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The 20+ best Memorial Day shoe sales 2023, including podiatrist-approved winners

uggs, sandals, sneakers, crocs
Happiness is a cute-and-comfy summer shoe. Catch major markdowns for Memorial Day! (Photo: Amazon, Naturalizer, Lululemon, Nordstrom)

Memorial Day weekend sales are just the thing for giving your wardrobe a little extra summer energy — from head to toe. Let's start with the toes, shall we? You can save big on warm-weather shoes like sandals, but it's also a great time to stock up on discounted fall and winter footwear as retailers slash prices to clear out old inventory, says Shannon Dwyer, Shopping Expert at RetailMeNot. “You can find amazing deals (up to 60% off!) on boots at Nordstrom right now." And though summer is all about fun, don't forget your most practical footwear needs: "Sneakers and running shoes are where we’re seeing a lot of deep discounts," says Kristen Gall, Rakuten's Shopping and Retail Expert. We're talking discounts of 20-50% off brands like Brooks, Adidas and New Balance. Ready? Scroll, click and score!

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These Adidas sneakers routinely top Amazon bestseller lists, and for good reason: Not only are they sleek and stylish but they're also super comfy for your heels. Explains Dr. Polina Zaydenberg, a board-certified by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and in Diabetic Footwear: "The heel lift is great — it helps take the pressure off the posterior and the bottom part of the heel. The texture of the material doesn’t contribute to creating pressure in that part of the foot as well.”
$35 at Amazon
Dr. Hillary Brenner, DPM at NYC Private Medical told Yahoo Style she is a fan of these FitFlop flip-flops. They are are made from 100% rubber and have an APMA Seal of Acceptance for footwear found to promote good foot health. “I like the FitFlop brand as the majority of their shoes have a rubber outsole (which helps with friction) and the arch is thick with a wide chunky heel giving extra support,” she said.
$29 at Amazon
These No. 1 bestselling slides have nearly 24,000 five-star ratings from shoppers who say they're like 'walking on clouds.' They come in 17 different colors and have a thick rubber insole that provides ample stability and shock absorption.
$24 at Amazon
Teachers, nurses and Disney aficionados swear by these light and lovely loafers for all-day wear. They come 70+ different colors (prices vary). The rubber sole is lightweight and sturdy, and the fabric on the top of the shoe stretches over your foot for customized comfort. Plus, it's as cute as can be — and on sale starting at $35.
$33 at Amazon
Crocs are a cultural icon with so many reasons for the love: They're breathable, easy to slip on and obscenely comfortable. "They’re wide and extremely lightweight," says foot surgeon Diane Koshimune of these popular clogs. "People love to say that their favorite shoes are 'like walking on air,' but thousands of reviewers can confirm that in the case of Crocs, that is the total truth." Snag a pair now while certain colors are up to 40% off!
$30 at Crocs
Looking for a pair of flat sandals that still have an elegant feel? These metallic Steve Madden sandals are your best bet! The jewel-embellished straps give them a fashion-forward upgrade while the flat silhouette makes them super comfortable.
$80 at Nordstrom
If you're in need of a new pair of comfy heels to wear to all your upcoming summer weddings and events, consider these stylish Dolce Vita sandals. They have a sturdy block heel that's just over two-inches high — making them super easy to walk in, while the thick braided straps will help keep your feel from slipping and sliding in them.
$69 at Nordstrom
These comfy Tory Burch sandals rarely go on sale, so we plan on scooping them up while they're marked down. Over 2,000 shoppers are fans, with one writing, "these shoes are BY FAR the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn! I’m literally buying them in every single color!!"
$139 at Nordstrom
If you want a new pair of Uggs for next fall, snap them up while they are on sale right now. The ultra mini silhouette sold out multiple times last winter, so we wouldn't be surprised if their out of stock again by the time fall rolls around.
$91 at Nordstrom
