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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:
We love the new Vionic Loika closed toe sandals with a jute-wrapped wedge and manageable 2.5″ heel. An orthotic footbed with arch support, deep heel cup provides all-day comfort and stability. Available in sizes 5-11, medium and wide widths for $129.95 from Zappos, Nordstrom 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.
Fly London continues to impress with innovative styles like the new Boke ankle-strap closed toe sandal. We notice a rocker sole on the Boke which can take some of the pressure off the forefoot through the stride. A hook and loop (velcro) closure at the ankle allow for adjustability and a latex foam footbed offers superior cushioning for tender feet. Find the Fly London Boke in sizes 5-11 for $219.95 from Nordstrom, free shipping and returns.
When the occasion calls for elegance and your toes aren’t having any part in it, strap on the Rockport Novalie. We’re thrilled that Rockport issued a two-piece d’Orsay version of their popular Novalie block-heel pump. The round toe accommodates a wider forefoot and covers bunions nicely while a stable 2″ block heel ensures stability. Find the lovely Rockport Novalie in sizes 5.5-11 (even a 10.5), medium and wide widths for $129.95 from Zappos, and Nordstrom.
What do you get when you combine a clog and a sandal? The Dansko Sam! 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 Sam 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, The Walking Company, Nordstrom and Amazon.
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