Best Shoes for Standing on Concrete All Day

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If you find yourself consistently grinding the day away on concrete then you are no stranger when it comes to pain, aches and beating your whole body takes. It affects everything including your upper and lower back, hips, knees, shins ankles and feet.

Now if you are standing on concrete all day and wearing a pair of shoes not suited for that type of impact, it will only magnify the effects of a big old cement slab to your precious body. Because of this, it is important to read this article and consider getting the best shoes for standing on concrete all day and make a difference to your well-being. We here at "1stresponsetech"  have gone through many different types and brands of shoes and work boots for concrete with in depth comprehensive research to help you figure which pair is best suited for you.

There are positive and negative to almost every make and model, that is why these reviews are here, to better educate yourself, not promote a certain make, model, or brand. Before we jump to our well-thought out custom reviews, lets take a look at what makes a shoes or work boot great for being on concrete...

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What exactly to look for..?

We have narrowed what to look for down to 4 simple characteristics to simplify the process of choosing the right pair and found these to be the most valuable: Cushioning/Comfort, Grip/Traction, Support, and Flexibility.

The main thing to remember is the amount of time you will be spending on the concrete, that is what separates the shoes we have selected from the others; their ability to sustain maximal comfort and support through the long hard hours on the concrete.

1. Cushioning/Comfort  - Look for a boot that has extra-ultimate cushioning and known for its comfort. The ability to absorb constant banging and impact in the hard stuff is going to make all the difference. Buying an extra insole for the shoes is a good idea too, if they do not already come with extras.

2. Grip/Traction - This is very important, not only will this make you more stable and confident, but also will prevent unwanted slips and falls, thus preventing injury, which we all know nobody wants. Look for shoes that handle wet surfaces well, concrete can get a little hairy with water.

3. Flexibility - The more you are moving around on concrete the more flexible boot you will want. You want to be able to bend, but not break! Remember this, this is important. There is a variety of stiffness to suit your very need.

4. Support - Support is pretty similar to cushioning, the more you have in your shoe or boot, the more comfortable you will be throughout the day. You need to protect your ankles, heels, and midsoles, having proper support should help you sustain this. Concrete is very rough on your body so you need all the support you can get. 

Lets take a look at the top 5 Best Shoes for Standing on Concrete All Day....


1. Propet Men's M3851 Wash & Wear Slip-On Sneaker

Probably one of the easiest pair of shoes to take care of in the market out there today! These shoes are machine washable. Yes, you read correct, machine washable! If they get a little too dirty and smelly for your (or others) liking, simply sauce them into the wash on cold water then let them air dry. Its that easy! They have a very easy slip on slip off ability just to make another thing easier for you.

The Propet Men's M3851 Wash & Wear Slip-On Sneaker is a very comfortable shoe with lots of extra cushioning in the EVA Midsole designed to help absorb the constant pounding of the ground. You will not have to worry about slips or falls with the "Sure-grip" rubber outsole made to give you the best grip on any surface, especially concrete.

These shoes are constructed to last, with a 1000-mile guarantee, your feet will be comfortable, supported and ready to bring on what the long day will bring.  Due to their featherlightness, you will find yourself less fatigued throughout the day aswell. Easy on the wallet to top things off, overall a good choice.

2. Rockport Men’s World Tour Classic Walking Shoe

Whether you are at the office, going for a casual stroll downtown, walking a light trail or on a light work site, the Rockport Men’s World Tour Classic Walking Shoe is a great all around everyday shoe. The unique walking platform provides excellent support. Constructed with special Strobel Technology, the Rockport Men’s World Tour Classic Walking Shoe has ample stability and flexibility along with synthetic rubber outsole for the best shock absorption you can find in the market.

There is extra grip added to provide you even more traction and slip resistance so can you move confidently throughout the day. Full grain leather gives you maximum comfort and reduces strain on your foot, for a more enjoyable day. They are a little bit more expensive but you will not regret spending the extra money on a high quality shoe for standing on concrete all day. 

3. Keen Men’s Austin Sneaker

You will not have to worry about your feet getting wet with these beauties on your feet. Very water-resistant leather and a textile lining tell water to get lost like a bully in elementary school picking on a nerd, so you can have a very comfortable and dry foot all day long while standing on concrete.

To make it even better, the Keen Men’s Austin Sneaker have some top notch traction and grip due to the rubber outsole so you can count on staying upright all day, not face first in a dirty puddle, yuk! This shoe features a Metamoical footbed to contort automatically to the shape of your foot and give you support and comfort, especially when walking on unforgiving hard surfaces such as concrete.

If you have flat feet, back or knee problems and are constantly on hard surfaces all day, this is a great shoe for you!

4. Timberland PRO Men’s 47015 Titan Soft-Toe Lace-Up

With a Polyurethane midsole, special Comfort System, and the High-Rebound heel insert with a custom molded heelcup, the Timberland PRO Men’s 47015 Titan Soft-Toe Lace-Up are designed to keep you body and feet from aching, giving you the best support and comfort anyone working on hard surfaces all day could ever dream of. It has a anti-slip outsole, resistant of oil and abrasions gives the user the traction and grip required to be stable and supported on any slippery or tricky surface.

The Timberland PRO Men’s 47015 Titan Soft-Toe Lace-Up are built to last and extremely durable with the full grain leather design. They are not waterproof, so if waterproofing is an important part to you shoe and you are constantly in a more moist or wet environment, then these shoes may not be for you, or you could consider applying a water resistant.

5. Thorogood Men’s American Heritage 8″ Plain Toe Boot

Known very well for their high quality work boots, not only does Thorogood excel that industry, they also design excellent comfortable everyday shoes that can help you with hard surfaces such as concrete. This is magnificent looking boot, and also has top notch qualities. The Thorogood Men’s American Heritage 8″ Plain Toe Boot composite shank for great support and wicks away moisture as well.

The best feature of this boot if you are to be standing on concrete all day is the Removable Dual Density Ultimatte Shock Absorption footbed which is stacked on top of the Poron 4000 Comfort cushion. This system alone will keep your whole body comfortable and eliminate any unwanted punishment your body does need to take

To top it off is high end grip/traction anti-slip system, which will save you alot of pain preventing you from falling on your face or tailbone and a visit from ambulance or fire services. ​ The priciest boot on our list but one of the most comfortable and supportive for hard surfaces, including concrete, out there.


​I hope that this article has furthered your knowledge of things to look for if you are looking for the best shoes for standing on concrete all day, or just good quality shoes in general. Remember the right qualities to look for, Comfort/Cushioning, Traction/Grip, Flexability, and last but not least Support. If you keep these in mind, you will have no problem finding the proper shoe for you. The shoes we have reviewed here are not nessecarily the right shoe for you, they are simply the most popular and well reviewed. So keep safe and hopefully your day will not be too long on whatever it may be you find yourself on. 

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I am currently a first responder as a professional career Firefighter. I have many work experiences such as construction and working in the oil patch. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, being active and exploring. Having these work experiences has lead me to wanting to help others find the proper equipment and avoid some of the mistakes I myself have made. I am hoping that these articles help people of all types out there improve their lifestyle and work environment leading eventually to a happier, healthier more satisfied way of life. Take care and cheers!!!

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