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The epic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going strong, and we just discovered a slew of new deals that stopped us in our tracks! Sneakers and walking shoes for women by beloved brands like Nike, Adidas, Sperry and Asics are on massive sale — we’re talking discounts of almost 50 percent.
And these particular styles are also podiatrist-approved thanks to superior arch support, cushion-y memory foam soles, breathable mesh uppers and other comfort quotients. We handpicked eight of our absolute favorites for all-day comfort. Each one also happens to be so stylish, no one will ever imagine you’re practically walking on clouds.
Run — don’t walk — to shop these amazing footwear finds at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale while they’re still in stock!
“I don't think you can do much better than Ecco shoes for both men and women,” board-certified foot surgeon Alec Hochstein tells Yahoo Lifestyle of this brand, which comes with the American Podiatric Medical Association seal of approval. And Ecco's Soft 7 Street Sneaker lives up to the hype. It's built with shock-absorbing Fluidform technology, which provides anatomical support, helping to alleviate the stress of being on your feet all day. They also have a removable cushioned insole that offers arch support.
“They’re accommodative for those with swelling, pain in the ball of the foot, arthritis, and ankle derangements,” adds New York City-based podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg of Ecco's smartly designed footwear.
Save an impressive 60 bucks — that's more than 37 percent off — when you pick up these street-style kicks. Their smooth leather upper comes in three colorways: black with rose accents, white with black accents and olive with cream accents.
Shop it: Ecco Soft 7 Street Sneaker, $100 (was $160), nordstrom.com
If you needed another reason to love Sperry, consider this. The Crest Vibe Serpent Platform Sneakers come with something podiatrists and nurses swear by: removable memory foam insoles, “which accommodates multiple bony deformities, including bunions, heel spurs and metatarsalgia [when the ball of your foot becomes inflamed], as well as fat-pad atrophy,” Dr. Nelya Lobkova, DPM at Step Up Footcare in New York City, shares with Yahoo Life.
This lace-up pair also has elastic gore insets and a stylist 1 ¼-inch platform. The texturized leather upper comes in four colors: black, grey, ivory and blush. Save $35 on these summer-to-fall essentials today — they’re only $50. Sizes and colors are selling out fast, so step to it!
Shop it: Sperry Crest Vibe Serpent Platform Sneaker, $50 (was $85), nordstrom.com
The Vionic company was actually founded by a podiatrist, so you know they’re built for comfort. The super-cute Shayla sneaker has a removable, EVA-cushioned insole with excellent arch support — and that’s crucial for optimizing shock absorption in your feet, Rock Positano, DPM, director of the Heel Pain Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery, tells Yahoo Life.
Physical therapist Marsha Fechter agrees. “I have been a PT for almost 32 years and have struggled with appropriate shoes for my patients,” she explains. “Vionics are stylish and supportive and functional, and I can stand by my decision to allow flip-flops for my back and foot patients who want to stay out of pain during the summer months.”
Plus, they come in four colorways and go with everything. Right now, the Shayla by Vionic is a whopping $50 off during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Need more convincing? Take it from this RN who gave the shoes a five-star review: “I’m a nurse, so I basically live in sneakers. I purchased these on a whim because I loved the colors (vapor). I wore them for a full shift straight out of the box and they performed! No feet pain. No breaking in required. They were amazing!”
Shop it: Vionic Shayla Sneaker, $80 (was $130), nordstrom.com
Podiatrist Dr. Dana Canuso told Yahoo Life “my most recommended shoe is one with a moderate amount of stability, a supportive arch, and lots of cushion.” The React Escape Running Shoe by Nike checks off all those boxes with its buoyant cushioning that responds to impact, its Nike React foam sole that’s designed to tread best on concrete and its breathable mesh construction.
With their reflective accents, these sneakers are great for wearing at night when walking in areas that aren’t very well-lit. And because of their chic design with animal-print accents, they’re suited to both athletic endeavors and everyday wandering.
Save $25 on these kicks at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Shop it: Nike React Escape Running Shoe, $75 (was $100), nordstrom.com
Love to take long walks? Then these are the shoes for you. PureBoost 21 Primegreen Running Shoes by Adidas have springy, responsive Boost cushioning, designed to distribute your weight and quite literally put a spring in your step — and it helps that they’re so lightweight. They even have a removable insole that can accommodate custom orthotics.
These sneakers have an upper that's made using at least 50 percent recycled materials, so they're a sustainable purchase, too. Get them in black or white and save $45 — or almost 35 percent — at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.
Shop it: Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker, $85 (was $130), nordstrom.com
They’re rarely on sale, but these cool Cole Haan GrandPro Topspin sneakers are $60 off during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. Run, don’t walk! They’re head-turningly stylish and also have a cushioned footbed, a one-inch platform for shock absorption, and rubber caps at the toe and heel for added traction.
They’re also outfitted with Cole Haan’s signature Grand.OS technology, which offers best-in-class flexibility, lightweight wear and responsive cushioning. The leather is soft, too, say reviewers. One shopper wrote, “Very comfy and cool!... I have heel issues and these make me forget all about them!”.
Best of all, they're still in stock in almost all sizes — but only in black!
Shop it: Cole Haan GrandPro Topspin Sneaker, $70 (was $130), nordstrom.com
Your favorite slip-'em-on-and-go sneakers are 40 percent off at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. If you haven’t tried Toms yet, now’s your chance. They’re beloved for their cushioned insoles and elastic gore insets that help them conform to the shape of your foot. They’re also the ultimate casual-cute sneaker.
“These are good accommodative shoes,” says board-certified podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg tells Yahoo Lifestyle . “They’re very sturdy, and the sole is a good shock absorber.”
Get Toms Alpargata Slip-Ons in one of four colors, from glittery gold to denim-style blue. Some sizes are already sold out, but many are still available — hurry up and get your Toms for a steal!
Shop it: Toms Alpargata Slip-On, starting at $30 (was $50), nordstrom.com
Love a pair of classic Chuck Taylor high tops but feel they don’t provide enough cushioning and arch support? Introducing the Chuck Taylor All Star Gore-Tex Waterproof Lugged High Top Sneaker, which includes a lightweight OrthoLite insole, designed for top-of-the-line cushioning and support. If you have a custom orthotic, good news: this insole is removable!
These Chucks will see you through fall and winter too. Rock these sneakers instead of snow boots, because their upper is coated with waterproof Gore-Tex for total weather protection. Pick them up in black (the only color still available!) and save $30 at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Shop it: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Gore-Tex Waterproof Lugged High Top Sneaker, $80 (was $110), nordstrom.com
Get your pair of everyday cold-weather footwear right now for $40 off at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The iconic Dr. Scholl’s hit a home run with these All In Cozy Faux Shearling Sneakers, which feature an anatomical cushioned footbed and 1 1/4-inch platform sole.
““Dr. Scholl’s shoes have a shock-absorbable cushion and most styles have a sturdy shank,” says New York City-based board-certified podiatrist Polina Zaydenberg to Yahoo Life. “The toe box is accommodative, too.”
These cuties come in seven colors are are crafted using sustainable materials, too!
Shop it: Dr. Scholl’s All In Cozy Faux Shearling Sneaker, $80 (was $120), nordstrom.com
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