1 Shoe & 6 Sandals that Won’t Hurt Feet [Shopping Guide]

The Merrel sandal is one of several stylish and supportive shoes in our summer shopping guide!Summer is almost over, but there’s still time to make sure that your footwear is stylish and supportive so you don’t have to worry about foot pain this season.

My number one-work shoe recommendation (if you can’t do flats or sneakers) is the kitten heel: it offers a little bit of height without placing your feet at the kind of odd angle that throws off balance and places excess pressure on your toes and the balls of your feet.

Want even more summer shoe suggestions? Check out this curated list pulled from Runner’s World’s in-depth guide:

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed
Straps keep toes held down and supported while the classic contouring of the footbed offers an extra layer of foam underfoot and a deep heel cup for next-level comfort.

$135, zappos.com

Superfeet Laurel (women)
All of Superfeet’s footbeds are contoured for optimal arch support and foot stabilization.

$90, amazon.com

Teva Terra-Float Slide (men)
Super light, easy to slide on, and waterproof, Tevas will offer support that other sandals simply can’t provide.

$95, amazon.com

Oofos Ooahh Sport Slide
These slides offer are actually post-run recovery sandals, available for both men and women. The Oofoos’ rocker sole enables more natural motion and shock absorption, preventing strain on your arch and lower leg.

$60, amazon.com

Oofos Oomg
The real-shoe sibling of the Ooahh slides. Stretchy mesh uppers hug your foot, whether to recover after a hot 20-miler or run errands on your rest day.

$120, oofos.com

Merrell Around Town Backstrap
With stylish yet supportive, full-grain leather straps and a pigskin lining underneath to let feet breathe, these shoes are a win-win. The cork footbed offers durability while air cushions in the heel absorb shock.

$95, amazon.com

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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