When choosing athletics shoes, you must consider the sport just like a 9 to 5 – especially if you’ll be on your feet all day long.
In this post, I’ve reviewed the best athletic shoes for standing all day. Some are break-in period, shoe support level (allows orthotics?), arch support, shoe size, width, and stylishness.
Reviews: 7 Best Athletic Shoes for Standing All Day 2020
Putting on supportive and comfortable shoes while running to give you top comfort. Make the great shoes and compression socks you best buddy as you train for that leisure or for your marathon.
1. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 Running Shoe (light & fast) – Our Tip Pick
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is a stylish athletic shoe that you’ll find great for hiking, walking and running. One unique feature of this pair is its top stability and it’s solid enough to prevent overpronation.
I first experienced this shoe when I was searching for an alternative for ASICS Kayanos that was heavy and narrow. Luckily, Brooks included a spacer mesh (besides making it highly breathable) which reduced the weight of this Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.
Unique features: Synthetic leather and closed mesh upper, Flextra rubber outsole, heel offset of 12 mm, and its midsole have a molded EVA foam (with triple-density compression). Its mid-foot saddle is both asymmetrical and adjustable with ‘Biomogo DNA’ midsole, which will give every athlete a customizable and secure fit.
This shoe gives me an effortless landing experience and equally felt no popping while I lift off my foot. Further, the 12mm heel offset provides you with the right amount of cushioning while you’re running or walking.
The shoe’s Segmented Crash Pad is also designed to be full-length and thus encourages adaptive landing – which is excellent both for athletes who land on their ball or those who heel strike.
2. ASICS GEL-Venture 5 Running Shoe (Men & Women) – Runner-Up
Asics GEL-Venture 5 feel a lot different from your regular running shoes and is thus for standing all day. It’s great for running on rock formations, rough road, steep inclines and intense hills (either downhill or uphill). You’ll also love the reflective and stylish colors.
One more thing I love about this GEL-Venture 5 is that it’s great for hiking – because definitely, it’s a trail-running shoe. When wearing the pair, I feel pretty comfortable and stable.
It has a rubber outsole that’s hard enough for strength and durability as they won’t easily crack and tear after a short time of running. With 1.25 inches of sole width, the show will easily accommodate both light and heavy running.
This shoe has great traction and reliable midsole that you’ll find highly useful even with tight turns. This is mainly because it also has a rubber sole and deep grooves. It’ll go well with your natural pronation.
It’s also a great running shoe if you’ll be trail running your City. The rear foot gel allows the shoe to attenuate shock on impact and provides some smoother transition for the mid-stance.
Asics GEL-Venture 5 comes with removable sock liner that you can easily remove and thus create some space to put other orthotic devices. The GEL cushioning system allows the running shoe to be great for even the rugged terrains.
Next up is this Saucony Cohesion 10, which is a budget-friendly athletic shoe. This mid-level athletic footwear is greatly built and has a solid construction to allow you to stand all day. I would say that it’s great for both multi-sport gym athletes and recreational running.
Its IMEVA midsole is Injection molded and thus will give you top comfort with a suitable springing action when you’re standing all day. It has a great fit, and awesome radius on the outsole or midsole and is suitable for neutral athletes since its midfoot has no support.
Overall, this Saucony Cohesion 10 is a great shoe for recreational running or gym workouts but would not work great for long distance running. In addition, its a great running shoe for any athlete who’ll be standing for the whole day.
However, I felt that the outsole is made from an unsuitable rubber compound, which makes it difficult to wear when hard. The heel area is cored out and has excellent flex grooves to protect your foot upon impact.