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Podiatrist-approved shoe sales at Amazon 2021

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Save your coins (and your feet) with these stellar sales. (Photo: Amazon)

Save your coins (and your feet) with these stellar sales. (Photo: Amazon)

Have you taken a good hard look at your shoes lately? To experience the full beauty of fall, you need to put some mileage on your shoes. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice style for support. 

Yahoo Life asked New York–based podiatrist Polina Zaydenberg to pick the comfiest shoes she’s been coveting as of late — and guess what? They’re all available at Amazon, and they’re all on sale.

Stroll through the season with a new pair of sneakers or versatile flats. A shoe switch-up is an excellent opportunity to tend to those foot problems that longer walks may have revealed. 

Amazon will give you free shipping on all these items. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies to two-day shipping on many items. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here.

Scroll for Dr. Zaydenberg’s top picks.

Stylish and affordable! (Photo: Amazon)

Stylish and affordable! (Photo: Amazon)

Dr. Zaydenberg loves these stylish kicks — and she’s in good company. They have over 14,400 five-star reviews to back them up!

We’re pretty sure the Akks are about to become your new favorite footwear. Lightweight, with just the right mix of give and support, they’re a pleasure to slip into. “The toe box is bendable, and looks accommodative, especially for people who have wide feet, bunions and hammertoes,” explains Dr. Zaydenberg. “The shank looks supportive too.”

The cushy memory foam insole absorbs impact, while the flexible rubber sole feels like a dream. The soft mesh upper is happily breathable — no overly toasty toes here. And each shoe weighs only 0.8 pounds! 

These winners are available in 31 different colors, many of which are marked down to just $34.

$41 $60 at Amazon

It has over 7,700 five-star reviews, too. (Photo: Amazon)

Retro, in the best way. (Photo: Amazon)

This sporty sneaker — over 50 percent off in a bunch of colors and sizes — is made entirely of buttery leather. The chunky style will win you points around town too. You’ll want to wear these with everything: leggings, jeans, even skirts and dresses.

Dr. Zaydenberg is most intrigued by the shoe’s thick base. “The platform is good for people with insertional Achilles tendonitis,” Dr. Zaydenberg explained. 

Translation: You’re experiencing inflammation at the back of your foot, where your Achilles tendon meets the heel bone.

“Elevating your heel is relaxing the Achilles tendon, and it provides less tension in the area of concern,” Dr. Zaydenberg adds. Choose from 15 colors!

$35 $75 at Amazon

These slip right on. (Photo: Amazon)

These slip right on. (Photo: Amazon)

Want to walk on clouds? These Clarks Adella Holly sneakers are the closest you’ll get to that heavenly feeling. They have a thick, supportive platform and handy bungee cords — a feature that earned them a spot on Dr. Zaydenberg’s most wanted list. currently available in eight great colors!

“The bungee cord accommodates wider feet,” she explained. “It’s also great for those with a larger instep.”

$61 $85 at Amazon

How chic. (Photo: Amazon)

Red, white and awesome. (Photo: Amazon)

These comfy Tommy Hilfiger kicks have a thick rubber sole that not only looks cool: It also helps absorb shock with each step. Grab them for just $48 right now.

“They’re supportive, accommodative, and the rubber sole is shock-absorbing,” Dr. Zaydenberg shared. It’s a good fit for people with metatarsalgia and plantar fasciitis.”

Tip: Metatarsalgia, or inflammation at the ball of your foot, and plantar fasciitis (inflamed tissue at the bottom of the foot) can often be the most painful in the a.m. — so wear these on your morning walks!

$48 $69 at Amazon

Great for teachers, nurse practitioners and medical professionals, too. (Photo: Amazon)

Teachers and nurses love these. (Photo: Amazon)

Clarks are known for their supreme comfort and support, and these classic leather loafers are no exception. They’re packed with extra cushioning, from the heel cup to the breathable footbed. They have a small platform heel (hence the “bubble” in the name) and are perfect for, well, whatever is keeping you on your toes that day. Speaking of toes: Yours are sure to be happy tucked into these babies. Save $34 now!

Says Dr. Zaydenberg: “They’re excellent for people with peripheral vascular disease and different toe deformities.” 

Are your feet hard to fit? These come in women’s sizes 5 to 12 in narrow, regular, wide and extra-wide. Plus there are 12 great colors and styles to pick from.

$51 $85 at Amazon

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