'Awesome for achy feet': Amazon's No. 1 bestselling sandals are on sale for $16

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One black sandal, one white sandal
Cushy comfort for just $16? You bet. (Photo: Amazon)

Are we the only ones who go straight from boots to sandals, as soon as the spring sun starts to peek through? Even if you like a more gradual transition, it's not too early to start thinking of shifting your indoor footwear. It's just about time to put away those fuzzy slippers and step into the freedom of comfy open-toe shoes.

Doctors agree that even in the comfort home, it's better to wear some kind of footwear than to go barefoot. And Amazon shoppers believe they’ve found the ultimate house shoe (which also happens to be a great outdoor sandal): The Funkymonkey comfort slide  Amazon's No. 1 bestselling flat sandal — are on sale starting at just $16. In either double-strap (above) or thong shape (below), it provides just what your feet need.

“When walking barefoot on hardwood, cement, stone or ceramic tile, there is really nothing to absorb the shock between you and the ground,” New York City-based podiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Sutera says. “Over time, this behavior can deteriorate your fat pad, which serves as the foot’s natural cushion. Without this fat, you are literally walking or running on skin and bone.”

A deteriorated fat pad can cause serious long-term issues. So why not step into something that's both protective and extremely comfy?

“I started wearing them around the house as slippers and they're so comfortable I can see myself using them every day,” one shopper shared. “It's like my feet are getting hugged.”

“I'm amazed,” another added. “Super comfortable too — I'm talking serious comfort here.... Durable, easy to clean, wear them anywhere...brunch, pool, beach, park, house...bed? I don’t know, they're comfy. Haha. Will likely buy more in different colors. Yassss.”

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$16 $21 at Amazon

Funkymonkey Double Buckle Comfort Slides

an orange sandal
Two straps, for a secure fit — this orangey-red is the color of the 2022! (Photo: Amazon)

With wide straps and a padded footbed that molds to your foot, these guys are winners. They’re washable and feature a flexible EVA foam upper — yep, the same material as that other brand. Choose from a rainbow of colors — 41 to be exact. And count on comfort, based on the reviews of 30,000+ five-star fans.

Shoppers with plantar fasciitis particularly love these supportive sandals. One writes: “Wow! I'm really impressed. They're super soft like a yoga mat...I put these on and wore them out shopping for lawn and garden items, then planted the goods in them and no foot pain at all. This is awesome since I'm a little prone to plantar fasciitis.”

$17 $22 at Amazon

"I ordered these for a beach trip after deciding I was tired of flip-flops," says one happy shopper. "At the same time, I also ordered Birkenstocks to wear around the house. After wearing these sandals for the beach trip, I decided to return the Birkenstocks — they were not even close to being as comfortable as these sandals and they cost much more. I love that these sandals stay securely on while walking (even in sand) and the molded foot bed has arch support. I couldn't be happier with my great find and I will order more colors soon."

The slides come in more than 41 colors, and have more than 30,000 perfect five-star reviews. (Photo: Amazon)
The slides come in more than 41 colors, and have more than 30,000 perfect five-star reviews. (Photo: Amazon)

Another reviewer, who uses the headline "Awesome for achy feet," says: "I love these shoes! I've been wearing another brand, not at all similar to these, for many years due to arthritis is my feet. I am pretty sure these surpass the comfort of my old brand. I will be buying more very soon!"

“I have worn these every day since they arrived!” yet another fan reports. “I bought them to be like house slippers/shoes that could also be washed easily. But I have found myself wearing them out to run errands because they are so comfortable! I have bought them for my mom and sister for a little gift because I wanted to share how awesome they are! I will def be buying another couple of pairs. They would be great for gardening, pool, beach, boat and more!!!”

$17 $22 at Amazon

Thong style more your jam? These babies are on sale for just $18! They offer the same comfort, but with the single strap between your toes, you get a bit more air circulating around your feet. And, if you're unsure about the thong, Amazon shoppers love the puppies too.

Black thong sandals
You won't believe how comfy these are. (Photo: Amazon)

"I was looking for comfy well fitting white summer thongs that were waterproof, and these sandals fit my needs perfectly," a shoe shopper shared. "I am a gardener who needs shoes that can be rinsed off after they have been exposed to mounds of dirt. These fit the bill and my feet."

$19 $22 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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