Every year, the people who prepare the most for back to school are the teachers. Teaching is a demanding career choice that requires long hours on your feet. Back-to-school shoe sales are normally for children, but teachers also require decent shoes. Corralling children, patrolling hallways, or overseeing recess, all require you to be either moving or up on your feet. This can cause a variety of aches and pains that can hinder your ability to teach. As a teacher, you need footwear that provides ultimate comfort, support, and durability to keep up with your active lifestyle. At Boger's Shoes, we understand the challenges that teachers face daily - from long hours on their feet to constantly moving between classrooms. We believe that teachers deserve footwear that not only looks great but also provides the utmost comfort and support throughout their busy days. In this blog post, we explore our top shoe choices that are designed to meet the demanding needs of educators. From the classroom to faculty meetings, these shoes will keep you looking stylish and feeling great all day long.
The Importance of Supportive Shoes for Teachers
Since teachers often spend extended hours on their feet, it can lead to various foot-related issues if not properly supported. Proper arch support is crucial in maintaining the natural alignment of the feet, distributing weight evenly, and alleviating stress on the plantar fascia. When teachers wear shoes with proper arch support, it helps reduce the risk of conditions such as plantar fasciitis and flat feet, which can cause significant discomfort and hinder their ability to perform at their best.
Cushioning is also an important feature of supportive footwear for teachers. Walking on hard surfaces throughout the day can lead to discomfort and strain on the joints, especially in the feet, ankles, knees, and lower back. Shoes with good cushioning help absorb shock and reduce the impact on these areas, promoting a more comfortable and pain-free experience.
Picks for Female Teachers
Jillian Braided Quarter Strap Sandal
Since school starts in August, the weather can still be hot and humid. A good pair of sandals are key to keeping your feet cool while teaching. The Jillian Braided Sandal is comfortable, supportive and looks great with a nice summer dress.
The Aetrex Orthotic System is Built-In to every pair:
Arch support helps to stabilize and align feet
Arch support helps to relieve common foot pain & plantar fasciitis
The memory foam footbed provides cushioning & comfort
Adjustability: Hook & loop closures
Upper Material: Genuine leather
Midsole Material: Memory foam and ultra-light cork
Footbed Lining Material: Soft microfiber treated with antimicrobial technology to help fight everyday odors
Outsole Material: Blown rubber for lightweight durability
Removable Insole: None
Heel Height: 1.1"
Met bar pod to help relieve ball-of-foot discomfort
Padded collar for extra cushioning
Skechers Bobs Skipper Big Skies
If a pair of sneakers is more your style, the Skechers Bobs Skipper is a great pick. The included memory foam makes these sneakers great for being on your feet all day and it helps that they’re easy to slip on.
Skechers Memory Foam™ cushioned comfort insole
Crafted from 100% vegan materials
Slip-on woven two-tone fabric upper with decorative laces
Abstract geo design at the heel
Cushioned midsole with speckle color detail
Flexible traction outsole
BOBS from Skechers™ logo detail
Picks for Male Teachers
New Balance 990
Our shoe of the month the New Balance 990 may seem like it’s only fit for athletic wear but is a good fit for a teacher. It’s breathable to help keep your feet cool, offer support and comfort for your ankles, and features all-day supportive cushioning.
Suede and mesh upper
Dual-density collar foam offers support and comfort for ankles
ENCAP midsole cushioning combines lightweight foam with a durable polyurethane rim to deliver all-day support
All-day comfort with Ortholite® insert and firm -yet- supportive midsole
Blown rubber outsole provides superior rebound
12 mm drop; due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 12 mm drop are approximate
New Balance MADE U.S. footwear contains a domestic value of 70% or more. MADE makes up a limited portion of New Balance’s U.S. sales
Vionic MiIes Active Sneaker
Another exceptional sneaker choice you may not consider is the Miles Active Sneaker by Vionic. Its active features are what make this shoe a considerable pick for teachers. Its cushioned outsole, breathable upper, and lightweight material will give your feet comfort and style while strolling the school hallways.
Upper: Textile and Man-Made
Footbed: Removable Mesh Covered EVA
Outsole: Durable rubber.
Vionic active footwear features Advanced Motion System (AMS) technology, combining our podiatrist-designed orthotic with a flexible, cushioned outsole and a lightweight, breathable upper. Step into support for work, play, and every day.
Finding the Perfect Fit
As an adult, your feet don’t grow at the same rate as children. That doesn’t mean shoe sizings can’t still be helpful. Gaining weight, losing weight, water retention or pregnancy can sometimes affect the size of your feet. If you haven’t gotten your feet sized in over a year, it’s probably time to come in for a fitting. With the right shoe size, you can ensure your new shoes will give your feet the comfort they need to take through a new school year.
Teaching is a wonderful and fulfilling career. Without teachers, in schools or homeschools, who would educate the future scientists, designers, engineers, presidents, and teachers of the world? For someone so important, the right shoes are important. They deserve shoes that are supportive, cushioning, comfortable, and stylish all in one. Are you a teacher? Stop in today and let us help you find great new shoes for school.
Fallen in love with the New Balance 990? Buy it and another pair of New Balance shoes and you’ll receive a $15 gift card. Gift it or save it for $15 off a future purchase. Some restrictions apply. This offer is valid through August 31, 2023.