While basically anyone can benefit from the comfort of stretchy shoes, they’re particularly great for people with wide feet or who suffer from painful conditions like hammertoes and bunions. They feature flexible fabrics such as knits to provide a snug yet accommodating fit. Even Nike has jumped on board with the movement, offering its lightweight Flyknit material in various styles that gently conforms to each wearer’s foot. To help make your shopping easier, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stretchy shoes for women. Our list includes a range of looks to suit any need, from loafers to boots and running sneakers.
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1. Skechers Cleo Sherlock Loafer
Skechers Cleo loafer feature a stretchy knit upper to give you a customized fit. It features an arty geometric pattern and comes in three neutral colorways for easy outfit pairings.
Pros: An air-cooled memory foam insole elevates comfort. The style also come with a rubber traction outsole to help keep you sure-footed.
Cons: Some users may prefer a style with more arch support.
2. Arcopedico Women's L19 Ankle Boot
Arcopedico’s L19 ankle boots are made with the brand’s Lytech synthetic material, which offers the look of suede and is flexible, water-resistant and breathable.
Pros: These shoes also offer great arch support thanks to the inclusion of Arcopedico’s twin arch system. Meanwhile, a soft textile insole provides cushioning. A polyurethane outer sole absorbs impact and supplies grip. On top of all that, an inside side zipper allows for easy entry. These come in 10 colors.
Cons: They’re on the more expensive end.
3. Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018
Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018 is made with the brand’s Flyknit material to keep feet cool and allow for optimal stretch. The heel is also stretchy for an adaptive fit.
Pros: Flywire technology is woven into the upper for extra support at the midfoot. A molded sockliner mimics the curvature of the foot, while a dual-density midsole offers flexible cushioning. The toe and heel areas on the outsole are textured for enhanced traction in high-wear areas.
Cons: These tend to run slightly small.