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The best orthopedic shoes for men and women

Orthopedic shoes are designed to support your foot’s natural contour which makes them very comfortable. It also comes with the reassurance of a sure fit with specific flex points and properties that can absorb impact when out walking (see the best walking shoes). A solid pair of orthopedic shoes will certainly be able to cater to different foot types as well as address common foot ailments such as calluses, fallen arches, deformed toes, bunions, and hammertoes.

To ensure their shoes meet their orthopedic needs, people cite support and comfort as important features but they seek stylish orthopedic shoes, as well. Good thing there are some that comply with all those demands. There are a number of options available for both men and women and we’ve shortlisted what we consider to be the best of the best so you can pick one that would best suit your style. We’ve also found the best shoes for nurses if you happen to be one.

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At A Glance:

  • Best overall: Orthofeet Orthopedic Sneakers
  • Best sandals: Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal
  • Best sneaker: Propet Travelactiv Sneaker

Best overall: Orthofeet Orthopedic Sneakers

A good orthopedic shoe can provide plantar fasciitis relief. Orthofeet Orthopedic Sneakers feature orthotic insoles with anatomical arch support and multiple cushioning layers designed to improve foot and leg alignment, enhance comfort, and help ease heel pain. Offering a lightweight sole with air cushioning, the shoe is biomechanically engineered to alleviate stress on joints, enhance stability, and help facilitate foot motion. Take a look at this list of the best sneakers for more like this.

Best sandals: Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal

The Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal is designed to be waterproof, lightweight, and comfortable. For orthotics, the sandal offers good foot support, including a deep heel cup. If you’re looking for one of the best sandals that won’t hurt your feet, this is it.

Best sneaker: Propet Travelactiv Sneaker

The Propet Women’s Travelactiv Fashion Sneaker features a lightweight, flexible outsole and removable footbed. Extra-cushioning insoles are added to enhance comfort and feel. The sneakers’ durability and traction are ideal for orthopedic uses.

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