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How often do you have to choose between being comfortable and looking stylish? The most fashion-forward shoes closely resemble torture devices: they pinch your toes and give you blisters, and you regret wearing them almost as soon as you put them on. Conversely, the plushest footwear in your closet might feel good, but they’re not exactly doing much for you in the style department.
Vionic, currently offering up to 40 percent off select summer styles, is designed to bridge the gap between style and comfort. The brand is behind footwear that doesn’t just look good, it feels good. Podiatrists love Vionic shoes for their support, cushioning and how they cradle your foot with comfort.
In fact, NYC-based podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera loves Vionic slippers and slip-ons so much, she recommends wearing them in the house as well.
“When walking barefoot on hardwood, cement, stone or ceramic tile, there is really nothing to absorb the shock between you and the ground,” says Dr. Sutera. “Over time, this behavior can deteriorate your fat pad, which serves as the foot’s natural cushion. Without this fat, you are literally walking or running on skin and bone.”
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Keep scrolling for our picks.
Streamlined, sporty and cool, these slip-ons feature cute perforated detailing that helps your feet breathe. Don’t be deceived by how stylish these are — they feature a secret twill-covered EVA orthotic insert, so you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds.
Designed specifically for those in the service industry, these slip-ons feature crossover straps and a grippy sole. Available in three colors (though the gray and violet combo above is hands-down our favorite).
Give your go-to boat shoes a chic update with these trendy moccasins. Made to hug your arches while supporting your stride from the ground up, these are the perfect wear-everywhere shoes — and are especially great to keep in your car as driving shoes.
These open-toe sandals feature a surprising amount of support, starting with a microfiber-wrapped EVA footbed that helps reduce shock and stress on your knees and ankles, as well as built-in orthotics to reduce heel pain.
Subtle but sophisticated, these minimal sandals feature a leather or suede upper as well as a rubber outsole that provides plenty of traction with each step. Available in nine colors, including solid and perforated styles.
Some flats have a reputation for being uncomfortable — but these break the mold. The Carmela is designed to contour your arches and envelop your feet in comfort. They also received the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance — no small feat (feet?).
A rubber outsole and an EVA midsole gives these minimal sandals plenty of support, so you can wear them both in and out of the house without missing a beat.
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