Teachers spend at least 8 hours a day standing on their feet, so comfortable shoes are very important. I have done research on comfortable shoes on the market and here in the top 50. These shoes are ranked in terms of comfort, lightness, and design.
The price range listed here is provided by Amazon. The price depends on the available size and color and you may be able to get a cheaper price if you buy it from another seller. Some of the shoes are more expensive because of their quality and brand name.
1. Allbirds Tree Breezers
These shoes are so light! The material makes them easily conform to your movements. They also come with ribbed collars for the perfect fit. hey are made of renewable materials so it minimizes odor, and it can be washed with a washing machine! There are 17 colors to choose from various shades of green, pink, purple, blue, brown, red, and black. I highly recommend these shoes if you like wearing flats or if you just want a really good pair of shoes, these are the ones!
2. Sketchers Microburst
These shoes have a comfortable rubber sole, which is flexible, and it can move with your feet. It is lightweight and it is made for teachers who are on their feet all the time! If you teach young children, it would be perfect because you need to constantly sit or kneel on the floor your feet won’t feel uncomfortable because the shoe is soft, and it wraps around your feet. It is a really comfortable shoe whilst also looking professional.
3. Sketchers Walking shoe
These shoes are a really good option if you are looking for something less expensive, they have a slight heel which makes walking very comfortable. It has an elevated and soft sole which relieves the stress off of your heels and it feels like you are walking on a mattress all the time. This is a great option if you have to walk around your classroom a lot especially if you are teaching young children!
4. Asics Gel
These shoes are trainers, and they are suitable for teachers who often need to run around. Even though they are trainers, they can still go with whatever outfit you choose, even if you often wear dress pants! These come in multiple colors, but I recommend getting the black ones because it’s easier to match with different color clothes.
5. Dansko Flats
These shoes have a rubber sole, a heel around 1 inch which relieves the stress off of your heels. These are made of leather so if it often rains where you live, there is no worry that your shoes are going to get wet. A special feature of this shoe is that it comes with a molded footbed, which provides optimal arch and support and cushioning. This footbed is removable so you can choose if you want this extra bit of support or you can remove it if you don’t like it.
6. KEEN Women’s Kaci
These shoes come in three colors, and they are made of 100% leather. They have a 1.25 inches heel, and this slight elevation can help if you walk a lot on a daily basis. These shoes are designed to walk on rough surfaces, and it prevents slipping. If it constantly rains where you live and you need a good pair of shoes that will prevent you from slipping, then this shoe is a great option. These shoes are made for walking and if you need to walk short or long distances then this is shoe is right for you.
7. Clarks Women’s Pump
These shoes are suitable for teachers who like to wear heels. These shoes have a 2-inch heel, and yes, it is comfortable to wear but it is not suitable for long-distance walking. These shoes are comfortable because they have a soft cushion and an ortholite footbed. Ortholoite footbed provides comfort and it is very lightweight, so you won’t feel that your feet are heavy. I recommend these shoes on flat surfaces, like in school corridors and classrooms.
8. Timberland PRO
These shoes are perfect for you if you have wider feet. When you wear these shoes, you simply slip them on, and they will fit securely. These shoes are built for women’s optimal fit and comfort. There is a 1.75-inch heel that relieves the stress from the soles of your feet and the stress would be absorbed by the heel. They are made of full-grain leather, which means it is made from high-quality leather. These are great if you need to walk on different surfaces. This shoe is water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry when it’s raining.
9. Sketchers O’Lites
These shoes are suitable for teachers who have to do a lot of walking, whether that is in the classroom or outdoors. This shoe has both leather and textile, so even if it rains it won’t get wet easily. The design includes an arch with lightweight shock-absorbing material which can absorb the impact when you are walking, which protects your feet. There is also air-cooled memory foam, so you don’t need to worry about your feet sweating!
10. Adidas comfort
Adidas comfort comes in many different colors and patterns, they are 100% synthetic. They have a rubber sole which makes them very comfortable to walk on. Every shoe comes with a cloud foam memory layer that prevents friction and protects your feet from walking. These shoes can also be used for running or long-distance walking. These shoes are worth investing in, even if you don’t walk so much, they are really comfortable to stand in.
