Save on podiatrist-approved bestsellers from Cole Haan, Adidas, Sperry and more at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!
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The epic Nordstrom anniversary sale is going well and we just discovered a slew of new deals that held us back! Sneakers and walking shoes for women from beloved brands like Nike, Adidas, Sperry and Asics are on sale en masse – we are talking about discounts of almost 50 percent.
And these particular styles are also podiatrist-approved thanks to superior arch support, cushioning memory foam soles, breathable mesh upper, and other comfort quotients. We’ve picked eight of our absolute favorites for all-day comfort. They’re all so stylish, too, that no one will ever imagine you’re practically walking on clouds.
Run – don’t walk – to shop these great shoe finds at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as long as they are still in stock!
Do you like long walks? Then these are the shoes for you. Dynablast running shoes from Asics have FlyteFoam Blast cushioning, designed to literally put a spring in your step – and it helps that they’re so lightweight. They even have a removable insole that can accommodate custom orthotics.
Podiatrists love it too. Board-certified podiatrist Sarah Abshier told Yahoo Lifestyle that Asics generally have more room in the forefoot area, so if you like walking, they’ll provide the relief and support you need on those long walks. Board-certified foot surgeon Alec Hochstein agreed, saying, “I’m an Asics guy. I like the structure, quality materials, supportive footbed, breathable fabrics.
Dynablast running shoes also have a dynamite price, thanks to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. They’re only $70, so you’re saving $40 – that’s 36 percent off!
Buy it: Asics Dynablast running shoe, $70 (was $110), nordstrom.com
If you needed one more reason to love Sperry, consider this. The Crest Vibe Serpent Platform sneakers come with something podiatrists and nurses swear by: removable memory foam insoles,” which accommodate multiple bony deformities, including bunions, heel spurs, and metatarsalgia. [when the ball of your foot becomes inflamed], as well as atrophy of the fat pads,” Dr. Nelya Lobkova, DPM at Step Up Foot Care in New York City, shares with Yahoo Life.
This pair of lace-up shoes also features elasticated inserts and a 1-inch stylistic platform. The textured leather upper is available in four colours: black, grey, ivory and blush. Save $35 today on these summer to fall essentials — they’re only $50!
Buy it: Sperry Crest Vibe Serpent Platform Sneaker, $50 (was $85), nordstrom.com
The Vionic company was actually founded by a podiatrist, so you know they are made for comfort. The super fun Shayla sneaker has a removable EVA padded insole with excellent arch support – which is crucial for optimizing shock absorption in your feet, Rock Positano, DPM, Director of the Heel Pain Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery, tells Yahoo Life.
Physiotherapist Marsha Fechter agrees. “I’ve been a PT for almost 32 years and have a hard time finding appropriate shoes for my patients,” she explains. “Vionics are stylish, supportive and functional, and I stand by my decision to allow flip flops for my back and foot patients who don’t want to be in pain during the summer months.”
Plus, they come in four colorways and go with everything. Right now, Vionic’s Shayla is a whopping $50 off during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Need more conviction? Take it from this RN who gave the shoes a five-star review: “I’m a nurse so I basically live in sneakers. I bought these on a whim because I loved the colors (vap). I wore them for a full shift, right away.” out of the box and they performed! No foot pain. No breaking in. They were great!”
podiatrist Dr Dana Canuso told Yahoo Life “my most recommended shoe is one with a moderate amount of stability, a supportive arch, and lots of cushion.” Nike’s React Escape running shoe ticks all those boxes with its floating cushioning that responds to impact, its Nike React foam sole designed for walking best on concrete, and its breathable mesh construction.
With their reflective accents, these sneakers are great to wear at night when walking in areas that are not very well lit. And their chic design with animal print accents makes them suitable for sports activities as well as everyday walks.
Save $25 on these kicks during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Buy it: Nike React Escape Running Shoe, $75 (was $100), nordstrom.com
On the surface you see an extremely cute running shoe in classic black and white or with a subtle animal print incorporated into the textile upper. You’ll see a retro-inspired design with those three iconic Adidas pinstripes embroidered into the sides. But what you don’t see is what’s inside: an OrthoLite insole.
OrthoLite is the industry’s best insole made for superior cushioning, breathability and lightweight construction, and they are machine washable. This insole is also environmentally friendly, and widely recommended by professionals.
At Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, the Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker is $28 dollars off, so you’ll save 33 percent!
Buy it: Adidas Swift Run X sneaker, $57 (was $85), nordstrom.com
They rarely go on sale, but these cool Cole Haan GrandPro Topspin sneakers are $60 off during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. Run, don’t walk! They’re not stunningly stylish, but they have a cushioned footbed, a 2.5cm platform for shock absorption and rubber caps at the toe and heel for extra grip.
They also feature Cole Haan’s signature Grand.OS technology, which offers best-in-class flexibility, lightweight wear and responsive cushioning. The leather is also soft, reviewers say. One shopper wrote: “Very comfortable and cool!…I have heel problems and because of this I forget them all!”.
Buy it: Cole Haan GrandPro Topspin Sneaker, $70 (was $130), nordstrom.com
Your favorite slip-’em-on-and-go sneakers are 40 percent off Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. If you haven’t tried Toms yet, here’s your chance. They are loved for their cushioned insoles and elastic inserts that allow them to conform to the shape of your foot. They’re also the ultimate casual-cute sneaker.
“These are good accommodative shoes,” says a certified podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “They are very sturdy and the sole is a good shock absorber.”
Shop Toms Alpargata Slip-Ons in one of four colors from glitter gold to denim-style blue.
Buy it: Toms Alpargata Slip-On, starting at $30 (was $50), nordstrom.com
Love a pair of classic Chuck Taylor high-tops but feel like they don’t provide enough cushioning and arch support? Introducing the Chuck Taylor All Star Gore-Tex Waterproof Lugged High Top Sneaker, which includes a lightweight OrthoLite insole designed for premium cushioning and support. If you have a custom orthotic, good news: this insole is removable!
These Chucks will also get you through the fall and winter. Rock these sneakers instead of snow boots, as their upper is coated with waterproof Gore-Tex for total weather protection. Buy them in black or yellow and save $30 at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Buy it: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Gore-Tex Waterproof Lugged High Top Sneaker, $80 (was $110), nordstrom.com
Get your everyday cold weather shoes for $40 off the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now. The iconic Dr. Scholl’s hit a home run in these All In Cozy Faux Shearling sneakers, which feature an anatomical cushioning footbed and 1 1/4-inch platform sole.
“Dr. Scholl’s shoes have a shock-absorbing cushion and most models have a sturdy shaft,” New York City-based board-certified podiatrist Polina Zaydenberg told Yahoo Life. “The toe box is also accommodative.”
These cuties come in seven colors and are also made from sustainable materials!
Buy it: dr. Scholl’s All In Cozy Faux Shearling Sneaker, $80 (was $120), nordstrom.com
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