If your shoes are not providing you with the necessary support needed to carry out your job, this can lead to pain in a number of areas like your feet, ankles, legs, and back, or worsen the pain that already exists. It's important that you choose the right shoe for your job requirements. If you spend your workday carrying boxes or operating heavy machinery, then a pair of stilettos probably isn't the way to go.
- Shoes that are too big or too small do not provide you with enough support, and can lead to ankle pain and blisters on your feet.
- Proper work shoes should provide adequate support for the arches of your feet, or you can purchase insoles to add to this support.
- It's logical to think that flat-soled shoes are more practical, but work shoes should actually have your heel raised at least one-quarter of an inch above the rest of your foot for optimum support and to maintain the right foot position.