May 26, 2010

Footwear for the Service Providers

When it comes to shoes, comfort is of utmost importance particularly when your job is in the service providing industry, waiting, retail, hairdressing etc. And like all young people I would wear the latest shoe trends to work where I would be standing for 10 to sometimes 14 hours a day behind my chair coloring people’s hair. I quickly realised that if I was to survive in the hair business with no health issue i.e. varicose veins, lower back pain, leg pains and maintain good posture I needed to change my footwear. So 25 year’s out of my 30 year career I have always worn comfortable shoes, either sneakers, flats, or my beloved Birkenstocks which up until a few days ago were my favourite. A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to an Israeli shoe brand called Naot by my very chic & wonderful friend Wendy who always wears the best of everything, she was wearing these fabulous bronzy sneakers which I loved, she insisted that they were the most comfortable pair of shoes ever. She was right! Naot shoe-sneaker is an unbelievably comfortable stylish shoe, and as a hairdresser who’s constantly searching for style with comfort benefits in my footwear I am thrilled I found them.

Seems that the shoe industry is finally starting to offer more options for comfort foot wear that are stylish and clever using high tech materials that have thinner support insoles, some shoe companies have even created pressure point insoles. So today there is no need to compromise style for comfort with shoes any longer, there are so many fantastic choices out there and as for anyone who stands on their feet for their job I highly recommend going shoe shopping and get those feet into a great pair of comfort shoes, believe me it will feel heavenly with a little funky style.












































31 comments:

  1. Great post!thx for sharing this info, I am always in search of comfy shoes

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  2. I love pumas with the wedge, sensible style

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  3. I love this post , and I hope many understand the importance good comfortable shoes are when you stand all day

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  4. Love the post and the examples of the shoes
    I have a pair of naot's and they are the best!

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  5. everyone at work is talking about these fitflops now you so I will get a pair they do look funky

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  6. Fantastic examples of shoes , everyone shold at least switch mid-day

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  7. I bought a pair of Arche shoes and my feet not only look good but feel great, they are not cheap but well worth the money

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  8. It is so true that comfy shoes were not the most stylish, but today you can have both I love the groundhog thogs xo

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  9. I am looking for a pair of Naot's, II recently read an article on comfortable shoes and this brand was on the top of the list

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  10. Great Post! after being on my feet all day for the past 15 years there is nothig like finding a great looking shoe with health benifits

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  11. I love some of the shoes,,, and your right if you don't want all the problems that come with a job that requires standing get a great pair of shoes

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  12. Great Post and smart advice ,, thanks for all the comfortable shoe suggestions

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  13. all the female hairdressers that wear 6 inch heels are heading for serious problems
    love the post! ;=]

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  14. I love posts like this, I have never heard of Naot shoes but I will sure be looking for them since I am on my feet most of the time over 10 hrs

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  15. comfy shoes make happy feet, love the pumas ;))

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  16. Super Post! my feet thank U xo

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  17. there are alot of great looking shoes out there with comfort, they are not cheap but remember your feet need loving *wink*

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  18. who in the service industry wouldn't want a great looking pair of shoes, there out there thx hcc

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  19. Fantastic post, and until 20 something enjoy but after that you will want to wear slippers, haha

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  20. Great Post! I was one of those people who had to wear heels then my lower back started to hurt, now I wear anything I can find that screams comfort....

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  21. its all about comfort, nothing puts me in a bad mood like sore feet

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  22. Nothing is smarter when you are on your feet all day then wearing sensible shoes thx for this post

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  23. Can we say happy feet, of course happy back and legs with good shoes I am over wearing heels just to look good at work

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  24. cool post, cool shoes,, i have never heard of them but will look for them

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  25. comfort means get a good supportive shoe to wear

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  26. I was just saying the other day that I need to find a good comfortable pair of shoes, i will look for these brands thx hcc xo

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  27. great post and info on the shoes hcc, besides that you are my guru for hair you are my source of fab things ;=]

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  28. great post and smart,

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  29. I can not imagine wearing heels all day behind my chair, i ould be leaving the salon crippled, great post! xo

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  30. I bought a pair of fitflops and that is all I have been wearing they are soooooo comfy

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  31. thank god for comfortable shoes or my career would of been over awhile ago +)

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