10 Cool, Crazy-Comfortable Shoes for Teachers

Are cute shoes your weakness? (Ours, too!) But the choices in your closet may leave you weak in the knees and sore in the foot standing in your classroom. Check out our top 10 on-trend and off-the-hook comfy boots, flats, […]

Are cute shoes your weakness? (Ours, too!) But the choices in your closet may leave you weak in the knees and sore in the foot standing in your classroom. Check out our top 10 on-trend and off-the-hook comfy boots, flats, brogues and more.

Women

LOFT-riding-boots

1. Relaxed Riding Boots – LOFT 

Knee-high boots look so chic with fitted pants and skirts of all lengths, but often one has to go to great lengths to find a pair that is bearable on the foot and wearable around the calf. These stretchy-backed boots from LOFT adjust to wide and narrow calves alike and the flat soles make for happy feet all day. Don’t forget to sign up for the LOFT teacher discount to get 15 percent off every time you shop! 

sketchers-gowalk2. Fan Favorite Flats – Sketchers GOwalk

The members of the We Are Teachers Facebook page rave about these supportive shoes. Erika T. says, “They feel like walking on marshmallows, they’re often on sale, and they come in all colors and styles! They’re seriously the only shoes I wear to work.” 

 

TOMS-womens-brogues3. Breezy Brogues – TOMS

You will look like a style blogger with these #OOTD-worthy, menswear-inspired lace-ups. However, your feet will feel as if you are wearing your beloved summer vacation canvas slippers. And of course, when you purchase this pair, TOMS donates another shoe set to a child in need. 

womens-clogs4. Coolest Clogs – Dansko at The Walking Company

These aren’t your grandma’s clogs. The tried-and-true Dansko company, keeping kindergarten teachers in footie comfort for years, has branched out with some seriously on-point styling. These gray suedes would look smashing with tights or trousers.  

born-heels5. Happy Heels – Born

For days when your schedule or mood dictate a heel, a wedge is your best bet for all day comfort and walking ease. These wedge heels from Born are the comfiest we have found, and are hot enough to wear out at night after the bell rings. 

womens-shooties6. Switch-Hitting Shooties – Naturalizer

Short boots that work with both pants and skirts are hard to find, and ones that are comfortable too? Nearly impossible…except for these beauties from Naturalizer. The stacked heel and dipped front provide a flattering line, and the cushioned insole is like a supportive mattress for the feet. 

yoga-mat-flats7. Yummy Yoga Mat Flats – Sanuk

The delicious feeling of bare feet on a yoga mat can be yours all day long in these flirty flats. The makers of the famous yoga mat flip-flop have branched out to vegan leather flats with a sole made of padded yoga mat material. Namaste! 

Men

jcrew-suede-oxfords8. Soft Suede Oxfords – J. Crew Factory

Leave it to J. Crew to make a classic suede oxford with a relaxing rubber sole. These shoes provide the classic look you love for work that feel like the weekend. 

mens-boot9. Breathable Boot – Clarks

This mod, mad-stylish leather boot has a breathable lining and a removable memory foam footbed for cushioning and support.  It works equally well with jeans, cords, khakis and dress slacks. 

adidas-sneaker10. Retro Refined Runner – Adidas

Go for the retro cool with this ‘90s-inspired refined hightop sneak. Your feet will thank you, and your students will think you the king of cool.


What are YOUR go-to shoes for both comfort and style? Share in the comments! 

Posted by Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden is a writer, blogger and parent living in the Washington, DC suburbs. A daughter of a teacher and a member of a family of teachers, she is happily at home interviewing teachers, principals and education specialists.

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