11. Dr Scholls Frankie Ballet Flats
Dr. Scholls is known for its comfortable shoes, as this company is founded by an actual doctor who wanted to create better shoes for his patients that have foot problems. The aim of this company is to create comfortable shoes and to prevent any pain or fatigue in your feet. These ballet flats are perfect for teachers who are constantly walking around the classroom helping their students. There is also a soft memory form that can absorb the impact of walking. These shoes are not too expensive and are a great option to consider.
12. Sanuk slip ons
These shoes are 100% textiles with synthetic soles, there are multiple designs that can add color to your outfit. The top of the shoe is ultra-flexible so your feet will feel nice and warm, and it is also very comfortable to walk on. These shoes are suitable for teachers who prefer having textile slip-on rather than flats or pumps. These shoes are affordable so you could buy more than one and own different patterns!
13. Bob shoes
These shoes are slip-on, you can choose to wear socks or not, either way, they are really comfortable. They are made out of rubber, so they are very light and they have various colors to choose from. I recommend these shoes if you have previously owned a pair of Toms or rubber shoes because these are affordable and even if it gets wet, it dries really quickly!
14. Vans Slip ons
Vans is a popular brand because it is comfortable and there is an elevated platform, which makes walking more comfortable. These shoes are 100% leather, and they are classed as lifestyle shoes, if you are looking for something that is comfortable and causal then these are a great option. They come in 30 different patterns and colours, you can choose if you want a plain colour or colour patterns.
15. Ecco Sneakers
Ecco is a Danish footwear manufacturer, and their shoes are known to be comfortable. They are made from 100% leather, making them water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry if it’s raining. The inside of the shoe is soft and so every step you take will be very comfortable. The upper part of the shoe is made of soft leather making the shoe lighter and more flexible. These shoes a more expensive but it has great quality.
16. UGG Women’s boots
UGG shoes are very warm and cozy, the appearance of the shoe is really nice. These shoes are made of 100% cow Suede meaning if it comes in contact with water then it needs to be dried instantly. If you are looking for a boot with heels, this shoe would be great because it has a soft insole and there is a decorative fringe bow that can add to your outfit. If you are looking for some winter boots, these are a great choice!
17. RockPort Men’s shoes
RockPort men’s shoes come in different styles and colors, they have casual and outdoor shoes, boots, slip-on, and many more. All their shoes have one thing in common, they are all very comfortable. They are all made of lightweight high-quality leather which makes the shoe breathable. It also provides long-lasting cushioning on the heel. The prices of these shoes can be expensive, but even the cheaper ones will still be a very good option for men who need a really good pair of walking shoes.
18. BZees Women’s Empress Pump
These shoes may look odd but they are really comfortable to wear. They have a free foam footbed so your feet can rest even while standing. These come in three classic colors so they will go with any outfit you choose. Also, there is a 0.75-inch platform which can help absorb the impact from walking and standing. The best thing about this shoe is that it is machine washable, so you don’t need to worry if the shoe gets dirty.
19. Taos Sneakers
Taos Sneakers come in 15 different colors and they are made of 100% leather. They have a rubber sole, preventing you from slipping. They have curves and pods footbed with soft support which makes your feet feel cozy. They also have a microbe shield which provides lasting protection for the shoe and your feet. If you are looking for shoes that are made of leather and are affordable then these are a great choice.
Rothy’s come in 18 colors and they are knitted using Rothy’s signature thread- it is spun from plastic water bottles! These shoes don’t stretch much, so the flat should gently hug the contour of your foot, making it feel just right. There is also a zero break-in period meaning that once you get these shoes you can wear them right away without getting blisters. These shoes are quite expensive, but they have free shipping and a free return policy. If you are interested and the price is in your budget, then try a pair!
21. Algeria Paloma
These are handstitched leather shoes with a rubber sole. They have an adjustable hook and loop closure with unique ornamentation. They have up to 30 different colors and patterns to choose from, be sure to take a look if you are interested. The shoe has a suede insole which makes it very warm for your feet. These Mary Janes have an elevated sole, even if you are standing a long time you’re feet won’t feel tired!
22. Converse slip ons
These shoes are really convenient to wear, simply slip in your feet and you’re good to go. These shoes are made of textiles and leather so don’t wear them when it is raining, or your shoes will get soaked! Also, these shoes come in different patterns and colors, but the black option is the most popular because it goes with any outfit you choose.
23. MATRIP Shoes
These shoes feel like wearing a sock, it is really comfortable. They have an elastic nonslip sole so they can spread the impact evenly, allowing your feet to be able to stand all day. The material is super lightweight and flexible, making it breathable. These go well with any outfit: casual, smart casual, or even formal. These shoes have 10 different colors to choose from, be sure to pick the color that you like the most!
