During the early stages of pregnancy, you’re pretty comfortable. As your pregnancy progresses, so does your discomfort. One of the hardest things to accommodate is your swollen feet.
My stepsister’s feet swelled so much that she had to buy shoes two sizes larger than her normal size! Thankfully, there are plenty of options for footwear while you’re pregnant.
In this article
- What Type Of Pregnancy Shoes Should You Buy?
- Short On Time? Here Are Our Top 5 Choices
- Top 20 Choices
- 1. Flip Flops
- 2. Slides
- 3. Ugg Slippers
- 4. Breathable Running Shoes
- 5. Crocs Busy Day
- 6. Ballet Flats
- 7. Clarks Mary Jane Flats
- 8. Dansko Women’s Professional Clog
- 9. Memory Foam Slippers
- 10. Tiosebon Walking Shoes
- 11. Adidas Cloudfoam Running Shoe
- 12. Skechers Women’s Flex Appeal
- 13. Blondo Knee High Boots
- 14. Classic Uggs
- 15. Wool Lined Flip Flops
- 16. Propet Mary Jane Flat
- 17. Adidas Clog Slides
- 18. Skecher’s Women’s Sandals
- 19. Propet Olivia
- 20. Drew Shoes Women’s Boot
- In Conclusion
What Type Of Pregnancy Shoes Should You Buy?
Before you start online shopping for pregnancy shoes, you need to consider your own individual needs. For example, some people love flip-flops. These shoes can also accommodate your swelling feet.
On the other hand, these are less than ideal for the office and some people simply hate them. Because of that, you need to consider where you’ll be going, the season, and you want shoes that are flexible enough to accommodate some extra width in your foot.
They should also be comfortable! Pregnancy is uncomfortable enough. Don’t make it worse by purchasing uncomfortable shoes.
Short On Time? Here Are Our Top 5 Choices
|Havaianas Women's Slim Crystal Glamour SW Sandal Flip Flop, White, 7-8
|adidas Women's Adissage Slides, Dark Blue/White/Dark Blue, 10
|UGG Women's Oh Yeah Slipper, Black, 9
|Nike Women's Track & Field Shoes
|crocs Women's Busy Day Stretch Asymmetrical Wedge , Black/Black, 11 M US
Top 20 Choices
1. Flip Flops
If you’re pregnant during the warmer months or like to wear flip-flops year-round, this is the perfect pregnancy shoe for you. Because they don’t have sides, they accommodate a lot of swelling.
The sizes are also forgiving as they usually are designed to accommodate a few sizes at a time. For example, a medium is typical sizes 7-9.
It’s important to keep in mind that flip-flops provide little support for the ankle or your foot. If you are going hiking or plan on being on your feet for a while, these might not be the best option.
For a long time, I could not stand the thing on flip-flops that went in between my toes. It was particularly bothersome during my pregnancies. I opted for shoes that had an open toe without that.
If you are looking for something you can wear on those hot summer days that will still look stylish, Adidas slides are a great option.
These are always in style, and they’re comfortable. When you pick a style that has velcro on the top, you can adjust them as your feet swell for maximum comfort.
3. Ugg Slippers
There are a few pros and cons to these shoes. On the one hand, they aren’t as flexible as adjustable slides or flip-flops. However, they can be worn every season except winter and still look stylish.
They are also more comfortable than the above options. The soles provide more cushion, making them a great option if your feet are aching by the end of the day.
4. Breathable Running Shoes
While I’m a huge fan of the Nike ones, any breathable running shoes that slide on will work. These shoes slip on, so you don’t have to bother with laces.
The fabric allows for plenty of air circulation so your feet don’t sweat as much and get gross. It’s also flexible instead of stiff like leather shoes, so you won’t be too uncomfortable when your feet start to swell.
5. Crocs Busy Day
These shoes are ideal for comfort and professionalism. While Ugg slippers might be heavily cushioned, they aren’t something that you can wear at the office. That’s when these Crocs will come in handy.
There are no laces, and the fabric is stretchy enough to provide maximum comfort. The sole of these shoes is also padded to help minimize soreness.
6. Ballet Flats
These don’t offer the same support as other types of shoes for swollen feet, but they are usually cheaper and available in a wide range of colors. If you’re sitting at a desk all day and need something that will blend well with your professional wardrobe, ballet flats are a must-have.
7. Clarks Mary Jane Flats
These offer quite a few things for you if you have swollen feet. First, the fabric is flexible. They look professional. The sole is what helps them stand out from other shoes, like ballet flats.
