I find myself giving shoe recommendations quite a lot, so I wanted to write these out so they’re easily shareable! Here are shoes (and companies) that I love and recommend. (They are coincidentally the shoes that my family wears.)
Soft Star Shoes – I have these shoes for both boys, and my husband and I both have multiple pairs. They last FOREVER, are incredibly durable, and handmade.
Vibrams – The Five Fingers are the shoes I typically work out in.
Vivobarefoot – Eldon and I both have a pair of these. They’re easy to slip on and occasionally I work out in them.
Stonz – Both boys love their rain boots from Stonz. They have liners that make them appropriate for snow, but we don’t use those much here. 😉
Lems – I don’t actually own a pair of these, but several patients do, and they’re a great neutral shoe.
You’ll notice that none of these shoes offer a lot of support. The necessity for your feet (which comprise 33 joints each and therefore need freedom for mobility) to be supported by anything additional seems a little unnecessary to me, given that they’re situated in a way to support your skeletal structures.
Hopefully you can find something that suits your taste and supports your body’s design!