Ode To Comfortable Shoes: What To Wear When Your Feet Hurt

by @thewritermama on May 7, 2018

A while back, I took a poll on Facebook asking what kind of shoes people find comfortable because my feet were killing me.

When I was pregnant with Samantha, many moons ago, I gained a bunch of weight and my arches collapsed.

Yes, it was as painful as it sounds.

Fast forward sixteen years later and not surprisingly, my feet often hurt.

I tried going to the podiatrist and was not impressed with the value of help for the cost.

So I put the question out to my Facebook peeps and I was impressed with the voluminous response.

Apparently, if you have sore feet, you are not alone. It does not matter why. What does matter is finding and wearing comfortable shoes as soon as possible.

Here are some brands to help you get started. If you order online, be sure to read about sizing first.

Most Comfortable Shoes For Women

Abeo Janet walking sneaker (I wear these with the Walking Company’s best insert) their website

Vionic on Amazon or at their website

Clarks on Amazon or at their website

Dansko on Amazon or at their website

Finn Thing on Amazon or at their website

Chacos (Ped Shed) on Amazon or at their website

Born on Amazon or at their website

Taos on Amazon or at their website

Naot on Amazon or at their website

Spenco on Amazon or at their website

Olukai on Amazon or at their website (Ohana Sandal was recommended)

Fit Flops on Amazon or at their website

Allegria on Amazon or at their website

Keen on Amazon or at their website

Wolky on Amazon or at their website

Merrell on Amazon or at their website

Ahnn Hiking Shoes on Amazon or at their website

Oofos on Amazon or at their website

Sofft on Amazon or at their website

Soft Spots (professional style) on Amazon or at their website

Bella Vita on Amazon

Comfortable Sneakers For Women

Brooks on Amazon or at their website (Trail Running Shoe was recommended)

New Balance on Amazon or at their website

Comfortable Shoe Stores

The Walking Store (if you go in person, know what you need and plan to spend at least an hour trying on shoes)

Zappos Women’s Comfort

Jay’s Wide Shoes

Shoe Inserts

Superfeet Green Inserts on Amazon or at their website

Next shoes I’m going to get…Taos Crave Boot.

Still haven’t decided on summer sandals, but I’d better decide soon! Let me know if you have specific suggestions.

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