Work boots. Go to a place that has a GOOD selection of those and try every model (as long as they support your ankle) until you determine which is the most comfortable pair, standing and walking. Price doesn't matter. Invest in aftermarket inserts (I bought a set specifically designed for hard surfaces, $20ish @Wally's) and if your feet get hot and sweaty like mine, use a foot powder deodorant - apply after you take them off when you get home.
i wear tank boots, they have the ankle support, but have zippers up the side so are easy to take on and off.
i dont recomend anyone wear steel toed boots.
#1 ice cold in the winter, and they seem to retain the cold, its a nightmare
#2 if you drop something large enough to need steel toed boots on your feet its large enough to make the steel toe CUT OFF your toes.
I would rather have broken toes than have chopped off toes.
ask at a supply house if anyone knows what a 'toe mower' is ;-)
ALSO: i wouldnt polish the boots. i was polishing my boots when i was in service, trying to look very clean. good crease in uniform pants, shiny boots, etc. well, working on a furnace in a heater closet off a kitchen with a vinyl floor my boots left black marks. luckily i buffed out the black marks, but it made me be aware of leaving marks, and i aLWAYS wore booties after that, and you dont need to polish your boots if you wear plastic booties.
Safety boots also come with composite toes, so it doesn't have to be steel. On the job, there are plenty of things you can drop that a safety boot can protect you from, like a compressor or a length of 2" black iron pipe. They typically have soles that are puncture resistant, slip resistant and may have electrical resistance rating too. You're not putting food on your table or making your boss money if you're down with an injury