You’re on your feet hour after hour, and often on highly-polished floors. You need footwear that is slip-resistant, very comfortable and good looking, while we’re at it. Dardano’s and Dansko understand and offer a wide variety of styles and prices of slip-resistant shoes for work. As an added bonus, each of the shoes we’ve highlighted here carry the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.
The black, oiled, leather upper of the ($124.95) are soft, durable and moisture-resistant. With a closed-back heel, the footbed is ergonomically shaped for arch and heel support. A polyurethane outsole and midsole offer great shock absorption for the comfort of your feet, legs and back. The Rocker bottom sole has an Anti-Skid tred.
For a true clog look, the Karl ($124.95) has an open back with a roomy, reinforced toe box. The leather upper is made from Black Bullhide textured leather with a polyurethane outsole and midsole that offer shock absorption. Like the Men’s Professional, it has a Rocker bottom sole with Anti-Skid tred.
For the more traditional look of a men’s business shoe, the Walker ($134.95) laces up over a leather upper and waterproof smooth black leather. There is a removable triple-density EVA molded footbed inside with a leather socklining and a polyurethane midsole for extra cushioning. The slip resistant Nitrol rubber outsole is SATRA certified, great for occupational use.
This low-profile shape with some added interest on the uppers, Wil ($124.95) has added cushioning and a non-slip rubber outsole. The socklining is treated to be anti-microbial and anti-odor. The convenient step-in mule style has a 1 ½-inch heel. The smooth grain leather is easy to clean. And if you need to add a custom orthotic, it’s easy to remove the insole to slip it in.
The in black patent leather ($124.95) lets practicality dress up a little bit. Fully padded insoles provide excellent arch support while the built-in steel shanks stabilize your heels. The specious, reinforced toe box gives your toes room to stretch and flex comfortably as the shock-absorbing outsoles protect your legs, feet and back from impact as you walk.
There’s a sense of fun to the Veda Canvas ($42.00 on sale) with its sneaker look. The canvas uppers are made from 100% breathable cotton. The contoured footbed hugs every curve of your foot for support all over. The inside is lined with a nylon microfiber treated antimicrobial material that a soft place for your feet to rest with every step. If you wear orthotics, just remove the footbed and slip them in. As a bonus, this shoe is also 100% vegan!
The ($149.95) is almost too pretty to be practical. Yet practical it is with an eye-catching design on the leather uppers and a slip-resistant outsole that has been tested and certified by SARTA. The rocker bottom design propels your foot forward encouraging proper poster and a full heel to toe strike. The antimicrobial leather sock lining wicks moisture away from your feet to keep you fresh and dry all day long.
When only white will do while on the job, Professional ($119.95) fits the bill with its white box leather for a clean appearance that won’t break down from extended wear in acidic, greasy or wet working environments. If the shoes get dirty, no worries since they can be cleaned very easily. The closed back heel provides protection. The ergonomically shaped footbed provides arch support and additional heel support so you can wear them all day without developing aches and pains.