Today we’ll be reviewing some of the best orthopedic sandals for women and men.
You should be aware that supportive well-fitting footwear plays a vital role in keeping people mobile and pain-free.
However, wearing supportive well-fitting shoes is sometimes not enough for people with foot conditions and specific foot types.
In these cases, orthopedic shoes are often recommended. You may require orthopedic shoes if you have:
- foot or toe deformity
- flat feet or high arches
- a complicated or severe foot injury
- extremely wide bunions
- Achilles Tendonitis
- an open sore
- a neurological disease that affects the feet
For heel pain, check out these amazing sandals for plantar fasciitis.
Comparison of the 6 best orthopedic sandals
|Leather & weave||Leather & mesh|
|Suede-covered footbed||Great wicking lining|
Stunning button details
4-way fitting system
|Removable footbed||Contoured footbed|
Steel shank for stability
2 hook-and-loop closures
|Soft full-grain leather||Leather or nubuck|
|Cushioned footbed||Removable footbed|
|2 hook-and-loop closures|
Soft leather lining
|2 hook-and-loop straps|
Soft leather lining
Drew Men’s Warren Sandal
This great orthopedic walking sandal is going to bring the perfect combination of comfort and support. Once you pick it up, you’ll notice the sandal is really well-built and solid.
The straps are made of premium leather. The three straps are fully adjustable so you can really fine-tune the fit.
The footbed is removable and is made of very shock-absorbing material. It has actual Velcro hook-and-loop fasteners to really secure it inside the sandal.
Pull the footbed out and you can see it offers a ton of cushioning and it also leaves room for your own orthotic.
This sandal comes really flexible right out of the box. It has this aggressive outdoor tread down at the bottom with a steel shank in the heel for added stability.
The Drew Warren’s going to make sure you get through warm weather incredibly comfortable.
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Propet Women’s Pedic Walker
This is a very sturdy sandal made by Propet, a company that makes great orthopedic sandals for walking.
The Pedic Walker is a great sandal for a number of reasons. When you pick it up, you feel automatically how lightweight it is.
It really offers a lot of the support and protective features of a shoe but at the same time, you’re getting a sandal.
The back area actually feels and looks like a shoe. It’s got a lot of support through the heel and a lot of protection.
The Pedic Walker is very adjustable thanks to the two hook-and-loop straps.
As soon as you get around to the front, you have the open-toe style in case you want to have the air of a sandal.
Also, if you’re dealing with some sort of sensitivity in the toe area and you just want an open-toe style, it’s a good solution either way.
Again, the Propet Pedic Walker has great arch support and it’s made for walking.
Propet Women’s June Slide
This sandal is made of a really soft full-grain leather upper with great pleated design while both straps are adjustable with a hook-and-loop closure.
On the inside, it gives you a leather lining that’s super soft against the skin. You do have a nicely cushioned footbed that’s also removable.
The Propet June does have a little bit of a wedge so that way you’ve got some boost in height.
The bottom is a polyurethane outsole that’s cushioned, it gives you traction, and it’s nice and durable.
Always feel like a warm summer day with this June from Propet.
Propet Women’s Aurora
This is Aurora from Propet. This sandal has a premium leather upper with an open-toe with tons of strappy details. Each strap is adjustable and the back heel too so it’s got a great fit to it.
It features soft and breathable leather lining and tons of cushioning in that microfiber-lined ortholite foam cushioned footbed.
It even has added arch support for all-day comfort. It’s got a bit of a heel and nice flexibility going on.
It’s all on a lightweight polyurethane outsole.
Slip in great comfort and show off your pedicure with this awesome Aurora from Propet.
SAS Women’s Huggy
This is the Huggy by San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS). If you’re looking for a sandal to get you from point A to point B in superior comfort, then look no further than the Huggy.
This sandal is of course made with a leather upper, which obviously looks great but feels great as well.
You’ve got two hook-and-loop closures, one easy strap over the top of the foot so your toes are going to have plenty of room and another easy strap on the side as well.
You do have another buckle on the strap that wraps around the back of your foot for added security.
If you check out that footbed, it’s nice and wide and it’s really going to cradle your foot in there with ease.
The footbed is contoured, which is really nice for the natural stride of your gait.
Of course, it is incredibly cushioned and you’re going to find added support underneath all that TRIPAD technology which is underneath all the pressure points of the foot.
If you check out the outsole, it’s incredibly lightweight, flexible, and it has a nice wide base. You can be sure with every step that you take you’re going to be stable and confident.
Wrap your feet into something incredibly comfortable by SAS with this amazing Huggy.
SAS Women’s Relaxed
You’re going to feel completely relaxed in this Relaxed sandal from SAS.
Of course, this sandal is made with a high-quality leather upper which obviously looks great but feels even greater.
