Wear These Sandals & Shoes When You Don’t Feel Like Being Barefoot & Pregnant

No one ever said being pregnant in the summer was easy. Your heightened sense of smell picks up everything gross, which is extra fun if you’ve got (all-day) morning sickness. You’re hot, sweaty, tired, and uncomfortable. And because one lovely pregnancy side-effect is bloating, your limbs may start to swell, rendering your favorite summer shoes suddenly too tight to wear.

But we’re here to give you something to celebrate about your summer pregnancy. Even when your feet and ankles are swollen beyond recognition, you don’t have to confine yourself to ugly footwear and flip-flops. And you don’t have to remain barefoot and pregnant every day. Consider this the perfect excuse to shop.

In this list, we’ve tried to include a number of options to suit your needs. There are supportive, breathable sneakers for your most active days. We have wedges and delicate sandals for those of you who refuse to go full frump. But also, there are soft and comfy slides and sandals for when you deserve to walk on clouds and also can’t really even see, let alone reach your feet.

A version of this article was originally published in May 2017.

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