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The 3 Best Kids’ Shoes For Flat Feet

Shoes For Flat Feet

Having flat feet is common in younger kids and some children never outgrow it. Choosing the right footwear is essential, even if your kiddo’s flat feet don’t bother them or cause pain. The best kids’ shoes for flat feet prevent the foot from rolling inward while walking (called overpronation), which can strain muscles in the legs and feet. Scary Mommy asked New York-based podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine for help in choosing the best shoes for supporting those little ankles and growing feet.

Why The Right Shoes Are So Important

Dr. Levine explains that all babies are born with flat feet and, “the arch develops over time and will change, and can even be covered with baby fat.” But if you kiddo is one of the roughly 5% who don’t grow out of their flat feet, supportive, well-fitting shoes are key.

Choosing supportive shoes can make a long-term difference in how your child’s foot develops by helping the arch and foot form properly. Dr. Levine says, “By restricting motion, you are eliminating the deforming forces that affect the forefoot.” She recommends seeing a podiatrist if your child suffers pain or any of the other complications associated with flat feet like “back pain, knee pain, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, juvenile arthritis, and juvenile bunions.”

According to Dr. Levine, choosing well-structured shoes that fit properly is critical so that children with flat feet “don’t over-pronate and [cause] problems with their knees, hips, and back.”

What To Look For When Shopping For The Best Kids’ Shoes For Flat Feet

Want to know what to avoid? Dr. Levine has a list of no-gos including, “anything flimsy, Converse, ballerina [flats], flip flops, super-flat sandals, or jellies.”

With all that in mind, it’s time to find the right footwear for your flat-footed kid. From sandals for the splash pad to sneakers for the playground (grab some socks too!), check out our picks below, including one of Dr. Levine’s favorites.

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Expert’s Choice: The Comfiest Sneakers With Great Arch Support

The Comfiest Sneakers

Dr. Levine loves this pair because “they provide fantastic arch support and stability that prevents overpronation and reduces pressure on tendons.” This supportive children’s sneaker’s good looks were inspired by the popular adult 997 model — meaning you can even match your little one. The sneakers feature a specially designed ground-contact EVA outsole that has rubber pods for shock absorption. Despite its generously sized outsole, the shoe itself is lightweight and comes in 25 different color combinations.

Helpful Review: “LOVE these shoes! Purchased for my 2 year old son, they look great and seem super comfortable on his feet. We get tons of compliments on them, would love to purchase again in other colors. Worth the money!”

Available sizes: Little Kid 10.5 — 3 (wide and standard); Infant, Toddler and Big Kid sizes also offered

2.B.Duck Boys Sneakers Kids Lightweight Breathable Strap Athletic Running Shoes

B.Duck Boys Sneakers Kids Lightweight Breathable Strap Athletic Running Shoes

[The head of the shoe is upturned by 15°]-Protect the baby’s little toe, which is more suitable for the baby’s habit of walking on tiptoe, and protects the baby to walk steadily without falling.

[Anti-slip groove sole] – upgrade wear-resistant grip, light and flexible sole, upgrade deep texture wear-resistant non-slip light running without slipping.

[Heel Reinforcement] – Heel reinforcement effectively improves support, maintains ankle balance, reduces the probability of falling, and makes baby travel safer

[Stable Velcro] – Soft and adjustable, suitable for fat and thin feet, not tight, easy to put on and take off.

[Breathable Mesh Upper] – Breathable mesh upper circulates perspiration to keep the inside of the shoe dry

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Some Lace-Up Sneakers Parents Say Are Magic For Flat Feet

Sneakers Parents Say Are Magic For Flat Feet

Another flexible and supportive shoe from New Balance, this pair is worth an “add to cart” for any active child, but reviewers call them “magic!” for flat feet. The leather and mesh upper uses a stitched-down tip and other specially stitched details to deliver the flexible support that flat feet need. The brand’s proprietary ABZORB midsole cushions against impact to keep kids’ feet comfortable throughout the day and the durable rubber outsole will stand up to all the playground play and running your LO can throw at it. Ready to match any outfit, they come in 25 unique colors.

Helpful Review: “My daughter needed shoes with high arches that would support her feet. She has flat feet. These shoes have helped her feet. She hasn’t been complaining about her feet hurting. I would recommend them for kids with flat [feet]. Not [to]mention the shoes are cute too.”

