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The Best Shoes For Teachers

6/23/2023

When it comes to finding the best shoes for teachers, comfort is key. We’ve curated a collection of teacher-approved shoes that don’t look like comfort shoes. Crafted with hidden support features and designed to elevate every outfit, you’ll wear them term after term.

Whether you’re lecturing, out on yard duty or trekking the campus, there’s no denying teachers spend long hours on their feet. While you might receive an A+ for being active at work, walking on hard surfaces without comfy shoes takes a toll.

Best Shoes For Teachers
Best Shoes For Teachers
Shoes For Teachers: What To Look For?

There are many components that make up a good shoe and we’ve been on quite the journey to give you shoes that look just as good as they feel.

It all starts with the footbed. From the base of your heels to the ball of your feet, this little cloud of goodness has carefully designed curves to support your feet, prevent heel pain and promote healthy foot function.

While you might assume that soft, flat and bendy footwear is good for you, we can confirm that a structured shoe is the way to go. The very construction of our shoes has loads of supportive elements to ensure ultimate comfort —most of them you can’t even see.

Top Picks For Every Teacher

From classic boots to casual kicks, we’ve got a range of supportive shoes for teachers that will have you crossing campus without worrying about your footwear.

Supportive Shoes For Teachers: What To Look For?
Best Boots For Teachers

First up we have boots, the most versatile footwear you’ll ever own. From the classroom to after-school plans, you’ll find any excuse to wear these boots.

Slide your feet into the Mimid Black Leather Heeled Boot. Crafted with soft, stretched leather that hugs your foot, this sock-like boot sits on a low block heel that’s easy to wear all day long. Perfect for meetings, parent-teacher interviews or when you want to feel a little more dressy. Style with a maxi dress, then finish your look with a tailored blazer for a chic teacher look.

If you’re feeling casual, the Honeycreeper Black Leather Boot is a combat style like no other. This boot features elastic side panels, double pull tabs, a refined sole and pink stitching for a bit of contrast. Effortlessly style with pants or skirts— you’ll find many reasons to add this boot to your regular rotation.

Best Sneakers For Teachers
Best Sneakers For Teachers

Sneakers are an essential item for every teacher's wardrobe and here’s how to make the most of casual kicks each semester.

Taking relaxed work attire to a whole new level, we give you the Hornbill 3 Black Leather Sneaker.  Featuring a smooth black leather upper with a contrasting white sole, style with black pants and a cosy black knit for a comfy yet chic teacher look. The best part? With a removable footbed, you can customise the fit of these shoes to find ultimate comfort, simply use the options in our trusty Fit Kit.

Every teacher needs a basic white sneaker to pair with any outfit. The Caracara Cloud MIRUM Plant-Based Sneaker with suit all your needs and bonus, it’s a plastic-free, plant-based material, too. Featuring seamless side panels and a perforated toe, these subtle details are a great contrast to an otherwise all-white sneaker. Style with a knee-length skirt and a white shirt and finish with a cosy grey knit.

Best Heels For Teachers
Best Heels For Teachers

Elevate every outfit with a heel you’ll want to wear on repeat. Typically you wouldn’t opt for heels if you’re spending a day on your feet, we’re here to change that.

Let's start with Marabou Black MIRUM® Plant-Based Low Heel, this low-heel option will become your new workwear staple. Feel secure in this slingback style that tapers into an elegant point. Wear them with a tailored suit or elevate a casual outfit with your favourite dress.


A classic work pump with a little edge. The Bee-eater Black Leather Heel is a timeless black heel featuring a square toe and supportive ankle strap. Pair with black pants and a comfy shirt for the ultimate look.

Best Flats For Teachers
Best Flats For Teachers

A must-have item for every teacher is a pair of flats. Convenient, comfy and perfect for rushing out the door, here are two styles that will fast become essential to your everyday style.

The Cemani Black Leather Flat is the ultimate flat your wardrobe has been asking for. Featuring a chic pointed-toe, chain detailing and a slingback strap making it the perfect slip-on-and-go shoe. Wear it with black pants, a knitted top and you’re ready to take on a classroom.

The neutral flat that will go with everything, cue Grackle Tan Leather Ballet Flat. Featuring a pointed toe (with added space to wiggle the toes) and a delicate cross-over ankle strap with gold studs, you'll wear them all year round. Effortlessly pair with your wardrobe staples, we pair ours with white pants and a neutral top for a fresh, summery look.

Best Dress Shoes For Male Teachers
Best Dress Shoes For Male Teachers

Men need comfy shoes too and we’ve got just the styles to take you through the work week and into the weekend.

Start with a classic Chelsea boot, they are timeless, easy to pull on and off and go with absolutely everything. The Thallium Chocolate Leather Boot features a sleek silhouette and can easily be dressed up or down. Pair these comfy teacher shoes with suit pants or light colour chinos with a shirt.

The Osmium Tan Leather Lace Up is our go-to dress shoe for many reasons. Featuring a plain toe cap and smooth-quality leather, this shoe will polish up any look. Wear it with khaki pants, a button-down shirt and finish with a tailored blazer for a more formal work look.

Quality Materials

With long hours on your feet, you can rest assured the best materials have been used to ensure they last more than one term. From concept designs to final production, we’ve made it our mission to create footwear that treads lighter on our planet.

Handcrafted by the best, our shoes are made from high-quality leather sourced from LWG-certified tanneries. Not to mention most are fitted with the B.plantfoam™ footbed, made from 72% plant-based materials which reduces CO2 emissions by 70% when compared to traditional petroleum-based footbeds.

The Ultimate Test

If you’re still not convinced, we suggest chatting with us live or visiting our stores. Our team of fitting experts are dedicated to finding your perfect pair and will try a bunch of fitting options to make sure your shoes are nothing short of perfect. Do yourself a favour and put Bared to the test.

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