Whether you’re a new parent or a mum of four, looking after your little ones can mean being on your feet all day, every day. You need shoes that are comfortable, practical and supportive, yet look great and do a very important job: help prevent foot pain from developing.
Here are My FootDr’s 2021 top picks for busy mothers and why.
For When You’re Out And About
From the errands to the groceries and down to the park, here are some favourites currently loved by our mums.
Miami Back Strap Sandal by Revere
Our patients love these open strappy sandals and their versatility in going from school drop-offs to lunches with friends in trendy cafes while looking and feeling great. The uppers and linings are made from leather, the hook and loop straps are adjustable with velcro to get the perfect fit (with strap extensions if needed) and the outer sole is slip-resistant. The footbeds are very comfortable and cushioned in all the right places to wear as is, while also being removable to replace with your own custom orthotics if you have them.
Available in: Black, Gunmetal, Champagne, Black Lizard. Seasonal colours are also available.
Urban by Ziera
For more of a sneaker-style shoe for getting out and about, the Urbans are very lightweight and easy to slip on and off so you feel comfortable staying in them all day without the feeling of heavy shoes making your legs tired and achy. The soft, woven textile upper feels lovely on your feet, the removable footbed is contoured with arch support, heel cups and padding in the right places for shock absorption and comfort – and you can even machine wash them for any spills.
Available in: Black/White, Black/Black Sole, White Snake
For When You’re Getting A Little Glam
Heading out to that event and want something that looks great but won’t have you limping the next day? Check these out.
Casablanca by Revere
If you’re going to wear a wedge, let it be this one. With both comfort and style as a priority, these are highly rated with many 5-stars reviews that describe them as:
– “Supportive & comfy and the height adds that stylish and dressy touch”
– “Great shoes, comfortable, trendy. Great heel height will definitely be getting another pair”
– “I am in love with the comfort and fit of this shoe”
With extra cushioning beneath the forefoot, a slip-resistant outer sole and maximum adjustability to get the perfect fit, these are a fantastic option for an evening out.
Available in: Black, Ruby Metallic, Metallic Interest. Seasonal colours are also available.
Sofia by Vionic
This classic heeled sandal has a comfortable block heel that is perfect for wearing out to events and pairing with both formal and more casual outfits. It has a buckle-fastened adjustable ankle strap and has comfortable cushioning beneath the forefoot. Just try
Available in: Black
For Inside Your Home
Running around inside the home can get tough on your feet! Here are some great options for inside the home to give you extra comfort and support.
Islander by Vionic
The Islander sandals are a best-seller. They feature a great fit, arch support, and have been updated with a leather trim and tread pattern to improve traction. They have a soft inner lining and the midsole material is designed to improve shock absorption and reduce stress on the feet, ankles and knees.
Available in: Black, Pewter, Bronze, Red. Seasonal colours are also available.
ReVIVE Arch Support Thong by Lightfeet
Designed by Australian sports podiatrists, these thongs feature fantastic arch support across TWO arches in the feet. They cup your heel deeper for more stability, have a toe spring to help prevent your toes from clawing, and are made to have a great fit while keeping you comfortable on your feet all day at home.
Perhaps what is most impressive is that these shoes are made from recycled footwear – meaning that they take material that would otherwise go to landfill and turn it into this tasteful, comfortable thong.
Available in: Black, White
For Those Long Strolls Or Exercise
When you know you’re going to be getting the miles in, working your body, or even putting more stress on your feet with the baby in your front pack.
Echelon 8 by Saucony
This jogger protects your feet while providing great cushioning from ground impact forces, supporting stability and balance with a wider foundation platform, and providing a secure fit. It also has FORMFIT to surround the foot in 3D comfort and a spacious mesh toe box to let your toes breathe and help prevent claw toes by letting your toes splay without restrictions (or pain).
Available in: Alloy
Cloudflyer by On Running
These are the shoes that many people don’t know about, but quickly fall in love with them when they put them on. They’re extremely lightweight with great support and cushioning with their precise engineering and materials. They’re well-loved by runners and those staying casually active – and they look great too!
Available in: Black/White
For The Office
For when you need to look work-smart while staying comfortable and ready to run around with the kids when you come home without lingering foot pain slowing you down.
Savannah by Vionic
These flats aren’t just beautiful, stylish and very versatile – they also have the seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association. Unlike many other flats, the Savannahs have a removable footbed to replace with your own orthotics – or stick with their comfortable and cushioned footbed which Vionic report as being shown to be effective in helping to treat heel pain (plantar fasciitis).
Available in: Black Croc, Tan Leopard
Bonn by Revere
These mary jane’s feature a great stylish twist – an asymmetrical vamp strap, to add that little bit more sophistication to your office wear. They also have a demi-wedge to add that subtle bit of height, with a slip-resistant outer sole, extra forefoot cushioning for maximum comfort, and a removable footbed so you can wear your own orthotics without anyone even knowing.
Available in: Onyx, Merlot, Black Metallic Python, Cognac
Ready To Try The Range On?
These styles are available at selected My FootDr clinics and retail centres, with trained staff to make sure you get the best fit and the best pair to match your foot type and what you want to wear them for. You don’t need an appointment with our podiatrists to take advantage of this service.