The 26 bones, 38 muscles, 56 ligaments and several yards of tendons in your feet take a beating when you have to stand or walk all day at work.
A recent survey lists food service, delivering mail and factory jobs as occupations causing the most cumulative injuries to the feet.
It is important to wear shoes with good cushioning to prevent pain and fatigue when walking or standing on hard surfaces. Swelling and flattening of the feet and the growth of painful bunions can result from ill-fitting and poorly cushioned footwear. Blisters from a poor fit can lead to infection. Even lower back pain can be attributed to bad shoes.
Whether your job requires safety footwear or ordinary street shoes, make sure they give you the support you need to prevent foot injuries.