It’s that time of year again. Back to school ads are cropping up everywhere, and you can practically hear the collective groan from students (and teachers) as summer comes to an end. For some, classes have already started!
But returning to school isn’t all bad. As the summer weeks passed, you probably started to go a little stir-crazy sitting around the house. It’ll be nice to get out every day and see friends and coworkers you’ve missed! Plus, who doesn’t love back-to-school shopping?
Now, most of those ads I mentioned earlier target kids. But here at SAS, we know that teachers and students heading off to college will need to update their wardrobe as well. Luckily, we’re here to help you choose the best shoes to meet your style and comfort needs!
Tips for Women who Teach
Just like the kids in your classroom, teachers have a dress code to follow. Different school districts may have different specific requirements, but the same general rule always applies.
Teachers need to look professional.
Now with that being said, teachers are also on their feet most of the day. It’s rare that you get a moment to sit at your desk. This means your average run-of-the-mill dress styles simply won’t work. You need shoes that look great and provide enough support for all-day wear.
Avoid High Heels
This doesn’t mean you have to avoid heels entirely. But you’ll want to select a low to mid heel or wedge.
Bliss is a fantastic slip-on style with a slight heel to elevate your overall look. It wraps your foot in soft leather and offers enhanced cushioning for greater comfort. Plus, it comes in 7 great color options, so it’s easy to pair this shoe with any ensemble in your closet!
If you’re hoping for more of a traditional heel, opt for a block style like Lena.
These styles provide a sturdier base than stilettos, and they offer the greater support and enhanced cushioning you can expect from all SAS shoes!
Loafers are the perfect style for teachers! They’re versatile, professional, and super comfortable! And if you get the right kind of loafers, they’ll support you for long hours on your feet.
Style Sneak Peek
COMING THIS FALL - Be sure to keep an eye out for our new Lara slip on loafer! This style will be released soon, and it is perfect for educators!
This shoe is lovingly handcrafted with your comfort in mind. Features include a soft cushioned lining, comfort footbed, and cushioned outsole. Lara feels great and looks incredible. It will be available in five stunning finish options, making it easy to mix and match with different pieces in your wardrobe.
Lara’s genuine moccasin construction and luxurious leathers look great with everything from business casual to jeans and a t-shirt. It easily takes you from the classroom to a night out with friends!
Must Have Moccasins
SAS moccasin styles in general are designed to be soft, form-fitting, supportive, and comfortable enough for all-day wear.
Consider Bounce when you shop for the coming school year! This long-time SAS favorite is now available in a new Carnival Black colorway, and for a limited time you can purchase Bounce LTD in the stunning Nero Snake and Brocade finish options.
If you prefer something more traditional, Taylor is a beautiful shoe that actually combines all three of the tips I’ve mentioned thus far! It is a tailored loafer with genuine moccasin construction and a fashionable, comfortable low heel. It’s stylish and will support you from the first bell of the day to the last!
Tips for Men in Education
Men can get in on the moccasin trend, too! Class it up and keep it comfortable with shoes like Side Gore. This moccasin style offers advanced comfort features for all-day support, and it will be available this fall in a new "antique tan" leather finish!
Aden is great style for men who work in education. This shoe offers classic oxford style with modern comfort. Look the part of a professional teacher and feel your best with enhanced cushioning and support features.
'Bout Time LT is also perfect for that business casual vibe! Simply pair with nice jeans and a blazer for a relaxed upscale look.