Best Orthotic Friendly, Comfortable Shoes for Women

While it’s still true that 50 is not old, some parts of our bodies may need a little extra love and support as we age! As a fashion blogger, I share a LOT of shoes. Often times when I post myself wearing a trendy pair of shoes, I get comments from readers mentioning that they are limited in their shoe choices because of a painful foot condition like plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, bone spurs, etc. That’s why today I decided to share some of the best orthotic friendly, comfortable shoes for women. These shoes are not only supportive to keep you pain-free, but they are also cute, stylish, and trendy!

Don’t forget to check out these other posts that are full of shoe recommendations!:

Best Orthotic Friendly, Comfortable Shoes for Women

I decided to call out a few of my best orthotic friendly, comfortable shoes for women, including sneakers, sandals, slip-ons, flats, and heels. You can shop the rest of the list at the bottom of the post!

Best Sneakers:

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 Supportive Running Shoe

You will love these supportive tennis shoes from Brooks. They are not only amazing shoes to wear while exercising but also great if you’d just like a comfortable and supportive pair of tennis shoes to pair with leggings or jeans.

Taos Starburst Sneaker

I’ve talked about how popular white sneakers are this year many times. I love pairing white sneakers with jeans, denim shorts, and dresses. If you’ve been hesitating about trying this trend because you need supportive shoes that won’t hurt your feet, try this pair from Taos.

Vionic Brisk Miles Leisure Sneaker

Vionic shoes always seem to make the list of on-trend shoes that also feel great! This pair of sneakers have enhanced stability with a deep heel cup, superior forefoot cushioning, and ultimate arch support midsole. They come in 13 different colors so that you can find the perfect shade for you!

Best Sandals:

Women’s Orthotic Arch Support Thong Sandal

It can feel impossible to find attractive and supportive sandals, but these flip-flops prove that theory wrong! These cute thong sandals have an EVA-cushioned footbed and midsole, biomechanically contoured arch support, and heel cup. Plus, how darling is the little bow?

Vionic Women’s Citrine Ella Flat Sandal

A podiatrist designed the footbed on these chic leather sandals to help to relieve plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arches, bunions, heel spurs, and lower back pain issues. They come in multiple colors, and I especially love the white foil leopard print!

Orthofeet Arch Support Sandals

If you are shopping for the ultimate orthotic sandal, this is the winner! The wide range of widths along with the multiple adjustable straps offers a customized fit that is great for those suffering from bunions or hammertoes. The pillow-like support helps to relieve pain from your toes all the way up to your knees, hips, and back!

Best Slip Ons:

Taos Gray Wash Canvas Slip On

I love wearing slip on sneakers while running errands! They look great with leggings, a tee shirt, and a long cardigan. These canvas slip on sandals from Taos come in several different cute colors and prints, including a pretty floral pattern.

Spenco Bahama Women’s Slip On

If you are looking for a pair of slip on shoes that are breathable, comfortable, and lightweight, check out these easy-to-wear shoes by Spenco. The total support footbed gives an unmatched level of comfort and support!

Vionic Women’s Essence Zinah Platform Slip On

This slip on sandal is a fantastic option if you want to find a comfortable white sneaker, but don’t love wearing lace-up shoes. You can get a very similar look with this platform slip on with stability, arch support, and cushioning by Vionic.

Best Flats:

Vionic Women’s Spark Minna Flat

Add a chic and sleek touch to any outfit with these comfortable metallic flats by Vionic. The included orthotic insole is amazing, but you can remove it to add your own custom insert if needed. You can find these shoes in narrow, medium, and wide widths.

Naturalizer Flexy Flat

I’ve never tried a pair of Naturalizer shoes that I didn’t like! This pair of high quality flats are designed with a flexible sole, lightweight materials, extra cushioning, heel-to-toe balance, and a breathable lining. What’s not to love?!

Best Orthotic Friendly Comfortable Shoes for Women – Heels

I didn’t want to do a best orthotic friendly, comfortable shoes for women list without including dress shoes. Let’s face it, finding heels that are arch and orthotic friendly is hard.

Three-Zone Comfort with Orthotic Insole Arch Support

Vionic is known for comfort, and these wedge shoes with arch support shows they also have plenty of style. The neutral color will match anything, so you’ll get plenty of opportunities to wear them.

Aetrex Espadrille Wedge

I have these Aetrex Espadrille Wedge sandals, but in blue. They are comfortable, stylish, and they have a design feature I love. The straps velcro closed, eliminating the hassel of buckles. I feel like I’m standing on my head sometimes, when I’m trying to fasten the buckles straps. Lol!

NAOT Royalty Sandal

This is a highly rated brand for orthodic freindly shoes, but I’ve not tried it yet. I love the style, especially the cork and gold combination.

Vionic Orthotic Insole Arch Support

There are certain ocassions that call for a dress shoe. This can be a challenge when you have feet issues. These Vionic sandals have a kitten heel, and orthotic insole arch support, so they might be the shoes you’ve been looking for.

Best Inserts:

Heel That Pain Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

If you already own a pair of shoes that need some extra comfort and support, you can try to add a specialized insole to add extra arch support and cushion. These insoles from Heel That Pain supports the foot arch and apply therapeutic acupressure to your heel, relieving symptoms of heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, heel spurs, and shin splints in an all-natural way.

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  1. Just got around to reading this blog today. Thanks for collating all the wonderful shoes for those of us with feet issues. i would really like to find a store nearby and try on some of those Taos shoes.

  2. Vionics are truly the best for anyone with foot issues. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for thinking of those of us who love fashion but are limited in what shoes we can wear due to foot problems and/or disabilities. I really appreciate it and bought a pair of the Brooks athletic shoes you posted.
    Keep up your good work!

  4. You are doing great! I love your blog and ready it daily. I need all the help I can get. My husband of 40+ years wants me to look elegant and put together! My problem with these shoes is that none of them come in wide widths! My foot is almost as wide as it is long. Not easy to find cute shoes for this diabetic.

  5. Jan Rumminger says:

    As a nurse I have spent countless hours and miles up and down hallways in Brooks running shoe. They are the absolute best!

    Thanks for covering this important subject. The older I get the more important comfy shoes are.

  6. Cathy Baird says:

    I’ve had plantar fasciaitis(sp) and bunion issues, also Mortin’s neuroma. They’re all painful for issues. I love the vionic flip flops. they have a deep heel picket and good arch. Aetrix are so comfortable too. Hoka tennis shoes are the best for a neuroma issue, and Birkenstocks are so supportive. thank you for posting your favorites. it gives me more to add to my closet.

  7. Donna Jo Dillard says:

    I have worn NAOT and Taos shoes for years and love them. I dress up for work most days. NAOT has a black Mary Jane type heel that I have bought twice and wear them for 3-4 years. I’m on my feet and on the go and my feet are happy!

  8. I love Brooks tennis shoes! They were recommended by my doctor. I also love walk hero insoles. This is a great post! Thanks so much and have a great trip

  9. Joanne W, says:

    What a helpful, informative post. Thanks Tania!

  10. Pamela C. says:

    I have every color of the Naturalizer Flexxy. LOVE them

  11. Love the cork pair but out of my price range:(

  12. Judy Mueller says:

    Thank you for thinking about us women with problem feet. I wear Orthofeet walking shoes and Sandals all the time. BUT, they were the only brand to carry “wide” width! We need a wider toe box and flexible leather that gives a bit, especially for bunions. Regular widths usually don’t work for me. I’m 83 years young but I enjoy your emails and videos very much. Your scripture verses and comments add to my own devotions every day❤️

  13. sue koren says:

    Love the sandals with the Bow!

  14. Thank you for changing the color of the font. While it’s still not showing black, it is now dark enough to make it easier to read. Again, thanks!

  15. I have Vionic sandals and sneakers. Clarks is the brand for my pointed toe dress shoes and boots. They don’t hurt my bunion at all. There’s other brands I like such as Sketchers, Lucky Brand and Born. The wider platform sandals that are trending don’t hurt my feet either.

  16. Thanks so much for posting this! I have plantar fasciitis and it really is a challenge to find shoes. I’ve found Dansko to be another brand that has helped me so much.

  17. Donna Ingalls says:

    Great post!
    Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions

  18. Thank you for the shoe recommendations. I am going to order a couple of pairs.
    I hope you have time to go to the Talbots outlet & Chicos Off the Rack. I would love to see a post on clothing from there.
    If you have time, I would recommend a trip to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell’s Inlet. It never disappoints with the massive live oaks, gardens, statues, & sculptures. Enjoy your time in North Myrtle.

  19. Hey Tania I live in North Myrtle Beach. I would love to meet you! If you can spare any time, email me. I’m retired so I’m pretty flexible! Nice post on shoes today! Enjoy your time here! Going to be a hot Monday!!

  20. Glada St. Clair says:

    I love the flipflops with the bow. My dog ate one of my expensive Bjorn sandals with a bow so I had to pitch them. These look even more comfortable and cushy than those.

  21. MaryCarol says:

    Great choices Tania.
    I love pretty shoes but I’m very limited on what I can wear now. Back in my younger days I taught 3rd Grade in high heels. What was I thinking?
    Most days it’s comfy walking shoes for me.

  22. Hey Tania, I live in North Myrtle Beach! I would love to meet you! If you can spare any time, email me. I’m retired, so I’m pretty flexible. If I don’t hear from you, enjoy your time here. Going to be a hot Monday!

      1. No I did not get an email from you.

      2. No I did not get your email.

  23. Susan Griffin says:

    Thanks for the recommendations. Some look good for traveling!

  24. I have rheumatoid arthritis and the BEST shoes I have found to consistently help are by Ecco. The best walking shoes are by Hoka.

  25. Thanks for the shoe ideas!

    Since you’re in N Myrtle, for some restaurant ideas, we like Hook and Barrel as well as Lombardo’s. Hook and Barrel also has a French bakery attached called Croissants! Yum!

    1. Thanks for the recommendations!

  26. There are some cute shoes in this mix. I often find orthotic shoes uncomfortable…I guess you have to get used to them?

    1. Lol! I know what you mean, Melanie. It is the arch support. You aren’t used to having anything pushing against that portion of your foot.

  27. Thanks, Tania. I have wide feet and struggle to find cute, comfortable options. I will definitely try some of these!

  28. Thank you for this post Tania. I’m familiar with most of these brands but some are new to me. Enjoy Myrtle Beach!🌞⛱️

  29. Thanks for the suggestions! My fussy feet favorites are On running shoes and Taos sandals. I have Naot sandals from years ago that are still going strong, although I’ve read reviews saying recent offerings aren’t nearly the same quality as they used to be. These 3 brands are expensive but worth it (to me) to not have constant foot pain.

  30. Thank you for posting this helpful post! When you have bunions, flat feet and hammer toes it it’s a real struggle to find any shoes that fit right let alone cute shoes! Hopefully more brands will expand their sizing to wide and extra wide.

  31. Sonya Smink says:

    I wear Taos shoes all the time. I am able to wear these all day at work. I am on my feet at work over 10 hours a day. Thanks for showing other shoes for those of us who need them.

  32. Lynne Voncannon says:

    Thank you for these shoe suggestions. I have also found a brand called Vivaia. They have a wider toe box for those of us that suffer from bunions. Lots of styles and colors to choose from.
    Have a great day!