Does your workplace have a dress code for shoes?

Greece
October 14, 2010 11:14pm CST
One of my friends is only allowed to wear black shoes at work. They need to kinda look like evening shoes and be spotlessly clean (he works security, usually the night shift). Some time ago I was selling cosmetics and they asked me to wear black or golden(!) ballerinas only. I know another girl that works at the gym and she can only wear running shoes (even sneakers are not good). These measures seem extreme to me and although I have to accept I can't change them, I still feel they're stupid! How about you? Have you ever worked somewhere that you were asked to wear only specific shoes?
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@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
yep. close shoes for women. no sandals, slippers, sneakers, party shoes, etc. same with men - black or brown leather shoes - no sneakers or sandals. I go to the office in my fitflops, and change into my conservative office shoes when I get there.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 10
In the company website, the dress code (with shoes) are listed down. But since I'm not a permanent employee, I don't follow it. I usually just wear ballet flats. I avoid wearing open shoes or slippers since it's frowned upon in the workplace, but some of the other temps here wear them. Actually, my office mates, who are permanent employees do wear slippers and sandals. But they hide it from the administrators or higher ups. I think that imposing dress codes for shoes is okay since the employees do represent the company. Just not the ones that have really outrageous rules like maybe, your shoes must be 3 inches or high or something like that.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
I've observed the nurses,they're wearing specific shoes (white and closed) The guard,black and shiny (too shiny for dust to shy off) Some offices that requires ladies shoes (black and closed,they look like school girls) Well,i will have to observe other food chains then,i never noticed their shoes.