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When you work in fast-food between cooking the food, working the drive-through window, or front-facing on the cash register, you know you’ll be on your feet all day long, and that can be absolutely exhausting. Whilst those who work in fast-food may be susceptible to cashier wrist pain and other injuries - not to mention having to deal with tough customers - the last thing you need is back and joint pain from wearing incorrect shoes. Many who work in fast-food may not know that there are speciality shoes designed with your industry in mind. 



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Those who work in fast-food need shoes that provide both comfort and slip-resistance. Since slips, trips, and falls are the most common industry accident, it’s important that you have speciality shoes and not simply high-street trainers. At SHOES FOR CREWS (EUROPE) our shoes are tested to the most rigorous ISO standards and many of our top-selling styles exceed those standards by two to four times the minimum, ensuring you get home safe.


1. The Stylish Yet Safe Trainer: Endurance II and Vitality II

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The male Endurance and the female Vitality are two sides of the same coin. They both have a stylish design that can take you from the fast-food kitchen to a night out on the town whilst keeping you safe.


Here are some of the features:

  • Slip-resistance (a given)
  • Water-resistant, materials treated to repel water
  • Removable Insole, to add custom orthotics
  • Natural fit, standard fit for most foot sizes
  • Ventilated, mesh panels to keep the foot cool
  • Spill Guard, protective membrane lining or material overlay as a barrier against hot liquids
  • Vegan, no animal products, byproducts, or animal testing
  • Trip Guard, tapered toe to decrease trip hazards when moving on different floor types

These trainers will be sure to keep you going all day long, through your long day shift to your evening activities.


2. The High-Street Lookalike, Old School Low Rider IV (Black or White)

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Available in two colours, black or white, and in both unisex and female styles, this stylish high-street lookalike, Old School Low Rider IV, can keep you safe at work and beyond. Plus, in a high-street brand, you won’t find a quality leather shoe like this one at such a competitive price point, especially not with these safety features. It’s excellent value for money, and our customers rate them as long-lasting, incredibly comfortable, and resistant to oil. Those who work in fast-food note that it’s easy to clean too, an absolute must for those in the industry.  


Your high-street shoe, however, won’t have these features:

  • Slip-resistance
  • Water-resistant, materials treated to repel liquid
  • Coated leather
  • Extra cushioning, new insole technology and cushion construction to provide greater comfort
  • Removable insole, for custom insoles and orthotics
  • Natural fit, to fit most foot sizes
  • Trip Guard, with a tapered toe to decrease trip hazards between floor surfaces

Try each colour to add variety to your wardrobe. No matter your work uniform, black or white will match, and you can even throw on your going out clothes after work without having to change your shoes; they’ll last all day - as long as you do.


3. The Easy-Go Slip-Ons, Ollie II

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Ollie II, Women’s and Men’s, are comfortable, slip-resistant long-lasting pumps. Many customer reviews note their comfort, despite their minimal style, and another customer said that she bought a pair three years ago and only just reordered. If you want a shoe that is low-maintenance and low-worry, why not try a lace-free slip on? You can run out the door, slip your shoes on, and be on your way to work with plenty of time to punch the clock.


See the safety elements in this shoe:

  • Slip-resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • Coated leather
  • Removable insole, for custom insoles and orthotics
  • Natural fit, to fit most feet


One chef says that he’s converted three chefs in his kitchen to this shoe, and the style and comfort surpasses any other shoe he’s tried - in the last 12 years. You won’t find these safety features in other brands. Other - non-safety - slip ons retail for over £40, and Ollie II is a steal for under £35.



4. The Go To Fast-Food Shoe, Freestyle II and Liberty

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Many fast-food chains ask that wearers have black, low-heel, sensible shoes for work such as the Freestyle II (Men’s) and Liberty (Women’s). These shoes are long-lasting, inexpensive, and great for five-hour shorter shifts or longer eight-hour shifts alike. These styles come with a variety of safety elements, and a low-profile to keep you safe and stylish day in day out.


Check out the features of the Freestyle II:

  • Slip-resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • Removable insole
  • Natural fit
  • Vegan
  • Trip Guard
  • Zone Traction


The Liberty has a few extra elements:


  • Slip-resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • Removable insole
  • Natural fit
  • Vegan
  • Trip Guard
  • Zone Traction
  • Extra cushioning
  • Hoverlite
  • Ventilated
  • Spill Guard
  • Flex Tread

Customer reviews rate these styles as five stars, noting that these shoes are comfortable and durable, even when wearing them every day to work and on their feet for five to eight hours.



View Our Slip Resistant Shoes for Fast Food Workers



No matter which styles you choose on our list, each pair is guaranteed to be slip-resistant and comfortable, two important factors that will get you home safe without aching feet. Write in the comments which style is your favourite - even if it’s not one on our list. Which shoe gets you through the long day on your feet?



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