Looking For The Perfect Winter Shoe?
Winter can be a challenging season for anyone, but if you're dealing with swollen feet or arthritis, it can become even more difficult. The good news is that with the right pair of wide feet women's shoes, you can keep your feet comfortable, warm, and happy throughout the season. In this guide, we'll walk you through what to look for in winter footwear and introduce you to some of the top choices available.
The Importance of Proper Footwear for Swollen Feet and Arthritis
Shoes that are too tight can cause an array of problems, from discomfort and blisters to more serious issues like calluses and even deformities. For those dealing with swollen feet or arthritis, these problems can be even more pronounced.
This is where extra wide and deep shoes come in. They provide the extra room and support needed to prevent or relieve discomfort caused by these conditions. And thanks to companies like Cosyfeet Australia, there's now a wide range of stylish and comfortable options to choose from.
What to Look for in Winter Footwear for Swollen Feet and Arthritis
When shopping for shoes for arthritis or swollen feet, look for features like extra depth, adjustable fittings, and removable insoles. These features allow for customisation to your foot's unique needs and can accommodate changes in swelling throughout the day.
Materials matter, too. Soft, stretchy materials can provide additional comfort and adjust to your foot's shape, while insulating materials can keep your feet warm during the colder months.
Top Picks from Cosyfeet Australia
Cosyfeet Australia offers a range of medical footwear endorsed by healthcare professionals, including options that are perfect for winter. Here are a few of our top picks:
1. Elise Soft, Warm, Supportive & Roomy Bootee Slipper:
Elise is not just a slipper, it's a testament to comfort and support. This quality bootee is soft, warm, and designed with a broad toe shape, providing ample space for problem toes. Thanks to its touch-fastening strap, it adjusts easily to accommodate swelling and gives a secure fit around the ankle. The soft, cushioned insole adds to the underfoot comfort, and the flexible rubber sole makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear. Additionally, it's machine washable at 30° (just remember to remove the insole before washing). Strap extensions are also available for particularly swollen feet.
2. Amelia Super-Adjustable, Extra Roomy House Shoe:
Amelia is a testament to the perfect blend of comfort and practicality. This navy blue, super-adjustable, extra roomy house shoe offers the comfort and cosiness of a slipper combined with the stable support of an outdoor shoe. The very broad, seam-free toe area is ideal for swelling or problem toes. The cushioned footbed can be removed for extra depth or to fit an orthotic, and the supportive back provides additional stability. The shoe is designed to open right down, making it easy to get on. It's even diabetic-friendly, and strap extensions are available for especially swollen feet.
3. Alison Soft Leather Extra Deep Ultra-Adjustable Shoe:
Alison, our extra-deep, soft leather problem solver, is a marvel of craftsmanship. This ultra-adjustable, top-notch shoe is made on our deepest end and is very generous across the front, making it ideal if you need extra room for bunions or problem toes. It opens right out, making it easy to put on, even if your foot is bandaged or very swollen. The underfoot cushioning and seam-free lining make it a blissful choice for sensitive feet. The sanitised, breathable, seam-free lining and shock-absorbing sole add stability to the foot and ankle. It's also diabetic-friendly, and strap extensions are available for especially swollen feet.
Making the Most of Your Winter Footwear
Remember, finding the right footwear is only part of the solution. Be sure to take breaks and elevate your feet when possible to reduce swelling. If you have arthritis, engage in gentle exercises to help keep your joints mobile and flexible.
Treat Your Feet This Winter
With the right pair of wide feet women’s shoes, you can navigate the winter season comfortably, despite swollen feet or arthritis. Cosyfeet Australia’s range of extra wide, supportive shoes offers a variety of options to keep your feet cosy and happy this winter. So don't let the cold get you down - treat your feet to the comfort they deserve with Cosyfeet footwear.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are wide feet women's shoes?
Wide feet women's shoes are specially designed footwear that provides extra width to accommodate wider or swollen feet. These shoes prevent discomfort and potential health problems like blisters, calluses, and bunions caused by tight-fitting shoes.
How do shoes for arthritis help?
Shoes for arthritis are specifically designed to provide extra support and cushioning to alleviate pressure on the joints. They often feature adjustable straps to accommodate swelling and a wider toe box to reduce the squeezing of the toes.
How do I choose the right size for my swollen feet?
When shopping for shoes from Cosyfeet Australia, order your normal shoe size. The shoes are specially designed to accommodate swelling or bandages, so there's no need to order a larger size.
Are the shoe options provided machine washable?
Some of the shoe options, like the Elise bootee slipper, are machine washable at 30°. However, remember to remove the insole before washing.
Can I wear these shoes outdoors?
Yes, many of the shoes offered by Cosyfeet Australia, including the Amelia house shoe and the Elise bootee slipper, are equipped with hard-wearing, flexible soles that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear.
What if the swelling in my feet is severe?
For particularly swollen feet, Cosyfeet Australia offers strap extensions on models like Elise, Amelia, and Alison. These can help provide a comfortable and secure fit regardless of swelling severity.