Available sizes: Little Kid 10.5 — 3 (wide and standard); Big Kid sizes also offered

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3 Fall Shoe Trends Guaranteed To Step Up Your Style

Shoe Trends

Look down at your feet. How many miles have you walked in those shoes? I’m wearing my favorite pair of penny loafers and I’ve honestly lost track of their projected mileage because wherever I go, they go. Fall fashion season is lingering on the horizon with a new trend forecast—if you’re going to pay attention to one “what to buy this season” article, let it be one (this one!) about 2022 shoe trends. You may not wear the same outfit multiple times a week, but I can bet your shoes make repeat appearances. 

Shoe trends are often more subtle than clothing trends which allows them to remain relevant in your closet for a longer period of time. This season’s trends play on classic styles (like the aforementioned loafers) and bring back silhouettes you may have deemed lost to the archives—or just the back of your closet. 

 

 

From Adidas Samba soccer shoes to ballet flats, footwear is getting an early 2000’s revival. While the shoes may be dauntingly similar to what you wore in middle school, the way they’re styled has been totally reinvented. Channel your inner Matilda Djerf and get ready to embrace the new version of old classics.

Sport Style

Get a shoe that can do both—from the soccer field to the city streets, true athletic shoes are running laps around the footwear competition this fall. Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber have kicked off fall’s sporty style with repeated outings in Adidas Samba sneakers (originally meant for indoor soccer) and Salomon trail running shoes. The trend favors a sleeker silhouette (say goodbye to the chunky dad sneakers of years past) which makes them easy to style with non-athletic apparel. Grab a slip dress, mini skirt or pair of cargo pants and go score some major fashion points.

Samba Classic Indoor Soccer Shoes

Samba Classic Indoor Soccer Shoes

This pair of Samba shoes is the original style that comes in black or white. The shoe is technically a part of the men’s line so be sure to double-check the conversion to your size.

XT-6 Unisex Sportstyle Shoes

XT-6 Unisex Sportstyle Shoes

If you were to take a trip to Copenhagen or Amsterdam, you’d see every fashionista wearing Salomon sneakers. The trend is gaining traction in the US (especially in New York City) and this sneaker keeps selling out instantly!

Platform Clogs

Love ’em or hate ’em, platform clogs are one of the biggest (and tallest!) fall shoe trends. Clogs began popping up on my Instagram feed last spring and subtly continued into the summer—you’ve probably seen the Birkenstock Boston clogs on everyone’s feet. For fall, clogs are getting a formal upgrade to a platform version. They look great with crew length or tall socks, tights or bare feet and exist in the space between a heel and a loafer. Basically, it’s the perfect comfortable and fashionable shoe to wear to the office.

Finlay Clog

Finlay Clog

This pair of suede clogs from Coach has the classic wooden heel but is made more modern with the studs and leather logo strap.

 

 
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The Most Comfortable Shoes, According to Professionals Who Stand All the Livelong Day

 

Comfortable Shoes

In our opinion, there is no such thing as too much comfy-shoe content. Sneakers, of course, can make for both comfortable and nice-looking footwear, but things get a little trickier from there as there’s a fine line between fugly and just plain ugly. So to find the best comfy and not-offensive-looking shoes out there,, we asked some cool women who spend most of the day on their feet — including servers, chefs, nurses, flight attendants, hairstylists, protesters, photographers, real-estate agents, and cleaners — about the shoes they wear. Their answers range from Shark Tank–approved high heels to classic Crocs to ’90s-style mary janes. Plus a few hacks for making your cute but ill-fitting shoes more bearable.

Best comfortable heels

Clarks Maritsa Lara Sand Suede

Clarks Maritsa Lara Sand Suede

“I’m telling you, anything, literally anything from Clarks that I’ve put on my feet, I’m like, Oh, yeah. I’m willing to pay more for them because I know that they’ll be comfortable,” says Cassadi Currier, a hairstylist at Pembly Joon. (She’s not alone: They’re an overwhelming favorite among our experts — three recommend the brand.) And according to Currier, these heels (not wedges) are her go-tos because they keep her feet comfortable for about four to six hours. Currier appreciates Clarks because they come in a variety of styles, including these “relatively cute” ones, rather than the “kind-of-grandma heels” or wedges. The Kaylins are a particular favorite because they “look like booties, but they have a sandal for your toes to show through,” she explains.

