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    20 Breathable Shoes For People With Sweaty Feet

    Ready to give foot sweat its ~walking~ papers? πŸ‘ŸπŸ’¦πŸ˜…

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. Wide-fit espadrilles with a crocheted design that looks pretty but also provides a vent of sorts so your feet won't sweat themselves out.

    a model wearing a yellow pair of the espadrilles, holding another blue pair, and with three other pairs sitting by their feet

    Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable. Plus, they're very affordable, but they don’t look cheap. However, considering the price I don’t expect them to last for years. You have to be realistic. I’m a 7.5 with wide feet. I ordered a 7.5, and they fit perfectly. I wore them one day so far with no show socks, and they’re very comfortable. I can’t wait to wear these for my Europe trip next month." β€”J. Garcia

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–9.5 and nine colors).

    2. Under Armour sneakers designed with breathable mesh holes to create constant airflow AND to help keep your feet comfortable during those long runs.


    Promising Review: "The beat running shoe for me. I've owned two pairs of these shoes now. The first ones I had to retire since I had ran almost 300 miles in them. I’m a long distance runner anywhere from 6-15 miles a day in them." β€”Iowa Gal

    Get them from Amazon in women's sizes for $54.41+ (available in sizes 5–12 and ten styles) and men's sizes for $55.75+ (available in sizes 7–18 and 14 styles).

    3. Running sneakers with a double mesh upper portion AND lining meaning to allow plenty of air in and out so your feet stay as cool as possible when you're meeting those workout goals.

    reviewer's foot with the shoes on in a light blue

    Promising review: "I love these shoes!! They are lightweight and don't feel clunky. My socks don't slide forward in my shoes. They have good support for my arches. They are breathable. These are my favorite running shoes now and I just ordered another pair." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in eight colors).

    4. Open-toe velvet slippers you'll have no problem wearing around the house this summer since they'll give your little wigglies some extra wiggle room and air.,

    Promising review: "I wanted house slippers for the summer and these are perfect! The soles of the slippers are very plush without overheating my toes. The bottom of the slippers is made out of really durable rubber so I know that these will last me for a while." β€”KC

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and three colors.)

    5. Breathable, lightweight machine-washable flats made with recycled fibers and a 3D knitted upper so you can sweat in these as much as you like and then toss 'em in the washing machine so they'll bounce right back.

    model wearing the flats in black

    Get them from Rothy's for $125 (available in sizes 5–12 and in 23 colors).

    6. Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers that'll keep your feet feeling fresh, dry, and like they're literally walking on clouds.

    The sneaker features the three slashes that Adidas is famous for

    FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give 'em a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "These shoes are the best shoes I've ever had and I'm a shoe fanatic! When I say I've worn them all day and it feels like I'm walking on clouds, they do! I loved them so much I bought a pair for my Mom, too! No more walking with my toes scrunched up or feeling constricted because the shoe has no flexibility in the toe area (which makes my toes sore). These shoes are flexible and breathable... This right here is honestly a game-changer for the comfort of my feet! They don't hurt and they look great too! Outstanding shoe!" β€”C. Clark

    Get them from Amazon for $40.70+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in four colors).

    7. Women's Sanuk slip-ons with a footbed featuring an antimicrobial additive that'll reduce odor-causing bacteria that sweaty feet can cause.


    Promising review: "What a great shoe. I go through this exact same model and make of shoe every 2 1/2 yrs, and I put my boat/dock/sidewalk cruise shoes through holy hell. These shoes not only hold up to years of worth, but develop character over use. Purchase one pair now, and when they start to become a pair that is totally so comfortably unique, buy another to wear to a deck or park. I keep a two-year-old pair for casual use and a new pair for summer outfits. Be sure to order your correct size." β€”Deborah

    Get them from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in 13 styles).

    8. House slippers designed with a waffle knit meant to keep your feet comfy and let air in for anyone who needs the breathability but hates an open-toe design.

    The front of shoe showcases the waffle knit and features the brand's logo

    Promising review: "Love, love, love! I bought two pairs so I can switch them out! I have plantar fasciitis, and these slippers are the most comfortable I have ever owned. Not too hot, easy to slip on, and they stay put! I also have tile and carpet floors but the rubber sole prevents any slips!" β€”Amanda

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes 5–14 and three colors).

    9. Suede sneakers that are basically a cross between a sneaker and a hiking boot for a shoe that will take you that extra mile without feeling like you are being weighed down.

