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10 shoes all teachers should “invest” in

We know the work of a teacher demands hours of running helter skelter around the campus or standing for hours on end delivering lectures or traveling to and from your workplace and back. All in all, the life of a teacher in this country is pretty hectic. Under such circumstances it is very important to take care of one’s feet by wearing the right kind of shoes. Because we all know that the right shoes can save the day! Here are a few suggestions of some of the most comfortable footwear for teachers;

Skechers

A bit on the higher end of prices yet if you want long lasting sturdy wear this is a brand you should go for. These are slip on walking shoes that cover the whole feet and a very good option for individuals often on their feet either traveling or standing long hours. And also, they are the smartest and most stylish shoes we can guarantee you. You can try out the new Women Go Walk Shoes under the brand for smart looking comfort wear.

Price Range( in Indian currency ) : Above Rs. 2000 /-

Vionic  Orthaheel

These shoes are based on the orthaheel technology. They come as shoes, slippers or sandals. A lot of people develop back pain or pain in other parts of their legs often as a result of choosing the wrong footwear. For such consumers, suffering from heel pain or  just seeking support and comfort, these shoes are medically recommended and one of the best choices.

Price Range :  Vionics come in price ranges of Rs 1000/- to Rs. 4000/- and above.

Aerosoles

Well, quite often you do not wish to compromise on the style element and heels are the love of several women. Aerosoles are the kind of heels that don’t stop you from compromising on the height for the comfort. Easily buyable and comfy too, however if you have acute knee or back problems it is advisable to go for flatter footwear options.

Price Range: Rs. 3000/- and above( expect high quality ones above 6000/- even)

Asics

Asics shoes, specially ones used for running or sports or the tennis shoe variety are very popular with teachers. Several of Asics shoes have special foam coverings for the midsoles and gel cushioning. These shoes are often the  maverick looking ones  and are more of the sporting variety. If you are a sports teacher and looking for some novelty, then these should be a good fit.

Price Range:  Rs. 2000/- to 5000/- and above

Crocs

The ever popular and ever present style ,the most common enemy for heels and drawing polarizing opinions from all and sundry. There are often non slip bottom flats that are available under this brand. There are several cutesy flip flops that this brand makes. These shoes, once again are on the higher end of the price range yet the brand value of these shoes are something worth investing in.

Price Range: Rs. 1000/- to 2000/- and slightly beyond

Dansko

A very popular option for people suffering from foot problems or ones who have had foot surgeries in the past. It is also quite a favourite among teachers constantly on the move in their jobs doing the running about. These are closed toe shoes offering cushy covering and very comfortable. There are pumps , boots and sandals with open toes also available under the brand. Perhaps not the cutest but these shoes win at the comfort game.

Price Range:  Above USD 150, averaging to Rs. 10000 and higher in Indian currency. These are foreign import shoes. Check availability in India.

Famolares

Taking the oomph factor of comfort-wear flats to  a different degree altogether, these  classic styled vintage looking shoes come with very thick soles providing the ultimate cushion to keep your heels from tiring easily. The classic brown with black laces  rock the professional teacher’s get up. It might not be your typical style but these shoes are close to being a cult favourite.

Price Range: USD 150 and above, averaging to Rs. 10,000/- range. Use PayPal for payment from USA stores online.

DeFlex from Payless

Black pumps with a cutesy lace bow, these are not very far from house slippers, albeit professional looking. In fact the cutest comfort wears available out there perhaps. DeFlex Comforts presently come in all colours and styles. These are stylish and very casual looking and can literally go with any outfit.

Price Range: Payless shoes average around USD 29-50. Payless shoes are available in India too in the range from Rs. 2000 and above.

Fit Flops

These are very attractive flat footwear. The sheer variety and stylishness is also something you would want to look out for. Lace-ups, open toes sandals, ballet flats several other styles are there under this brand. These shoes are designed in a way that helps keep leg muscles fit and have overall patented cushioning that makes the business of walking around a tireless affair.

Price Range:  Rs 2000/- to 6000/- and slightly above

Fly London

We do not recommend these if you have been strictly advised to wear flat heeled shoes because these are wedged heels. However you might not be doing well with the dull monotony of most flat heeled shoes we have been prescribing for teachers, hence a little sprinkle of style add sass. These shoes have some solid designs, monochromes and even animal prints! The style factor however does not compromise on the comfort.  Price Range:  Being a UK based company, it has products available on USA shopping stores online with products that ship to India. Roughing up from USDs the lowest price range is from Rs 5000/- going up to Rs. 10000/- and more

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