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During pregnancy, a woman's body goes through many changes, and her feet are no exception. We're not suggesting you ditch your adorable footwear forever, but if your cute shoes have a heel or are flip-flops, you might want to reevaluate. Since a pregnant woman's center of gravity shifts, "I don't personally recommend high heels," says Dr. Dr. Jane Van Dis, an OB/GYN and Bobbie's medical advisor, says that women's arches naturally flatten and that swelling prevents many from fitting into their existing footwear after giving birth.
What happens to your feet during pregnancy?
Your feet may swell and become wider as a result of the extra weight you gain during pregnancy. Pregnancy has been linked to real structural changes in the feet, with some research suggesting that a woman's arches may actually fall as extra weight is placed on her joints.
To what characteristics should a pregnant woman look when purchasing footwear?
Seeing as we've been given free reign to indulge in some shoe shopping It's time to go shoe shopping for sensible, cute footwear. Shoes worn during pregnancy should offer adequate arch support, be soft and stretchy (swelling is inevitable) and be easy to slip on and off. Slip-ons, booties, and sneakers are all good options for pregnancy shoes because they are simple to put on and take off. By the time you're in your final trimester of pregnancy, you won't be able to button or zip up anything. Pregnancy footwear should be elementary in design.
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Dansko's director of footwear design, Kelsey Jayne, put it best: "As a mother of four (and expecting) and I need shoes with great arch support that are simple to put on and take off. That painful lesson was learned the hard way when I had fallen arches during my first pregnancy. My go-to shoe must be soft and accommodating, with a pleasant toe box, a sturdy arch, and just the right amount of pitch. These shoes are also excellent staples for any closet. "I can easily style them while running errands or stopping in for a school event and still feel put together," Kelsey says of the shoes. ”
So, without further ado, let's have a serious conversation about the top maternity shoes on the market.
The Kane EVA Clog from Dansko costs .
Kelsey Jane adores these clogs because they are comfortable in any climate and simple to slip on and off. If you're a fan of clogs, you're going to love these because they're more comfortable and lightweight. They're approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association and feature a removable insole.
The upper and insole are constructed from EVA.
Colors: nine distinct tones, including black, blue, camouflage, jade, and more
The McKay Bootie from UGG costs $100.
This super soft ankle bootie is perfect for the cooler months. The shearling lining conceals the lack of a zipper. The split side makes them much simpler to slip on and off than regular booties, which is especially helpful during pregnancy and beyond. They've been given a water-repellent coating, so you can wear them in the rain.
Upper and lining made of sheepskin; insole and heel counter of wool; suede; Treadlite outsole.
Shades of chestnut, black, and charcoal
Loafers from L'Amour des Pieds, $259
A cute pair of loafers can take you from the office to dinner with friends to running errands with the kids. These closed-toe leather loafers feature a round shape that will accommodate your growing baby bump (as leather is known to do). The lugged outsole will give you a secure footing all day long.
All-leather upper and lining, man-made outsole
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Inexpensive Swan Shoe, "Birdie," at $120
The Swan Shoe is a great choice whenever you need to look and feel stylish, whether you're heading out or just lounging at home. They're slip-ons with a hint of glitz and a small heel, and their cushioned footbeds will keep your feet feeling great all day long. You can dress in seasonal solids or patterns, or you can go all out with the Jeweled Gold Sparkle.
Suede upper, vulcanized rubber bottom.
There are a total of 15 hues available: black, cheetah, and gold, plus 12 others for the different seasons.
Price: $140 for the UGG Classic Ultra Mini Boot
The original UGG boot is unparalleled. The ultra mini is the maternity bootie's distilled essence: it's warm, it's cozy, and it doesn't require any bending over to put on or take off. The inside sheepskin will keep your toes toasty warm. In addition, you won't even need socks (you understand).
Upper and lining are sheepskin; insole is wool and lyocell; outsole is Treadlite.
There are 12 distinct hues available, some of which are black, chestnut, olive, and others.
