As a warehouse picker, your shoes are one of the most important determinants of your success. The right shoes could make a difference in how much incentive you’re going to make.
In this article I’m going to list the shoes that in my opinion as a warehouse order picker, are some of the best for making your picking process as painless and fast as possible.
Some of these are shoes that I’ve worn over the years while others have been worn by my coworkers who consider them to be some of the best out there for warehouse workers.
First, I have made a summarized list of each shoe and added more details afterwards.
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|1||Terra Spider Safety Shoes||Men||5, 5 Wide, 6, 6 Wide, 7, 7 Wide, 8, 8 Wide, 8.5, 8.5 Wide, 9, 9 Wide, 9.5, 9.5 Wide, 10, 10 Wide, 10.5, 10.5 Wide, 11, 11 Wide 12, 12 Wide, 13, 13 Wide||Check Price on Amazon|
|2||Reebok Sublite Cushion Work for Men||Men||2 Wide, 2.5 Wide, 3, 3 Wide, 3.5, 3.5 Wide, 4, 4 Wide, 4.5 Wide, 5, 5 Wide, 5.5 Wide, 6, 6.5 Wide, 7, 7 Wide, 7 X-Wide, 7.5, 7.5 Wide, 7.5 X-Wide, 8, 8 Wide, 8.5 Wide, 8.5 X-Wide, 9, 9 Wide, 9 X-Wide, 9.5, 9.5 Wide, 9.5 X-Wide, 10, 10 Wide, 10 X-Wide, 10.5, 10.5 Wide, 10.5 X-Wide, 11, 11 Wide, 11 X-Wide, 11.5, 11.5 Wide, 11.5 X-Wide, 12, 12 Wide, 12 X-Wide, 13, 13 Wide, 13 X-Wide, 14, 14 Wide, 14 X-Wide, 15, 15 Wide, 16, 16 Wide, 17, 17 Wide, 18||Check Price on Amazon|
|3||Tiger Men’s Safety Shoes||Men||9 X-Wide, 11 X-Wide||Check Price on Amazon|
|4||Skechers Cankton Athletic for Men||Men||7, 7 Wide, 7.5 Wide, 8, 8 Wide, 8.5, 8.5 Wide, 9, 9 Wide, 9.5, 9.5 Wide, 10, 10 Wide, 10.5, 10.5 Wide, 11, 11 Wide, 11.5, 11.5 Wide, 12, 12 Wide, 13, 13 Wide, 14, 14 Wide||Check Price on Amazon|
|5||Larnmern Steel Toe Safety Sneakers for Men and Women||Unisex||5 Women/4 Men, 5.5 Women, 4.5 Men, 6.5 Women/5 Men, 7 Women/5.5 Men, 7.5 Women/6 Men, 8 Women/6 Wide Men, 8.5 Women/6.5 Men, 9 Women/7.5 Men, 10 Women/8 Men, 10.5 Women/8.5 Men, 11 Women/9 Men, 11.5 Women/9.5 Men, 12 Women/10 Men, 12.5 Women/10.5 Men, 13 Women/11 Men, 12.5 Women/10.5 Men, 13 Women/11 Men, 13.5 Women/11.5 Men, 14 Women/12 Men, 15 Women/13Men, 15.5 Women/13.5 Men, 16 Women/14 Men||Check Price on Amazon|
|6||KEEN Utility Men’s Atlanta Cool 2||Men||7, 7 Wide, 7.5, 7.5 Wide, 8, 8 Wide, 8.5, 8.5 Wide, 8.5 EE US, 9, 9 Wide, 9.5, 9.5 Wide, 10, 10 Wide, 10.5, 10.5 Wide, 11, 11 Wide, 11.5, 11.5 Wide, 12, 12 Wide, 13, 13 Wide, 14, 14 Wide, 15, 15 Wide||Check Price on Amazon|
|7||Timberland Powertrain Sport Mid Alloy for Men||Men||7, 7 Wide, 7.5, 8 Wide, 8.5 Wide, 9, 9 Wide, 9.5, 9.5 Wide, 10, 10.5 Wide,11.5, 12, 12 Wide, 14, 15, 15 Wide||Check Price on Amazon|
|8||Kodiak Maberly Chelsea for Women||Women||5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10||Check Price on Amazon|
|9||Baffin Men’s Thor 8″ Industrial Boot||Men||7, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12, 13, 14||Check Price on Amazon|
Reebok Sublite Cushion Work for Men (My Pick)
I wore these shoes for a year before the sole wore off. They are some of the best shoes for pickers due to how light they are. The only issue I have with them is that the sole tends to wear off quite fast especially if you have an underpronating or overpronating gait.
These Reeboks look good and are ultralight and comfortable. In fact you can wear them as regular shoes because they are that light. This makes them perfect for long shifts and maintaining a high performance rate while picking.
Tiger Men’s Safety Shoes
I had to include this shoe because it’s the one I use for work daily. I can attest that it is very comfortable and very light on my feet. I also like that it is very understated while doing the job of protecting my feet perfectly.
It’s inner lining is made up of a very thick but also very malleable material – almost like memory foam.
KEEN Utility Men’s Atlanta 2 Cool
Do you work in a warm part of the warehouse (such as the grocery section)? If so, these shoes – or rather, sandals – are perfect for such an environment. They are obviously very breathable judging by the fact that they are sandals.
Please note that even though they are made from water resistant leather, the parts of the feet that are exposed will steel get wet if you splash water/fluids on them.
Larnmern Steel Toe Safety Sneakers for Men and Women
These unisex style shoes are comfy, look good and are flexible and lightweight, making them suitable for the countless hours you’ll be spending on your feet as a warehouse picker.
Skechers Cankton Athletic for Men
These sneakers feature a memory form that adapts to your feet for comfort and flexibility. Its synthetic sole absorbs impact with every step making warehouse concrete floors a breeze to walk on while doing your order picking assignments.
Timberland Powertrain Sport Mid Alloy for Men
These shoes have anti-fatigue technology for all-day comfort and support in the warehouse. They also feature ankle protection technology which you will appreciate after the long working hours of running and lifting.
Kodiak Maberly Chelsea for Women
Maberly Chelseas are perfect for female pickers as they are built for maximum mobility, agility and comfort.
They are 6″ and offer a unique combination of comfort materials, cushioning and fit that ensure your your feet aren’t painful during and after a shift.
Terra Spider Safety Shoes
These shoes are stylish as they are comfortable due to the supporting sidewall chassis. They’re also very flexible and lightweight making them suitable for walking fast while picking.
Baffin Men’s Thor 8″ Industrial Boot
If you work in a warehouse freezer, your main priorities when it comes to shoes is that they are comfortable, warm, waterproof and lightweight.
The Baffin Thor boot provides all of this.
Criteria for the List
There are a few factors that I’ve put into consideration when listing these shoes:
Weight – they need to be as light as possible because as a picker, you’ll be constantly on your feet for hours at a time.
Non-slip – wet floors in the warehouse are inevitable. Whether it’s spilt product, wetness from cleaning or ice in on the concrete in the warehouse freezer, you’ll need your shoes to be slip resistant to avoid any accidents.
Comfort – you’ll be running around picking products all day so you might as well make sure your shoes are as comfortable as possible to avoid any soreness after work.
Durability – these shoes need to withstand the constant beat down they’ll be subjected to while you use them for as long as possible.
Cost – shoes listed here need to be affordable.