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9 Quick Tricks to Make Your Sandals Comfortable Enough for Walking All Day

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Do you prefer sandals to every other kind of shoe? Well, that makes sense. Fashionable, comfortable sandals for women are easy to wear with a variety of outfits, and even allow you to show off that awesome pedicure. 

The problem with sandals is that they are often not great for your feet. They are usually very flat, offering little to zero support. If you spend a lot of time walking in them, this can take its toll on your feet, and overall posture, and even lead to back pain. Sandals also come in many shapes and sizes, many of which can cause blisters and calluses to form on your heels and toes. 

Luckily, you don’t have to deal with the pain. There are plenty of ways to have your cake and eat it too when you shop for comfortable, stylish ladies walking sandals that are also incredibly supportive for your feet.

Selecting the Right Backless Women’s Walking Sandals

While they are easy to get on and are often a popular choice for ladies walking sandals, backless sandals add extra pressure on your toes and other parts of your foot. Since there is no real structure, backless flip flops and similar styles allow your foot to slide and create friction. This then forces your toes to grab the ground and form thick skin, also referred to as calluses. 

If you want to go backless, look for comfortable walking sandals that can help keep your foot secure and in place, like Prize 4. The flexible rubber outsole and Taos Soft Support™ premium footbed with Cool Recovery Foam™ make this one of the most supportive sandals while keeping your feet cool and comfortable for all-day wear.

Taos Prize 4 Leather Strap and Medallion Sandals

Look for Comfortable Sandals that Support Arches

We cannot stress the importance of arch support enough. It is the difference between happy feet and inflamed feet, and is especially hard to find when searching for the best walking sandals for women

If you’re looking for a pair of the most supportive sandals that still look great, try the stylish Lola sandal. These fashionable, comfortable sandals feature the arch support you need along with a flexible, padded contour cork latex footbed. They’re also great if you’re looking for a pair of adjustable sandals, as they have a customizable strap to accommodate the fit.

 Taos Lola Leather Toe Strap and Cork Support Sandals

Plan Ahead to Keep Comfortable in Walking Sandals

If you’re going to be on your feet all day, it is probably best to avoid wearing sandals for the entirety of it. But, there are options for comfortable women’s walking sandals that can keep your feet happy for long periods of time. My Dear, for example, features a lightweight, padded contour cork footbed that keeps you supported for long-term wear. Plus, the luxurious Spanish leather and chic design look good going from day to night.

Taos My Dear Leather 2 Strap Sandals

Fit is Key for Finding Your Favorite Comfortable, Stylish Sandals

Getting women's walking sandals that are too big or too small will only exacerbate any calluses and bunions you may already have. If the shoe is too big, you’ll also get blisters. If it is too small, it will likely cause blisters too. All shoes should fit properly; make sure your sandals do, too. Look for adjustable sandals or options that you can customize the fit in other ways to ensure they’re the most comfortable pair for your feet.

Be Prepared With Many Different Types of Ladies' Walking Sandals

Before committing to a certain type or style of sandal, try all different kinds to see what you like best. For example, a sandal with a heel like the Portuguese-designed Carousel 3 may be more comfortable for some.

Taos Carousel 3 Cork Wedge Sandals

Make Your Cushioned Sandals Even More Comfortable

If you need some extra help making your ladies walking sandals comfortable, try some band-aids or adhesive straps. They can prevent any unwanted rubbing or chafing from the straps. 

If you don’t have any adhesive straps or band-aids, try using candle wax or beeswax where the leather lining may be irritating your foot. This will work to smooth and soften the material to make your comfortable sandals even better for long-term wear.

Another option to avoid chafing or blisters is using deodorant. You can put the antiperspirant on the straps of your sandal, which is especially helpful on hot days when your feet may become sweaty or swollen.

Consider Adjustable Sandals with Stretchy Straps

Adjustable sandals are always a great investment because they will be able to change as your foot does. On hot days your foot may be bigger than others, or if your foot has changed in size for another reason, adjustable straps are a great way to ensure your cushioned sandals stay comfortable.


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