New Year New Look – Work Footwear Guide

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As we approach a new year, many of us are finding ourselves moving back into offices for work. That means ditching the slippers, sweatpants, and hoodies, and instead, dressing up in more office-appropriate clothes.

That being said, many professions require different dress codes, and that means you'll want to find footwear that will ensure you are comfortable throughout the day.

1. On Your Feet 24/7

Many professions require staff to be on their feet for their entire shift, such as:

  • Waiters/Bartenders
  • Nurse/Medical Staff
  • Store Assistant
  • Pre-School and Primary School Teachers
  • Gym Assistant/Personal Trainer
  • Police Officer
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These are just to name a few, however, many professions require you to be on your feet constantly, and what's more, if you are also working in a fast-paced environment, think of a busy restaurant, for example, the last thing you need is footwear that are pinching your toes and leaving your heels aching.

In this regard, these are a few options from Cat Footwear that will ensure your feet remain comfortable and your outfit still looks presentable. For example, Cat Footwear’s unisex footwear; the Quest offers you a stylish design together with comfort and grip – allowing you to be on your feet all day long.

For the men, our Cat Footwear Stratify Lo WP offers you a stylish design, comfortable footbed, and a slip-resistant outsole, which is ideal, especially for those in the restaurant and foundation phase teaching industry because those environments include floors that can get quite slippery.

2. Seated Professionals

When your profession requires you to be seated for the majority of the time, you can get away with just about any footwear style.
Examples of seated professionals include:

  • Accountants
  • Graphic Designers
  • Authors
  • IT Professionals
  • Receptionists
  • Drivers
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However, that does not mean you should subject your feet to discomfort daily. Although you remain seated for the majority of your workday, wearing uncomfortable shoes for a long period of time can result in health issues in future.

If you work in a profession where high heels are required, then try and choose an option that has a thicker heel, a platform, and a cushioned insole for optimal comfort.

But, if this is not a requirement, then why not reserve those high heels for special occasions during the week, and for daily use, opt for Cat Footwear’s Chariot Chelsea. This footwear design offers you a little bit of height whilst still being comfortable enough to wear for your entire workday. For the men, you could try the Proxy Lace, as this design comprises a soft EVA foam footbed, ensuring that your feet remain comfortable throughout the workday.

3. Trade Professionals

If you work in a trade, then not only are you on your feet the whole day, but also, you are doing the heavy lifting, working with power tools, and working in uncomfortable spaces.

Examples of trade professions include:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • Builders
  • Farmers
  • Mechanics
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These are just to name a few. If you are in this line of work, then you will most certainly require footwear that is comfortable, as well as, protective.

In this case, Cat Footwear has a variety of safety boots, all of which comprise certain specifications. The Diagnostic HI ST, for example, is ideal for an electrician as it offers industry-rated electrical hazard protection, slip-resistant outsoles, waterproof technology and so much more.
For light industry work, the Propane ST provides you with that much needed balance of function and comfort.


Now that you know what Cat Footwear best suits your profession, don’t wait! Get yourself a pair today, and ensure that you have a successful work year ahead, with footwear that provides maximum comfort and support.

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T.E Sambo , over 1 year ago

I had a few CAT footwear over the years, and they are light and very comfortable. I am a police officer, and I spend lot of hours either walking or standing and they carry me through with comfort.

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Given Moshoaliba, about 1 year ago

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