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    26 Things To Help You Stay Comfy When You Stand All Day

    Just some truly out~standing~ products your poor feet are begging you to buy.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A cult-favorite pain-relief cream you can apply just about anywhere to relieve discomfort. There's a reason this cream has 19,000+ 5-star ratings.


    Promising review: "I have plantar fasciitis and stand on my feet all day for work and I cannot live without this in my life. It works great and is worth every penny." β€”jwais

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    Check out our deep dive into the Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy cream.

    2. A pair of moisture-wicking compression socks that apply pressure to your legs and feet to help with circulation issues and swelling β€” two common symptoms of standing for long periods of time.,

    Promising review: "Favorite compression socks for the price. I stand all day on hard floors and these help a lot with foot pain. I used to always have swollen ankles after long days but not when I wear these. I have five pairs now. For some reason the green ones seem longer and looser than the others so I don't know what that's about. I would recommend if purchasing multiple pairs to just stick to the same color, makes it easier when washing to pair them back up rather that trying to keep the same colors together." β€”Hayley Nyman

    Get them from Amazon for $17.04+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine styles)

    Check out my colleague's Physix Gear compression socks review for more deets!

    3. Or compression ankle braces so you can still reap the benefits of compression socks while rocking something more inconspicuous.,

    Promising review: "I have to say I bought these for my daughter who complains about her severe foot pain from standing all day at her job in the pharmacy and read many reviews on these socks so I purchased, and they are the bomb! My daughter wants more and wears them at night and every day, even when not working. She says she has so much relief! Don't hesitate to buy these. They really do work!" β€”Danielle McMiller

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    4. A night splint for wearing β€” surprise surprise β€” at night! This brace holds your foot in a position that stretches your Achilles and fascia, and prevent them from tensing in your sleep. They're great for treating pain caused by standing all day or conditions like plantar fasciitis so your feet don't ache the minute you step out of bed.

    Reviewer wearing the splint

    Just check with your doctor to get the OK to wear them overnight!

    Promising review: "What I like about this product is that my foot feels very comfortable and the straps that help to secure that splint is also comfortable. I've worn the splint since it arrived and I'm pleased about how my feel the next day. I stand all day long at work and it has helped a lot with my foot pain. My foot pain is not totally gone but it is not a painful as it was." β€”Smiley

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    5. An anti-fatigue mat to keep your feet happy even when you're standing for hours. Hairdressers, chefs, and office workers swear by this standing mat for sweet relief from hard, unsupportive floors., Amazon

    Promising review: "My feet are thanking me! I bought this mat to use with my standing desk and the difference is like night and day. I have hardwood floors and my feet were really hurting after standing at my desk for a while. This mat allows me to stand for much longer without any discomfort." β€”Erika Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in seven sizes and 17 colors).

    6. A posture corrector you wear over or under your clothes to help relieve pressure on your joints and muscles so you can stand without pain. Your mom will finally stop yelling at you for always slouching.,

    Promising review: "I put off buying this because I was skeptical. I’m glad I gave in because it’s amazing. It takes some getting used to, especially with my horrible posture. It really makes a difference even on the loosest setting. I would definitely recommend and I’m definitely buying again. It’s a must if you stand all day and have pain from your posture." β€”Robert Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. Dr. Scholl's massaging gel insoles with cushioning that absorbs shocks so your joints don't bear the brunt of it. Plus, the arch support is clutch for anyone with flat feet.

    The insoles

    These are designed to fit women's shoes in sizes 6–10; just trim them if necessary to fit your feet.

    Promising review: "This is what true comfort is. Walk all day, stand all day, laugh at the people with sore feet. All shoes should come with these from the factory." β€”Steve Schulz

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (also available in men's size 8–14 and also in a two-pack).

    8. High-waisted compression leggings that work similarly to compression socks, increasing circulation from your waist to your ankles. Plus, these leggings are moisture-wicking and oh so stretchy to prevent itching (!), irritation (!!), and chafing (!!!).,

    Promising review: "I stand on my feet all day as a hairstylist and constantly had issues with swelling in my legs. This is about the sixth or seventh pair I have bought because they help so much with my swelling and vein issues." β€”Krystal Rez

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and 10 colors).

