Here's Where to Find the Podiatrist-Approved Birkenstock Sandals Tracee Ellis Ross Wore on Her Way to the Emmy's

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  • Tracee Ellis Ross wore a pair of Birkenstock's Arizona EVA sandals on her way to the 2021 Emmy Awards.

  • The sandals are available for purchase at the brand's website and Dick's Sporting Goods for under $45.

  • Birkenstock sandals are podiatrist-approved and highly favored for their built-in arch support and cushioning.

Tracee Ellis Ross recently shared a stunning photo of herself on Instagram on her way to the 2021 Emmy's, wearing a red gown paired with matching sandals. Even though celebs tend to wear sky-high heels on the red carpet, Ellis Ross knows that spending hours in stilettos isn't always the best move when it comes to foot health.

The 48-year-old actress wrote, "See Dr. Sampson? I didn't wear heels the entire time," proving to her doctor that she was able to take off her heels and stay comfy in her red Birkenstock Arizona Essentials EVA sandals while on her way to the awards ceremony.

The bright red slides paired perfectly with her Maison Valentino couture gown, for a gorgeous monochromatic look.

The Arizona Essentials EVA sandals feature a double strap with plenty of toe room and adjustable buckles for extra comfort. Made from an ultra-lightweight and super flexible EVA material that's unique to Birkenstock, the shoes are also shock absorbent, waterproof, and skin-friendly (meaning no painful blisters!).

The brand is also podiatrist-approved, meaning experts tout the shoes, too. "Birkenstocks offer great sandals with built-in arch support and cushioning," says Diane Koshimune. D.P.M., a podiatrist based in San Jose, CA, and a spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Birkenstock has a long history of crafting some of the most supportive flip flops, sandals, clogs, sneakers, and boots available. Founded in 1774, the brand has made many design advancements, including having launched contoured footbeds back in the 1930s.

The signature contoured footbeds in Birkenstock's bestselling sandals are anatomically shaped and constructed to make it feel like you're standing in the sand—which helps your feet feel as comfortable as possible—for hours.

And we also love that that each shoe has a soft suede footbed liner that keeps your feet feeling dry and comfortable. The EVA sandals also come in leather, if suede isn't your cup of tea.

This specific style is also popular among other celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, who posted a photo of herself on Instagram last year wearing the Arizona EVA sandals in brown with a shearling lining. The star chose to pair the sandals with a blue gingham print dress and a green sweater thrown over her shoulders for a chic yet comfy look.

These sandals look amazing on Ellis Ross, and we can't wait to add them to our shoe collection. Grab a pair of Birkenstock's Arizona Essentials EVA sandals in one of 16 different fun colorways—including a trendy tie-dye print option—while supplies last.

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