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How to choose the best shoes for hotel front desk roles

Posted by Shoes For Crews Europe on 26-Jan-2017 14:06:00

When you're working at a hotel front desk, you need smart and professional footwear, that'll keep you feeling supported. So, this is what to look for when choosing the best shoes for hotel front desk roles.

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1. Check what they're made from

The materials used in making the shoes will help determine how long the shoe will last. Shoes made from cheap plastics or 'pretend leathers' have a very short life cycle and don't cope well when continuously worn. In fact, they often look worn after wearing them for just a couple of months.


When you're working in a hotel, you'll be on your feet continuously and while you may not be paying attention to your shoes, your manager and hotel guests will notice if your shoes look like they're falling apart. You need to have durable and dependable footwear that will last longer than three months.


Shoes made from high quality plastics are dependable to a point, but when you're working in a hotel, shoes made from genuine leather are the better choice. Leather shoes fit more comfortably around your feet and they look more professional. High quality leather shoes also last longer compared to cheaper alternatives.



2. Do they look smart? 

Just like your uniform, your shoes need to be smart. It's unacceptable to work on a hotel front desk wearing your favourite casual trainers. Look for a professional, polished style.


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Before you buy, look at the shoes and make sure they're appropriate for work. It's also important to choose a style that you like, after all, you will be wearing these shoes everyday for work.



3. Look at the insoles

As you'll be on your feet for most of your shift, your work shoes must provide the support you need. Check what the insoles are like inside the shoe, the arch support should support the arch of your feet which will help reduce aches or sores when you've finished your shift. If you're expected to work night shifts, you need comfortable and supportive footwear.


When you've got a job that demands you're on your feet for most of your shift, you should look into buying removable insoles so you can regularly change them.



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4. Do they have slip-resistant grip? 

Along with having smart-looking shoes, you need hotel work shoes that provide safety features like slip-resistant grip. In job roles where you're constantly on your feet and walking back and forth from A to B, there is an increased chance of slipping or falling at work. To reduce the chance of suffering a slip, trip or fall, it's recommended you wear slip-resistant work shoes. 


Slip-resistant shoes provide extra grip on slippery floors. When you're so busy behind the front desk, it's easy to miss what hazards are on the floor.


There is a misconception that slip-resistant shoes are big and clunky safety shoes. Well, some styles are, but at Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. our smart and professional hotel shoes are fitted with our patented slip-resistant outsoles so you can wear stylish and slip-resistant shoes for work.


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Topics: Workplace Footwear