Orthotic slippers have come a long way since the days of bulky, medical-looking styles. Nowadays, orthotic slippers can look fashionable while still supplying the necessary comfort and support your feet need. The
best orthotic slippers have foam cushioning, deep heel cups, roomy toe boxes, and rubber soles that provide traction to help you walk better in them.
In addition, orthotic slippers also offer something you don't typically find in your average pair of house slippers: arch support, which is very important if you're dealing with
a condition like plantar fasciitis or bone spurs. Orthotic slippers with an adjustable tension strap can also be of great benefit to people with swollen or painful feet, as the Velcro fastener at the top allows you to control how tight the shoes are on your feet.
When it comes to shopping for slippers, you may be surprised to find that good-quality slippers cost upwards of $50. However, if you don't mind skipping a few bells and whistles, you can find budget-friendly orthotic slippers that still work for your needs.
With that in mind, take a look at some of the
best orthotic slippers you can buy. Read on and prepare your feet for serious comfort!
The Overall Best: Vionic Women's Indulge Sadie Mule Slipper
cozy orthotic slippers by Vionic offer so much support that they are endorsed by the American Podiatric Medical Association. They even received the association's official seal of acceptance, thanks to their podiatrist-designed EVA foam insole, deep heel cup, and substantial arch support. These slippers are made of a warm synthetic material and have a Velcro strap on the top, which is ideal for swollen feet, since it allows you to adjust the tension and width of the shoe. The slippers' rubber sole also makes them perfect for outdoor wear.
Pick up this pair in red plaid (pictured), black and white checkered plaid, and neutral black. "I like how they support my high arch and cushion my heel," reads a happy Amazon review. "I have Plantar fasciitis, and these slippers are so comforting to my foot pain. As soon as I put them on, I had instant relief, warmth, and comfort. They fit nice too. Definitely worth the money."
Available sizes: 5 - 12 M
The Best Budget: HomeTop Women's Comfort Slippers
If the idea of spending a ton of money on shoes you'll likely only wear around the house is unappealing, then a budget-friendly option like these
HomeTop comfort slippers is ideal. Available in three different colors at an affordable price point, they offer a cushioned memory foam insole covered in a soft, knitted terry that provides ample support for your feet. Plus, they have a non-skid rubber sole.
Keep in mind that, unlike more expensive ortho slippers, these do not have an adjustable tension strap. That means this pair is best suited for people who won't have an issue sliding their feet in and out of mule-style slippers and whose main issues of concern aren't feet swelling. But with a money-back guarantee and a under-$20 price tag, these shoes are definitely worth your time. An Amazon reviewer raved, "These are amazing. I have [a] pinched nerve in my foot so walking can be painful at times. These cradle my foot and and fit like a glove."
Available sizes: 5 - 12 M
The Best Splurge: Orthofeet Charlotte Leather Slippers
Made of real leather, these high-end
Orthofeet Charlotte slippers are stylish while offering durability and major orthotic support. The designer spared no thought in making them as comfortable as possible. The suede exterior hides a Velcro strap that allows you to adjust the fit. Meanwhile, the shoe's soft fleece-lined foam insole can be removed and replaced with another orthotic insole of your choice, if you'd prefer. There's also an extra-wide toe box and arch support as well as a rubber sole to help support your feet.
And while Orthofeet is the priciest of slipper brands on this list, all these features and the premium workmanship makes these slippers worth the investment. One satisfied Amazon customer wrote: "I have Plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, [and a] knee replacement, [so] comfortable shoes are a serious subject to me. I bought these slippers in 2014 and have worn them every day. I've washed them in the washing machine many times and they are still going."
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