Work shoes are a specific kind of footwear made for employees who require support, comfort, and protection while at work. They are made to be worn inside or in light-duty conditions where traditional work boots are not necessary and are frequently lighter and less bulky than work boots. Work shoes often have steel toes, cushioned insoles, slip-resistant soles, and other safety-enhancing features including electrical hazard protection and puncture-resistant soles. They are a common option for workers who require both comfort and protection while on the job and are utilised in a range of industries, including retail, hospitality, and healthcare. Work shoes are available in a number of designs, including slip-on clogs and lace-up sneakers, and a selection of materials, including leather, mesh, and synthetic materials.