12 of the Best Orthopedic Shoes for Women
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12 of the Best Orthopedic Shoes for Women

May 26, 2023

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Stand strong, comfortably.

Our feet deserve five-star care. Whether we have a job that requires us to be on our feet all day, jog after work to get some exercise in, or stand on the subway as we commute to the office, our feet do it all. And if you are experiencing foot pain, you aren't alone. Thus, it's time to get some orthopedic shoes to combat the discomfort.

Maybe you have bunions, bad ankles, flat feet, plantar fasciitis—the list goes on. Whatever the condition, there are shoes to help correct the problem and prevent further complaints. Amnon Barnea of Walk NYC Podiatry says, "Being on your feet all day causes significant strain on the 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in each foot." That being said, Barnea adds, "It is advised to wear shoes that provide both cushioning and stability." So you need to find an orthopedic shoe that has both, and don't worry, there are some stylish ones out there.

With the help of our trusty podiatrist, we rounded up the 12 best orthopedic shoes to help ease your foot pain. Your feet do a lot for you, so it's time to do something for them.

With pressure relief insoles, Vivaia's square-toe heels are a sophisticated option that blends comfort and subtle style into an everyday shoe. The stretchy upper molds to your foot for a tailored fit.

It's only natural that Hoka made the cut. It's one of Barnea's favorite shoes for people who need arch support, because the level of cushioning is unmatched. Wear it for walking, running, and everything in between.

Dr. Scholl's has made a name for itself in the orthopedic market with its beloved insoles, but the brand's shoes are not to be missed. A memory foam footbed cushions your feet, making the pair fit for easy everyday wear.

A suspended footbed adapts to the shape of your foot to deliver custom comfort in these sandals. The lightweight sole uses innovative technology to provide cushioning and flexibility, ensuring that you can keep them on for as long as needed.

Paying homage to 30 years of this sneaker series, this particular model features soft materials and pearl hues to elevate the traditional silhouette. It provides stability targeting those individuals with plantar fasciitis, shin splints, bunions, and heel spurs.

Birkenstocks are extremely popular for those with foot issues due to their suede-lined contoured footbed that molds to the shape of the wearer. The sole also is shock-absorbing, and the dual layer jute wicks moisture.

Foot comfort isn't just limited to outside the house. That's why OrthoFeet makes a slipper with anatomical arch support to help relieve foot and heel pain.

Want a bootie you can stand in for hours? Mephisto's slouchy silhouette comes with a proprietary insole that brings arch support to the forefront of the design. Pair the bootie with a skirt or leggings, and never take it off.

For the person with feet pain has been working all day in discomfort, Rothy's makes a pair to save you. Comfortable insoles and a durable outside make it easy to wear these to the office. Oh, and they are knit from plastic bottles.

Atoms reinvents the classic white sneaker to create a style that's as fashionable as it is comfortable. Midsole foam gives you cloud-like cushioning, stretchy laces make for seamlessly taking them on and off, and the flexible upper is super breathable.

This ergonomic design rests at the intersection of fashion and function. Sorel's sandals have a molded footbed, a chunky scalloped sole, and foot-to-floor cushioning.

If you prefer to wear your flip-flops everyday, you can still do so in premium comfort. FitFlop's platform design features a triple-density footbed and sleek silhouette in minimalist fashion.

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