Standing desk? Skip the stilettos for cute flats or modest heels for walking, standing in the office

I’ve been using a standing desk at work– homemade with the help of an old box. I just bought a comfortable pair of Mary Jane style pumps too; to avoid any foot aches and pains.

If you’ve read any of my blog posts or follow me on Twitter, you probably know I’m into being fit at work. It’s a subject I got passionate about after losing a substantial amount of weight as a post-college grad entering the working world. At the office, where I spend a great deal of time, my health is no exception.

Even if that means no office donuts!

But sometimes my quest for office fitness clashes with my love of cute shoes, especially now that I’m using my own homemade (basically a laptop on top of a box) standing desk.

What’s a #fitatwork fashionista to do?

Shoe shop! But keep your mind focused on finding shoes that are both comfortable, supportive and yes, stylish– and wear blinders to distract yourself from any sky-high boots you see, if need be.

Look for shoes with supportive soles. I like these tips from solesupports.com: “A quick test for firm control when comparing different shoes is to squeeze the heel counter area together to see how easily it moves (the more firm the more motion control). Another is to hold the heel and forefoot areas of the shoe and twist: the harder the shoe is to twist the better the motion control.”

Also, the thicker and flatter the heel, the better. Stay away from anything that elevates your heel from your toes too much, to keep your feet from sliding downwards and your toes unpinched while standing.

These shoes from Miz Mooz are stylish and comfortable for standing at work.

While shopping at Ma Petite Shoe in Hampden, Baltimore, I was stunned by a vast array of adorable yet comfy-looking shoes. This pair of Miz Mooz Charlotte in Black seemed perfect for my fit-at-work purposes. The Mary Jane style on these shoes is classic and easy to wear with a lot of my office outfits.

Check out a few of my other fashionable shoe picks for standing desks or office walking:

Avery in Turquoise also by Miz Mooz
Lodi in Black by Fly London
Amery Velvet Fabric flats by Rocket Dog

#FitAtWork

Work is a big part of our day. So even the smallest efforts can add up to huge, healthy benefits. Do you do anything to stay healthy in the office? Do you sit on a stability ball instead of an office chair? Do you eat a salad for lunch or take walking breaks when possible? Email Emileigh Clare at eclare@ydr.com or tweet her @MissEClare to share your healthy tips with others. Or tweet about the topic on Twitter using the hashtag #FitAtWork.

Find more tips to stay healthy at work here.

About Emileigh Clare

Multimedia copy editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News
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2 Responses to Standing desk? Skip the stilettos for cute flats or modest heels for walking, standing in the office

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