If you’re one of the many people who feels heel pain with your first step out of bed in the morning, your home’s hard floors could be to blame. Biomechanically, our feet were designed to walk on soft, natural elements such as soil and sand, not the hard, flat manmade surfaces that make up so much of our modern world. Read on to learn what happens when your feet are not properly supported, along with recommendations for the best slippers with arch support.
Without support, your feet can rotate inward and fall flat, causing heel pain and more. Walking barefoot on hard floors is one of the main culprits of heel pain, and more specifically, plantar fasciitis, which occurs when the plantar fascia ligament that runs from your heel bone to the base of your five toes becomes inflamed. At night, your foot falls back into its neutral position, giving the ligament a chance to relax. But when you get out of bed in the morning and put pressure on your feet, you may feel the stabbing pain in your heel.
That’s where our supportive slippers come in: they offer a contoured arch for greater support underfoot, a stabilizing heel cup to hold your heel in place, and a firm yet flexible midsole for amazing relief. Here are our top picks for supportive slippers:
Our Relax Slipper is our highest customer-rated slipper, and it earned the APMA Seal of Acceptance, which certifies that it is beneficial in promoting foot health. The footbed is covered in 100% polyester terrycloth for spa-like cushioning, while the hook-and-loop closure across the top of the foot allows for adjustability for a more customized fit. Want to take cozy up a notch? This fan-favorite now comes in plush!
If it’s cozy support you’re looking for, try our McKenzie Slipper with a faux-shearling lined footbed. The rubber sole transitions from indoor to outdoor, while the closed-in back provides extra coverage.
Luxury at your feet! Our Gracie Toe-Post Slipper is a Vionic fan-favorite and now comes in a cushy, cute plush material. Choose from fun colors like gray, ivory and pink leopard and be prepared to feel like you’re living the lavish life in these slippers.
If you prefer a backless slip-on style, try our Gemma Mule Slipper. It comes in both medium and wide widths, offering generous room, along with a hook-and-loop adjustable closure so you can find just the right fit.
Don’t forget, we offer men’s slippers too! Find these and more at vionicshoes.com.