Interview Shoes for Women

You want to make a good impression during a job interview. Putting on the appropriate clothing and footwear is a part of that.

So, what exactly are the best women’s interview shoes?

Keep reading to learn about the footwear options you have for a professional interview, as well as the best ways to wear them. In addition, you’ll learn the significance of different types of footwear and what they can reveal about your personality during a job interview.

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In what ways do shoes contribute to your overall well-being?

The shoes you wear to a job interview are just one of many details that will be scrutinized by the hiring manager. There is some general advice that can help you find a pair of shoes that complements the rest of your outfit and allows you to shine during the interview, despite the fact that there is much debate over what is the best shoe to wear for an interview.

The shoes you wear say a lot about you and your overall style, so it’s important to pick some that you feel good in. Picking the right pair of shoes for an interview is just as important as picking the right outfit.

Shoes to Wear to an Interview

Pumps, flats, loafers, boots, and heels are the five shoe styles most commonly worn to job interviews. These footwear options are available in a wide range of designs to accommodate your every whim and fad.

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Pumps are the most popular option for women to wear to job interviews. They are appropriate for both sexes and exude an air of professionalism, making them a great choice for any job interview.

Make sure your pumps are the right height before heading out the door. Your comfort and self-assurance in the interview will suffer if they are too high. It’s probably best to avoid the discomfort of wearing heels until you gain some practice.


It’s also a good idea to bring a pair of flats to a job interview, as they’re comfortable and can be worn with any outfit. Because of this, you can get where you need to go in the office more quickly and easily, which is especially helpful if you have a long commute or need to use the printer, which is located across the room.

Make sure the flats you wear to your interview are appropriate for business casual. You should avoid wearing sandals or sneakers to the interview because they do not send the right message.


Loafers, traditionally a man’s shoe, have recently experienced a renaissance as a chic and professional option for women. It’s important to find a pair that works for your needs, as they come in both closed-toe and open-toe variations. If you’d prefer something more casual than a pump or heel, loafers are a great choice. Plus, you can dress them up or down depending on the rest of your ensemble.

Even in the summer, socks are required when wearing loafers (unless you have a very casual office). This will keep your feet dry and prevent blisters, both of which are crucial during lengthy interviews.

Loafers worn to an interview should be well polished so that they don’t look sloppy. It would look bad on you if they were damaged in any way, especially if the leather was scratched or torn.


If you have an interview scheduled in the winter, boots are the best footwear option because they keep your feet warm and give you traction on slippery surfaces. They are a great option for any job interview because they are professional looking without being overly dressy.

It’s essential to find the best pair of boots for your requirements, as there are many different designs available. Dress for success at your cold-weather interview by donning a pair of warm, water-resistant boots. Ankle boots with or without heels, as well as knee high boots, can be professional and appropriate for an interview if styled correctly.

However, knee-high or knee-high-heeled boots should be avoided in favor of shorter boots with either a chunky block heel or a small stiletto heel.

The choice of fabric is also important. While knee-high patent boots may look more appropriate for a night out than the office, ankle-high styles are always a safe bet. Leather is the best all-around option; suede is great if the weather is nice.


Shoes with a high heel are ideal for businesswomen who want to project an image of sophistication. They can also make you look taller and more assured in an interview setting by elongating your legs.

Heels, like pumps, come in a variety of heights, so it’s crucial to find a pair that works with your frame. You should wear flats or loafers until you can adjust to wearing heels.

If you must wear heels to your interview, make sure they are appropriate for the industry and position for which you are applying. Do not wear anything too flashy or distracting to your interview, as this will send the wrong message.

Athina Iliadis is a Human Resources Professional with over 25 years’ experience in corporate environments working for companies such as Pearson, LexisNexis, Hershey, and Reckitt. In her current role as a consultant working with clients around the world, she coaches managers and employees on HR issues, supports leaders in their business, produces content about careers, interviews, and job opportunities. She is fluent in English, French and Greek, and she holds a BBA with a major in HR from Université du Québec à Montréal. Find her on LinkedIn and at

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