What are the top 5 sandals for summer?
Now that summer’s just around the corner, most of us are putting away our winter boots and bringing out the flip-flops. However, our podiatrists at footinjuryclinic urge you not to wear thongs constantly as they do not give your feet the support they need – read more here. Instead they’ve rounded up 5 footwear brands that are stylish, supportive and get their tick of approval.
You might not want to get these ones wet, but if you are looking for a super comfortable and stylish summer slip-on take a look at Ecco’s range. The more you wear them, the more these slip-on sandals adapt to the shape of your foot with its cork footbed. They are lightweight with a suede insole to keep you comfortable all day. Plus, as a footinjuryclinic patient, you can get 15% off all Ecco shoes! Just call the practice to find out how you can redeem this special discount.
While traditional Birkenstocks may not be the best for the beach, these EVA thongs are waterproof and perfect for sandy locales. Birkenstock now make EVA versions of all their classics. Keep in mind that they will not mould to your feet like regular Birkenstocks, but we still love these thongs as a more supportive alternative to flat rubber thongs.
Looking forward to summer brunches or evening cocktails? Take a look at Bared. They have super stylish sandals that feature a biomechanical footbed. Just take a look at that side profile and you’ll see how supported your arches will be. But it doesn’t just stop there; these sandals also have a built- in heel cup and metatarsal dome. So, if you normally wear orthotics and want to wear sandals without sacrificing your foot health, these are definitely for you! We love fashionable footwear that doesn’t sacrifice foot health, so we are happy to offer footinjuryclinic patients 10% off all Bared shoes! Just call the practice to find out how you can redeem this special discount.
4. Frankie4 Footwear
If you are looking for stylish summer sandals that will still support your feet, chances are Frankie 4 has something for you! This company was founded by two podiatrists so they know what they are doing. These simple slide-ons feature arch support, heel cradling and cushioning for your forefoot, all with a lightweight EVA base. The perfect shoe to slide into as you leave the house.
You may look at these Archies thongs and think they look exactly like the thongs we have been warned not to buy and while we wouldn’t recommend long, strenuous walking in these, they are just about the most supportive pair of thongs you’ll find! Perfect for beach days or a walk down to the corner store, these thongs include arch support, and an elevated heel to avoid hard landing and pressure that is often the issue with regular thongs.
Do the arches of your feet hurt? Do your feet over-pronate? Do you work in a job that requires you to be on your feet all day? Contact us to book an appointment at footinjuryclinic and let our podiatrists do a biomechanical assessment of your feet.