The Best Supportive Summer Sandals - Suffolk Foot and Ankle

The Best Supportive Summer Sandals

The Best Supportive Summer Sandals

Sandals are perfect for the summer. Sweat isn’t so much of an issue if your feet aren’t covered up all the time. Not all sandals are good to wear, though. Some of them provide little to no support to your feet, which could result in painful foot conditions. The following are some of the best sandals for your feet.

Birkenstock Sandals

Yes, they are back in style. They are also very supportive to your feet thanks to the soft and comfortable footbed. Just be sure to get the right size for your feet, or you may fall out of them and injure yourself.

Vionic Keomi Sandal

A podiatrist created this sandal, so you know it must be good. The sandals are well constructed, have good shock absorption, and the arch support is great.

NAOT Footwear Kayla

This stylish sandal is perfect for women who want comfort AND beauty. Feet lie comfortably inside of the sandal, so walking in them is comfortable. The straps come up over the lower part of the ankle for added support.

Therafit EVA

Anything that has “thera” in it must be good, right? This therapeutic style sandal is perfect for those who love a techie type of sandal. It has adjustable cushion and midsoles that are shock absorbing. The footbed is contoured, and has superior support for the feet. People with arch pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and pronation love these sandals.

OluKai U’l Sandal

This shoe also has contoured foot beds and arch support. People like the thin straps on the sandal and how it hugs the top part of the foot.

Fit Flops

You can see how naturally feet fit into these flops. The top goes up a bit and then the back rises for a natural curve with arch support. There are many styles available, so there’s something for everyone.

Aetrex Piper

These sandals have a strap around the ankle for support there and then a nice contour for the foot. The straps are adjustable, which make them great for people with wide or narrow feet.

What to Look for in a Good Flip Flop

Flip flops were never meant to wear all day every day. People decided to wear them all the time because they wanted something easy to take off and put on during the warmer months of the year. As manufacturers started to produce more styles of flip flops, people naturally gravitated towards wearing them more and more.

The truth is that shoes are better for support and protection. Yes, even the ones mentioned above aren’t as good as supportive shoes. If you really must or want to wear flip flops, don’t do a disservice to your feet – wear flip flops made to support your feet and the activities you’re doing in them.

Contact Suffolk Foot and Ankle for Additional Information

We help people along Long Island with ankle and foot injuries and conditions. Contact us if you need additional help with your ankle or foot-related concerns. We would be glad to help you. Our offices are conveniently located in East Patchogue, Riverhead, Medford, and Commack. Call us now at 631-604-4948 to request an appointment.