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On-Your-Feet-All-Day Jobs

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By: KURU Footwear

In our fast-paced world, being on your feet is a constant. Whether it’s exercising, running errands, or working, many of us spend the entire day standing. If you’re in professions like nursing, retail, cosmetology, or mail delivery, you’re familiar with the challenge of staying on your feet for extended periods.

Despite the benefits like reducing the risk of weight gain, heart disease, and diabetes, the constant standing and walking can pose risks and problems.

Key Takeaways

  • Standing and walking all day can cause foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, flattened arches, overpronation, and sore muscles.
  • Proper footwear is essential for preventing foot injuries. Shoes that offer cushion, arch support, and ankle support are necessary.
  • Standing for long hours can cause physical and mental fatigue, making it difficult to be motivated to engage in hobbies or exercise.
  • Standing on the job all day can lead to lower back pain and nerve problems such as sciatica. Anti-inflammatory drugs, icing the area, and seeing a chiropractor are recommended for easing pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Working on your feet all day increases the risk of foot issues like plantar fasciitis, flattened arches, and overpronation. The constant pressure on your arches, absorbing up to four times your body weight, can lead to discomfort, especially when there’s no time for a break.

  • How to Treat It: Choose shoes with ample cushion, arch support, and ankle support. Your feet are your foundation, and providing them with comfortable shoes and robust support is the key to keeping them healthy and pain-free throughout the day.

Alleviate the strain and discomfort of long work hours on your feet with our curated list of the top 10 best shoes for plantar fasciitis, designed to provide exceptional comfort and support.

Discover relief with our comprehensive guide to plantar fasciitis pain relief.
KURU Footwear KINETIC 2.0 Men's Sneaker in Bright White-Graphite.


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KINETIC answers the call of hard workers everywhere. Tested to meet ASTM F2913-11 anti-slip standards, KINETIC features high-grade, slip-resistant rubber outsoles and a broad footprint for stability in every step. KINETIC comes in neutral colors to match your work uniform and the slip resistance to keep you going with confidence and security.

Faster Fatigue

Standing or walking for an 8+ hour shift can lead to quicker physical and mental fatigue compared to desk jobs. This exhaustion may affect your motivation for activities like hobbies or exercise after work.

  • How to Treat It: Even if you’re not terribly motivated because you’re tired, exercise. Over time, your body will become healthier and stronger, and you will tire more slowly. Plus, try energy-boosting foods for lunch or on your break. Almonds, peanut butter, salmon and bananas are all proven to give you a boost of energy, and that can help you make it through the day.


Extended standing at work can strain the lower back, causing pain and potential issues like sciatica.

  • How to Treat It: While some back pain is inevitable, consider anti-inflammatory drugs and ice to alleviate discomfort. Regular visits to a chiropractor can help maintain proper alignment and reduce strain on your back.

Poor Posture

Standing jobs can lead to poor posture, affecting the hips, lower back, and walking gait.

  • How to Treat It: Consciously maintain proper posture by evenly distributing your weight, keeping legs hip-width apart, toes forward, and body balanced above your hips. Avoid leaning, slouching, or crossing legs to ensure an even distribution of weight and prevent long-term discomfort or changes in your body’s movement.
KURU Footwear KIVI 2.0 Women's Slip-On in Jet Black.


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KIVI 2.0

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Calling all chefs and servers! This one’s for you. Our new and improved KIVI 2.0 features anti-slip outsoles for all the spills that come your way. Sneaker-level cushion adds a spring to your step, and wipeable leather makes clean-up a breeze. As always, our patented KURUSOLE tech dynamically flexes to hug and protect your heels for all-day pain relief.

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Combat Injury With KURU

Combat the challenges of standing on your feet all day with KURU. The patented KURUSOLE™ technology in each pair provides powerful arch support and a deep heel cup that flexes as you walk to hug your heel and cushion your step. Over time, heat responsive foams use your body heat to mold to your feet for a custom fit.

Wearing shoes that provide cushion and support is essential for thriving in a stand-on-your-feet-all-day job, as they serve as your best ally in preventing and addressing potential issues including:

Plantar Fasciitis: Proper support and cushion in a walking shoe from KURU can help prevent foot injures such as plantar fasciitis and fallen arches. A wide toebox provides better circulation for the toes.

Faster Fatigue: Wearing KURU shoes with all that amazing support to help take some of the focus off of your feet can help keep you going longer and doing more without added stress and fatigue from feeling sore and worn down.

Backaches and Posture: When your feet are given the right support to maintain a healthy, ergonomic shape, your body will naturally realign over time, allowing your muscles, knees, hips and back to function the way they should, and move the way they’re meant to move.

Whether you work in a high-traffic medical ward or a busy salon where you stand in one place all day, KURU has a shoe for standing all day that matches your needs. Choose your favorite style and experience a better work day, with more energy and happier, healthier lifestyle.

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ATOM Waterproof

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Slush has met its match. It’s the heel-hugging pain relief you’ve come to expect from KURU’s best-selling sneaker—now with 100% waterproof, splash-worthy materials. No need to dodge workplace spills or change socks after it rains. ATOM Waterproof features triple-layer waterproof technology to keep the dry in and the elements out.

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