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The Best Shoe for House Cleaners

What is the best shoe for house cleaners? If you need comfortable shoes for cleaning jobs, this is it. As a house cleaner, you need shoes for walking and standing all day that will last. 

Good posture for physical activity isn’t enough. Wearing the right shoes to support your entire body is also important.

Have a look at the Saucony as we show you why they’re the only shoes for housekeeping you will ever need.

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Hey there, I’m Angela Brown, and this is Ask a House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house cleaning question, and I get to help you find an answer. You can find this and 400 other answered questions in this series on our YouTube channel.

Best Shoe for House Cleaners

Angela Brown with a Saucony Excursion TR12 Running ShoeWhat is the best shoe for house cleaners? We have a house cleaner that asked this question.

In your experience, what are the best shoes that you have found that have saved your feet and kept you going until the end of the day?”

There is Only One Shoe I Like

Best Shoe for House Cleaners, closeup of a Saucony Excursion TR12I’m emphatic about this because if you ask me, there is only one shoe. Now having run 29 marathons and several triathlons, you got to have the proper equipment to support your hips, your back, quads, knees, spine, neck, and shoulders. And as house cleaners, you’re moving around a lot.

So, having the right shoe is going to support everything through your entire body, all the way up to your spine. And that’s going to support you throughout 10, 15, 20, 30 years in the house cleaning business.

So, I’m emphatic about this. So the shoe that I wear, and there’s only one shoe, is the Saucony. And I’m very specific about this shoe. I’ve done lots and lots of research.

I’ve Spoken to Thousands of Cleaners About Shoes

Saucony Grid Excursion, Best Shoe for House Cleaners, Savvy Cleaner PinkI’ve spoken with thousands of house cleaners around the globe. They are about $60 to $70. You can get them at Rack Room Shoes. They have a sale, buy one get one half off.

And then if you buy it during the tax-free weekend of August before school starts, you can get it without\paying taxes.  Also they have a $10 off coupon. So that’s where I get my shoes. I usually buy two pair and I rotate them throughout the year. So, I wear one. As they start wearing out, I take that shoe, it becomes my outdoor shoes and then my next one becomes my house cleaning shoe.

What’s so Great About the Shoe?

Best Shoe for House Cleaners, closeup of a Saucony Excursion TR12 TreadSo, what is the shoe? What’s so great about it? Well first, it is an airable shoe. It’s made of cloth on the top. So, if the shoe gets wet, it dries out nicely. It also has great tread. So, this is going to give you some real traction, even if you have shoe covers on.

This is the Excursion trail shoe, which is for triathletes, cross trainers, runners etc. It has big, serious shock absorbers in it. And it has the arch support, so make sure that you get the one that has the curve inside the arch. It also has a flexible toe box, meaning that it bends very easily.

What’s interesting is as house cleaners, we do a lot in movement, and so if you bend it down to be able to clean baseboards or the floors or to pick something up you’ve got to be able to bend the shoe.

You Need a Shoe That Bends With You

Best Shoe for House Cleaners, closeup of a Saucony Excursion TR12 Flexible ToeboxSo, you want that shoe to bend easily with you. And it’s got lots of tread and traction on it so you’re not going to slip, and you can keep your balance. Which is so important.  Then, another thing to look at is the back of the shoe.

The back of the shoe has a wide base pinch to it, and it forces you to stand up straight because of the way that this shoe is built.

I know lots of people like to wear their shoes outstanding on the outsides of their shoes. You can’t do that with these shoes. Neither can you rotate your foot inward. You have to stand up straight, which is great for your posture, especially if you’re on your feet for many hours a day like you are as house cleaners.

It’s Light and Inexpensive

Best Shoe for House Cleaners, closeup of a Saucony Excursion TR12 Toe BoxSo, it’s a really lightweight shoe. It’s very inexpensive, but it’s just a really great shoe that I highly recommend for so many reasons. But I’ve tried lots of shoes on the market. It comes down to this shoe.

So, I would give them a try because having the proper equipment to do your job is paramount to the success of your business.

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