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The Best Women’s Shoes For The Office UK – Expert Recommendations & Reviews

When looking for the best shoes for the office, our independent review of the best styles should be your first port of call. Whether you work at a desk, are on your feet all day or need safety work shoes, our guide offers a style for every purpose and budget. These are all independently reviewed by our in-store footwear experts based on comfort, support, style and value for money.

Begg Shoes are one of Scotland’s longest-standing independent shoe retailers having been established in 1866. Six generations of the Begg family later, the business now boasts a team of footwear experts – many of whom are fully qualified from The Society of Shoe Fitters.

8 Shoes We Recommend For The Office

1. Our Top Pick – Imac Brooktass Wide, £79.99

Imac Brooktass Wide women's black patent shoes for the office




  • Available in black & wine patent leather uppers
  • Wide fitting
  • Shock absorption for extra comfort
  • Removable insoles suitable for orthotics 
  • On-trend styling, made in Italy
  • Excellent Value for Money



  • Brand Not Well Known


2. Best Lace-up Shoe – Gabor Sweep Portland, £110

Gabor Sweep Portland Black Patent Shoes for the Office




  • Patent leather upper
  • Trendy chunky sole unit
  • Popular brogue design
  • Lace-up front for adjustability
  • Well-known Brand



  • Higher Price Point



3. Best Contemporary Style – Beggs Exclusive Daltro Click, £85


Black Croc Patent Leather Loafers



  • Available in black croc patent leather and tan leather
  • Fully leather lined
  • Ultra soft and cushioned footbeds
  • Classic styling that never goes out of fashion
  • Handcrafted by moccasin specialists in Brazil
  • Great Value for Money



  • No Adjustable Fastening


4. Best For Waterproof – Alpina Eikelea Tex, £69.99


Alpina Eikelea Tex Black Slip On Shoes for the Office



  • Available in black, navy & wine leather
  • Fully waterproof
  • Soft, lightweight & flexible
  • Wide fitting
  • One of our best-selling styles!



  • Sizes Sell Out Quickly Due to Popularity



5. Best For Safety Features – Skechers Safety Work Eldred, £62


Skechers Safety Womens Shoes Eldred



  • Memory foam insoles for added comfort
  • From Skechers ‘Work Range’ which features slip-resistant rubber outer soles
  • More casual styling
  • Laces provide adjustability and good support
  • Popular with our customers



  • Only Available in Black



6. Best With Trousers – Rieker ADdicap, £62


Rieker Addicap Black Leather Shoe Boots for the Office



  • Available in 3 different variations 
  • Perfect for the more formal look
  • Leather uppers
  • Features Rieker antistress soles for added comfort
  • Handy zip fastening



  • Not Waterproof



7. Best For Smart Wear – Tamaris Daenerys, £49.99


Tamaris Daenerys Women's Black Heeled Shoes



  • Available in 3 colourways
  • A workwear staple that can be worn in many ways
  • Soft suede-like textile uppers
  • Features Tamaris’ ‘touch-it’ footbeds which are lovely and soft



  • Not Leather Upper




8. Best Boots – Creator Peechlea, £77


Creator Peechlea Black Leather Chelsea Boots for the Office



  • Available in black, navy, grey & tan
  • Ultra soft leather uppers
  • Leather insoles
  • Very versatile 
  • Classic Chelsea boot look but with a zip fastening for easy access
  • Excellent Value for Money



  • Not a Well Known Brand




Finding the perfect office shoes can be easy if you know what footwear requirements you have. Whether you are looking for something smart, supportive, stylish or all of these, then you can be sure to find the best office shoes for you at Begg Shoes.