Best Shoes for Standing All Day

Whether you’re a teacher, doctor, caterer, nurse or cashier – you deserve the most comfortable and supportive shoes for standing all day. By the end of the day, your feet are a top-of-mind concern, so your shoes can’t be an afterthought! When your feet suffer, other things do, too: It might be your knees, your back, or your mood—not to mention your productivity.

We’re here to say it doesn’t have to be this way. Give your feet the arch support they deserve.

Vionic offers a collection of women’s shoes that can help ease heel pain, back pain and knee pain when standing all day. Whether you are looking for comfortable flight attendant shoes or shoes to wear in the office, Vionic shoes help realign your feet and provide ample arch and heel support because they are designed with built-in technology. When you wear the most comfortable shoes for standing all day, you won’t be waiting for the moment you can take your shoes off at the end of the day. Whether you’re looking for stylish dress shoes suitable for your work environment, or shoes with good arch support for plantar fasciitis, our footwear is the answer you’ve been looking for.

Just a few tips before shopping for your comfortable work shoes:

The key to finding supportive shoes for standing all day is that when it comes to sizing, don’t forget to get your feet measured at the end of the day. That’s when your feet are largest from standing for long periods of time. Also, remember that because you’re on your feet so much, your shoes take a lot of beating, sort of like athletic shoes do.

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine recommends replacing athletic shoes after 300 to 500 miles or within about six months. Do the same with your comfortable work shoes or rotate them with extra pairs of shoes. That may seem excessive in the short run, but it will really pay off in the long run.

Find your fit from among a variety of styles appropriate for your workplace dress code.

Shop for Work Shoes

Take a peek at Vionic’s newest work shoes for women with heel pain:

Satima Active Sneaker – Great supportive shoes for non-office environments


Satima Active Sneaker


Good for comfort and added stability of a lace-up shoe. If you’re constantly walking or standing, consider the Satima Active Sneaker.

Lightweight and durable with water-resistant leather uppers, the Satima Active Sneaker is a down-to-earth solution for working in a non-office environment—especially if you need the extra security of a rubber outsole for improved traction, durability and shock absorption.

Other great things about this customer favorite? A lightweight EVA biomechanical orthotic footbed supports your feet and helps realign your lower legs. This supportive technology helps reduce over-pronation and the common aches and pains associated with it. The flexible EVA midsole absorbs shock, also helping to reduce the stress on your heels, knees and lower back. First Ray Technology assists the mobility of your forefoot and enhances gait efficiency. Combined, these qualities make it one of the best shoes for standing all day  In our opinion.

Kaia Stacked Heel – Dressy enough for the office – or a wedding


Kaia Stacked Heel

“I have had three surgeries on right foot and one left foot. I have neuromas and hammertoes. I was so excited at the looks at these. I was so surprised that I could get them on my feet and they were comfortable to wear all day without pain. Thank you! Keep up bringing us great looking comfy shoes!” – B., Vionic Customer

Kaia’s mod block heel and luxe snake embossed leather uppers add sophistication to any ensemble, making it a versatile shoe that’s dressy enough for the office or a perfect fit for a fancy night out. You can choose from beautiful colors, like snake embossed leather, light grey suede and black suede – or for variety, get all three.

On your feet and moving fast? The rubber outsole, three straps across the vamp, and ankle strap provide extra support. You’ll stay more comfortable, too. Vionic’s heel collection offers advanced comfort features like a deep heel cup and enhanced forefoot contour to help align your feet and may help relieve your knee pain, back pain and heel pain while supporting your arches.

Waverly Loafer – A more casual type of shoe for the office

Waverly Loafer


Here’s a shoe you can also wear with confidence in a business casual environment. An elevated loafer designed for the chicest of wearers, Waverly features detailed stitching, a wooden heel and rich nubuck or leather uppers. To dress up, choose black or light pink. Or, for a little more fun, try the light gold for some sparkle. And by fun, we mean serious fun. But you won’t have to compromise comfort for style. These are great shoes for walking if your work requires you to be on your feet all day while also having a dress code. Waverly features the same reliable support technology found in all our shoes: a biomechanic orthotic footbed that puts your feet in the position nature intended. Your foot will thank you!

Nareen Block Heel – Not your average heel

Nareen Block Heel


You’ll forget you’re in heels with the flawlessly engineered construction of this heel with a comfortable fit. Nareen is a must-have for the modern woman on the go, crafted with an ankle strap with a buckle that is modern chic and available in three versatile hues – rose, light grey and black.

With a 2.36 inch heel height, these shoes may surprise you. Expect these to be comfortable shoes for standing, more so than the typical heel you’ve been wearing. That’s because our Vionic heel and wedge collection includes a firm yet flexible insole in each footbed, complete with an enhanced forefoot contour as an added feature.


Minna Ballet FlatComfortable flats with dress appeal

Minna Ballet Flat


“I love the look of these shoes! They’re also really comfortable and great for walking around all day.” – Lilly, Vionic Customer

Dazzle your coworkers and make a statement at work with our Minna. This upgraded ballet flat also offers exceptional comfort, especially when combined with Vionic’s supportive technology built inside and its soft elastic top line. You can look fabulous and feel great, too. Who knew?


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