Dealing with foot pain is no small feat. As our next installment of our “best shoes for” series, we’re talking about the best shoes for neuropathy. Those with a diagnosis likely know how neuropathy can affect you from head to toe, but for our other readers, we’ll give some background before we start sharing shoe recommendations.
What Is Neuropathy?
According to the Mayo Clinic, peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, or inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
- muscle weakness
- problems with balance
Typically, the condition develops in stages starting with numbness and pain, progressing to constant pain, then intense pain, ending with complete numbness and/or loss of sensation. Naturally, those suffering from neuropathy, or any sort of pain for that matter, want to alleviate that pain as much as possible without facilitating further detriment.
According to Healthline, treatments can include compression socks that can reduce blisters and increase circulation, topical creams that can reduce the various uncomfortable symptoms (look for ingredients like lidocaine, capsaicin, and menthol), and, medication or physical therapy as directed by your podiatrist or primary care physician. An easy first step to take is to swap your standard shoes with shoes that will provide the right amount of comfort and support so you can keep doing the things that get you out of bed in the morning and keep you on your feet.
That’s where we come in! The short of it is that shoes from SAS can provide support, comfort, and style for everyone, no matter the diagnosis.
What to Look for When Shopping for the Best Shoes for Neuropathy
The right pair of neuropathy shoes can ease the numbness, pain, and tingling caused by neuropathy whereas the wrong pair can worsen it. Shoes should be comfortable, wearable, and protective in addition to being inherently supportive. The style, shape, and material of your preferred new pair may be based on your personal preference, but you’ll know quickly if what you’re trying on is the right fit for your needs.
Now on to what you’re here for—our best shoes for neuropathy, all in one place.
The Best Shoes for Neuropathy for Women
We designed the SAS Reverie to keep you cool and comfortable as long as you need to be on your feet. Our innovative moisture cure mesh and CoolSTEPTM footbed generate airflow and improve breathability, while enhanced cushioning increases shock absorption and gives extra support where you need it most. This underrated shoe style is one of our best shoes for neuropathy.
We designed the Tour II for breathability, increased lateral stability, advanced cushioning, and greater flexibility throughout your stride. Enhanced comfort is key with a touch of luxury in the leather details. If you’re looking for something classic, the Tour II is up there with the best shoes for neuropathy from SAS.
The Bethany ankle boot is a simple showstopper, especially if you’re looking for a more subtle shoe for your rotation. This classic, easy-to-wear ankle bootie with an inside zipper for easy on-and-off function has a padded collar and a leather-covered contoured footbed. These ankle boots have layers of comfort for every step. They may be unexpected, but they are still one of our best shoes for neuropathy.
The Best Shoes for Neuropathy for Men
Whether you’re shopping the OG Journey, the Journey Lux, or the Journey Mesh, you’ll find that they’re all designed for breathability, increased lateral stability, advanced cushioning, and greater flexibility throughout your stride. If you’re looking for support, comfort, and style, the men’s Journey is one of our collection's best shoes for neuropathy.
We built our new S-Motion Technology® into our Supersoft® sole, which supports the natural walking motion from heel strike to toe push-off. The elastic gore on the sides helps give this shoe a snug and comfortable fit. We like to say this one brings revolutionary comfort, which makes this style a “shoe-in” for the best shoes for neuropathy.
The Best Shoes for Neuropathy Come From SAS
With the right pair of shoes from SAS, you can find relief from the numbness and pain you deal with daily. Get back on your feet and find the perfect fit from our comfortable and supportive footwear collection.