The Most Comfortable Warm Weather Orthopedic Sandals for Women
In the summertime, no one wants to wear bulky boots or heavy-soled shoes, and many women turn to sandals, flip flops and wedges. But no matter how stylish or trendy these sandals may be, they’re usually flat, uncomfortable and unsupportive. Unsupportive flat shoes have been known to cause plantar fasciitis; fallen arches; tearing tendons; ingrown toenails; back, knee, ankle and hip problems; and heel pressure.
Thankfully, orthopedic sandals can combat or prevent all these foot issues while still allowing you to sport sandals all summer long. Orthopedic sandals either have a built-in orthotic sole, or feature a removable sole so you can insert your own orthotics.
This pair of Lana sandals are the newest addition to Dr. Comfort’s Open Comfort collection. The sandals comes in both brown and black and features stretchable Lycra sides that accommodate bunions and other foot deformities. The double hook and loop closures over the foot, plus the buckled closure on the heel, offer maximum adjustability and ensure that you always have the perfect fit. The metal button on the second hook and loop strap offers a subtle design touch, and the footbed can be removed for custom orthotics.
These Propet women’s sandals offer an excellent combination of coverage and protection for a sandal, sporting a fully-closed heel. The shoes come in two classic colors—black and tan—and are made with a supple full-grain leather/nubuck leather upper and a leather lining. The sandals come in both full and half sizes, as well as four widths: B (medium width), D (wide width), 2E (extra wide width) and 4E (extra extra wide width). The ultra-cushioned footbed provides comfort and support throughout a full day of walking, and it can be removed to accommodate custom orthotics. The two hook and loop straps are fully adjustable, and the outsole provides cushion, traction and durable wear.
Just because you need to wear orthopedic shoes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the feel of the sun on your toes during the summer. These five pairs of orthopedic sandals will give you plenty of support and cushioning while still allowing your feet to breathe, no matter what summer activity you’re doing. Not only that, they’ll also help you avoid the pain and other complications associated with flat, unsupportive sandals. Take care of your feet this summer with one of these sandal options.
Kaki Zell - Vice President of Sales, Marketing, eCommerce at Legs-4-Life LLC Kaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She’s been working in the medical device industry for over 11 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Science Center.
Written July 2018 | Page last updated January 2022
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