In light of the recent uproar following the 27-year-old receptionist Nicola Thorpe who was sent home without pay for turning up at PwC in December wearing flats, we have hand-picked a selection of ‘suitable work shoes‘ that won’t have you feeling dreary and boring as you spend your days at the office, whilst also not drawing any unacceptable and quite frankly outrageous remarks from the powers that be.
ICYMI – Watch Nicola Thorpe Talk The BBC Through The Ordeal Below
Photos of the bloodied feet of a waitress in Canada who worked a full shift in work approved high heels (part of the company’s dress code) – have been shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook and paint a horrible picture of the systematic sexism in the work place.
Managing Director of Portico, or PwC had this to say to the BBC –
Simon Pratt, managing director at Portico, said Thorp had reported to work with “inappropriate footwear”, saying she had “previously signed the appearance guidelines”. He adds that such guidelines were “common practice within the service sector” but the company were now reviewing them. PwC says it’s in discussions about Portico’s policies. The incident involving Thorp happened last December. She started the petition this week.
It has received more than 20,000 signatures, meaning the government must give a comment. If it gets 100,000, there’s a chance MPs could debate in Parliament whether women should have to wear high heels at work. – BBC
We took this initiative to help you find the comfortable and stylish alternatives to those toe-crushing, blister giving ‘work shoes’.
– Comfy Work Heels –
For that elegant and comfortable lift in the office.
– Flats –
For those long shifts that keep your feet on the ground
– Classic Black Pumps –
The always classic and always iconic ‘Black Pump’
– Menswear-Inspired –
Don’t think like a man, don’t look like a man, look better