Whether you are a host, server, bartender or manager – when you work in a restaurant, you are always on your feet and you are always in a hurry. You are probably required to wear slip resistant shoes, but you should also look for comfortable restaurant shoes. We have a wide variety of comfortable, slip resistant shoes that will make your experience working in a restaurant a lot more enjoyable.
Here are some features you should look for when buying restaurant shoes:
- Footbed with arch support, a heel cup and cushion will prevent foot fatigue
- Removable insole – so you have the freedom to take it out and put in your own insole
- Antibacterial lining to wick moisture and prevent smelly feet
- Upper that can wipe clean so that it’s easy to care for
- Certified slip resistant and oil resistant outsole
Sanita Viktor Pro – This clog is an instant favorite to everyone who wears it. Perfect for chefs or other men who work in the kitchen, the thick sole with decreased flexion diminishes foot fatigue while standing for long periods of time. The polyurethane sole is durable and certified slip resistant. High quality leather uppers wipe clean, making clean-up easy. A steel shank provides additional stability for the wearer and the insole absorbs perspiration to keep feet cool and dry. Very comfortable and functional for a multitude of uses, the Sanita Viktor Pro is one of our top picks for comfortable restaurant shoes.
Klogs Sierra – A stylish slip-on shoe, the Klogs Sierra is more than meets the eye. An antibacterial insole can prevent foot odor and Athlete’s Foot, so you can continue to work hard without worrying about sweaty or smelly feet. This style is a perfect shoe for a host or manager, because it has the slip resistant outsole that can be worn on any surface, with the classic and professional look needed around customers. An anatomically-contoured footbed with arch support and a deep heel cup will prevent foot pain while you are on your feet for hours.
Spring Step Beckham – This slip-on shoe is a casual style that can be worn by servers or bartenders. Elastic gore and a padded collar create a comfortable fit. A pull tab on the heel allows easy on/off. Anatomically-correct footbeds will prevent foot fatigue or pain, and they are removable so you can wear your own custom orthotics or arch supporting insoles. The Spring Step Beckham’s outsole is certified slip resistant and is durable, lightweight and shock absorbing – perfect for men who will be constantly moving. A fast-drying antibacterial lining will keep busy feet dry.
New Balance 512 – A casual, multi-use shoe, this style is unique because it’s available in widths. It also is available in a wide range of sizes. The leather upper is breathable and the IMEVA midsole is extra cushioned. A removable insert allows you to use your own custom orthotics or arch support insoles. The outsole is slip resistant and has a special construction to provide stability for your strides. With its lace-up closure, servers and bartenders will feel comfortable and secure while wearing the New Balance 512.
Propet Maxigrip – This sleek, polished oxford is ideal for men who are managers or servers in a classy restaurant. Its leather upper is washable and its vamp is perforated for increased ventilation. External and internal heel counters provide extra support to help prevent heel pain and arch pain. A removable insole has a gel cushion for a cushy feeling and leather linings wick away moisture from your feet. The Propet Maxigrip has a slip-resistant rubber outsole and is also A5500 SADMERC approved for use as a diabetic shoe.
Sanita Lisa – A perfect slip-resistant shoe for chefs or women working in a restaurant’s kitchen, this style will provide all-day comfort and support. Its closed-back clog style ensures a secure fit and a steel shank increases stability. Sanita’s thick sole with decreased flexion reduces foot fatigue while standing for hours on end. A non-allergenic insole absorbs perspiration and has arch support. The polyurethane outsole provides shock absorption, flexibility and, of course, slip-resistance. Sanita Lisa is a style you will keep as your go-to comfortable restaurant shoes.
Klogs Ashford – A youthful and cute Mary Jane style, this slip-resistant shoe is designed with a wider fit, so it is beneficial for those with wider feet. Its rounded toe box can accommodate hammertoes or other toe deformities. Removable insoles are cushioned, anti-microbial and have a deep heel cup and molded contour toe grip for additional comfort. An adjustable strap allows a secure yet customized fit. Great for women who are hostesses or managers, the Klogs Ashford has a non-marking, slip resistant outsole and a polished, professional look.
Spring Step Boogie – This comfortable restaurant shoe is unique because it has a mild rocker that can improve posture and ease walking. Elastic goring allows this slip-on style to have the perfect fit and to allow easy on/off. Spring Step Boogie is great for hostesses, because it also has a slip resistant outsole that will provide optimal footing on any surface. Simple but professional, this closed back clog has a removable insole and is built with extra cushioning to reduce foot pain while standing.
Spring Step Florence – Who said slip resistant work shoes need to be boring? Show off your personality with the fun Spring Step Professional Shoes, such as the Florence. These youthful slip-resistant shoes are best for servers or bartenders. Removable insoles have arch support and an antibacterial lining to wick moisture. Elastic gore allows a better fit and the outsoles are lightweight, durable and shock absorbing. This style also has a 2 inch heel height and is available in two widths.
New Balance 512 – This versatile, casual shoe ensures a secure fit with its lace-up closure. The leather upper is breathable and the IMEVA midsole provides cushioning. A removable insert allows you to use your own custom orthotics or arch support insoles and this New Balance 512 style is available in a wide range of sizes and widths. The outsole is slip resistant and has a special construction to provide stability for each step. This style is beneficial for servers and bartenders, because it offers high-quality comfort and protection.