According to Podiatrists, Birkenstock & Olukai are Two of the Best Sandals for Support recently published an article, “The Best Sandals for Your Feet, According to Podiatrists.” As a shoe retailer we of course paid close attention. Summer means sandals and sandals, while stylish, can range in support for your feet.

We were thrilled to find out we carried two of their doctor approved choices!


Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal

“There are many companies that have started making much better sandals. People have gotten much less formal and perform increased activities with less supportive shoes. The companies have caught on to this and have started designing better sandals. Companies like Birkenstock have been around for a long time and have made good sandals with good foot beds at a reasonable price.” — Howard Osterman, a Washington, D.C.-based podiatrist

Olukai U'I

Olukai U’l Sandal

“I live in Florida, so patients always ask me about flip-flops. Flip-flops were never designed for all-day wear. They were mainly for shower and for pool use. However, that doesn’t stop people from wearing them outside of those realms…A few flip-flop brands that I’ve recommended include OluKai, Vionic, and Fit Flops. These brands have created designs which have contoured foot beds in which the heel sits and there is support in the arch.” — Dr. Hodges

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