Clarks Women’s Emslie Lulin Mary Jane

Lulin Mary Jane

According to flight attendant Crystal Roseberry, women in her field “typically wear two pairs of shoes at work.” There are terminal shoes, which tend to be sexy heels worn from the time flight attendants arrive at the airport until they’re in the air, and there are in-flight shoes, which tend to be frumpy but comfy. But Roseberry says these mary janes from Clarks — of which she has multiple pairs — are “the best of both worlds — comfortable enough to wear all day long and still fairly cute.” They’re her “hands-down favorite,” she says. Sandra Hinton, who has been a flight attendant for 42 years, says these shoes are extremely comfortable thanks to the “rounded toe, cushion, and some support in your instep” as well as “a little bit of platform and a low heel.”

Dansko Women’s Sam Ankle-Strap Clog

Sam Ankle-Strap Clog

“I find the pickings to be kind of slim when looking for something supportive that still looks young and cool,” says server Tess Parker. Dansko’s Ankle-Strap Clogs, which Parker calls “a solid-gold tip” for anyone with knee or back problems, are the first pair of shoes she has found that fulfilled her requirements of being both supportive and cool-looking. The clogs have a “slight but forgiving platform” that helps make them so comfortable, according to Parker, who adds, “Our jobs tend to destroy shoes, but these are really long-lasting.”

 

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The Different Styles Of Comfortable Shoes You Can Buy On Amazon

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If you’re wearing casual clothes, your shoes should be casual. If you’re wearing formal clothes, your shoes should be formal. Shoes made of canvas, rubber, straw, or plastic are typically casual; shoes made of good leather or fine fabrics (satin, lace, tweed) are typically formal. Thick heels, cork heels, platforms, and wedge styles are typically casual; thin heels and simple silhouettes are typically formal.Note: flip flops are beachwear, designed for use near sand and surf. They are too informal for most casual clothes. Save them for the pool, the beach, and your backyard.

 A pair of Dansko clogs that you may think are clunky and weird, but I promise you, they’ll look absolutely adorable on you!

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These clogs have a dual density EVA footbed with memory foam for cushioning and support!

Promising review: “I broke my foot 37 years ago, and it left me with a bump/deformed foot, so I can only wear Mary Jane type shoes. These are so comfortable, so stylish, and so quiet for clog-type shoes! I have tried other more expensive clog-type nursing shoes, and they do not come close to the comfort of Dansko shoes! I love them!!!” —Amazon customer

Price: $124+ (available in sizes 5.5–12 and two colors)

 Classic Birkenstocks because you’ve seen people wear these for years, and trust me, there is a reason they’re popular (they’re super comfortable). Do it. You know you want to. There are even 26 colors to choose from!

Dansko clogs

They feature pronounced arch support with an extra layer of super soft foam cushioning and a cork footbed that conforms to the shape of your foot the longer you wear them.

Promising review: “Fits like a dream. I’m in love! This is my second pair of Birkenstocks. I’m used to open-toe style sandals, but these are way more comfortable! I thought I would have to break them in, but they were so comfortable right out of the gate due to the suede top and the soft footbed. Trust me, they’re AMAZING!” —LorenaMae

Price: $89.95+ (available in sizes 4–15.5, narrow sizes, and 26 colors)

A pair of pumps short enough to provide some necessary comfort, but high enough to be like “Hey, see? I wear heels, mom!” —me, an adult.

pumps

Promising review: “I am not a big heels person – I work a professional job and attend a lot of meetings and do a lot of walking. I typically stick to flats or shorter heels when absolutely necessary. I love the way heels look but never seem to find them comfortable enough to endure all day. I ordered these LifeStride Parigi pumps and several other heels at the same time, but these were the CLEAR winner. They are so comfortable!!! I only really intended to wear them for one occasion, but they are so comfortable and stylish that I’ve worn them several days already.” —Erin D.

Price: $14.39+ (available in sizes 5–12, narrow, extra narrow, wide, and extra wide sizes, and 27 colors)

Sperry sneakers that will basically become your designated important errand shoes. By important errands, I mean your third trip to Target for the week.

