The Perfect Shoes For Working From Home

With many of us back to our dining-table-turned-office setup, the dilemma of what to wear to work hasn’t eased. What is Zoom etiquette anyway? Do we get to dress more casually because we’re, well, at home? Shoes or no shoes? Is anybody going to see them anyway? 


While they’re certainly not necessary, we find that we fall into the category of people who prefer to get a little more dressed up for work. It helps us create a divide between our work hours and the rest of our time spent at home so that it doesn’t all start to blur into one never-ending stretch of time. 


There’s also research that points to the benefits to your mental health of getting dressed up to work from home. Many people feel more productive when they do so, so it’s definitely worth trying to see if it works for you. 


If you were on the fence about slipping into some shoes, let’s simplify it for you with these WFH-approved options based on how cozy you were looking to feel (and the chances of your footwear making a guest appearance at your next online meeting).     


Keeping things work-appropriate

Keeping things comfortable but professional is the ideal solution. Stick to flats with soft, cushioned insoles. Rollie’s are perfect for this. The Sidecut Punch in Walnut is a beautiful, demure option. If you’re looking for something a little bright and fun to keep your spirits up, opt for the Derby Soft Laguna or Cielo. They’re guaranteed to give you something to smile about no matter how stressful the day gets. The Emira White flats offer classic timeless elegance for those really missing getting dressed up for work. 


Comfort, but make it cute

If you’re more concerned with pure comfort, we feel you, which is why we’re recommending slides. Not only are they comfortable and breathable, but they’re easy to kick off whenever you feel like it (bonus!). The Tide Cross moulded footbed slides by Rollie feature in three cute colourways and offer the brand’s signature comfort design in a fun array of hues to make the days go by more quickly. 


A more elevated version is the Sportez Blush pair by EOS. With the padded insoles, they’re nice and snug and will make you feel like you’ve got it all together (even if you don’t). At any rate, they’re better than spending days on end in your fuzzy house slippers.

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