    9. A durable and versatile strap for stretching your tired muscles between shifts or when you get home. It also comes with a guide to teach you specific stretches that target different body parts.

    Model using the strap to stretch their hamstring

    Promising review: "My husband has a bad back and his physical therapist recommended this strap years ago. Fast forward to December. A friend came over after a long day at work and said his back was stiff from standing all day. My husband quickly ran up and had him use this strap. Within 10 minutes, our friend felt better! It just so happened that we needed a gift for this hard-to-shop-for gentleman at Christmas. What a perfect fit! He has commented several times how he’s added the strap to his routine to keep his back, hips and legs stretched." β€”BF

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    10. A foot roller that'll massage away the pain of a 12-hour shift β€” no partner needed!

    Reviewer's socked feed on the textured wood roller

    Promising review: "Wonderful piece of equipment. It's perfect for people who work jobs that require them to stand on their feet all day. I would absolutely recommend. It's easily the most effective $20 you'll spend on foot pain." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    11. A thick yoga mat so you can stretch sore muscles, increase blood flow and flexibility, and prevent future pain after a long day on your feet β€” ~om~ yeah!

    Promising review: "Very nice yoga mat. It gives a bit more cushion than most without being too much, especially for people that are on their feet all day. Love the little carrying handle to take it to and from yoga class with ease." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.86+ (available in seven colors).

    12. Epsom salt to use on its own or mix with relaxing essential oils for the most luxurious bath to soothe your muscles.


    Promising review: "We absolutely love this bulk bag of Epsom salts. We are reordering now. It has taken care of our charley horse leg and thigh cramps from being on our feet all day. We sometimes add a few drops of an essential oil like lemon, orange, or lavender." β€”J. B.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (originally $34.99, available in three sizes).

    13. A heated foot massager that's going to become a key step in your post-work routine. Be prepared for every family member to ask to "borrow" it.

    Reviewer with their feet on the massager

    Promising review: "This massager is a gift from God. Not too long ago I started a job that's a 12-hour shift standing on my feet. I'm flat-footed and on top of that walk heavy on the ball of my foot. Even before half of my work day is done, I'm in excruciating pain and am tempted to just cut off my feet. This massager is simple to use; two settings: massage and massage with heat. This hits all the necessary spots from your toes to the ball of your foot. It gets in deep. It is able to bring my feet back to life. After 30 to 45 minutes of using this, I'm able to walk around with no issues." β€”Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    14. A foot elevation pillow to reduce swelling in your legs and encourage deeper, more restorative, pain-free sleep.

    Model with their legs on the wedge

    Promising review: "Loved this product for its support, comfort, perfect size for leg elevation. If you stand on your feet all day this is a great product for health and comfort. You can even exercise and stretch your muscles while lying down. Highly recommended" β€”Nikki.

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99.

    15. A pair of cozy loafers with memory foam insoles you can wear to the office while still prioritizing your comfort. BRB gonna go buy them in every single color!,,

    Promising review: "Very cute and comfy. I stand all day in a pharmacy so comfort and support is super important. A little wider but that's OK because my feet swell sometimes anyway." β€”MrsPharmD

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11 and 30 colors).

    16. A foot rest to give your tired legs a break during the day. Prop your left or right foot on it throughout the day and alternate whenever the other foot gets tired to feel fresh and pain-free throughout the day.

    The foot rest

    Promising review: "I have a standing desk at work and found myself wanting to rest my feet sometimes. This is wonderful for that. It has been a great help to me!" β€”Lauri

    Get it from Amazon for $18.31.

    17. Chunky heels with a supportive ankle strap for anyone who hates wearing heels but works in a fancy office or needs to look professional when interacting with customers. No need to bring a backup pair of shoes!


    Promising review: "These shoes are so dang comfortable! I am the worst at wearing heels but I can wear these suckers all day (and I don't sit much at my job)... The heel is thick and short so I don't feel wobbly, but not short like a kitten heel or that awkward height where other people are like 'are those heels or flats!?' LOL. Can be dressed up or down. The fabric is suede and the thick straps are really comfortable. I will honestly probably get them in every color because they're so practical for any outfit... Plus, they're only like $20. Love!" β€”Leah

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11.5 and 10 colors).