Sperry sneakers

Promising review: “I loved these shoes so much I ordered a second pair when I saw them on Amazon. They are sporty but don’t look too old or young. Love the laces. They have a padded footbed for added comfort!” —Pennsylvania Shopper

Price: $22.57+ (available in sizes 5–12, wide sizes, and 51 colors)

 

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I Bet You Wanna Know Which Aesthetic Suits You Best

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Mind is at peace when concentrating on beauties. Beauty is the splendor of order and when things are as they should be, peace is manifesting in mind and spirit.

 Lifestride strappy pumps so supportive, you’ll purposely learn how to swing dance just so you can prove how comfortable these babies really are.

Lifestride strappy pumps

These heels have a soft and cushiony foam that softened with every step you take. It offers extra arch and heel support to provide stability and balance (which also helps make them more comfortable to walk in!), and the outer sole is super flexible for easy walking!

Promising review: “These shoes are some of the most comfortable heels I have ever purchased. I have heels that I paid over $100 for, but they aren’t near as comfortable as these LifeStrides. I’ve worn these shoes several times to events or out to dinner, but today I wore them to work for 8 hours. I walk quite a bit at work, but these heels did not hurt my feet. I usually get pain in the balls of my feet, but these have just the right amount of cushion.” —Joni R. Harris

 Skechers slip-on flats because you are a person of taste, comfort, and simplicity, and we love that energy.

Skechers slip-on flats

These are Skechers’ take on the very popular Toms (these are called Bobs; how clever is that?) and have shock-absorbing lightweight midsoles so you can walk around all day in comfort.

Promising review: “I work at an office, so I have been looking for comfortable shoes that look nice in a casual business environment, and these are perfect! I want to get more in different colors. They are nice and flexible with comfortable support.” —Sarah

 Toms cut-out sandals for when you want more support than a typical strappy sandal, but also want some breeze between your toes.

Toms cut-out sandals

Toms is a small business specializing in creating shoes that support the environment and different organizations. They also donate 1/3 of their profits to Grassroots Good which aims at growing happy, healthy, and hopeful communities, partnering with local organizations that tirelessly work to boost mental health access, create safe neighborhoods, and increase access to opportunities for these communities.

Promising review: “Love them so much. They go with everything I will be wearing all spring and summer. And comfortable! I am not one that finds too many comfortable shoes with my arthritis. My feet do not hurt while wearing or when I take them off. I really like the strap in the back as well so that I am not constantly gripping my toes to keep sandals on.” —Amazon

 Studded flats for when you want your shoes to be the statement of your outfit, but still want to be super comfortable and casual.

Studded flats

They may seem super flat, but fear not! These cuties still have a cushioned footbed so you can walk in style *and* comfort.

Promising review: “LOVE these sandals! So comfortable, easy straps to figure out, and will go with everything! Can’t wait to wear them more!” —AR

Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 12 colors)

Psst: This item is included in Prime Try Before You Buy, so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!

 

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These 3 Reviewer-Loved Shoes From Amazon Are Incredibly Comfortable (And We Have The Proof)

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Adidas Grand Court sneakers so you can be comfortable *and* stylish every time you wear these bad boys. “Am I cool yet?” —me, to Gen Z.

Adidas Grand Court sneakers

Promising review: “I am in love with these shoes. Not only are they extremely cool, but they are extremely comfortable!” —Njenks817

Price: $33.26+ (available in sizes 4.5–14 and 77 colors)

Psst: This item is included in Prime Wardrobe, so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!

2. Scalloped ballet flats, because regular ballet flats are boring. The trim on these adds a little unique touch and the semi-pointed toe elongates your leg. AKA the perfect ballet flat.

Scalloped ballet flats

Promising review: “Super comfy! I wear them to work. After eight hours still like walking on clouds! I usually wear Tom’s Jutti’s, but these are actually way more comfortable! I like the color it goes with pretty much anything!” —DJeepGirl35

Price: $35.47+ (available in sizes 5–11, wide sizes, and six colors)

Psst: This item is included in Prime Wardrobe, so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!

3. Classic Superga sneakers because there is truly nothing more basic (in the best way) and timeless than a crisp pair of white sneakers. They go with literally ~every~ outfit. 

Superga sneakers

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7 Stylish Women’s Shoes to Upgrade Your Closet from Amazon Deal of the Day

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Slip your feet into a wide range of aesthetic and comfortable shoes that require minimal care, from Amazon Deal of the Day. It’s time to upgrade your closet.

