Supportive Sandals for Spring
Spring is here, and after a long Minnesota winter wearing thick socks and boots, not to mention being home in quarantine, we’re all ready to show our toes! This time of year, we can’t wait to go out in sandals and other cute seasonal footwear. However, it’s important to keep foot health in mind. By choosing sandal options that provide sufficient support, you’ll be more comfortable now, while also preventing issues down the road.
Continue reading for a roundup of our most popular supportive sandal styles. Check out our full selection of women’s shoes, and give us a call at (763) 421-3433 for free online ordering and curbside pickup! We can also arrange a private fitting.
After making footwear for nearly 250 years, Birkenstock knows a thing or two about making supportive sandals. The contoured cork footbed provides maximum support and even weight distribution for proper posture. The deep heel cup cradles the heel while the raised toe bar encourages natural gripping motion to exercise legs & stimulate circulation. The generous shape of the footbed allows the toes to move naturally to promote balance & foot alignment while natural materials such as jute and suede wick away moisture, keeping your feet comfortable and dry.
Aetrex aims is to create the healthiest shoes on the market today. Shoes feature the Aetrex orthotic footbed for support, balance and alignment. Memory form cushions your feet while anti-microbial technology keeps your feet healthy and clean. With Aetrex, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort.
Whatever your style, Taos has the best sandals for walking all day. The range of styles and colors includes adjustable sandals, ankle strap platforms, and more for comfort and support. Taos adjustable sandals feature arch and metatarsal support, and you’ll never have to sacrifice style for comfort.
MEPHISTO is one of the most recognized and awarded comfort footwear brands. The SOFT-AIR midsole, present in every sandal, reduces the shock from walking, offering protection to the back, vertebrae and joints. All sandals are manufactured with the best quality leathers and all-natural materials, such as cork and natural rubber. All leathers used by MEPHISTO are chemical free and do not contain materials hazardous to your health.
But what about flip flops?
Podiatrists don’t recommend flimsy flip flops due to their lack of arch support, heel cushioning and heel cupping. However, we carry multiple brands that will give you the ease and style of a flip flop without the negative side effects of foot pain, tendinitis and sprained ankles.
Vionic’s Orthaheel Technology is biomechanically designed to hug the arches and support the feet in comfort. Vionic sandals’ built-in orthotic is shown to be effective in helping to treat heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Lightweight, flexible EVA midsole absorbs shock, reducing stress on feet, ankles and knees. A durable rubber outsole with a patterned tread provides traction on a variety of surfaces.
Fit Flop’s patent-pending, triple-density Microwobbleboard midsole was engineered by two pioneering British biomechanists. This footbed delivers extraordinary comfort by absorbing shock and increasing the contact area of the foot to the midsole, which diffuses underfoot pressure.
Ready to find a new sandal for spring? Contact Peterson Shoes at (763) 421-3433 to get started.
Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store and shoe repair shop serving the Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Minneapolis areas. We specialize in orthotic shoe inserts, shoes for plantar fasciitis and shoes for tendinitis. We’re now offering free curbside pickup of our women’s and men’s shoes, as well as socks, clothing, jewelry and accessories, at our Anoka shoe store. Call (763) 421-3433 to place an order.