Research has found time and again that people do the most walking in the summertime. And that just makes complete sense, right? The warmer weather makes your daily commute to work all the more enjoyable; it encourages you to take a quick stroll around the park during your lunch break; and people are out and about a lot more when the sun is shining—it’s as simple as that.
Spending a lot of time on your feet during the summer months, however, calls for airy, breathable, and lightweight shoes. Sneakers are great, but sometimes we want something with a bit more flair—and that’s where wedges come in. You may be of the belief that the heeled shoes are a no-go when you plan on walking miles and miles, but in fact, super-flat shoes are actually far worse.
We spoke with podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a Vionic Innovation Lab member, a few weeks ago to learn all about how to find a good walking shoe, and using her tips on what to look out for, we went on a mission to find the best, most comfortable wedges for walking. Ahead, see and shop our selection, plus read the standout review for each.