Sandal season is always around the corner. For women who suffer from foot, back, or knee pain, it’s not always exciting. Comfortable sandals with arch support that aren’t bulky can be hard to come by. In fact, some of the sandals we commonly wear can actually lead to plantar fasciitis, according to John Hopkins Medicine.
Enter, the Stegmann women’s sandal collection! In 2022, Stegmann launched the Emma Slide and the Louisa Slingback Sandal (shown right). It all started with a simple question: what if we created a sandal with arch support that still felt feminine? We wanted to get rid of the bulk we see in common supportive sandals. We leaned on our cork sole designs to make this possible.
Why We Use Cork Soles for Our Sandals
Cork is both supportive and lightweight. The material molds to the bottom of your feet for customized support of your whole foot. The more you love your shoes, the more they’ll love you back.
“Cork has just enough firmness to provide the support you need and just enough elasticity to give cushion and not fatigue,” says Dr. David Farnen, Foot & Ankle Specialist from Nashville, TN. “I use it often for my custom orthotics for patients who continually have foot and ankle pain.”
The shock absorbing qualities of cork is a critical comfort feature. It helps prevent future foot pain that can lead plantar fasciitis and more. The material is also sustainable! Learn more about our ecofriendly sourcing here.
A Sleeker Supportive Sandal
Next, we added luxurious vegetable-tanned leathers to our sandal designs. Offered in neutral and exciting colors like alike (hello, Poppy Rose!), our sandals feature incredible arch support with a heavy dose of chic style. These aren’t your bulky Birkenstocks. Our sandals with arch support form to your feet for a sleek and feminine silhouette. As a result, your Stegmann sandal collection can be worn to a wedding, a dinner out, or a day at the market. Shop the Emma Slide (shown left and below)
More Than Just Arch Support
While the foundation of a comfortable sandal lies in its supportive arch details, here at Stegmann know comfort can be embedded into your footwear in many more ways. For starters, you’ll notice that our sandals feature a suede footbed, which means they won’t rub your feet. This blister-free comfort was really important to our customers, so we took it to the next level and added an elastic gusset on our sandals to prevent pinching. This also allows you to slip your Stegmann sandals on and off easily–just like our signature clogs.
New Sandals for Spring 2023!
The Mia Slide:
Meet Mia! Inspired by our beloved Maria Mule, Stegmann’s latest sandal design is a modest open-toe sandal. The gorgeous vegetable-tanned leather wrap gives it a polished and sophisticated look. You’ll find all the usual Stegmann comfort features including a padded suede footbed, excellent arch support, and elastic gusset for flexible comfort. The new slide comes in three versatile colors. You’ll have no problem making an outfit with these rich, yet neutral options.
The Layna Wedge:
Introducing the perfect balance of style and comfort. The Layna Wedge sandal comes in three easy-to-wear colors: black, tan, and violet. Our first wedge shoe is designed to provide a little lift while cradling your foot in supreme comfort. The low wedge heel has a low slope, which makes the comfy sandals super stable to stand and walk in. The cushioned suede footbed has padded arch support that provides the comfort and support you expect from Stegmann. Just in time for Spring, these wedges are effortlessly chic, making them perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
*NEW* Almost Sandal Styles
We’ve updated the Maria Mule and Liesl Skimmer with a lightweight, breathable natural cork basket weave. The Cork Basket Weave Skimmer and Cork Basket Weave Mule are lined for no-rub comfort and feature classic Stegmann arch support, and designed with a generous toe box for extra comfort. The shoes are made with 100% vegan materials and the ultra sustainable cork material.
What YOU Say About our Sandals
“These Louisa Slingbacks are the perfect, versatile shoe for summer! The arch support allows me do wear these shoes all day long!”
Comfortable AND stylish!
“As someone with heel spurs and plantar fasciitis, finding comfortable footwear that does not scream "orthotic shoes" can be difficult, but the Louisa sandal hit a home run for me. Right out of the box they were comfortable with good arch support, and I received compliments the first time I wore them. The tan color is a terrific shade that will go with just about anything; these are going to be a staple in my summer wardrobe. I normally wear a size 9.5W shoe, and the size 10 works beautifully for me.”
“I am truly in love with my new Louisa sandals! They offer great arch support and are more feminine than most summer sandals. I’ve been wearing mine with dresses but they would be adorable with jeans in late summer or spring.”
“These sandals are incredibly comfortable and supportive. I’ve worn Birkenstocks forever, but these are far superior. No “break-in” necessary, no rubbing or blisters! I just ordered a second pair in black.”
Best Decision Ever
“I’ve been ordering sandals and sending them back for a couple months now. I have plantar fasciitis that recurs if I wear flimsy shoes without my inserts. The only “shoe” I can wear without the inserts, and to let my feet breathe, are my Stegman wool clogs. I commented to my mom that if they made a sandal, that would solve my problem. Lo and behold, they make a sandal. The sole is just as supportive as the wool clog, and it’s really beautiful. I’m so happy with them!”