Published on June 30th, 2017 | by Kirsten Borrink17
Closed Toe Sandals: All The Best, From Basic To Beautiful
We’ve recently received several reader requests for closed toe sandals. Maybe you have a physical or medical reason for needing to protect your toes, have toenail issues you’re not wanting to share with the world, generally dislike the appearance of your feet, or just get lazy about pedicures. If so, you too might be looking for sandals with a comfortable amount of coverage. So here are our recommendations for cute, comfortable closed toe sandals to suit any occasion:
Fisherman-inspired sandals let the breezes in while covering the toes and the Ahnu Malini does that and more! An ergonomic cork-wrapped footbed provides moderate arch support while a roomy toe box accommodates bunions. Available at Zappos and Amazon.
No one will ever suspect ugly toes while concealed in these cuties. The Spring Step Lizzie features a cork and latex midsole, 1 1/2″ wedge heel and a perforated leather upper (just know that their navy color is a dark turquoise, almost teal). Available at Zappos and Shoes.com.
The Naot Kata is not only lovely to behold, it’s a relief to wear with its removable cork and latex footbed with enhanced arch support and padded heel cup. The soft leather uppers won’t aggravate bunions or hammertoes while the shock-absorbing outsole cushions joints on impact. If you must wear a custom orthotic, the Naot Kata will conceal it well. Available at Zappos and Nordstrom.
Our personal favorite of the bunch! The El Naturalista Leaves will support your feet while providing height without sacrificing comfort. The cork midsole and cushioned insole plus 1″ platform combine for all-day comfort. Available at Zappos and Amazon.
The Earth Lynx closed-toe sandal wins the “Pretty Shoe for Hard-to-Fit Feet” award. Customers with bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis and arch issues leave 5-star reviews for the Earth Lynx. Available in a size 12 and two widths from Zappos, The Walking Company and Amazon.
What do you get when you combine a clog and a sandal? The Dansko Maureen! If you suffer from hallux limitus (stiff big-toe due to arthritis or injury), a rocker sole is recommended to take the pressure off the forefoot…and the Maureen has it. If you associate Dansko with hard insoles, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cushioned insole and soft microfiber lining. Available at Zappos and The Walking Company.
When the occasion calls for elegance and your toes aren’t having any part in it, strap on the Sam Edelman Lara d’orsay pump. A moderate 2″ heel, scalloped topline and slim ankle strap will dress up even the dowdiest feet. Available at Nordstrom, and Zappos.
Honorable mention: Keen Rose sandal for outdoor wear, David Tate Nelly for big and small, wide and narrow feet, Aerosoles Keep Track for an affordable option, and be sure to check out Pikolinos Puerto Vallarta collection (most are closed-toe sandals and they’re not only gorgeous, but comfortable too).