The Relaxed sandal has three fully adjustable buckles so you can get a nice customized fit and get really snug on the top of your foot. You’re going to feel even more secure with the third strap as well.
The footbed is nice and wide, which is really great and offers plenty of room for your toes. The footbed is contoured to the natural shape of your foot so it’s going to feel like you’re walking on air.
Your foot is really going to be cradled in this sandal and it’s going to feel really amazing.
The footbed squishes down with every step that you take while that TRIPAD technology, which is strategically placed, adds support underneath all the pressure points of the foot.
It all sits atop of a really durable all-day comfort outsole. It’s really nice and wide for added stability and really awesome at being able to shock-absorb every step you take. Last but not least, it’s flexible and lightweight.
There’s no doubt that you’re going to feel the ultimate relaxation and the ultimate comfort with this amazing Relaxed sandal by SAS.
SAS Women’s Nudu Sandal and Slide
This sandal has so much comfort packed into it you’re not going to want to take it off at the end of the day.
The Nudu is made with an amazing leather upper and you’ll love the detailing of the stitching throughout the upper. This really adds a nice touch of style to it.
You’ve got an adjustable strap over the top of the foot and a hook-and-loop closure as well.
There’s an amazing strap that wraps around the back of your foot for added security. This strap is adjustable with a sturdy buckle on the side.
The footbed is nice and wide and offers tons of room for your toes. The footbed has a ton of squish that you’re going to feel like you’re walking on air with every step you take.
You’ve got added support underneath all the pressure points of the foot thanks to that TRIPAD technology.
The outsole has a nice wide base, which is really great for stability and confidence in every step. It’s flexible and incredibly lightweight.
The Nudu by SAS has comfort and style built right into it.
Taos Women’s Gift 2
This style features an ultra-soft kidskin leather upper. It’s super comfortable and buttery that the sandal feels like a glove.
The kidskin leather is probably one of the softest leathers that you’ll ever lay on the top of your foot.
This leather is so soft that the sandal feels already broken in right out of the box.
It has a hand-stitched detail that creates great ruching and pleating.
The sandal’s toe post is one of those things that will change the way you think about flip-flops.
If you’ve ever had a bad experience with flip-flops, Taos does a phenomenal job at stitching that toe post so you don’t have any irritation to the most tender skin that is between your toes.
If you do have something that you don’t love about your foot like bunions, the upper offers a lot of coverage
Taos is known for their really comfortable polyurethane footbed, but with this fashion-forward look, Taos is really taking it to the next level.
You kind of sit on the footbed and it cups your foot and comes up all of those great parts of your foot.
It’s got a great rubber outsole that’s really comfortable all day and comes in a variety of colors to match any outfit in your wardrobe. The outsole is so durable it’s going to give you lots and lots of wear.
This is a fashion piece that has anatomical support that supports your metatarsals.
Regardless of your arch, it’s going to give you that arch support and flexibility.
Once you slip the Taos Gift 2 on, you’re going to feel that anatomically correct footbed with that comfortable microfiber lining.
Taos Women’s Trulie
I can’t say enough about the comfort of this Trulie. This wonderful sandal is perfect for everyday wear with its rich woven design on the straps and stunning button details.
It does have two spots of adjustability with hook-and-loop tabs to provide you with the perfect personalized fit. The middle strap has a little bit of a V-shaped gore and it can actually move with you.
The interior is nice and lined with a suede-covered footbed that’s contoured.
The Trulie fits perfectly and cushions really well thanks to the combination of latex and cork in the midsole, which gives this cork unusual flexibility. Yet, this is not a heavy shoe like what you normally experience with cork sandals.
The outsole is lightweight, durable, and flexible.
To wrap things up,
- Great leather and weave detail, beautiful hardware adjustability both in the front and over the instep.
- It’s going to be great with everything you wear and there’s nothing that the Trulie can’t go with.
- It’s scrumptious the way that it hugs your foot and provides cushion underneath every step.
True comfort and true style have never looked so good, Trulie.
Taos Prize 3
The upper is made of a rich full-grain leather which is very soft and very luxurious-looking.
All three hook-and-loop straps of the sandal are adjustable giving you a secure and customized fit every time you slip it on.
The upper is also accented with metal embellishments and stone embellishments for a unique and stylish look.
The footbed is wrapped in a super-soft microfiber lining and this is also treated with the Aegis Microbe shield which helps protect against odor and also protects the footbed against staining and deterioration.
The microfiber-lined EVA footbed is also supportive giving you a nice little heel cup for shock absorption and extra support targeted at your arch and your metatarsal where you need it the most. It’s also contoured footbed for all-day comfort and support.
The outsole is durable and it’s very flexible giving you support and traction all day long.
