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Need some supportive sandals

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NoLongerAnEasyTarget Tue 14-Apr-20 16:07:47

I've officially got to that age where I can no long walk in flip flops.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a slip on sandal that supports your feet properly.

I hate having my feet covered in the summer but my usual flip flops now give me a painful hip.

Oh god I'm middle aged aren't I!

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applepineapple Tue 14-Apr-20 16:09:27

Have you tried Birkenstocks?

NoLongerAnEasyTarget Tue 14-Apr-20 16:16:29

Not recently. Tried them years ago and found they were very hard and the shape they were moulded didn't suit my feet. I have weird shaped feet! V wide at the front, v skinny at the back, with a high arch.

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elotrolado Tue 14-Apr-20 16:17:43

Have you looked at Saltwater sandals? They do a slip on version.

GrimDamnFanjo Tue 14-Apr-20 16:22:55

Teva! Some of the styles are a bit rugged or sporty but I can walk for miles in them.

NoLongerAnEasyTarget Tue 14-Apr-20 16:35:47

Thanks I will have a look at their websites.

Does anyone have any experience of these?

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Costacoffeeplease Tue 14-Apr-20 16:48:58


whatsthebestname Tue 14-Apr-20 16:52:49

Fitflops! Loads of different styles and amazingly comfortable.

AuntieDolly Tue 14-Apr-20 16:53:24

I live and die in fit-flops. Loads of different styles

rabbitsnose Tue 14-Apr-20 16:54:17

Birkenstock's have some soft footbed ones and the pool versions are amazingly comfortable

AuntieDolly Tue 14-Apr-20 16:54:22

@whatsthebestname smile

fikel Tue 14-Apr-20 20:02:57

Fit flops

ruthieness Tue 14-Apr-20 20:17:48

Hotter - not cheap but well made

Bagelsandbrie Tue 14-Apr-20 20:21:38

Saltwater sandals look lovely but are completely flat, no padding underfoot whatsoever.

For comfy supportive sandals I always go to Clarks. If you google “Clarks outlet” their sale website comes up and you might find some bargains.

IloveJudgeJudy Tue 14-Apr-20 21:37:18

Bionics and Hotter. Hotter work better for me. I found the avionics ok for an evening but not for a whole day. Tbh when I'm at the beach or by the pool Crocs are best. They're very supportive which I need as I suffer with plantar fasciitis.

I hope you manage to find something that works for you.

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