It’s slightly cushioned and provides additional support, making this a great choice for working moms that are on their feet more often than not.
8. Dansko Women’s Professional Clog
These are one of the highest-rated shoes for nurses. If you’re on your feet all day, you need comfort. That’s where the Dansko Women’s Professional Clog outshines the competition.
These are available in over 50 colors and patterns. They can stretch with wear to work with your swollen feet. You have the option to order them with a cloth top instead of leather for increased flexibility too.
9. Memory Foam Slippers
Let’s face it, your feet don’t just swell while you’re at work. If you’re a single mom like I am, then you know that you’re not going to head home and be able to prop your feet up all evening.
This is especially true if you have other children. Having something comfortable to wear around the house when your feet are aching is essential.
These memory foam slippers are the equivalent of walking on pillows. They are flexible, comfortable, and loaded with enough cushion to make your feet feel like they are in heaven. On top of that, they are affordable.
10. Tiosebon Walking Shoes
These walking shoes are easy to slip on, have no laces and the fabric is perfectly stretchy.
These can easily last through most of your pregnancy thanks to the flexibility. Because they are designed for walking, you can trust that the sole provides plenty of support when you need it most.
11. Adidas Cloudfoam Running Shoe
These shoes have managed to combine style and comfort in one shoe. You get all of the benefits that you can expect from a running shoe, such as breathable, flexible fabric and not having to deal with laces.
You’ll also get the comfort of a supportive yet cushioned sole. You simply can’t beat that.
12. Skechers Women’s Flex Appeal
These shoes are the perfect pregnancy tennis shoe. They are made from cloth, making them more comfortable than other running shoes during the winter.
(The fabric for most running shoes is very breathable, but your feet can freeze in the winter.) They are easy to slip on, provide plenty of support, and they’re stylish.
13. Blondo Knee High Boots
Most boots are made from leather, which is not the most forgiving material. If you’re trying to come up with a fall or winter wardrobe, boots are a necessity. However, you are not out of luck.
The Blondo Olivia Knee High Boots are made from fabric that will form in your leg, so swelling won’t be a problem. The heel is low, making them ideal for clumsy mamas.
Memory foam and additional cushioning make them more comfortable to wear than other boots. You’ll love these so much, you’ll probably keep them long after you have the baby.
14. Classic Uggs
When you opt for a standard pair of Uggs, you’re going to get quite a few benefits. They easily slip on, and they keep your feet warm. The fabric moves, so you can work with them a little bit when it comes to swelling.
Most Uggs are also slip-resistant, helping to protect both you and your baby during icy winter weather.
15. Wool Lined Flip Flops
These are fashionable and comfortable. The wool lining not only provides a nice little bed for your sore feet to rest on, but it also adds more cushioning to the sole to help prevent soreness.
You might not be able to keep your feet from swelling, but you can be more comfortable during the process.
16. Propet Mary Jane Flat
Propet is an exceptional brand if you know that your feet are going to be swollen for the rest of your pregnancy. Their shoes are generally designed for swelling due to health problems like diabetes. They provide shoes that are comfortable and practical at the same time.
The Mary Jane flat works out well because it’s a slip-on shoe with a quick velcro. You can wear them in the office, or go for a walk. They are also pretty comfortable, according to reviews.
17. Adidas Clog Slides
These are the ultimate shoe compromise if you don’t care for flip flops or slides, but want something you can slip on other than your slippers. Granted, these are casual, but you can wear them outside, to run errands, or anywhere else and look stylish.
18. Skecher’s Women’s Sandals
As you can tell, there are two main themes when shoe shopping. You want to have flexibility so that you have room to swell. You’ll also want plenty of cushion for your aching feet. These Skechers sandals provide both of those. They are also easy to put on.
19. Propet Olivia
This shoe was designed to stretch to accommodate swelling. That makes it one of the best casual shoes for pregnant women with swollen feet.
20. Drew Shoes Women’s Boot
These shoes were specially designed for women that have orthopedic problems. There is extra depth to accommodate orthopedic products if your feet are sore throughout the day.
The leather looks stylish but is also flexible. The appearance of the boots is another thing that caught my eye. You could easily wear them at the office, out to brunch, or off to run errands. This is one of the most versatile shoes for women that have sore, aching feet.
When you’re searching for shoes to accommodate your swollen feet, you can’t just pick any shoe. Instead, you need a shoe that will help your feet feel good at the end of the day.
You’ll also need one that meshes well with the rest of your wardrobe. This list has a little bit of everything to help you find exactly what you need.