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Saturday, March 19, 2022

10 Great Choices for Podiatry Approved Comfortable Summer Sandals!

 10 Great Choices for

Podiatry Approved Sandals

What makes these sandals excellent are that they are meet 3 of the 4 criteria for what makes a comfortable shoe:

1. A thick, rigid, and non-flexible sole. A shoe that has a thick, rigid, and non-flexible sole allows less motion through painful joints, which translates into more comfort. The concept is counter-intuitive but less motion means less pain, less strain, and less damage to the joints and will help slow the progression of bunions, hammertoes, and arthritic joint changes. 

2. Wide toe box. Pointy-toed shoes cause bunions, hammertoes, corns,  and ingrown toenails (to name a few!). 

3. Rearfoot control. Flips flops are not good for your feet because they cause you to "grip down" your toes, which can promote hammertoes and mechanical strain to tendons, ligaments and also increase strain to your knees, hips, and lower back. 

4. Arch Support. This is where many (but not all) sandals fail, but you can always add in arch support with over-the-counter products that you can "stick onto" the footbed. Our Certified Pedorthist (Mike) at our office can help you with this. For a free shoe and arch support consult, you can call 480-563-5115 and ask for an appointment with Mike. You do not have to be a patient of the practice to make an appointment with Mike, but if you are diabetic or are having significant foot issues, please call and make an appointment with either Dr. Kristina Jay or myself for a complete and comprehensive evaluation (this appointment is not free and we will either bill your insurance or offer a cash pay cost upon request). 

Dansko Tiana

I own this shoe and love it! 

Eileen Fisher
Sport Suede Criss Cross Banded Wedge Platform

Wolky Jewel

Bionica Akela

Bionica Soreno

Vionic Kellyn Wedge Sandal

Keens Newport H2 

This "amphibious" sandal a great option for the beach 
(to wear in the sand and into the surf) 
as well as wearing in the pool for water aerobics. 

Ecco Yucatan

Gizeh Platform Vegan

Although this shoe doesn't have rearfoot control, 
I include this in the list because it is a wonderful option for ladies with bunions. 

Fit Flop LuLu Crystal Back-Strap Sandals

Pinnacle Peak Podiatry now has a full-time Certified Pedorthist who is offering Free Shoe Consultations. To make an appointment, please call and schedule an appointmetn with Mike at 480-563-5115.  

I hope this was helpful!

Have a great day,

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy


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