Finding the Best Shoes for Arthritis & the Best Shoes for Painful Joints
What are the best shoes for rheumatoid arthritis?
If you suffer with arthritis, you may be searching everywhere for the best shoes for arthritis or the best shoes for joint pain.
Arthritis and joint pain in the feet affect 1 in 6 people over the age of 50 and finding comfortable shoes for these conditions can be hard. Whether you have osteoarthritis (OA) or an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we are going to tell you what to look for in shoes for arthritis and show you some of the best options for arthritis shoes.
Here are our top tips for finding the best shoes for arthritis and joint pain:
- Look for wide width arthritis shoes
- Wear shoes with a wide toe-box
- Stick to a lower heel
- Look for arthritis shoes with underfoot cushioning and support
- Wear shoes with soft uppers
- Avoid laces
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1. Look for wide width arthritis shoes
The best shoes for arthritis tend to be wide fit shoes. Wide feet shoes for arthritis give your feet more wiggle room without being too long and slipping or rubbing.
It is important that your shoe shape matches your foot shape, as a narrow shoe can put pressure on a foot which is already very tender. Women with arthritis often suffer from foot conditions like bunions, hammer toes and deformed joints. The best shoes for arthritis will take these conditions into consideration too.
2. Wear shoes with a wide toe-box
The toe-box is the area at the front of the shoe. This needs to be wide in order to minimise the pressure points on tender arthritic feet. Shoes with a wide toe-box afford maximum toe movement and protect bunions, hammer toes and other foot conditions which accompany arthritis. That’s why you always need to look for wide feet shoes for arthritis.
3. Stick to a lower heel
The best shoes for arthritis tend not to be high heels. Most shoes for this kind of joint plan are flat. That is not to say you have to stick to flat walking shoes for arthritis. There are heels for arthritis out there, but we would recommend sticking to a lower heel.
High heels put unnecessary pressure on the soles and the balls of the feet, which can lead to very painful foot conditions. Low heels for arthritis will have a wide toe-box and plenty of support and cushioning which soothes the pain of arthritic feet.
You can browse our full collection of low heels for arthritis here.
4. Look for arthritis shoes with underfoot cushioning and support
When you are shopping for shoes for joint pain and shoes for arthritis, it is not just the width which you need to consider. Think about what is underneath your feet.
The best shoes for arthritis have very soft underfoot cushioning to protect your sensitive soles. Shock absorption is a must in order to reduce the strain on the already fragile cartilage.
All Sole Bliss shoes feature luxuriously padded underfoot cushioning which soothes the pain of arthritis and joint problems. Our collection of shoes for arthritis and joint pain has supportive shock absorption and arch support to provide further protection from heel pain and discomfort.
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5. Wear shoes with soft uppers
The best shoes for arthritis are crafted from soft and flexible uppers. We would recommend looking for shoes made from soft leather which is high-quality, long-lasting, soft and supportive.
A rigid material will cause pain to tender arthritic feet and can reduce mobility.
All Sole Bliss shoes are handcrafted from luxuriously soft leathers and have leather uppers and lining. These materials provide a pressure-free fit for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).
6. Avoid laces
The best shoes for arthritis generally are not lace-up shoes. If you have arthritic feet, you may have joint pain in your hands and fingers, so it is best to look for shoes which do not require fussing with your hands. Instead of laces, look for slip-on shoes or zippers which can provide the same comfortable fit.
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What brand name shoes are recommended for people with arthritis?
Sole Bliss is the best brand for shoes for arthritis. Sole Bliss offers stylish options for women with arthritis, from boots to ballet flats, heels to trainers.
We have a large range of orthotics shoes in our wide fit collection which are suitable for anyone with arthritis and joint pain. We recommend wearing flat shoes or low heeled shoes.
If you are looking for walking shoes for arthritis, we would recommend our Miracle trainers. These specialist walking shoes for arthritis provide the support needed for your joint pain. Our Miracle trainers are wide fit and perfect for those walks where you need that extra support for arthritis and joint pain.
If you have any questions about finding suitable shoes for your arthritis, please feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care Team who are experts in this field. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +44 1923 227 400)
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What are the best shoe options for arthritis?
At Sole Bliss, we understand how important it is to find the right shoes for arthritis and joint pain. The best shoes for arthritis can reduce or eliminate foot pain, which has a huge impact on the body’s function and mobility. This will help and allow you to walk more easily and soothe arthritic pain.
These are some of our best shoe options for arthritis: