Best Shoes For Restaurant Workers

How much time are you thinking about your choices when getting ready? From your outfit to showering and remembering to bring your phone. Do you give your shoes a second thought? Because you should! So, let’s talk about the best shoes for restaurant workers, bartenders, and servers.

Best Shoes For Bartenders

You should consider the top three things when picking out a new pair of shoes for work: comfort, slip-resistant, and water-resistant. 

Comfortable Bartender Shoes

Since you’ll be on your feet for long periods, you mustn’t have fatigue because of your shoe wear. Sudden back pain is a side effect of wearing the wrong shoes. Read more about choosing the right type of footwear. You’ll thank yourself after working a double!


Slip-Resistant Restaurant Worker Shoes

It’s also vital that they are non-slip or slip-resistant since the back of the bar or kitchen is known for spills. Slips, trips, and falls do not constitute a primary cause of fatal occupational injuries but represent the primary cause of lost days from work. The most important thing to look for with slip-resistant shoes is the tread. They should have deep patterned grooves which cause your feet and the floor to cause friction.


Water-Resistant Server Shoes

Water-resistant is also an essential factor. With every drink order made or delivered, you are at risk of spilling liquid on the floor. Beer, wine, or liquor can stain your shoes or cause your socks to get wet. Can you think of anything worse than wet socks?!?! So it’s best to look for leather (or faux leather), rubber, or fabric treated with a water-resistant coating like Scotchgard Fabric Water Shield or KIWI Shoe Waterproofer.


Best Shoes For Servers And Bartenders

You should always combine these recommendations with your style and preferences. After all, this is something you’ll be wearing during each shift. Here are our top picks to get you started!

$ - Less than $50, $$ - $50 to $100, $$$ - Over $100


Sketchers Work Squad Sr

New Balance 806 $$

Dr. Martens Unisex 1460 $$$ 

Keen Utility PTC Oxford $$

Crocs Unisex Adult Bistro Clogs $

Birkenstock Birki $$