24. Dr. Martens Mary Janes
Dr.Martens shoes are known to be quite expensive because of the craftsmanship and the high quality of leather. There is a 1.5-inch heel that helps absorb the impact while you are walking and because the sole is made out of rubber it prevents you from slipping. These shoes can last a really long time so if you looking for an investment in a good pair of leather shoes then these are the ones!
SafeTstep shoes have many different options to choose from, they are all made from 100% leather. They have pumps, boots, clogs, flats, sneakers and all of them are really comfortable. These shoes are water-resistant, and they have a slip-resistant outsole because the bottom is made of the diamond tread. These shoes are perfect if you live in cold and wet weather, they are comfortable enough for you to walk long distances and safe enough to walk during harsh weather.
26. Born flat
These shoes come in 9 different colors, they have a rubber sole and the flat is hand-crafted from full-grain leather. The heel is 1.2 inches which gives you a slight boost when you are walking. These shoes are suitable for teachers who walk a lot around the classroom, they are not good for walking on rough surfaces. If you are looking for a nice pair of leather ballet flats, these are the ones. They are not too expensive but they are still comfortable and it is worth the price.
27. Birkenstock Sandals
Birkenstock sandals have a soft footbed that is anatomically shaped. The cork footbed conforms to the shape of your food and there is arch support with an extra layer of super-soft foam cushioning. There is also a deep heel cup and a roomy toy box. These sandals have been popular for many years, it is a very comfortable pair of sandals. The strap of the sandal keeps your feet nice and cost. These come in 30 different colors and patterns so you can find one that fits you!
28. Hot Chocolate
These shoes are super cute and pretty! They have many different printed fabric designs, and all of them come with a cushioned inner sole for maximum comfort. They also have an adjustable buckle strap and the leather is vegan! They are not too expensive so you could get multiple pairs for different occasions. These would be great no matter which grade you are teaching, everyone would love your shoes!
29. Earth Origins
There is a hidden stretch material that makes your feet fit securely. There is also a cushioned arch-supporting footbed, every time you walk you will be able to feel the footbed, every time you walk it will absorb the impact and it will take on the stress of your feet. The heel allows your feet to be slightly elevated which shifts the stress of your soles to your heels. This is a great option if you want a pair of heels that will make your feet feel warm and look stylish at the same time.
30. Clarks Sillian Tara
These Clarks boots come in 4 different colors and they have a synthetic sole. The heel height is around 1.35 inches which makes it more comfortable to walk. The shoe is made of materials that are ultra-lightweight so you won’t feel like you are wearing a very heavy boot. These shoes are perfect for winter this shoe will keep your feet really warm.
31. Amazon Ballet flats
These shoes come in 34 different colors and patterns, they are inexpensive and they are the ‘amazon essentials’ for work shoes. This is a classic and versatile ballet flat designed for daily wear and superior fit. It has a casual silhouette with a round toe shape which makes your feet look really slim and flattering. The shoe is also elasticized which provides more comfort and it allows the shoe to be more breathable. These shoes are for everyone who wants a nice pair of flats for a very affordable price.
32. Clarks Everylay Elma Oxford
These lace-up oxford shoes are made of 100% leather, and they have a rubber sole. The heel height is 1.5 inches which can give you a little height and your feet won't feel as tired. If you are looking for a nice pair of leather oxford shoes with a slight heel these are a great option.
33. Toms shoes
Toms are popular because they have various designs and colors to choose from and their shoes are not too expensive. I would recommend these shoes to anyone that is looking for lightweight canvas shoes because they go with every outfit and it’s really quick to break in. They can be a little tight when you first wear it, but it becomes soft and it conforms to the shape of your feet.
34. Toms Boots
Toms offers many different boots, they come in different colors and styles. If you are looking for boots that are leather or suede that are affordable and long-lasting. Be sure to check out the different Toms boots.
35. Vionic Women’s Fitness Shoes
These shoes come in five colors, the platform of the shoe is around 2 inches. There is a removable footbed, so if your feet are too big you can always take that out. The top of the shoe is made up of textiles, so if it rains then it will get soaked! When it’s not raining, these shoes can be really comfortable to wear because it has a platform to absorb the impact and your feet won’t feel tired.
