Thousands of people suffer from swollen feet every day for a variety of reasons and it can make finding a pair of comfortable shoes a big challenge. The best shoes for people with swollen feet are wide or extra wide styles that can be expanded in the midfoot, ankle, and toe box area so that each shoe can be easily tightened and loosened as needed throughout the day. Pandere Shoes provide these special expansion capabilities along with some additional compression that can bring relief for people experiencing feet swelling.
At Pandere Shoes, we know the challenges of having sore swollen feet first hand and we are here for you! Our customers have reached out to let us know the difference our shoes for swollen feet have made to them:
“I now own two pairs of Pandere Shoes and am absolutely thrilled with them. Even though the right foot is stretched more than the left foot due to Lymphedema swelling, you cannot tell the difference in size. And as my foot swells during the day the shoe stretches to accommodate the swelling. Now I am not limping all day from a shoe getting tighter and tighter. I highly recommend them. My CLT is also a fan and is recommending them to patients.” - Rebecca S.
What causes swollen feet?
There are many potential causes of swollen feet and most people experience swollen feet from time to time for various reasons. Temporary swelling after a long day of walking or standing is one thing, but if your feet are swollen on a regular basis, you know just how uncomfortable it can be.
So, what causes swollen feet or edema?
Some of the causes of swollen feet are:
- Venous insufficiency
- Deep-vein thrombosis
- Hormone therapy
- Calcium-channel blockers to treat high blood pressure
- Congestive heart failure
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Problems with the skin and toenails
- Bone and tendon conditions
- Contraceptive pills
Best Shoes for People with Swollen Feet
The best shoes for swollen feet are shoes that reduce the discomfort of swelling and make it easier to get around throughout your day. So, what are the best shoes to wear if your feet swell?
If you have swollen feet, look for shoes for edema and swollen feet that fit the following criteria:
- Have wide or extra-wide width
- Have a larger toe-box
- Are breathable because they are made of high-quality, soft, breathable materials
- Have plenty of padding
- Are adjustable
- Wide or extra wide width
The best shoes for swollen feet and ankles are wide or extra wide. Wide width is important for people dealing with swelling in their feet so that the sides of the feet aren’t being squeezed and squished into shoes that are too narrow. Squished shoes can lead to cramping and discomfort.
- Have a large and wide toe-box
Shoes for swollen feet should ideally have a large and wide toe-box. The toe-box is the area at the front of the shoe. Because the toe area tends to be the widest part of the foot, it’s important to have plenty of room there when your feet swell. If your toes get squished, your feet may start to cramp and this can lead to other foot problems, including hammer toes and bunions.
- Offer breathability
Shoes for swollen feet should be made of soft, breathable materials. Leather can offer superior breathability, flexibility, and softness. In addition, leather is less likely to rub against the foot than synthetic materials when the temperature rises.
- Offer plenty of padding
Padding is very important in shoes made for swollen feet because it provides much-needed comfort and support, which helps reduce the pain and pressure that comes with swelling. Soft-cushioned soles are also good because they offer shock absorption that protect the feet when walking on hard surfaces and prevent you from straining or injuring your swollen feet.
- Are adjustable
Adjustable shoes are ideal for swollen feet because they allow the wearer to adjust for different levels of swelling in each foot and to let out or tighten up certain parts of the shoe as needed throughout the day.
If you are dealing with any type of health condition or healing from surgery and your feet are swollen as a result, Pandere shoes are here to the rescue! We want to help you find shoes that are both comfortable and flattering so you can get on with your day.
How Do I Know What Size to Buy?
If your swollen feet have made it impossible to find comfortable shoes, you may be wondering how to choose the right size when ordering from our online shoe store. At Pandere shoes we love sizing our customers! In addition to a detailed sizing chart by shoe style on the Find Your Size page, we offer two novel sizing help options: Let Us Size You or Size Yourself (with our sizing instructions). Please use our chat feature on the bottom right of your screen if you want sizing help.
Either way, we have some secret sauce built into helping you get the right size. We have added a third measurement to the sizing process. While every other company looks at only length and width, we also consider instep circumference measurements when sizing customers. This is because we know that if you have swelling or bunions or wear a brace, length and width alone will not be enough to get an accurate foot size. Circumference is the third dimension that tells us how much swelling you have, which is critical for a good fit. In addition, our fit specialists take other information into account like age, conditions that impact shoe fit, and how your current size may be different from our recommended size. These additional factors can help us guide customers to the right size shoe.
Visit our Find Your Size page for instructions on how to take your measurements. When you’re ready, go to our Find Your Size page, scroll down and input your measurements into the Let Us Size You Form. Email us at hello@pandereshoes if you have any problems or questions!
Once we receive your measurements, we will analyze your data and make a custom recommendation on both size and style for your particular circumstances. We will email you within 24 hours of submitting the measurements. (Often less than 24 hours!) If you don’t see our size recommendations, be sure to check your spam folder…That’s almost always where it has ended up!
If you receive your shoes and they don’t fit quite right, we have an ah-mazing exchange policy. You’ll hardly have to wait for your exchange pair to arrive and exchanges are always free because we pay shipping in both directions on all exchanges in the US!
Our Shoes Will Make Your Feet Happier
With our patented expandable concept, our shoes can make your feet happier no matter your health condition. Our customers come to us with a range of health issues that cause swollen feet - from Lymphedema to edema to bunions – and we pride ourselves on helping them find their size and the right shoes. If you have been searching high and low for comfortable, fashionable shoes that accommodate wide or swollen feet, look no further; shop our collection now!