Work shoes for laboratory work

Hi! I work in a lab and have to have shoes that completely cover my feet (i.e no ballet flats or loafers that expose too much of the top of the foot). They also need to be flat. Together this really limits my shoe choices in summer - in winter I wear boots. In summer I mostly wear trainers but would love some smarter shoes in leather, black or brown.

Can anyone recommend some on-trend shoes that fit the bill? Pricewise I was hoping to pay under 200, but am open to general recommendations for styles rather than specific pieces as well!

Thanks so much!


Hi Ettie

How about some lace-up brogues?

Are you allowed something a bit jazzy, rather than just plain black or brown/?

Or Monk Shoes are another possible style, which covers the instep: