Shoes for Standing All Day - Work Day Comfort
Hard work comes naturally to our Vermont customers. Putting in extra effort is part of our inborn Yankee pride, but high standards can mean long days on your feet. Whether it's a night shift in the ER, an early morning on the job site or a full day with pre-schoolers, Danform Shoes is here to make sure you're wearing the best shoes for standing all day.
Our Fit Experts Listen to Help You Narrow Down Your Options
Our St Albans Fit Experts include (clockwise from right) Deidre, Julie, Penny, Hayley and Dom.
Deidre, a friendly Fit Expert from our St. Albans store, revels in the discovery process to narrow down options for her customers. Once Deidre has your preferences in hand, she'll size up your foot shape by measuring with a Brannock device and taking a look with her trained eye to come up with suggested styles to find your perfect pair.
Danform literally has thousands of shoes on hand - from safety toe boots to slip-resistant clogs to stylish pumps. Our stores bring the vast selection of online shopping to you - along with a caring touch to ensure you choose wisely.
Fun Fact: Hoka One One has a cult following at our local hospitals.
Dansko Professional, the classic nurse's shoe, shown left, is a favorite of teachers, hospitality and retail professionals.
Clogs - A Work Day Staple
Dansko and Klogs both offer slip-resistant clogs with a supportive fit and lightweight construction to minimize fatigue. The Dansko XP 2.0 even accommodates custom orthotics for the highest level of foot protection. Our collection of over 100 clogs gets fresh updates every season - the Dansko lineup includes everything from basic black to trendy animal prints!
"Clogs are not for everyone," Deidre cautions, "slip on means they can also slip off." At Danform we realize there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. We offer detailed recommendations because we want you to learn how to select footwear that is best suited for you.
We LISTEN to make sure we understand your needs but above all, we assess your gait wearing the shoes. Your words tell us valuable information; the match between your foot and the shoe tells us even more.
Slip-Resistant Shoes to Lace Up or Slip On
If the volume of your foot just doesn't mesh with a clog, but you require slip-resistant shoes, our experts recommend styles by Keen and Brooks. Blundstone is another slip-resistant option that holds up to the wear and tear of the work day.
The Unsung Hero of the Workday - Athleisure Sneakers
Once the stuff of gym class, sneakers now include the latest looks and the latest technology making them an excellent work day companion. Deidre herself is a Taos brand fan. "Casually and personally, clogs don't work for me. I don't like the look and they don't fit my foot well." After a 10 hour day on the sales floor, Deidre loves the incredible arch support Taos delivers. For years she favored the canvas styles until recently when the Taos Star Burst Wool arrived. The forgiving wool was just the match for her slightly wider foot. "I tried them, and I fell in love!"
Our Sales Staff Walk the Talk When It Comes to TAOS!
Two for One - Hikers Aren't Just for the Trail
Another versatile favorite shoe for office casual is the venerable hiking boot. Built for support and traction, day hikers are a natural crossover into the work day. The wider toe box makes for an easy fit and its rugged materials hold up to daily commuting and wear. Both men and women are choosing styles from Keen, Merrell and Oboz, an the up and coming fit sensation. Contractors who visit job sites, and even grocery clerks who spend parts of their day bagging indoors and then pushing carts outside find comfort in a well chosen hiker.
Safety Rated Work Shoes for All Seasons
If your line of work requires specialized safety shoes, Danform carries men's and women's work boots from Keen, as well as models from Carolina and Red Wing for men and women. From insulated, steel and safety toe work boots that are designed to stand up to Vermont's sub-zero days to waterproof styles with the ASTM seal of approval, you'll find exactly what you need on our shelves. When your work is that demanding, a precise fit is even more essential to staying focused on the task at hand, not the pain underfoot. Making certain that any particular foot issues are noted when you are being fit will keep you safe and sound for the long haul. A mismatch between your foot shape and the shoe you select can lead to injury, lost days at work and lost wages.
Dress to Impress in Top Quality Comfort
While perhaps one of the more casual states, Vermonters can dress to impress when duty calls. Vionic and Taos both feature stylish and super comfortable dress shoes and boots for women while Florsheim and Ecco top our men's favorite dress shoes for work. Each brand has exacting standards, fine quality leathers and the supportive construction Danform Shoes demands.
Work from Home - House Shoes with Health Benefits
While it's true that working from home doesn't demand a high step count, you can do your feet a favor by selecting cozy footwear that is good for you! When your feet are supported, it sets off a chain reaction of healthy alignment from your toes up to your nose. Spending your day in a well made slipper or sandal is one small step you take for your long term wellness.
Dale, a Danform Shoes fit expert, loves sharing the power of pain relief with her customers. "For the many hurting feet we get into a correct pair of shoes, the Power of Comfort cannot be denied. Folks are so excited to be able to walk without pain, and look forward to getting the exercise or doing the job it has been difficult to do before."
Robin, from our Shelburne store, helps customers understand which shoes fit their unique foot shape.
FIT TIP: When you work a long day, bringing a second pair of shoes to change mid-day can help bring some energy back to your feet!
Quality Footwear + Quality Fit = All Day Comfort
No matter what your line of work, the elements of a good work shoe share some common denominators. Anyone who is on their feet all day requires top notch arch and heel support, room for your toes, and a quality footbed.
These features absorb shock and position your foot correctly - keeping your joints from getting overly stressed and causing aches and pains.