When it comes to foot pain, we know the drill: little by little, you begin to trade in the pair of shoes you love the look of for something more comfortable—and we don't blame you. Whether you're suffering from plantar fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, bunions, or you’re just are on your feet all day, style isn't the first priority. That being said, we believe function and flair can go hand-in-hand. Check out our picks for the BEST shoes for foot pain. No matter the activity, these picks will keep you feeling and looking good.
Whether running errands, commuting or sightseeing, the Skechers GOwalk collection was engineered for on-the-go days. Featuring high-rebound cushioning (complete with shock-absorption and anatomically-correct arch support) and flexible mesh that moves with you, this sleek slip-on sneaker supports healthy habits and stylish wardrobes.SHOP THIS STYLE
Every season, Birkenstock releases new styles with fashionable uppers. The one thing that endures? The legendary comfort footbed. Meticulously crafted from sustainable cork and other natural materials to promote healthy alignment and improve the natural gait over time, the iconic footbed is the essential element at the heart of every Birkenstock shoe. The EVA outsole is flexible, lightweight, and absorbs shock to reduce damaging impact on ankles and knees.SHOP THIS STYLE
If exercise is an important part of your routine, being held back due to pain can be frustrating. While rest is a key part of the recovery process, it's important to gradually resume when you’re ready. Ease back into it with the Brooks Ghost 11. Consistently a Runner's World editor's top pick for both men and women, the Ghost 11 provides a cushioned, secure and smooth ride for new and seasoned walkers and runners.SHOP THIS STYLE
If you prefer hiking trails to walking the treadmill, the Cliff Walker from Propet will provide unparalleled protection for your entire foot, as well as substantial arch support and cushioning throughout. This hiking boot is lined with a cushioned EVA midsole and a high traction rubber outsole to combat slips and falls. Approved as a Diabetic/Therapeutic boot, this pick checks all the boxes from style to substance.SHOP THIS STYLE
Designed with the Vionic biomechanical footbed to provide natural alignment with arch-hugging support, the Minna offers a smooth, pain-free stride. With a flexible, removable, microfiber EVA orthotic insert, these APMA-approved patent leather picks hug the curves of the feet with full-contact support from heel to toe.SHOP THIS STYLE
Designed with a classic leather upper and the ADIPRENE by adidas sport technology footbed, the Rockport Shakespeare delivers shock-absorbent cushioning to protect the heel from repetitive impact. Additional comfort features include a padded collar and tongue to prevent irritation, and a flex groove tread pattern for maximum flexibility and support.SHOP THIS STYLE