Hours spent wandering the aisles at an expo, standing on concrete manning a booth, or constantly running the conference gamut as a meeting planner—it all can be a killer for your feet. Here are some suggestions for comfortable conference shoes from others who know your pain first-hand, culled from discussions on the Meetings Community listserv, the MeetingsNet editors, and other meetings professionals. They may not be the cutest shoes around, but what they may lack in style, they make up for in blisterless bliss, according to those who have test-walked them.
While most of the suggestions came from women, we do have some men's shoe ideas toward the end. And for shoes you most assuredly would hope not to see on the show floor, check out the last entry!
While we didn't get any specific model suggestions, other popular brands that were mentioned were Easy Spirit, Aerosoles, and Dansko for women, and Alden of New England for men. Do you have a favorite pair of show shoes? Please shoot an e-mail to [email protected] so we can add them to the gallery.