These Machine-Washable Flats 'Create Zero Pain' for Feet With Bunions and Blisters
People with flat feet, bunions, or ankle pain know how important it is to have a good pair of supportive shoes. Although it might be easy enough to find sneakers that come with plush footbeds and arch support to take the strain off your feet and knees, many find it harder to narrow down ballet flats, boots, heels, and other non-athletic shoes that will provide the right amount of comfort, as they usually prioritize style over support.
So if you're hunting for a pair of flats that are as comfortable as they're stylish, Amazon shoppers say to look no further than Skechers' Cleo ballet flats. One said you simply "can't beat these" for supportive shoes that aren't sneakers, while another described them like "a hug" on their feet that "creates zero pain" for bunions. Even better, some styles of the flats are currently on sale at Amazon. You can grab them for as little as $26 in certain sizes of the navy and black colorways.
To buy: From $26 (was $50); amazon.com.
With a breathable memory foam cushion, a stretchy knit design that molds to the shape of your feet, and a removable insole that you can easily switch out with other orthopedic options if you prefer, the Cleo flats have it all. They're "the most comfortable flats" one shopper found in recent years. Reviewers pair them with everything, including jeans, skirts, and long maxi dresses, and they're comfortable enough to wear all day, whether it's to work or a casual outing.
The best part, however, is that these flats are machine-washable. All you have to do is remove the insoles, put them in a mesh laundry bag, and toss them in the washer on the gentle cycle in cold water for an easy clean; then hang them up to dry when they're done. Thanks to this feature, reviewers say the shoes are incredibly durable and one called them "great for long-term use."
Even people with feet prone to blisters, swelling, and discomfort from bunions rave about the Cleo flats. "These blew me away," wrote a reviewer who said they're the only flats they've ever tried that haven't given them blisters on the back of their heels. Another shopper who does "tons of walking" every day that exacerbates their bunion pain said, "These shoes are stretchy and soft enough that they form to your foot without squeezing anything too tight."