9 Best Shoes for Warehouse Pickers

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.

#ImageShoe NameGenderAvailable SizesGet it Here
1This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is terra-spider-300x300.pngTerra Spider Safety ShoesMen5, 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 WideCheck Price on Amazon
2Reebok Sublite Cushion WorkReebok Sublite Cushion Work for MenMen2 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, 18Check Price on Amazon
3This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is tiger-mens-safety.pngTiger Men’s Safety ShoesMen9 X-Wide, 11 X-WideCheck Price on Amazon
4This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is skechers-cankton-300x266.pngSkechers Cankton Athletic for MenMen7, 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 WideCheck Price on Amazon
5This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is larnmern-steel-toe-sneakers-men-300x300.pngLarnmern Steel Toe Safety Sneakers for Men and WomenUnisex5 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 MenCheck Price on Amazon
6This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is keen-mens-utility-atlanta-cool-300x300.pngKEEN Utility Men’s Atlanta Cool 2Men7, 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 WideCheck Price on Amazon
7This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is timberland-mid-alloy-safet-shoes-2-300x300.pngTimberland Powertrain Sport Mid Alloy for MenMen7, 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 WideCheck Price on Amazon
8This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is kodiak-maberly-chelsea.pngKodiak Maberly Chelsea for WomenWomen5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10Check Price on Amazon
9Baffin Thor industrial boot.Baffin Men’s Thor 8″ Industrial BootMen7, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12, 13, 14Check Price on Amazon

Reebok Sublite Cushion Work for Men (My Pick)

Reebok Sublite Cushion Work
Reebok Sublite Cushion Work.

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

Tiger Safety shoe for men.

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

KEEN Utility Atlanta Cool for men.

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

Larnmern steel toe sneaker.

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

Skechers safety sneakers 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

Timberland mid alloy safety shoe.

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

Kodiak Maberly steel toe boot.

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

Terra Spider safety shoe.

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

Baffin Thor industrial boot.
Baffin Thor 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.

4 Comments

  1. Need more shoes for people that have feet problems. I gone threw 4 pairs of shoes and all hurt my feet . I feel there’s no shoe in our work zappo that will work for me.

  2. @ken
    OCTOBER 13, 2021 / 3:04 AM
    REPLY
    Hi Gagandeep! To get your discount, you can sign up for the program using this link as we have outlined here.
    in response to your reply..not its not working at all…

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