The Best Shoes For Barbers, Recommended By Barbers

Published 17th Jan 2023 by Charlotte Grant-West

Working on their feet all day, barbers know all too well the importance of comfortable, reliable shoes. So, we asked barbers what brands keep their soles singing and their arches ecstatic. Check out the best shoes for barbers, as recommended by barbers, here:

Darren Ovenden: "1950s Swiss Army Boots - heavy and robust!"

Josh Plumbley: "Vans never fail."

Simon Butcher: Specifically, "Vans Slip On Pro Models."

Cheryl Broad: "Doc Martens all day every day. I buy super feet insoles for them as well."

Chris Newton: " Nike Airforce Ones (black). They look smart enough that they don’t look too much like a pair of trainers, but they are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn for work."

Spencer Thrower: "Crocs all the way"

Katherine Edwards: "For women, Clarks Unstructured. They're like slippers – light and they have a cushioned in sole."

Nicola Moore: "Converse Hi-Tops! Got me through 25 years.. leather so they wash well and the hair doesn’t get stuck.. wipe clean ?"

Hannah Remington: "I would normally never be seen DEAD in a pair of Sketchers but I’ve got to say they are saving my life this week so far."

Su Croft: "Clarks Trigenic range... Not sure if they do mens, otherwise classic Wallabees. Sale on now!"

Arlene Wicinski: "Mephisto all the way!"

Sarah Mitchell: "Timberlands are comfy."

Craig Henderson: "Sketchers!"


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Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 17th Jan 2023

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.

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