7 Stylish Women’s Shoes to Upgrade Your Closet from Amazon Deal of the Day
 

Finding the perfect pair of shoes that is both stylish and comfortable is a tedious task right? Especially if you are looking for a daily wear shoe or a shoe for athletic purposes, you need to keep a lot of things in mind like the sole, color, and durability. Keeping that in mind we have curated a list of shoes that can be your daily wear as well as your sportswear and give you utmost comfort. Check these shoes from Amazon Deal of the Day that you can buy at discounted prices.

1.DLGJPA Women’s Quick Drying Water Shoes

DLGJPA Women Quick Drying Water Shoes

If you are someone who does a lot of water sports or goes to the beach a lot, this walking shoe is for you. It has a top quality anti-slip rubber sole that provides excellent grip and makes walking in it comfortable. This shoe’s full-cover design coats your feet well and protects your toe from getting stubbed. The outer material of this walking shoe is made of open mesh that facilitates good ventilation and helps the shoe to dry up easily. The pull tap around the heel allows you to wear and remove this shoe easily. You can use these shoes while sailing, boating, cycling etc.

2. TIOSEBON Women’s Slip-on Walking Shoes

TIOSEBON Women Slip-on Walking Shoes

This casual pair of shoes has an ergonomic design that fits perfectly on your feet. It is ultra-lightweight and can be carried easily in your luggage. It fits your feet like a sock so there is no chance of this shoe falling off or getting loose. The insole of this shoe is made of memory foam that helps in absorbing any kind of impact or force that you may come across while walking. The outer material of this shoe is made of breathable mesh and it is water resistant and has high elasticity.

3. INZCOU Running Shoes

INZCOU Running Shoes

The gorgeous red color of this shoe will surely turn heads when you wear it to your morning or evening run. Made with lightweight and breathable polyester material, this shoe is so tightly knit that it forms a 3-dimensional upper surface and hugs your ankle completely. The sole is made of MD (a version of phylon material) which is anti-skid, water resistant, and elastic. The inner material that is in contact with your skin is very much skin-friendly and reduces foot friction to prevent blisters.

4. STQ Slip On Breathe Mesh Walking Shoes

STQ Slip On Breathe Mesh Walking Shoes

Who says sneakers can’t give you elevation? This fashionable sneaker from STQ has a stylish wedge for you. Wearing this shoe is super easy as it has a slip on design with elastic cuffs. If you are someone who is outdoors for a long time this shoe is for you. The sole of this shoe is slip resistant, lightweight and has an elastic air cushion in the form of a wedge. The insole is made of memory foam that helps in ventilation and prevents your feet from stinking.

5. Reebok Women’s Club C Sneaker

Reebok Women Club C Sneaker

Who can question the quality of Reebok, right? This casual sneaker for women from Reebok is your foot’s partner for everyday use. This shoe is made of 100% soft leather and a premium quality rubber sole that can bear abrasion for a longer time. This shoe has a die-cut EVA midsole that provides extra support to your feet if you are running or dancing. The USP of Reebok shoes is that they are no-nonsense, they deliver what they claim, and they produce extremely durable shoes.

6. Women’s Ankle Boots Slip on

Ankle Boots Slip on

Time to add some style to your footwear collection with these elegant mid-heel ankle boots. Made with environment-friendly faux leather, these boots are suitable for all seasons especially winters and can be paired up with skirts, shorts as well as denims. The pointed toe design gives your feet a stylish shape, the stacked medium-sized heel gives a sturdy elevation and the back zip makes sure it does not fall off your feet. These easy-to-wear boots give you the feel of a cowgirl and you can even cycle or ride a bike in them.

7. GSLMOLN Women’s Walking Shoes

GSLMOLN Women Walking Shoes

If you are someone who likes to make a statement with their style or want to change their style to quirky, this shoe is for you. These bright yellow fashionable sneakers have a premium quality hollow blade sole that offers maximum durability and gives you the feel of walking on clouds. The outer material is made of breathable mesh that is lightweight, water resistant, wash resistant, and comfortable. Run, jump around, or glide in these shoes and stand out from the crowd.

Just buying a premium quality shoe is not enough, taking care of it is equally important. Make sure to alternate your shoes every now and then so that one pair does not wear out much. Also, wash and deodorize your shoes after using them twice or thrice so that it does not stink and cause fungal infection on your feet. Grab these exciting deals from Amazon Deal of the Day.

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