Best Shoes For Hairdressers

Nothing makes a worker who works on their feet all day feel better than a good pair of well-fitted shoes. On the other hand, nothing can make your day worse than an uncomfortable pair of shoes that rub, chafe, and leave a trail of destructive blisters in their wake. Painful feet spell misery and soreness when you have to be on them 10-12+ hours a day working to earn a living. It’s even worse when you know you have to get up the next day and do it all over again!

This can be the misery and the agony of a hairdresser with a poorly fitted pair of shoes. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Below, we have listed some of our favorite picks for comfortable shoes for hairdressers to wear during those long days in the salon.

Best Pick for Women

The best pair of shoes for female hairdressers are Aetrex Women’s Lyla Ballet Flat, which generally run moderately in price. These shoes are made of imported leather and are made with a synthetic sole. They have a memory foam footbed for support, balance, and alignment. Memory foam cushions provide the ability to help provide customization and comfort for fit. Anti-bacterial technology will help you keep your feet healthy and clean.

This shoe is a classic flat so no heels or uneven surfaces bother your feet during a long day at work. The flats also come with a cork shim, designed for narrow feet. The shim can be inserted under the footbed for a slimmer fit. These are currently available in a beautiful bronze color. 

Best Pick for Men

The best pair of shoes for men are the Dansko Men’s Wayne Slip-On which range in price from quite moderate and reasonable to a bit pricey depending on the exact shoe you choose to order. The Dansko Men’s shoes are made of imported leather and have a synthetic sole. The platform on these measures about 0.75”.

There is dual elastic side goring on the shoe, and the upper parts are made of full-grain leather. These shoes are lined in leather and have a lightly padded collar. These shoes have moc-toe stitching details and run about average in size. For now, they are available in black.

Tennis Shoes for Hair Dressers

For the more casual, jean-types of days there is nothing more complimenting to finish an outfit than a comfortable pair of tennis shoes. Since you will be on your feet all-day comfort is the most important. Ensuring you can work at your best all day long! Here are our recommendations for the best tennis shoes for hairdressers:

Best Pick for Women

The best pick in tennis shoes for women are the Saucony Originals Women’s Jazz Original Sneaker which have prices varying from rather low to the pricier side depending on which style of shoe you choose to buy. These Saucony Originals shoes are made of imported leather and textile materials and the shoes possess a rubber sole.

These are original retro runner sneakers featuring a wavy “S” logo overlaying each sneaker with tonal stitching. These shoes have a padded tongue and collar as well as a tri-layer platform mid-sole. These shoes are currently available in over 25 color schemes and tend to run about average to normal shoe sizes.

Best Pick for Men

The best pick in tennis shoes for men are the Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoes which run from the design orders. These shoes are made of synthetic and imported materials make up the shoe. Synthetic material creates the sole of the shoe as well. Trail-ready running shoes with water-resistant and anti-debris mesh are featured on the upper part of the shoe.

These shoes are fit with Sensifit technology and Quicklace systems. These shoes have a protective rubber toe cap and Ortholite insoles. They have dual—like density EVA midsoles and have mud and snow Contragrip with non-marking rubber outsoles. There are over 25 different color schemes currently available and these shoes tend to run very true to size.


For those spring/summer days when your feet need to breathe it’s vital to have a comfortable pair of sandals. We are talking sandals you can wear all day without having any foot pain or leg or back problems. There are plenty of great picks out there, and the following are our favorites for those who will spend their entire day on their feet in the salon:

Best Pick for Women

The best pick in sandals for women is the Birkenstock Florida Soft Footbed Sandals, which are moderately priced. They have a Birko-Flor acrylic and polyamide felt fiber that creates the body of the shoe. Some of these sandals are made in the USA and others are imported. The soles are made of cork. The shock absorbing sole is flexible, durable, and lightweight as well as repairable and replaceable.

The raised toe bar encourages natural gripping actions of your does. The contoured footbed supports four different types of arches to ensure equal weight distribution and proper posture while standing. Deep heel cups cradle the heel and keep the natural cushioning in place under the heal bones. Jute Fibers provide two layers one of which wick away moisture and the other which provides the strength of the shoe.

 Best Pick for Men

The best pick in sandals for men are the Orthaheel Tide Slide in Orthopedic Slides which are moderately priced. These shoes are made from imported materials and have a manmade sole. These are made of woven polyurethane on the upper shoe.

The EVA footbed cushions the foot and the shoe is made of a TPR outer layer with padded neoprene upper line. The shoes are available in 6 colors and they run pretty true to size.

Image of the Vionic by Orthaheel Womens Tide II Sandal Black Size 10


A good pair of shoes can be the difference between some comfort for someone who spends their entire day on their feet, or the entire day of complete and total misery and discomfort. Choosing the right shoes can also provide for fewer foot, leg, and lower back problems in the future, too, as your weight is properly supported and balanced throughout a long day of work.

Moreover, avoiding blisters and sores on your feet certainly make life much more pleasant as well. A good pair of shoes can be rather pricey, are some that are listed above can prove, but they also can make your job a new world easier. So go ahead invest in yourself and spend the money on a good pair of shoes now to help you stay working hard later. Your feet and body will thank you. So will your customers when you are much less grouchy!


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