How often do you replace your shoes? Every season? Once a year? When the soles literally fall off? We have a great reason for you to replenish your footwear stash right now: There are Black Friday deals on shoes podiatrists adore, and Amazon is the place to find them. Save up to 65% or more on all the brands you love — Vionic, Brooks, New Balance, Skechers — every one a 10 on the “cute” scale. The biggest shopping event is already upon us, and the turkey hasn’t even been served yet! So step to — the 10 pairs we picked below are an absolute dream to walk in.
Vionic Sky Adore Sneaker
Vionics were developed by an Australian podiatrist, so you can rest assured these stylish kicks put your health first. They have arch-supportive EVA foot beds, three zones of comfort and a look that’s too cute to pass up.
Vionic shoes are certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the professional medical organization that represents the nation’s podiatrists.
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Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Clogs
Crocs’ classic clog is Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling shoe, and what was once a controversial style is now all the rage. So partake in the kind of all-day comfort you can only dream of, and do it unironically.
“They’re wide and extremely lightweight,” shares foot surgeon Diane Koshimune of these iconic clogs. People love to say that their favorite shoes are “like walking on air,” but thousands of reviewers can confirm that in the case of Crocs, that is the total truth.
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Asics Gel-Venture 8 Running Shoes
Asics Gel-Venture 8 Running Shoe provides plenty of traction — perfect for slippery restaurant or hospital floors — and is available in both regular and wide widths.
Asics Gel-Venture 8 Running Shoes are more than 50% off at Amazon.
Dr. Polina Zaydenberg is a fan of the Venture 8’s rocker sole, which helps offload pressure from different parts of the foot. It also helps with propulsion; plus, the heel is great for those with plantar fasciitis. Dr. Zaydenberg is board-certified by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and in Diabetic Footwear.
Brooks Ghost 14 Neutral Running Shoe
Rarely on sale, these Amazon bestsellers have earned the praise of over 15,000 five-star reviewers for their versatility, comfort and seemingly endless array of colors.
Dr. Zaydenberg is a huge fan of these popular kicks by the respected brand Brooks. “They’re accommodative and stretchy,” she told Iheart Life. “The platform is great for those with arthritic deformities in the mid-foot area.”
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Doussprt Slip-On Walking Shoes
These sock-like mesh sneakers have a slip-on design with an elastic cuff, so you don’t even have to bother with laces. Just stick your feet in and go. Plus, check out that platform!
“Stability, or ‘support,’ is probably the most important quality of a sneaker or any other shoe that someone will wear to be on their feet for more than a few minutes at a time,” Richard H. Graves, DPM, of in Longwood, Calif, tells Iheart Life in support of these shoes. “Making the foot stable means that the joints of the foot are in better alignment and the muscles, tendons and ligaments are not having to work as hard. A good shoe will do a lot of that work.”
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Clarks Women’s Ashland Bubble Loafer
They have a small platform heel (hence the “bubble” in the name) and are perfect for, well, whatever is keeping you on your toes on a given day. Speaking of toes: Yours are sure to be happy tucked into these babies.
Clarks are known for their supreme comfort and support, and these classic leather loafers are no exception. They’re packed with extra cushioning, from the heel cup to the breathable footbed.
Says Dr. Zaydenberg: “They’re excellent for people with peripheral vascular disease and different toe deformities.”
Skechers Women’s Go Joy Walking Shoe
Meet Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling walking shoe! The slip-on style looks like a loafer but feels like a sneaker.
The stylish Go Joy sneaker is a friend to all who suffer from joint pain and all those uncomfortable foot aches. The slip-on style — which features a rear pull-tab in the back — is a bonus for those with dexterity issues. “Finally… I found the perfect nursing shoe” “10/10 recommend for anyone who is constantly on their feet and just can’t get on board with the look of nurse clogs.”
New Balance Women’s Dynasoft Nitrel V4 Trail Running Shoe
Responsive cushioning helps these running shoes absorb shock, which in turn protects your joints and back. They’re great for anyone who’s on their feet all day. “I wear mine to work, on my feet for 10–12 hours a day on concrete floors,” wrote one satisfied customer.
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Skechers Max Cushioning Elite Sneaker
A cooling insole and woven-in stabilizing panels at front, sides and heel are just a few of this running shoe’s secret weapons.
An added benefit? They’re great for wide feet, according to the podiatrist.
Yhoon Women’s Walking Shoes
These comfortable, breathable shoes slip on like socks. With an air-cushion sole, they’re great for people who walk a lot and need good shock absorption.
Dr. Zaydenberg says the sole offers excellent shock absorption. “The platform is great for heel pain and metatarsalgia [pain in the ball of the foot],” she shares with Iheart Life.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
Originally published November 23, 2022, 12:44 PM