Are you experiencing foot pain and on the hunt for the best slippers for foot pain to help keep your feet comfortable and pain-free with every step? You’re not alone! So many of us suffer from foot pain and know how frustrating it can be to be discouraged from doing the activities we love and enjoy because it will result in pain and discomfort later. At Vionic, we believe that you should be able to do all of the activities you love without feeling pain and we want to help make sure we can help you get back out doing the things you love. It can be a challenge to find information to trust from sources that are authorities on foot health, which is why we’ve done the research for you and compiled all of the information you will need about the best house slippers for foot pain to help you have the tools to make an informed decision about what the best path forward is for your foot health. We want you to feel empowered and knowledgeable in your pursuit of the perfect pair of slippers. After all, everyone deserves to feel comfortable and great with every step! Our comprehensive guide will give you all of the baseline knowledge you will need to begin your search for slippers for foot pain to keep you comfortable and cozy while still supporting all of the essential elements of your feet.
We not only want to educate you on the best slippers for foot pain and what you need to be looking for to optimize their benefits, we have earned a place in the industry as a trusted resource that has dedicated research teams, foot doctors, and shoe stylists to address the need for supportive, comfortable slippers to wear around the house. As we go through, we will educate you on common causes of foot pain, the supportive features you should be looking for in orthopedic shoes, and our top picks for slippers for feet pain.
Examining The Root Cause of Your Foot Pain
Before we dive into the best slippers for foot problems, first we want to walk you through some of the most common causes of foot pain. Your feet are key to transporting yourself everywhere you want to go and foot pain can hinder your mobility and decrease your comfort. Foot pain is a symptom of a larger issue that needs to be addressed and understood to alleviate your foot pain. In order to find the right solution, it’s vital to know the problem. Two common causes of foot pain are wearing unsupportive men’s and women’s footwear and wearing shoes that do not fit your feet correctly. Both of these common causes of foot pain can result in a number of different foot problems in both the short-term and the long-term.
While unsupportive footwear may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are experiencing foot pain, it can be a contributing factor or the possible culprit. Shoes that are not designed to support the vital structural elements of your feet can result in a cascade of consequences that can cause foot pain and discomfort as a byproduct. For example, the arch of your foot is one of the most vital structural elements of your feet. When you wear shoes that do not have arch support that hugs your natural footprint, the arch of your foot is forced to try to compensate and can be strained as result. Over time, this can result in the onset of heel pain, bone spurs, and even plantar fasciitis, to name a few possible consequences. Wearing unsupportive footwear can also result in back pain and joint pain when worn for an extended period of time. We know that you want to minimize the amount of pain you are in and one of the best ways to do so is to invest in footwear that has the supportive infrastructure needed to keep each element of your foot properly supported and comfortable.
Another common cause of foot pain is wearing ill-fitting shoes. Did you know that our feet continue to change over the course of our lifetime? Many people assume that once we stop actively growing as young adults that our feet will stay the same size for the rest of our lives, but our feet actually continue to undergo changes throughout our lifetime and even during the course of the day. We recommend getting your feet sized at least once a year to confirm what your shoe size is and to get your feet sized in the afternoon or at night since that is when your feet are more likely to be swollen. Having ill-fitting shoes that allow your feet to slide around as you walk or that constrict your feet can have lasting consequences that can be both painful and inconvenient. In the short-term, you could develop corns, nail and fungal problems, and athlete’s foot, to name a few.
There are a number of different foot problems that you may be experiencing that can also result in foot pain as a result. We recommend visiting your podiatrist to delve into the underlying cause of your foot pain and to make sure you are buying supportive footwear for every facet of your life, including when you’re just lounging around the house in cozy slippers. Now that you know why it’s vital to have supportive and properly fitting footwear to help alleviate your foot pain, we want to educate you on some of the supportive features you should be looking for in your next pair of slippers.
Maximum Comfort: How to Get The Support You Need From Slippers
We know it can be daunting to look for supportive slippers without knowing how to find slippers that will help alleviate your foot pain. To find the perfect pair of slippers for your heel pain, you will need to look for slippers that have the supportive features you need to keep your foot properly aligned and supported while still being stylish enough that you will feel comfortable wearing them, even if it’s just wearing slippers at home. Below we’ve broken down what you need to be looking for to make sure you’re getting the maximum amount of support from your slippers to help reduce your foot pain.
