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Best Sandals for Summer

With the warmer weather (hopefully!) here to stay, we can finally kick off those boots and turn our attention to summer footwear. But picking the right sandal can be easier said than done, with many styles being flimsy and unsupportive. Below, we compiled a list of foot-friendly summer sandals available at Feet First Clinic to keep your feet looking and feeling their best this summer!

Best Sandals for Function

Looking for a casual, everyday sandal? We got you covered! Each of these flat sandals has a cork footbed and midsole, which molds to your foot shape while absorbing the shock that comes with each step. The cork also wicks moisture off your feet and provides great arch support for whatever summer activity you get up to.

1. Birkenstock Arizona

This popular sandal has been a staple for seasons! Its adjustable, two-strap structure makes this shoe comfortable for all foot shapes. In particular, Birkenstocks are renowned for their orthopaedic design, featuring a deep heel cup, firm arch support and toe bar. Birkenstocks have a firm, rigid structure and molds to the shape of your foot as you break them in. They provide excellent shock absorption, stability and support for years to come. These characteristics make Birkenstock sandals ideal for many common foot conditions like flat feet, plantar fasciitis, arthritis and overpronation. Their fantastic support also makes them great indoor shoes.

Click here to learn more about the health benefits of Birkenstocks.

The Birkenstock Arizona, along with other popular Birkenstock styles, are available at Feet First Clinic in a variety of colours and materials. Because of their rigid structure, it’s important to break in Birkenstocks slowly.

2. Mephisto Hester

Similar to the Birkenstock Arizona, this cork sandal also features two adjustable straps. However, Mephisto’s Soft-Air technology offers a more cushioned support to make you feel like you’re walking on air. They’re a great alternative for people who want the support and medical benefits of a Birkenstock, but prefer something less rigid and more cushioned. They’re also great for people with sensitive feet.

Click here to learn more about why we love Mephisto sandals.

The Mephisto Hester is available at Feet First Clinic in tan and white.

3. NAOT Santa Barbara

Like the previous two options, the NAOT Santa Barbara sandals are also a two-strap cork sandal. NAOTs tend to be a bit slimmer fitting than the Mephistos or Birkenstocks, and have an anatomically engineered cork and latex footbed to provide support where you need it most. The footbed is wrapped in soft suede and molds to the shape of your foot with wear, giving you customized support to keep your feet happy and healthy.

Not only do they come recommended by the foot specialists at Feet First Clinic, they’ve also been recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting good foot health. Click here to learn more about the foot-friendly technology behind NAOT sandals, and what makes one of our top picks for those seeking a supportive, everyday sandal.

The Santa Barbara sandal is available at Feet First Clinic in a purple and blue print, as well as solid black.

4. NAOT Kapua

Need a bit more ankle support than the other options? Try the Kapua! This style features an ankle strap and closed toe to keep your foot and ankle secured. This makes it a great option for people with clawed toes, ankle instability and Achilles’ tendonitis. The closed toe also makes it great for people with diabetes or toenail concerns. In addition, the footbed is also removable for those with custom orthotics. If you’re leaving the footbed in, get ready to enjoy NAOT’s signature ergonomic comfort with a cork and latex sole! These sandals are also slip resistant.

Best Sandals for Style

Who said style can’t be supportive?! With these heel and platform options, you’ll be chic and comfortable all summer long.

1. Sorel Cameron Flatform Sandal

Sorel does more than winter boots; they also make very stylish sandals, like the Cameron Flatform sandal. This 2 1/4 inch platform sandal features a foam footbed to keep shock under control wherever you go this summer. The heel of the platform is not much higher than the toe area, so you can get the height you want without all the foot pain. It has an adjustable ankle strap to ensure you stay secured, along with braided rope detailing wrapped around the platform for some added flair. It also has a scalloped rubber sole for the ultimate grip and traction you can expect from Sorel.

2. Mephisto Joy

A wedge heel is always in style! This 1-inch heeled sandal has a leather cushioned footbed and a cork midsole featuring Mephisto’s Soft-Air technology- meaning you won’t be wanting to rip them off the minute you arrive at the BBQ.

3. NAOT Victoria

Love the fit of the anatomical footbed from the Kupua? Get the same feeling, only dressier with the Victoria! NAOT’s cork and latex footbed will provide you with all the support you need to go from day to night in this 1.5 inch heeled sandal.

Happy Feet, Happy Summer

When it comes to sandals, don’t sacrifice comfort for style! These chiropodist-approved options are all available at Feet First Clinic, and will keep your feet happy and healthy no matter how high the temperatures climb.

Looking for supportive sandals this summer?

Feet First Clinic is here to find you stylish, supportive sandals for summer. Come by our Bloor West foot clinic and let us help you put your best foot forward this season!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

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Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

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If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.