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Fact: Amazon’s Big Style Sale is a mecca for shoe lovers. Need a new pair of flats for work? Sneakers for everyday? Sandals? The sale has plenty of options — and at record-low prices, too.
Who needs Prime Day when you’ve got deals like this? To help you sort through the styles, we asked New York City-based board-certified podiatrist Polina Zaydenberg which shoes are worth the investment—and what she’s adding to her own cart.
“I’m looking for trainers, not flats,” Dr. Zaydenberg shares. “Tennis shoes are generally much more supportive than flats. They’re better for the arches, especially for anyone with flat feet.”
Not all sneakers are created equal in Dr. Zaydenberg’s eyes, either. In fact, according to the doctor, your sneakers are doing you more harm than good if they’re made from man-made or synthetic materials. “Synthetics make feet sweat,” she tells Yahoo Life. “They promote fungal infections, itchiness and dermatitis.”
“Summertime is the worst time to wear synthetic shoes,” she continues. “Just stick with natural materials, like cloth or leather. Your feet will stink if you don’t.”
The doctor gave us a sneak peek into her Amazon shopping cart for the summer. Check out her picks below:
These 100-percent leather shoes earned two thumbs up from Dr. Zaydenberg. “The best!” she gushed. “So good medically and aesthetically. My absolute favorites.”
Available in 12 colors, these carefully-constructed Ecco golf shoes are sturdy but surprisingly lightweight. “A little pricey, but they’re 100 percent leather and you’ll have them for years,” she added. “Worth the splurge.”
The air bubble is what sold Dr. Zaydenberg on these sporty kicks. “The bubble is a great shock absorber,” she explains. “It’s awesome for anyone who battles heel pain.”
The shoe is specifically designed for runners, and the removable sock liner provides an added layer of comfort. The mesh upper is breathable, too.
Shop it: STQ Women's Running Shoes Breathable Air Cushion Sneakers, starting at $29 (was $34), amazon.com
These soft leather slip-ons boast a canvas coated yoga mat-style insole. Dr. Zaydenberg raved about the wide toebox — and reviewers love how comfortable they are.
These 100 percent textile sneakers have a sock-like construction, making them an ultra-comfortable option for runs, strolls and everything in-between.
“They look really breathable,” Dr. Zaydenberg notes. “They also seem really supportive.”
The Adidas kicks also pack plenty of bounce thanks to the chunky foam heel. Get ready to walk with a spring in your step!
This all-purpose trainer sports an air mesh upper with a leather cage, and is available in black and white.
“I love the breathable exterior,” says Dr. Zaydenberg. “Plus they’re unisex, but they look more feminine to me.”
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