Best Shoes for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a great excuse to get yourself a new pair of shoes whether it’s a new pair of pumps or soft and comfortable boots to see you through the winter. As your body shape changes your feet could too, with many expectant mums struggling with swollen feet. During pregnancy you may find your feet may grow, flatten or even need a larger size for width. If you’re one of the few who’s feet don’t change or swell during pregnancy at the very least you will want new shoes to improve comfort, stability and support as your weight increases during your pregnancy and your centre of balance shifts.
When shopping for shoes for your pregnancy the Society of Shoe Fitters recommend looking for footwear with the following features:
- Adjustable fastenings (as your feet may increase or decrease in size throughout the day)
- Natural Materials as this will allow your feet to breathe when your body temperature fluctuates (thanks to the pregnancy hormones)
- Shoes that have soft and comfortable insoles
- Shoes with a supportive arch
- Shoes that have a firm, solid and stable heel, preferably flat or low heels
Taking all these features into consideration will help protect your feet during pregnancy from injury as much as possible. To summarise, pregnancy shoes should be functional & comfortable but that doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. We have scoured through this seasons collection and our research has found the best selection of maternity shoes for your comfort. Keep reading to find out what my favourite is…
Great for a Statement or Fashion
Nothing says statement or fashion like a pair of Fly London Shoes and their winter 2019 range has so many choices for an expectant mum. What makes this brand a good option is that their shoes are made with leather which offers you breathability. So when the hormones decide in the middle of your day it’s time to make you sweat at least in these your feet can breathe. We love the SARL Fly London Boots as a good maternity footwear choice for 3 reasons:
- The side zip means you’ll be able to put these on easily enough especially as your bump begins to grow.
- With laces up the front you’ll be able to adjust the fitting of these boots should your feet swell throughout the day or if suffer from swollen feet as your pregnancy progresses.
- As mentioned already, the leather upper offers breathability and a soft texture against your skin.
We’re sure you’ll agree, what’s not to love about these funky boots and they come in 3 different colours to suit your unique fashion style. Green, Purple or Black…
Best Boots for Everyday Wear
Now these are boots that are fighting for the top spot in our favourites for pregnancy. The fact that they black & have a classic style mean they’re ideal for everyday wear. Whether it’s a day in the office, doing errands or meeting friends for lunch these Legero Ankle Boots are very versatile. But what makes them the perfect choice of maternity shoes is this:
- The upper is made from a soft leather and constructed with a GORE-TEX lining. This means should you be caught in a rain shower or step in a puddle your feet will stay warm & dry while still being able to breathe. We all know how sweaty ones feet can suddenly get during pregnancy.
- The next reason why these black boots make the top of our list is their fastening methods. The side zip means you can easily get them on and off, but to add to that they have laces up the front meaning you can loosen the fit should your feet swell throughout the day.
- It goes without saying that the modest heel on these will give you just the right amount of lift.
Best Boots for a Wider Fit
With pregnancy most mummies to be experience some level of swelling in their feet with some needing to go up a size or two in their shoes. However, sometimes a pair of wide fit shoes will do the trick and our next choice ticks that box quite well. Be bold in this pair of Red Ara Boots made with a soft nubuck leather which will be soft against your skin and gently form around the shape of your foot. The leather will also allow your feet to breathe. The zip on the inside will make it easier to get your feet into these Chelsea boots while the elastic panels on the side will get you a slight stretch for an improved fit. These ankle boots are simple and flat for a sophisticated look, but if bold red is not your choice of colour, not to worry we also have it in navy.
Best Flat Shoes for Pregnancy
If you spend most of your day on your feet during your pregnancy it’s important to wear flat shoes so as to not put any extra strain on your feet and / or legs. These Remonte boots made with a leather upper which will gently mould to the shape of your feet would be the perfect addition to your pregnancy wardrobe. The side zip will mean putting these on and off is a little easier while the laces up the front will give you the freedom to adjust your fit slightly. We love the contrasting colours and features on the side of these making them a great neutral shoe choice for the winter season.
Best Trainers for Pregnancy
If you’re like me and have a fairly casual wardrobe then these trainers from Legero are a must have and are excellent value for money. One of the most popular styles from Legero shoes these trainers come in various colours and are also available with a GORE-TEX lining for guaranteed dry feet. We love the mustard yellow of these which is right on trend for the 2019 season. Made with top quality soft suede leather these breathable trainers will mould to the shape of your feet. While the PU sole is lightweight and flexible making each step super comfortable meaning less strain on your feet and legs.
Best Pumps for Pregnancy
These luxurious leather pumps have a crinkle patent upper with a fluffy trim on the front to produce a fashionable Italian made shoe. The elasticated top line trim of the ladies pumps ensures a comfy fit and helps the shoe to fit snugly for increased security. The padded leather footbed provides ultimate comfort underfoot while helping to absorb any excess moisture to keep your feet cool and comfy during your pregnancy. Thanks to the PU sole these shoes are lightweight and flexible making them perfect shoes for pregnancy.
Best Slippers for Pregnancy
What makes these slippers the perfect pair to wear during your pregnancy is the materials they’re constructed with as well as the firm EVA sole unit. These Shepherd of Sweden sheepskin slippers in a mule style mean you can easily slip into them at the end of a long day. No need to hassle with straps or trying to get your swollen feet into a boot or shoe style of slippers. Being a natural material the sheepskin & wool lining will keep your feet warm & cosy the whole winter through while still allowing your feet to breathe, perfect for those fluctuating hormones.
Of course I saved the best for last and wish these had been around when I had my babies… These ladies ECCO boots beautifully bring together comfort, function and style all into one versatile boot to see you through from Autumn to Spring and if you live in Scotland you could even get away with wearing these in Summer :-)
These Ecco boots are guaranteed to keep your feet dry whatever weather elements you may face thanks to the GORE-TEX lining which will still allow your feet to breathe. Made with the softest high quality nubuck leather and a PU and rubber sole unit mean these boots are light and flexible to reduce stress and strain with every step you take. The lining is a soft warm textile lining to keep your feet warm & cosy all winter long.
Our favourite feature of these Ecco boots must be the ribbon laces which adds a feminine touch to these boots while allowing you to adjust your fit. The zip will make putting these on and off that much easier. A feature which can’t be seen in a picture is the removable insole, take these out and you’ll have a roomier fit, perfect for those swollen feet towards the end of your pregnancy.