might not understand (See: How Many Steps We Take At Our Jobs) . However, if there is one thing that we at FitMyFoot DO understand, it's foot pain. So we set out to find the top selling footwear for hospitality workers on eBay that would work with a pair of FitMyFoot Custom 3D Printed Insoles.
When looking at this list, keep in mind that your 6" heels may not be doing you or your posture any favors – but combined with a pair of FitMyFoot Custom 3D-Printed Insoles, you truly can get through your shift without hating your feet. (See: 10 Types of Foot Pain FitMyFoot Can Help)
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING SHOES FOR YOUR JOB IN HOSPITALITY
When looking for shoes, there are a few key features you will want to have.
- Non-slip tread: these are essential as walking through wet or messy areas can potentially cause you to slip, and getting sent home early before the dinner rush because of a twisted ankle will not help your tip situation.
- Made of leather or other easy-to clean materials: This allows the wearer to keep his/her shoes clean and presentable when serving and dealing with customers.
- Padding and Custom Insoles: Make sure that your shoe provides extra padding. This extra padding will help to cushion the soles of your feet through those long Friday nights. Combine with a pair of FitMyFoot custom insoles to give your arch the support it needs to keep your foot from collapsing under the stress of a long shift.
THE 8 BEST SELLING HOSPITALITY SHOES (ACCORDING TO -BAY)
Provided below are the best shoes for hospitality workers from eBay.
Alegria Dayna Professional Clogs
The Dayna shoe from Alegria offers amazing support and comfort and stain-resistant leather. The interior of the shoe wicks moisture away from the foot to keep it cool and comfortable over extended wearing periods. It also features a comfortable foot bed made from cork, making it a perfect foot bed for a pair of custom insoles.
Dansko Professional Clogs
Sketchers for Work Encompass Slip-On
Timberland Pro Leela Pumps
These Mary Jane-style pumps from Timberland Pro are stylish as well as comfortable. The leather uppers have a rounded toe and a button-secured foot strap. It is completely covered with 3M Scotchguard protection from stains. They do have a 2-inch heel, which may prevent you from fitting in your custom insoles. Although it will help you to look professional without straining your feet.
Sketchers for Work Soft Stride - Softie Lace-U
Dansko Ingrid Clogs
Grasshoppers Janey Leather Oxfords
Timberland Pro Anassa Mary Janes