36. UIN Painted Canvas loafers
UIN canvas loafers come in 36 different patterns and ‘stories’, they are all really colorful and artistic. They are very easy to take on and off and they are very lightweight. All the materials used to make the shoe are environmentally friendly. These shoes are created for people who love art and love to travel. It is a casual and fun way towards fashion and it can be used for any occasion. If you love art or you want some really cool shoes, these shoes are great for you.
37. LifeStride Flats
Lifestride flats are 100% synthetic and have a synthetic sole. These shoes come in 12 different colors and have extended sizes and widths, so if you have wider feet these would be a great option. These shoes are perfect for the summer because there are gaps in the shoes which makes them more breathable. Also, it can go with any outfit and still look professional.
38. Ollie Oxford
These shoes are 100% synthetic and they have a rubber sole. These shoes make your feet look slim and flattering, which is great for formal or casual occasions. These shoes are affordable and they would look great with any outfit.
39. LULU FitFlops
These shoes have micro wobble board midsoles which makes walking really comfortable because it balances the stress of your feet. These shoes are stylish and they are perfect for hot weather.
40. Serene Loafers
These shoes come in 6 different colors and it has an anti-grip rubber sole. Each shoe has a bow lace-up design which can add style to your outfits. If you are looking for some affordable and slip-on loafers shoes then these are a great choice.
41. Essen Shoes
These shoes are convenient because you just slip your feet in, and they will make your feet look slim. There is an elastic criss-cross design that can add style to your outfits. These are great if you want to buy a nice pair of flats to wear.
42. Volatile Sandals
These shoes are sporty-chic flip flops with wrapped platform wedge, they come in 4 different colors. They have a 1.25-inch heel which makes them very comfortable to walk in. They have a non-slip sole, so even if it is raining you won’t slip. These are a great option if you are looking for some summer shoes.
43. Lucky Brand Ankle Boot
Lucky Brand ankle boots come in 34 different colors and are made of 100% leather. Some of the boots have suede on the outside allowing you to have more options to choose from. This boot has dual zippers at the side and a stacked block heel which will not strain your feet from standing a lot. Be sure to check out Lucky Brand if you are looking for inexpensive ankle boots.
44. Merrell Clogs
These clogs come in 4 classic colors and are made of 100% leather. The leather is full-grain making it high quality and water-resistant. There is an air cushion in the heel that absorbs shock and adds stability. If you are looking for an affordable pair of clogs, these are a great choice for you!
45. Vionic Women’s Sandal
These sandals come in 3 colors and are made from 100% leather. There is an adjustable buckle strap for a secure fit. If you are someone who has heel pain and would like a comfortable pair of sandals, these are a good option for you.
46. Yoga Sling 2
These flip flops come in 13 different colors, they are stylish and are perfect for hot weather. They are lightweight and it is tied with a fabric that stretched and knitted together. The footbed is made from a real yoga mat which makes walking really comfortable. These are great if you are looking for a nice pair of flip-flops that will make standing and walking easy.
47. Crocs boots
Crocs boots come in 3 colors and are made of 100% leather. These heels are suitable for teachers who are looking for winter boots. There is also a 2.5 wedge-inch heel which makes you much taller!
48. Crocs Flats
These shoes are 100% synthetic and made with lightweight material, the shoe is 100% waterproof, so you won’t need to worry if it raining. One thing good about these shoes is that the footbed has messaging nubs, so when you’re walking it’s like having a foot massage. These shoes are great if you want flats but also waterproof!
These clogs come in 24 different colors and are made from 100% leather. There is a 1.25-inch heel which can help relieve the tiredness of walking. The insole is removable, so even if the shoe is a little tight for you, you can take it out. If you are looking for clogs that are slightly more expensive, you can choose these shoes.
50. Naturalizer Women Riding Boots
If you are looking for riding boots, the Naturalizer brand would be a good choice. They have various styles and colors to choose from but they are all classic colors. Be sure to check it out if you are interested!
In conclusion, there are many shoes that are comfortable for teachers to wear. From this review, there were different types and designs of trainers, flats, boots, slip-on, flip flops, and sandals. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses, my advice for choosing a good pair of shoes is to know what you are looking for. Are you looking for shoes that are water-resistant? Stylish? Comfortable? Or easy to match with outfits? Everyone has different criteria for choosing shoes, I hope that you read this review and it gave you some ideas of the different options out there, and I provided you the information to pick a good pair of shoes.