This is the summer of sales, and right now, one of the most anticipated sales of the season is in full swing. Yes, we’re talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which has some of the most incredible deals on everything from apparel to accessories to beauty and, of course, shoes. If you’re in the market for a fresh pair of kicks and want to find something comfortable, supportive, and discounted, Nordstrom is where it’s at. The department store has dozens of podiatrist-approved shoes at amazing sale prices, plus you can score free standard shipping with no minimum purchase (that means more money to spend on shoes!).
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened to the public on July 17 and will run throughout the rest of the month and into August, with the final day to score some unreal deals on August 6. With that being said, stuff sells out super fast during this time, so if you’re shopping for a new pair of comfortable and supportive shoes, there’s no time like the present to hit "add to cart."
Not all of Nordstrom’s shoe collection is on sale. However, there are many amazing pairs at steep discounts, including some options from podiatrist-approved brands. Whether you’re shopping for the best supportive sandals for summer, a pair of comfortable rain boots for fall, or some running shoes with arch support, we’ve got your Nordstrom sale shopping covered with these top picks for the best podiatrist-approved shoes on sale right now.
The best podiatrist-approved shoes at Nordstrom
Was $170, now $136
There’s a reason why everyone is head-over-heels for Hoka sneaks—they come top recommended by podiatrists for their comfort, support, and stability. If you’re looking to get your soles in a pair of Hoka sneakers, you can score the Gaviota 4 Running Shoe on sale for 20 percent off at Nordstrom. While this style is technically not part of the Nordstrom anniversary sale, it still gets you a fantastic deal on the coveted sneakers, bringing them down to under $150.
These running shoes come in women’s sizes 5 through 12 and are also available in a wide fit, too. The sneakers are constructed from a comfortable and flexible knit material, plus an OrthoLite® footbed for added comfort and support. We love them because they also have a removable insole so if you have orthotics, you can switch it out for your custom insoles. The only (well, biggest) catch is that they’re almost sold out. Grab the few sizes left!
Sizes available: 5-12
Colors: Black, blue (wide only), coral (wide only)
Was $95, now $70
FitFlop is another brand that podiatrists recommend for their strong attention to comfort and support. If you need a new pair of flip-flop sandals this summer, try the F-Mode Platform Flip Flop, which is on sale for $25 off the original price during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. These platform flip-flops feature a classic design with a thicker strap for better stability and a wide-toe box for spacious comfort. The soles boast excellent arch support that is specifically designed to absorb impact and distribute weight more evenly when walking, too.
Sizes available: 5-11
Colors: Black, latte tan
Was $170, now $130
Birkenstock is another shoe company that podiatrists often recommend, and they love the classic Arizona Slide Sandals. For a more stylish spin on this podiatrist-approved sandal, we love the Arizona Big Buckle Slide Sandal, which is currently on sale for $40 off during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale event. These sandals come in a chic ecru cream color with functional oversized gold buckles that allow you to adjust the fit for better stability. The sandals feature molded EVA for supreme cushion and comfort, and are specifically designed to mimic the shape of a healthy foot for lasting support. Additionally, they have pronounced medial and metatarsal arches that provide further support to the instep and ball while walking.
This is another one that is running out of sizes, so grab a pair while you still can.
Sizes available: 5-10.5
Was $135, now $100
Podiatrists also recommend Sorel sneakers for their comfortable and supportive designs—and the Kinetic Breakthru Tech Sneaker is one of the most comfortable athletic shoes we own. These sneakers are designed with tons of flexibility and feature a chunkier style that provides lots of cushion and support when walking. The shoes also feature a Livelyfoam midsole, which is an eco-friendly material and EVA alternative derived from algae. We love these shoes because they have a slight bounce when walking—so they feel comfortable on the joints—plus they have a removable insole so you can add your own orthotics in if needed.
Sizes available: 5-11
Colors: Chalk and vintage pink
Was $165, now $120
Now is the best time to stock up on rain boots for the fall, and we love these Refined Chelsea Boots from Hunter. While rain boots aren’t usually the most comfortable shoe style, podiatrists actually recommend Hunter because they have a cushioned footbed and seamless shaft, plus they have plenty of traction on the soles for stability on wet surfaces. Right now, you can score these super chic low rain boots for $45 off when you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. We love these in particular as everyday rain boots because they feature a stylish and comfortable design, have a removable padded footbed so you can add your own insoles in, and they’re actually really flexible for a pair of rain boots.
Sizes available: 5-11
Colors: Arctic moss, blue mineral, luna
Was $160, now $110
Podiatrists love these Asics Gel Kayano running sneakers for flat feet because they have excellent arch support and stability, which can add to comfort levels while exercising (especially while running). The running shoes are designed with all sorts of foot health technology, too, including plenty of cushion for absorbing impact and distributing weight more evenly, and something called LITERUSS technology, which can improve medial support and midfoot integrity. Additionally, these running sneakers come with OrthoLite insoles that are removable, so you can add your own custom orthotics without feeling like you need to stuff your feet in the shoe.
Sizes available: 5.5-12
Colors: Midnight papaya
Was $140, now $80
Vionic is another podiatrist-approved brand for its supportive designs. If you want to try a pair out for yourself and are looking for a pair of the most comfortable flats, consider the Lynda Slingback Flat, which has a mule-like design with a Chanel-esque sling-back strap for extra stability. Additionally, these flats pack a punch with a cushioned footbed and ample arch support, too. Plus, the square toe design is not only stylish but also functional since it allows your toes to spread out for more ideal form while walking.
Sizes available: 5-10
Colors: Black leather, toffee brown suede
Was $150, now $100
If you’re looking for the perfect summer clog, look no further than these adorable Sammy Platform Clogs from Dansko. The podiatrist-approved shoe brand holds an American Podiatric Seal of Approval for its comfortable and supportive styles. And, despite having a high-heel design, these platform clogs are just as comfortable as their classic counterparts, thanks to the inclusion of the coveted Dansko Natural Arch technology, which is specifically designed for long-lasting comfort and stability. Usually, these platform clogs will set you back $150 but during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you can get them for a whopping $50 off.
Sizes available: 5.5-12
Colors: Sand, navy
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