If you want to feel like a real winner, add the Taos Prize 3 to your summer wardrobe.
Taos Women’s Trophy
This sandal is made of a leather or metallic leather upper with some little hardware details throughout. It also has nice adjustability at all the three hook-and-loop straps.
There’s great padding around the back. The inside features microfiber lining and it’s also got the Taos soft support premium footbed with cool recovery foam.
The contoured shape is going to give you great support. It’s also got the SILVADUR Antimicrobial Shield so that way your feet are going to be kept fresh.
The rubber outsole is durable and offers some nice flexibility.
A Trophy sandal that just feels so good, you’ll want to display it, but make sure you display it on your feet.
Last but not least, the Trophy is a super comfortable orthopedic sandal for flat feet.
Orthofeet Clearwater Comfort
A great thing about the Clearwater is it has a 4-way fitting system. Number one is the drawstring that pulls from the toes to the instep. Number two is the lateral or outside hook-and-loop closure. Number three is the medial or inside hook-and-loop strap.
Also, there’s another hook-and-loop closure for great heel fit in the back.
The sandal has a leather mudguard for protection from the elements. Like all orthopedic sandals, the Clearwater has a great wicking lining that pulls perspiration from the foot.
The Orthofeet Clearwater has a flat innersole for proper seating of the removable insole. It also has a grippy outsole for slick surfaces, which is also flared for stability.
Rockport Men’s Darwyn Quarter Strap
This sandal has a smooth leather upper with nice stitch detailing throughout those straps.
There’s a dual hook-and-loop closure so you’re really going to get a customizable secure fit to make sure everything stays in place.
The footbed is made of really soft and cushioned EVA materials to keep your feet feeling energized while the bottom features a sturdy outsole.
Propet Men’s Vero
This sandal uses premium leathers on the upper. There are two hook-and-loop straps so you can fine-tune the fit just right.
There’s some really soft cushioning on the footbed with soft microfiber lining on top of that.
There’s durable polyurethane on the outsole which has really nice flex to it while still being shock-absorbing. The outsole of the Propet Vero has some aggressive outdoor tread.
Dunham Men’s Newport
This sandal has an upper made out of premium leather for the two straps up on the top. It’s got strong hook-and-loop material beneath those straps to give you a locked-in secure fit.
The footbed is nice and comfortable with two layers of EVA and memory foam in there to really give you plenty of squish, comfort, energy return, and all that good stuff with every stride you take.
The footbed is topped with that nice textile material while down on the bottom, we got a really thick, super shock-absorbing rubber outsole with that tread pattern on it to keep you steady.
Timberland Men’s Altamont Fisherman
Cool summer style meets outdoor performance in the Timberland Altamont fisherman sandal for men.
The Altamont was designed to keep your feet incredibly comfortable. It’s available in a few different color and leather finishes.
This tough durable Timberland sandal features full-grain leather with plenty of cutouts that allow your foot to breathe really well while still providing plenty of protection.
It features a sturdy adjustable hook-and-loop buckle strap so you can really fine-tune the fit while the climate control lining stops your foot from overheating.
It has a removable insole that has plenty of cushioning and some flex grooves built right in. The insole is going to absorb a ton of shock creating a ton of comfort.
The Altamont has a polyurethane midsole that offers cushioning and support underfoot.
The multi-density outsole is made out of durable rubber with a unique tread going on there. It’s very shock-absorbing and it’ll give you a ton of grip on multiple types of surfaces.
Whether you’re exploring a rugged rocky coastline or hiking a mellow trail on a warm day, the Timberland ultimate fisherman sandal will deliver comfortable protection and stylish support.
Propét Men’s Casual Sandal
This fantastic outdoor sandal from Propet comes in a few different colorways so you could find the one that best suits your style. This great black colorway features a durable full-grain leather upper detailing.
You have two sturdy hook-and-loop strap detailing which is going to provide a secure fit along with a large pull tab at the heel for an easier on and off.
The heel area actually stretches for added comfort while the soft neoprene lining feels great and is quick-drying.
The footbed itself is cushioned right where you needed it to be to provide comfort with each and every step.
It’s got a nice flexible design and of course a durable synthetic outsole made of polyurethane to keep you stable.
Keep it comfortable, stylish and stay strapped in when you’re rocking these great Propet Casual sandals.
Vionic Women’s Tide II
If you are looking for good Orthaheel orthopedic flip-flops for women that provide all-day comfort and support, the Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Tide II would be a perfect match for you.
You may choose to wear these shoes around the house if you need arch support and they are most effective for people with foot problems.
The sandal’s leather and nylon webbing upper comes in a wide array of colors to choose from. The outsole is made of durable rubber.
