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.
Strike Movement – I have the Intervals, which are the most rigid shoe I own (though still pretty flexible), and I wear them around as well as to play volleyball; my husband has the Chill Pill Mids and wears them to work frequently. This company is a huge supporter of BIRTHFIT and they have a great mission!
Vibrams – These are the shoes I typically work out in.
Stonz – While Eldon typically wears no shoes or his Soft Stars, he does love his 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!