    18. A lumbar support back brace to help alleviate the pressure on your spine from standing all day, thereby potentially preventing lower-back muscle spasms and tightness.

    Model wearing the waist belt

    Promising review: "Needed a back belt with lumbar support pads to fit a 'larger' body that I have. It fits well and the pads feel wonderful. It helps remove the strain on the lower back from standing and bending all day long." β€”pinehavn

    Get it from Amazon for $18.79+ (available in three sizes).

    19. Comfy Dansko mules that thousands of nurses stand behind as the comfiest shoes ever for walking around in all day. They're pretty darn expensive, but they will last you ages and walking without pain is a basic human right.,

    Promising review: "I have never bought Dansko before but they were at the top of the recommended list for professionals on their feet all day. These brought me the relief I was seeking. These are so comfortable I ditched all my sneakers and I will wear no other shoes but these to work now." β€”Jackie S

    Get them from Amazon for $87.57+ (available in sizes 3–13 and various colors).

    20. A set of massage balls to help you get all the kinks out of your throbbing muscles.


    Promising review: "I spend the majority of my day standing and walking around for work and often come home with the works: neck, upper back, foot, and back pain. These massage balls are amazing! They have officially replaced my boyfriend in terms of reaching the most painful points of my body after a long work shift. I use them against a wall, which is somewhat harder to keep in place but works really well in measuring pressure. Wish I had gotten these sooner!" β€”Michelle

    Get them from Amazon for $10.95 (available in three colors).

    21. A memory foam orthopedic knee pillow that's said to help reduce back strain, align your spine, promote better circulation, and alleviate pressure on your knees, especially for side sleepers.

    Reviewer with the white square pillow between their knees

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about trying a memory foam pillow, but I heard that they can help with backaches. I own a small restaurant and am on my feet for 10 to 12 hours per day. I immediately noticed a difference after using this pillow two nights in a row." β€”jdefranc

    Get it from Amazon for $18.16.

    22. A BPA-free thermos water bottle to encourage you to drink more H2O. Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, which can get in the way of work, especially if your job requires a lot of movement or heavy lifting.

    Model holding three different colored water bottles

    Get it from CamelBak for $15 (also available in three colors).

    23. An intimidating-looking acupressure mat that may actually ease pain and loosen tight muscles thanks to spikes that massage your pressure points.


    Promising review: "Amazing item. I have chronic back pain. I feel so relaxed lying down on this. It feels soo good and relieves me of stress. I stand at work all day, six hours a shift, but sometimes 12 hours a day. This is very comforting." β€”Angel C. Garces

    Get it from Amazon for $21.30+ (available in two styles and 14 colors).

    Check out our in-depth explainer on how to use an acupressure mat and why we love them.

    24. A soft yet supportive toe separator that's discreet enough to wear inside your regular shoes. Over time, it may help correct bunions and hammertoes, making it easier to stand all day without discomfort.

    Promising review: "This product (along with a splint at night) have been helping correct my big toe move out, thus relieving the pain of the bunion. I wear it under my socks during work and have barely any pain while being on my feet all day!" β€”April

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    25. A calf stretcher for anyone with painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and tendonitis β€” which can all get worse when you're running around all day without a chance to sit.

    Model standing on the curved stretcher

    Promising review: "As long as I use this my feet are OK. I’m on my feet all day. This in the morning and evening help. When I forget to stretch I’ll get sore feet and use it again. It’s immediate relief for me." β€”MsReal

    Get it on Amazon for $32.99.

    26. A foam roller so you can target tight, achy muscles. Use it before bed each night to help you wake up pain-free and ready for work.

    Model using the foam roller on their hip

    Promising review: "When I got this as a gift, I thought 'What's this foam thing gonna do for me?' But after I used it the first time, I used it every day for a month and my back felt so much better. I didn't feel sore when I got out of bed, it helped release tension from being on my feet all day (work as an RN). I also had a tight hip for a while and it hurt to go from sitting to standing." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

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