Does it feel next to impossible to find that perfect pair of shoes/sandals that you can wear all day and come out of it pain-free? Is it always a compromise between fashion and comfort? Here’s our guide on how to get yourself amazing sandals without ransacking your way through the entire store.
It is very important for pregnant women to choose the right footwear. Due to the various changes your body is going through, your feet and ankles experience additional pressure. Wearing the wrong type of footwear will only add to the pain in your back, hips, legs, and feet.
Flats are always a safe bet to go for. It’s not just flip flops, but there are lots of stylish flat footwear available. Make sure to buy sandals that have a lot of room rather than the pointy-toed ones.
Also, make sure to not buy anything flimsy and having a lot of straps. You can even choose footwear with ankle and arch support to reduce any joint pains. These are generally doctor-approved footwear.
If you want to wear heels, it’s always better to go for platform heels or wedges, since the heel is wide and this will help distribute your weight more evenly. However, make sure the heel is not more than 2 inches. Pointy heeled shoes are a strict no-no.
Because of the change in your posture, heels might not be comfortable for you. You might feel yourself stumble as you walk, so it’s best to avoid them.
Choosing the right shoes while you are pregnant can be a tricky task. It’s not just about the comfort, but also the fact that they’re difficult to put on. Your feet are all the way down there and while putting on your shoes, it becomes extremely hard to reach over your growing belly and lace them up.
Slip-on shoes are the solution to this problem. They come in a variety of prints such as florals, geometrics, and graphics, and give a very elegant touch. You can wear them with your traditional dresses as well as your jeans and skirts.
Loafers are also another extremely stylish option and will not hurt your feet even when you do some walking in them.
Next time you go shopping for footwear, keep these tips in mind and you might not have to sacrifice style for comfort or the other way round!