Cost of a pair of Veronica Beard Dacey Clogs, $400
A heeled clog is a great option for those times when you need a little extra height in combination with a secure footing. We recommend Veronica Beard's because you can put them on at any stage of pregnancy and still look great. These clogs have a suede upper and a gold studded trim that will make any outfit look more fashionable.
Suede upper, wood midsole, and rubber outsole.
Black, as far as hues go
The Tory Charm Mules by Tory Burch cost $161.00
The sleek black leather upper and the cushiony cork insole of these mules are the best of both worlds. The rubber outsole and cushioned insole will ensure that your every step is comfortable and supported. These are a great addition to any outfit, from jeans to joggers to maxi dresses.
Upper and lining are leather; footbed is cork; outsole is rubber.
Brandy, Brie, Cornbread, and Black
Slip-on sneakers by Vionic named Nalia cost $100.
What all expectant mothers need to get through the next few months is a pair of Vionics, which are famous for their incredible strength and support. When bending over to tie your shoelaces is out of the question, these wide (hello, swelling!) sneakers are your savior.
Fabric upper, breathable mesh covering the footbed and EVA midsole, and a rubber outsole.
Black/grey, grey/pink, navy, and vapor are the colors available.
Women's Blowfish Malibu Fruit Sneaker, $14.00
Whether or not we're expecting, we can't get enough of these airy canvas sneakers in all the vibrant hues and prints. These slip-ons will complement any of your outfits and are incredibly convenient. These can be worn as jeans, leggings, maternity yoga pants, and so on, and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Textile top, rubber sole
There are a total of 38 color options, some of which are listed below.
Costing is the Naturalizer Marianne Slip-On Sneaker.
You can wear your favorite pair of leather sneakers throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond. They combine the suppleness (and stretchiness) of leather with the ease of a sneaker to create a smart and fashionable shoe. They are available in a variety of widths, so purchase accordingly.
Upper made of leather, synthetics, fabrics, or suede; textured rubber sole
Seven distinct hues, from classic black to trendy metallic snake print and mauve and beyond.
The Sophie Slip-On Sneaker by Dearfoams costs $30.
Get the cozy support of your favorite pair of Dearfoams slippers in a pair of shoes you can wear anywhere. The ten months will fly by as you wear these comfortably day in and day out. It's possible that this knit shoe, with its airy construction and supportive arch, is the only real shoe available today. In addition, they can be cleaned in the washing machine.
Fabrication: stretchy knit upper, lightweight EVA sole
Colors: 15 options, including some neutrals like black and white and some bolder statements like leopard print.
The cost of a pair of Birkenstock Arizona Happy Lambs is .
Birk-wearers, hear my joy You're at your most attractive and vulnerable during pregnancy. Warmth and comfort are guaranteed thanks to the wool upper and insole with arch support made from felt. The weather is getting cooler, so put on some socks, or don't if you can't fit them on your feet.
The upper is made of wool, while the lining is faux shearling, the footbed is cork, and the outsole is synthetic.
There are six distinct color options available.
Golden Bootie from BZees,
These Golden Booties are like a sweater for your feet during pregnancy. Cushioning and shock absorption at strategic points are two of the many benefits of the Comfort Cone Gel's heel impact design. Because, you know, hormones, these are also antimicrobial and have odor control technology in addition to being lightweight and stretchy.
Stretchy fabric on the upper, faux fur on the inside, and an air-filled outsole.
There are six distinct tones available, any of which could be used.
It costs for a Reef Cushion in Sage SE.
You'll come to value a backstrap that flips forward in importance as your belly expands. These mules are classic because of their suede upper and the cork footbed that provides both shock absorption and rebound. When you can no longer reach down to put them on, simply flip the strap over and slide them on.
Suede upper, cotton lining, and cork footbed
Shades of black, rose, sand, and coffee
The Skechers GOwalk Arch Fit is a .00 sneaker.
You will need a very supportive sneaker that you can still get your foot into right up until the very end of your pregnancy if you plan on walking right through it. These Skechers have an airy athletic mesh upper, supportive arches, a generous fit, and can be thrown in the washing machine after use. More importantly, they have a broad entry for the swelling.
Upper constructed of breathable mesh; outsole designed for grip.
Shades: All Black
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