Standing All Day at Work

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon which means a lot of standing at my job. I’ve been at my job for over a year. I stand all day every day. My previous job I sat all day every day. It took me awhile to get used to. I took some advice from fellow coworkers and friends that were required to stand, nurses, wait staff, etc. One suggestion was getting insoles for my shoes to help with arch pain or planter fasciitis.

It was recommended to try Crocs work clogs. I tried them and liked wearing them. After a few months my ankles would roll a bit while wearing them. So, I decided to go with Brooks sneakers, also recommended. I bought this pair last year in February and love them. I am ordering my second pair soon.

My previous job was mostly sitting but after a year I bought a standing desk and needed something to stand on. I purchased a mat for standing all day. I brought this into my new job as a second mat. There is a large rubber mat in place already but does not give much support. Highly recommend one of these.

I have a mat, good shoes, now what? Socks! I started buying Bombas Socks. These are a bit pricey but totally love them. Super comfortable.

Standing all day is not fun but trying new ways to be comfortable is worth it. I will be getting a new mat, new sneakers and insoles for my shoes.


Do you stand or sit all day? What tips do you have?


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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