Slippers Are Terrible for Your Feet—These Are the *Only* Kind That Are Podiatrist-Approved
September 28, 2021 | By Tehrene Firman
If there’s anything you should keep on your feet when walking around the house, it’s slippers for arch support. Since slippers have become part of the unofficial work-from-home uniform, I asked the experts what to look for when buying a pair. The answer is clear: “Good arch support is a must for any high-quality shoe, and slippers are no exception,” says Velimir Petkov, DPM, a podiatrist at Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey.
“Good arch support cradles the arch and can prevent tendinitis and heel pain, which are some of the most common symptoms of collapsing arches,” says Dr. Petkov. “Good slippers should have soft, insulating, and comforting uppers so that a person can comfortably slip into them without worrying about the width or height of their foot.”