These kicks have picked up plenty of accolades. Even professional "dog" whisperers rave about New Balance sneakers: Board-certified podiatrist Ernest L. Isaacson recommends New Balance due to their comfort and support, while Dr. Nelya Lobkova, an ABPM (American Board of Podiatric Medicine) Certified Surgical Podiatrist, agrees that the brand is “great for prevention and generalized foot soreness.”
$52 at Zappos
In the market for a great sneaker to hit the trails in? These Hoka's have a grippy bottom that lets you walk easily on different types of terrains and a cushiony insole for extra comfort. Plus we love that the brightly colored sneakers will help you stand out in a crowd.
$128 at Hoka
Brooks sneakers are known for being incredibly comfortable and supportive which is why we were so excited to see this pair on sale for the lowest price in 30 days. "Love these sneakers! My ankle and shin pain disappeared almost immediately after I switched to these," raved one shopper.
$90 at Zappos
Achy feet? Try a pair of these New Balance sneakers with breathable mesh upper, a cushioned sole and a responsive insert for shock support. Dr. Lobkova declared that the brand is “great for prevention and generalized foot soreness," plus hundreds of shoppers swear by this particular pair.
$50 at Zappos
Jack Rogers sandals have been a go-to summer shoe for decades. Along with a cushioned insole, the cute sandals have textured leather straps that make them super versatile and easy to mix and match. "Love these shoes and I found them to be very comfortable right out of the box. I currently own about 17 pairs of Jacks, and I love them all," said one five-star reviewer.
$77 at Zappos
These cute Vionics — like all of the brand's shoes — were developed by an Australian podiatrist and are certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the professional medical organization that represents the nation’s podiatrists. We love the sandal's adjustable straps and cool platform design.
$90 at Vionic
Everyone from Jennifer Garner to President Obama are fans of the shoe brand Allbirds and one of their most popular styles the Tree Runners are currently on sale. It's easy to see why they are so beloved, they come in a variety colors, are lightweight and breathable and they are even machine-washable!
$84 at Allbirds
Designed using sustainable materials, these stylish raffia sandals scream summer. They have a non-slip insole that gives them excellent traction and the boast the brand's signature Contour+ Comfort technology for all-day comfort.
$64 at Naturalizer
These lightweight sneakers are great for runs and high-impact workouts alike. They have a pressure-mapped outsole for traction and flexibility and a cushioned insole for added comfort. Even better, the seamless lining is also moisture-wicking, so your feet will stay nice and dry even during grueling workouts.
$99 at Lululemon
You'll be the best dressed at the pool with these sleek designer slides. The rubber sandals will keep you from slipping and sliding on wet surfaces and you can choose between three cute colors.
$69 at Kate Spade Surprise
These slingback flats are so chic. They have an adjustable buckle closure so you can find a comfortable fit and a sleek pointed toe that makes them feel much more elevated than other flats. The brand's signature "C" logo and a bead chain trim give them a high fashion feel. Just note certain sizes are already selling out, so you'll have to be quick to snag a pair.
$90 at Coach
How cute are these blue and green rain boots? Not only will they protect your feet from rainy days but the adorable print will make any summer look feel much more fun!
$134 at Kate Spade
These slip-on sneakers will make your feet very happy — bonafide foot doctors even give them the thumbs-up. “Stability, or ‘support,’ is probably the most important quality of a sneaker or any other shoe that someone will wear if they are to be on their feet for more than a few minutes at a time,” Richard H. Graves, DPM, of Sol Foot & Ankle Centers in Longwood, Calif, tells Yahoo Life. And these have support in spades.
$34 at Amazon
Dr. Alan L. Bass, DPM, CPC, of Central Jersey Foot and Ankle Care recommended these sandals to Yahoo Style because "they provide a contoured arch, with shock absorbing cushioning and they have a deep heel cradle to provide stability.” The orthotic sandals also have a non-slip grip on the bottoms and a soft thick thong strap that feels good against the foot.
$50 at Amazon

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