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10 Comfortable Spring Sandals with Style, Stability, Support
Aside from seeing my first robin today since October, nothing gets me more pumped for warmer weather than the arrival of comfortable spring sandals to Zappos and other online retailers. I like what I see! Comfort brands impress with sporty on-trend outsoles and interesting uppers with criss-cross straps or floral patterns. I’ve picked 10 of my favorite new sandals from popular comfort brands–let me know which ones you like!
1. The Aetrex Quinn bears a striking resemblence to Eileen Fisher’s sneaker-sandal, but with orthotic-like support and slow-recovery memory foam cushioning. I personally like the adjustable forefoot strap as it can be customized to fit a wider forefoot due to bunions. Find the Aetrex Quinn in euro sizes 35-42 for $139.95 from Aetrex.com, Nordstrom, and Shoes.com.
2.Alegria’s new line of comfortable spring sandals took me by surprise–so many new designs, but I have a preference for the vibrant Airie slide. The Airie features the same lightweight, flexible yet supportive footbed as last year’s Playa sandal, with a soft open-cell neoprene upper that adjusts to accommodate bunions and/or varying widths (and is easy to clean). Find the Alegria Airie in euro sizes 35-42 for $79.95 from Zappos, Nordstrom, Shoes.com and AlegriaShoeShop.com.
3.LiteRide™ is a new foam technology by Crocs that’s 40% softer and 25% lighter than traditional Croslite™ foam. The LiteRide™ sandal comforts sensitive feet with soft stretch straps, cushioned support and shock-absorbing outsoles. Available in whole sizes 4-11 for $44.99 from Crocs.com, Zappos, and Amazon.
4.A newcomer to the stylish-comfort category, I present to you Fantasy Sandals from Greece . I’m drawn to the simple European design of the Silvia sandal and its adjustable two-tone buckle straps. The leather-lined contoured footbed offers moderate arch support while the direct-injected PU outsoles provide a shock-absorbing walking experience. Find the Fantasy Sandals Silvia in euro sizes 36-41 for $84.95 at Nordstrom.
5.If you love the Fitflop Uberknit line of flats and sneakers, you’ll be thrilled to know comfortable spring sandals are now available! The Fitflop Uberknit gladiator-inspired sandal carries the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Seal of Acceptance, for footwear found to promote good foot health. Find the Fitflop Uberknit Sandal in sizes 5-11 for $80 at Fitflop.com and Nordstrom.
6.The Odelia is a colorful number from Naot’s Elegant line of shoes and sandals for narrow to medium width feet. It’s a bit more diminutive than other chunkier Naot sandals, but still has the anatomic cork and latex footbed that customers know and love. Find the Naot Odelia in euro sizes 35-42 for $149.95 from Zappos, and Amazon.
7.Here’s the solution for covering bunions without irritating them: the Taos Gift 2! Taos specializes in quality-made footwear that will last for years. The Gift 2 features pleated leather uppers, a cushioned footbed with arch and metatarsal support, and a flexible rubber outsole. Find the Taos Gift 2 in sizes 6-12 for $110 at Zappos, Taosfootwear.com, and The Walking Company.
8.Simple, elegant and versatile, The Toms Camilia gives just a little lift with its 1″ block heel. And as always, with every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Find the Toms Camilia in sizes 5-12 for $90 from Zappos, Toms.com and Amazon.
9.Even though your feet qualify as “extended size or width,” don’t settle for boring shoes. The spring collection from Walking Cradles is fresh, modern and on-trend. I love the corset-lacing up the ankle and dual adjustable straps at the ankle and forefoot. The Crosby is available in sizes 4-13, narrow to extra wide widths for $140 from Zappos, and WalkingCradles.com. See Tina’s review of another wonderful wedge by Walking Cradles.
10. Does the aggressive arch support of Birkenstock bother your feet? Do you need a softer footbed? Try the Hotter Resort sandal with its contoured and cushioned cork footbed with moderate arch support. Online customer reviews rate the Hotter five stars for all-day comfort, support and durability. Find the Resort in sizes 5-11 for $89 from Hotter.com.