When it comes to fashion, some 'fashion experts' would say there’s one straightforward rule: no pain, no gain! If you want to look good and stand out from the crowd in your little black dress, you need to wear shoes regardless of whether they are tight or uncomfortable, you must bear it. Well those days are now over there are other options, no longer do we have to wear uncomfortable shoes and sandals.
In our opinion, fashion is all about breaking the rules, and we’re here to tell you that you can look good while feeling comfortable. Here’s how you can choose the perfect sandals for wide feet and we some excellent jeweled flip-flops to select.
What Can Cause Wide Feet
Wide feet aren’t exactly uncommon these days, which is why it is so essential to address the issue. The fashion world is slowly inching its way towards total inclusivity, but it will still take a while.
There are quite a few big brands out there that still don’t cater to wide feet, which might leave you thinking that the only option you have is to wear those ugly sneakers. But it’s time to put your feet down and look for better choices for yourself. Wide feet are getting more common these days, and there are a number of reasons behind it, such as:
Some people are born with wide feet, while some develop them later on in life. As you age, the ligaments and tendons in your feet can loosen over time, and this can cause the feet to become more expansive. Similarly, your parents may have wide feet so that you may be born with it automatically.
Pregnant women also tend to experience various changes in the body, including widening of the feet, which can be temporary or turn permanent. If you have swelling on your feet due to an injury or any other reason, that could also lead to wide feet.
Why it's Important to Wear Comfortable Shoes
If you’re thinking, it doesn’t matter, and I’ll squeeze my foot into my favorite pair of heels or jeweled sandals, and no one will be the wiser, we’ve got some news for you. Wearing the wrong kind of sandals for your feet can be incredibly dangerous.
Sure, when it’s a one-time thing, or you’re in a hurry, wearing the wrong shoe works. However, wearing tight or ill-fitting sandals daily can actually seriously hurt your feet in the long run. It might start off with blisters, calluses, and bunions on your feet. These are not only uncomfortable and painful but also not a delight to look at.
Over time, wearing tight shoes can also lead you to develop plantar fasciitis, a chronic foot condition. Sometimes, when women can’t find the right-fitting shoes or sandals in their own section, they tend to pick something from the men’s side just so that they can wear it comfortably. However, men’s sandals are also not the solution because they’re bigger and often don’t offer the proper arch support.
How to Choose Sandals for Wide Feet
Now that you realize the importance of wearing the suitable sandals according to your feet, it’s time to learn how to choose one. Here’s what you need to consider.
Measuring your Feet
It would help if you started off by measuring your feet correctly. Some people tend to go several sizes big to be able to slide their feet in easily. Other people buy a seemingly fitting pair, only to find it too tight later on. Take a piece of paper and pen and trace out the shape of your foot. Then measure the length and width to get your perfect size. Do this at the end of the day when your foot is the widest.
The Sandal Style
Since there aren’t a lot of options these days for wide feet, it’s best to stay away from certain styles. For instance, sandals that have too many fixed straps. Chances are they will be too tight on your feet and will only make you uncomfortable.
Instead, it would be best if you went for a t-strap sandals as they aren’t quite constricting for the feet and look great as well. Similarly, if you’re fond of wearing high heels with your outfits, consider wearing some jeweled wedges instead, as they can be friendlier towards wide feet.
Some additional features you need to look out for include the footbed or insole of the sandal. It should be comfortable, and if it offers contouring according to the shape of your foot, that’s even better.
Open-toed sandals are better but if you want a closed design, make sure the sandal has plenty of toe room. Additionally, the sandal’s outsole should have excellent traction, and there should be smooth inner linings.
Stylish and Comfortable Sandals for Wide Feet
If you’re thinking about where you can find sandals like that, here are some excellent options.
Grandco Sandals – Pebbles T-Strap
These comfy and stylish sandals will be your favorite to pair with evening dresses and casual jeans alike. You can wear them all day long as you strut around town without any pain or tightness.
Grandco Sandals – Orion Wedge
If you think wedges are tedious as compared to high heels, you haven’t seen this pair of Orion wedge sandals. With its shiny jeweled stones, it can make even the plainest outfits stand out.
Grandco Sandals – Expression
With the perfect amount of bling and just the right bit of heel, these fantastic pair of beaded sandals should help you flaunt your pedicure while you move about comfortably.
While it does get hard at times to find that perfect pair of jeweled sandals that look great and feel even more remarkable, the long-term results are always worth it. Wearing the wrong size or kind of shoes can seem like a good temporary fix, but it only leads to more significant problems later on. Therefore, if you have wide feet, make sure to get the perfect sandals for wide feet.
At the Accessory Barn, we’ve got a vast collection of jeweled and beaded sandals in several sizes to cater to all kinds of feet. If you’re in search of stylish and comfortable footwear, you need not look further than here!