Are open toed shoes completely inappropriate for a retail job interview?

I live in the southern US. it's hot as balls here lol. So most of my Summer shoes have open toes. If the rest of me looks completely professional, would open toed shoes be completely inappropriate for a job interview? It's just retail!!

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Most Helpful Guy

  • Hi,

    One of the problems with open shoes is that while they look stylish, they also offer little to no protection against injury while working in retail. As you'll be dealing with many different objects, it is not commonly accepted to have open shoes in such an environment at all. For your own safety, as well as you looking more professional, I'd take some closed shoes instead.

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  • I would never suggest you wear any type of open toed shoe to an job interview of any sort. It's just an hour or so, and I'm guessing you'll be indoors when this interview takes place, so just deal. It's never good to go in with the attitude, "it's just retail," either, because unless you know the person in hiring, they may expect the same standards of interview dress as most other jobs especially if their staff are expected to wear closed toed shoes on the job (usually a safety regulation for most jobs anyway).

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What Guys Said 5

  • Never wear open toed shoes to an interview unless the job is a foot model, a lifeguard, or a stripper. Part of what you are demonstrating in a job interview is your ability to follow procedures or standards, and adapt to situations.

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  • Use a duct tape and cover your toes :P

    Lots of people pay attention at the shoes, cause shoes never lie.

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  • That's a no no in NYC, but I hear guys would go to interviews in khakis and sandel in California

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  • Open toed shoes on woman looking disgusting.

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  • Definitely go with steel toe boots

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What Girls Said 14

  • If it's a peep toe high heel, or a very classy looking shoe, there really shouldn't be a problem. If you're thinking of showing up in flip flop style shoes or slides, then honestly, what are you doing? Your best bet honestly is to wear closed high heels not to take any chances. Once you get the job, it's another story.

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  • You should try to wear what the dress code is for the place you are trying to work and most retail stores in the US require closed toe shoes. In the end it's your decision though. Go with what you feel confident in.

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  • thats more for like outing or going on a date. I would probably wear just regular low cut black heels, something like these ones:
    www.amiclubwear.com/.../...els-ami-kansasblack.jpg

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  • I'm sure you can wear closed in shoes for an hour even though it's "hot as balls" most places would require you to wear closed in shoes to work anyway so if you actually want to take looking for employment seriously then dress the part.

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  • Yes it's inappropriate for any job interview, even retail! To you it's just retail but to them it's their company, their livelihood and they have to have some standards.

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  • I think a very nice peep toe high heel should be fine at an interview. Anything more than that is too casual.

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  • Depends on the type of shoe and depends on the company.

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  • retail you are probably ok, but if it's anything else I would go closed toe shoe for sure

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  • As long as it's not flip flops, I think it's fine to wear

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  • if you don't see other people wearing open to, I would guess it's frowned upon & not do it.

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  • Refer to the dress code set up by your employer. It should be in contract.

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  • Maybe you could wear flats

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  • Are we talking peep toe or totally open?

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  • Depends which company

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