Healthy Alternatives to Flip Flops

Healthy Alternatives to Flip Flops

Summer is here! Before you slip into a pair of flip flops, you might want to consider options that provide proper arch support and comfort. This season can bring out the worst in foot and heel pain as we transition to different shoes that are more suited for the hotter weather. Keep in mind that opting for flimsy shoes, like flip flops, can actually exacerbate your existing foot issue. Most flip-flops lack the structure in the arch that supports the plantar fascia in the bottom of the foot, which may lead to further injury.

Luckily you can still enjoy the same comfortable feeling on your feet with shoes that are designed to support and stabilize your feet. Let your feet breathe while you eliminate possible foot problems from wearing flip-flops with these top summer shoes choices from Healthy Feet Store.

Vionic Wave - Men's & Women's Sandal

The Vionic Wave Healthy Flip Flop Sandal for men and women provides a foot friendly, doctor-approved alternative to flimsy plastic sandals. Podiatrist designed and approved, the Vionic Wave provides biomechanical correction for pronation and improper weight distribution that can lead to back pain, knee pain, ankle pain, heel pain, and other ambulatory challenges. The Vionic Wave is a lightweight, and convenient thong sandal that is perfect for all outdoor activities.

Naot Dorith- Women's Sandal

The Naot Dorith Women's Slide Sandal has a gladiator design with a hook and loop strap, as well as a backstrap for added stability and support. This sandal has a great fit, as it molds to the foot with wear. The footbed is designed with hallux support to keep the foot in place, and a deep heel indentation helps the body's balance and maintains the natural shape of the pad of the heel that protects the heel bone. Treat your feet to stylish and comfortable gladiator sandals this summer.

Ros Hommerson Virtual Orthopedic Sandals for Women

Are you looking for the perfect party-to-daily wear pair of sandals? If yes, then you need to get your hands on the new Ros Hommerson Virtual. Thanks to the adjustable foot strap feature, this pair of sandals offers you a custom footwear fitting that improves your overall movement. These heels offer a soft upper feature, which treats your skin in a tender manner. This feature also protects your delicate skin from the hazards of footwear abrasion, such as scars and bruises, so you can enjoy healthy feet.

Naot Santa Cruz Men's Sandal

The Naot Santa Cruz Men's Sandal is a stylish classic-design sandal, crafted with anatomic cork and a latex footbed designed to mold and contour to the shape of your foot and allow for optimal comfort. The textured rubber outsole lends itself to durability and is designed to absorb shock ensuring that both you and your footwear can last the summer. These comfortable and stylish sandals will have you looking and feeling your best when you want it most.

Drew Hamilton: Fisherman Shoes for Men

Drew has launched their therapeutic shoes, Hamilton and it is definitely the pair to invest in. Hamilton is specially made for diabetic patients and is crafted with their needs in mind. The pair includes comfort construction and a removable, memory foam footbed. The two combine to provide a padded space for foot and keeps it safe from injury, diseases and infections that diabetic patients are highly vulnerable to. In addition, there is also a suede top cover in the footbed that provides space for prescribed orthotics.

Written by
Dr. Jeffrey S. Hurless
DPM, FACFAS Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon/Podiatrist
Medical Director,

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