Though it varies widely by industry, the average time civilian workers spend standing is four hours every day. 90 percent of workers fall somewhere between 24 minutes and eight hours.
What does that mean for you? Everyone is on their feet throughout the day, and having the wrong shoes can distract you from work or lead to physical injury. To help you focus more on staying productive, we’ve compiled a list of the best men’s dress shoes for standing all day.
Why Do Shoes Matter?
You don’t have to be a sneakerhead to know that not all shoes are made equal. Footwear that doesn’t fit can increase foot pain and decrease stability, depending on heel height, toe width, and sole rigidity.
On the other hand, well-fitted and well-crafted shoes can help reduce foot pain and support healthy posture. For foot conditions like plantar fasciitis, many doctors recommend using shoes with cushioned arch support to remove pressure from the heel and reduce the pain.
Men who spend long hours standing or walking in professional attire should consider the following factors when looking for a good shoe:
- Style. People often make assumptions about your character based on your attire. In a professional setting, stylish footwear can boost your confidence and help you perform at the highest level.
- Comfort. Stylish shoes typically aren’t blocky and bulky, though they shouldn’t constrict your feet either. Look for shoes that fit comfortably and are breathable.
- Support. Men who stand for long periods should find shoes with durable arch support. Flat soles can lead to foot pain, discomfort, and injury.
- Materials. Just because a brand claims to use “real leather” doesn’t mean they source premium materials. Top-end shoes typically cost more but last longer and look better. If a shoe comes from a renowned tannery rather than a mass-production factory, that’s generally a good indicator of quality.
The ideal shoe looks incredible, feels even better, and offers all-day support without wearing out your feet. Without further ado, here are the top four most comfortable men’s dress shoes for standing all day from Amberjack.
#1. The Original - Honey
The Original puts a modern spin on the classic shoe style. The buttery-soft sheepskin lining hugs your feet and the honey-tan leather pairs well with any colored suit or slacks. Look and feel great every day in the office with these can’t-miss shoes.
Shop Original Honey
#2. The Original Suede Series - Cobalt
Our protected suede stays fresh in any condition and comes from a world-renowned tannery in Italy. The cobalt blue shade looks great with light jeans, gray slacks, or khakis.
Shop Original Suede Cobalt
#3. The Loafer - Chestnut
Loafers are the perfect example of comfortable style. The laceless design makes them easy to slip on and off, the A-grade full-grain leather adds an element of professionalism, and the ultra-supporting outsole keeps you on your feet all day.
Shop The Loafer Chestnut
#4. The Chelsea - Obsidian
We designed our Chelsea boots to take you wherever you need and look good doing it. The low-top boot style creates a professional look while also being comfortable enough to wear all day, and the Obsidian color pairs well with light jeans, a gray suit, or khakis.Shop The Chelsea Obsidian
Why Choose Amberjack?
At Amberjack, we believe shoes should look as good as they feel. We stepped away from the traditional cookie-cutter production process most companies use and started designing advanced men’s dress shoes.
What makes our shoes different?
- Quality. We source our premium A-grade hides from one of the world’s leading tanneries, and our shoes are made by master craftsmen in Portugal. We only use the best materials available.
- Support. We use a fancy foam in our arch support that gradually molds to your foot’s shape. Think memory foam, but more durable, so it lasts longer.
- Durability. Our proprietary outsole has hiking boot material in the back and flexible athletic material in the front—the perfect combination of support and flexibility.
- Price. We directly partnered with our tanneries, which means we can offer our shoes at a price nobody else can beat. Similarly made shoes cost 2-3x more elsewhere.
Still not convinced? Our shoes also come with free shipping & free returns (US orders), and a one-year warranty. You’ve got nothing to lose. Experience the best men’s dress shoes for standing all day today!