- Substantial Arch Support: The arch of your foot plays a vital role in every step you take, which is why it’s important to make sure your arch is supported. No two arches are the same with every individual having their own unique footprint. So how do you make sure you are properly supporting your arch? Make sure you know your arch height, whether you have low arches (flat feet), medium arches, or high arches and find slippers that have the arch support that is appropriate for your feet. Arch support will help to provide you with stability and balance, unparalleled support with every step, and can help to distribute pressure across your feet with each stride. Arch support can also help to reduce and prevent foot pain due to improperly supported arches, which can possibly result in fallen arches. If you’re looking for help with foot pain, slippers for arch support are a must-have!
- Deep Heel Cup: Do you suffer from heel pain? You’re not alone! To help lessen and reduce your foot and heel pain, it’s important to make sure your slippers have a deep heel cup that will help to shift pressure to your forefoot. If your feet are more prone to roll inward, your shoes will be wearing more in the heel and ball of your foot and exerting more pressure on these areas. A deep heel cup will help prevent your feet from rolling inwards. When the heel cup is too low, your heel is left to absorb more pressure than it should, which exerts more strain on the plantar fascia and can cause plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the plantar fascia, to develop. If you’re looking to reduce foot pain, always make sure your slippers have a deep heel cup. Read more in our related blog post as we answer the common question, What is plantar fasciitis?
- A Biomechanical Footbed: Many people don’t realize that the support your feet receive plays a huge role in your alignment, balance, and stability. Wearing a pair of slippers with an orthotic biomechanical footbed can help to provide you stability with every step and promote your natural alignment from the ground up. Not only will this boost your comfort (major plus!), it will also help to reduce painful side effects of unsupportive footwear, like back and joint pain. A biomechanical footbed mimics the terrain human feet were designed to walk on, like soil and sand, so that every unique curve of your foot is supported like a natural footprint.
This may seem like a tall order when you’re looking for slippers, but at Vionic we believe that you deserve to have the support you need in every element of your life, not just when you are exercising. That’s why we’ve built our business around combining the fashion-forward styles you love with orthotic technology that will support the essential structural elements of your feet to provide you with comfort in every stride. Now that you know what to look for, we want to introduce you to a few of our picks for the best slippers for foot pain.
Our Top Picks: Slippers For Every Season
At Vionic, we know that slippers can have all the supportive elements in the world, but if they aren’t a style you’ll feel comfortable wearing, you won’t ever gain all of the benefits of that support. We’ve picked a few of our favorite slippers for every season that will allow you to have the style you love and the support you need to reduce and prevent foot pain. All of our slippers have our podiatrist-designed Orthaheel technology to provide you with substantial arch support, a deep heel cup for stability, a firm yet flexible midsole to optimize your balance, and a biomechanical footbed that supports you from the ground up. Below we’ve broken our top picks down by styles for men and women.
If you’re looking for slippers that are durable and fashionable enough that you can wear then lounging around the house or out in town, take a look at our Adler slipper. Designed with faux shearling lining to keep your feet cozy and warm and durable rubber outsoles to keep them protected with every step, outdoor errands have never been easier.
Looking for an indulgent and elegant slipper that is perfect for any activity? Look no further than our Tompkin slipper. With either a suede or leather upper, a faux-shearling lined footbed, and a sturdy rubber outsole, you can’t go wrong!
Gemma Plush Slippers
If you’re looking for a cuddle-worthy closed toe slipper that is ultra soft, the Gemma plush slipper is the perfect match for you. With a soft faux fur footbed and upper to encase your feet in comfort, you won’t have to feel foot fatigue from hard floors anymore. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure allows you to easily slip them on and off and customize the fit while the durable rubber outsole allows you to move between indoors and outdoors seamlessly. These must-have slippers have received the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for their demonstrated ability to promote good foot health.
On the search for a classy pair of slippers that you can wear to run errands or around the house? The Mckenzie slipper delivers a heavenly feel with a faux shearling lined footbed, an elegant suede upper, delicate stitching, and a scalloped detail to give you an extra dose of style. With a variety of colors to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect pair!
Check out all of our supportive slippers to find the perfect pair to keep your feet warm and help you say goodbye to foot and heel pain!