One of my jobs requires me to be on my feet a lot too. I wear good, supportive shoes and good socks with extra cushioning. This job allows me to move around a lot, but when I was working where I had to stand in one place a lot, I also wore support hose. If you're a guy, as I'm guessing from your name and avatar, you might want to try compression hose which go up only to the knee. Not the most attractive, but they can really help.
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Do yourself the most good by using a gravity inversion table As soon as you get home. Sports equipment stores usually carry them. plus the good shoes. There is a line of insoles that actually work called "Superfeet".
I work at a Warehouse and the single best thing I did was buy Gel Inserts. They made my feet feel so comfortable and removed the soreness that I would get when I got home. I used to dread taking my boots off, my feet were sore and hot. Now, when I move boxes, I feel like I'm walking on a beach.
I work 12 (sometimes more) hours a day at a restaurant assembling sandwiches. What I found that worked best for me was eating a banana (for the shin cramps) and replacing my shoe's insoles with blue camp foam from a sporting goods store.