Below is a detailed list explaining why you should include this stylish orthopedic sandal to your wardrobe:
- The outdoor sandal has biomechanical orthotic footbed.
- The deep heel cup supports and realigns feet and legs back to their natural position.
- The sandal’s medium-density EVA midsole absorbs shock, and in turn reduces stress on the ankles, knees, and feet.
- The design has received APMA Seal of Acceptance and is highly recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil.
- This outdoor fashionable orthopedic sandal helps to prevent shin splints and knee problems.
- It’s good for any other physical conditions which cause over-pronation.
- It has a great fit and offers comfort.
- The upper part is composed of polyurethane upper and has a stylish leather trim.
- The strap is lined with foam, so you can enjoy a comfortable fit throughout the day.
- It is also available in 15 different colors allowing you to be fashionable and comfortable at the same time.
- It weighs only 6 ounces, making it a great choice for everyday wear.
- Some customers have complained that the material on the footbed feels cheaper.
- Some have stated they had blisters from the straps of the sandals.
Vionic Women’s Sharon
The Vionic Sharon is another sandal that possesses a sensible style and protects your feet at the same time.
It has microfiber-covered EVA footbed that offers just as much protection as the previously mentioned model but has an additional embellishment.
Therefore, it offers both feel and look to women. The outsole is made of durable rubber with botanical design tread.
The features are enough to conclude that the sandal is worth every penny. However, below is a detailed pros list to help you make an informed decision.
- This orthopedic sandal has Orthaheel technology, provides biomechanical stability, and has a high instep to fully support the feet.
- Choosing this orthopedic sandal over other stylish versions will help reduce over-pronation.
- It provides immense comfort to those suffering from different kind of physical problems like Plantar Fasciitis.
- It reverses chronic foot conditions and reduces chronic pain.
- The design is quite revealing, so you can show off your pedicure.
- The crystal flower embellishment gives it a very classy look.
- There are 5 color options to choose from so you can buy multiple pairs of sandals to match different dresses.
- It fits well but the strap placement makes a flip-flop sound.
- The decorative stone may cut into the toes and consequently cause raw spots.
Finn Comfort Sylt
The Sylt is designed to deliver amazing comfort throughout your entire day.
There’s a leather upper with three hook-and-loop straps across the front plus an adjustable strap with a buckle around the back. These four straps together are going to help you get amazing customization.
The interior and footbed are lined with smooth leather. The footbed is made of cork and latex materials to give you great comfort as the sandal molds to your foot over time.
The bottom features a water-based polyurethane outsole that is very shock-absorbing and flexible to definitely keep your feet moving.
Another fantastic feature about the Finn Comfort Sylt is it has a rockered forefoot and heel section for a very smooth and natural heel to toe rolling motion creating the ultimate stability rocker shoe.
BEST WALK Orthopedic Sandals
BESTWALK manufactures some of the cheapest orthopedic sandals on the market. Apart from the orthopedic benefits the sandals offer, they can even realign some foot issues like bunions.
Best Walk Orthopedic Toe Corrector Sandals
Benefits of orthopedic shoes
The more abnormal your foot mechanics are, the more likely you will require orthopedic shoes.
Orthopedic shoes are shoes that support or accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle, and leg and are specifically designed to support or accommodate a particular condition.
They have a number of beneficial features and functions that separate them from everyday footwear including:
- a torsionally strong well-rockered midsole and outsole to help you walk normally. This means the sole shouldn’t bend easily and should preferably have a rounded sole
- a removable sock liner to accommodate orthotics
- a variety of widths to ensure a proper fit for a variety of foot shapes
As people age, parts of the body begin to break down. Often, older people will require orthopedic shoes.
However, orthopedic shoes can be recommended for people of all ages as poor foot mechanics can affect everyone, young and old.
Today, fortunately, orthopedic shoes and sandals don’t have to be ugly and clunky. There are a number of relatively stylish options available for people of all ages and fashion tastes.
When it comes to selecting your orthopedic footwear, consult a certified pedorthist. A pedorthist will conduct a full assessment of your lower limbs and tell you if orthopedic shoes will help you.
The pedorthist will also measure your feet properly and let you know which orthopedic features are required for your foot type and condition.
But remember this, just because a shoe is classified as orthopedic does not guarantee it will be the same quality and provide the same benefits as other orthopedic shoes.
If you are fashionable but are suffering from back, foot, or knee pain, these best orthopedic sandals might be the remedy you seek.
The sandals above are great for you as they can relieve pain swiftly. Apart from relieving pain, these sandals also prevent foot injuries and deformities.
These exceed men’s and women’s expectations as they are fashionable, unlike most other orthopedic sandals.
You can even choose the color and design which matches your personality. The majority of these sandals are great for summer as they are lightweight and revealing.