Being able to pick the best shoes for a warehouse job is as important a skill as picking products from the shelves. After all, moving stock, lifting heavy loads, standing, sitting, squatting, and walking on hard concrete for three-quarters of your day, is hard on your feet, ankles, and knees.
Since your feet are the only point of contact with the ground when performing these activities, they absorb much of the shock, sending it upwards through your legs to the lumbar region of your lower back, creating aches and pains, hindering your productivity and affecting your mood in general. Selecting the best shoes for standing in a warehouse, therefore, will make a difference between risk of injury, improved comfort while walking and standing, and will maximize your effectiveness in unforgiving conditions.
There are many factors to consider when choosing shoes for warehouse workers, but a shoe with shock-absorption is definitely a priority. Since impact is the primary cause of foot, leg, and back pain, Z-CoiL's Outback Hiker Boot, and all Z-CoiL footwear, incorporates a built-in conical spring coil that cushions the impact your body feels from stepping on hard ground by up to 60% more than conventional shoes.
Boots for warehouse work must also be comfortable. The Outback Hiker has a fitted rigid orthotic that protects your plantar ligaments and tissues at the bottom of your feet, eliminating painful conditions like plantar fascia and heel spurs. An additional feature includes the Rocker Bottom Sole that assists your foot during toe-off, dramatically relieving pressure on forefoot/metatarsal joints when walking and standing.
The combination of the Conical Spring, Z-Orthotic, Forefoot Rocker, and ¾ forefoot cushioning, insulates your foot and acts as a protective barrier between your foot and the damaging effects of repetitive impact on hard surfaces. Without a doubt, Z-CoiL shoes are the most comfortable shoes for warehouse workers.
You also have to consider safety. Warehouse pickers are often in situations where falling objects or slippery surfaces are common. This environment paired with the non-stop nature of the job requires that you’re ready for anything. Shoes that feature a safety toe form a reinforcement around the toe area which protects the feet from falling objects and compression are the best shoes to wear working in a warehouse.
An additional safety feature you might consider depending on your warehouse environment is a non-slip sole for traction and stability across all different types of terrains in both wet and dry conditions. Z-CoiL has safety shoes for warehouse workers; with anASTM F2413 approved composite safety toe, the Outback Hiker with Safety Toe is one of the top men’s and best women's shoes for warehouse work.
In the end, a cheap pair of work shoes or boots will cost you even more if you're replacing them frequently. So, what are the best shoes to wear in a warehouse? The Z-CoiL Outback Hiker with Safety Toe. It meets all the criteria to make your back, feet, and legs happy.