Ever wonder what shoes to wear? As a woman, (a stereotype, I know) I know only too well the amount of time that is put into picking out the right shoes for an outfit. It is not only shoes to wear out and about, but rather shoes to wear to work. Depending upon where you work and what you do for a living, it can be quite difficult to determine what shoes to wear. Here is a little bit of a guide line as to what type of shoes to wear.
- Timberland shoes and work boots are some of the best shoes for both men and women. These boots and shoes come with 6 months of guaranteed comfort. The durable construction and non-slip soles make them ideal for standing all day and walking in potentially dangerous areas. The thick soles protect from small debris and tacks far better than sneakers ever can. (Trust me on this one, I learned from experience.)
Entry Level Office Workers
- Men- Nice, plain sneakers are often good enough for the office. This is especially true if the office is attached to a laboring floor. These sneakers should be single colored, usually black although white is also acceptable.
- Women- Flats and closed toed shoes are considered best for this. The heel should not be too high and the shoes should not be overly flashy. Unless you are working seated the entire time, make sure the heels have a rubber sole and will not cause you to slide.
Upper Office Workers
- Men- This is not the time to go for comfort only. Be sure to wear to wear dress shoes to work. These shoes should have a very low heal and should be made from leather. The shoes can be slip on shoes or they can have laces, but they do not have thick rubber soles that sneakers and work shoes have.
- Women- Think closed toed shoes. The shoes can be a bit flasher and the heels can be higher. Be sure that the shoes fit appropriately. Women in the upper offices ten to be a new trend; do not be afraid to be bold.
- If you own your facility, wear whatever shoes you want to. You run the place, you pay the checks and you make the rules. Do remember that people will judge you based upon how you are dressed through, so coming in with stained jeans and falling apart shoes will not impress those that work for you. When making business connections, dressing poorly will hinder the process, so dressing with the upper office or management dress shoe styles.
The biggest thing to remember when buying shoes for work is the follow the dress code. Just because the shoes fit in with this guide line does not mean that the shoes will fit the guidelines of the work place. It is also very important to remember what the position includes since high heels and walking are not always compatible. This applies for men and women in the work force.