    The brown suede sneakers showcasing the details on the side profile of the shoe

    Promising Review: "Very lightweight, comfortable shoe. The color is pleasing, and the blue trim on the bottom makes the shoe 'pop.' There is enough room to wear a thick sock with these. I tried a 10 on at the store and they were just a little small for me, and no 10.5 was available so I ordered the 11 online. I was concerned they would be huge as I wear a 10 in about half of my shoes, an 11 in the other half. I have flat feet with a narrow heel and splayed toes, and these fit perfectly. The tread also has an ice pattern that looks like it will grip well."β€” Hedda

    Get them from Amazon for $53.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in four styles).

    10. Adidas slides so your feet can still get the ventilation they need even as you fulfill all your athleisure style aspirations.,

    The slides have a Cloudfoam footbed for extra cushion.

    Promising review: "I love these sandals. I bought them to use in the showers at my community gym and they're super easy to slide on and off when I'm in a rush in the morning. I chose the grey/silver that has metallic striping and they're very cute. They're exactly as advertised and fit great." β€”Dominique

    Get them from Amazon for $18.71+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 11 colors).

    11. Linen style slip-ons with an open-toe design and a material mix of cotton and linen that'll be a smart selection for anyone who's prone to getting sweaty feet.

    Reviewer's foot wearing the shoes with linen cloth on the top. They're dark orange.

    The shoes are quick-dry, machine-washable, anti-slip, flexible, and have a cushioned sole.

    Promising review: "These are so comfortable. They don't make my feet hot but keep them cozy. The construction is great and the color (I got orange) is beautiful!!!!" β€”OneGirlsOpinion
    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in unisex sizes 5–13 and six colors).

    12. Classic Crocs since they'll come with an open back AND holes punctured into the top to let air in and keep the sweat and heat out.,

    FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give 'em a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I've worn through several pairs of these over the past 8 years. Love the classic design as the heel strap is just the right length to hold the shoe on when walking, yet doesn't inhibit removal when you want it to. The soft material is very comfortable yet durable. I thought plastic would be hot and sweaty, but its not -- they're very comfortable. Only caution is to be careful on wet, smooth floors! Zero traction! If you step in a puddle and then walk into the store, use caution until water is scrapped off the bottom. Great on every other surface." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $31+ (available in sizes 4 Women/2 Men–19 Women/17 Men and in 29 colors).

    13. Lightweight Allbirds' Tree Runners shoe that'll bring some sleekness to your athleisure looks while keeping your feet nice and airy.

    a lace-up sneaker with a foam sole
    Allbirds / Via

    The shoes are made of eucalyptus tree fiber which is what makes 'em breathable, natural, and oh-so-comfy. Yay for environmentally friendly shoes that will also help you avoid sweaty, funky feet.

    Get it from Allbirds for $95 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and in men's sizes 8–14, both available in 12 styles).

    14. A flat sandal made completely of elastic straps so your feet get all the air they need.

    A product shot of the flat sandals showing their faux leather bottom and straps that attach to a curved fabric strap that goes over the top of the foot. There is a two strap in the front with the same fabric.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shoes! I wear them almost every day now. They're super comfortable. I got them in beige and they go with every outfit. They're cute, casual, and can work with a nice dress but also a pair of shorts. I might even order another pair, I love them so much!" β€”Monica

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 13 styles).

    15. Or, slightly fancier sandals glitzed with crystals across the top so your feet will still shine like a diamond while also providing an airy, comfortable feel to any outfit.

    The nude option features clear crystals on the toe and the top of foot
    Aminah Abdul Jillil

    This dazzling option also comes in black for those super chic moments.

    Get them from Aminah Abdul Jillil for $375.

    16. A shiny faux leather sandal that is sure to dress up a casual outfit yet fit right at home when you're in sweats and running to pick up your takeout.

    The black option features silver buttons on top of transparent straps

    Promising review: "These sandals are so cute! I love the metal studs on them, very on trend. I ordered both a 7.5 and a 8, and kept the 7.5 as the 8 was far too long. I would not order a size up unless you have very wide feet. Anyhow, these are quite flat, so not as comfy as something that is more padded. But I still love the look!" β€” Expatmama

    Get it from Macy's for $41.40 (originally $69).

    17. Waterproof Birkenstock slides that'll fulfill those Instagram-worthy street style goals this season β€” minus the sweaty foot situation that would come from socks and sneakers.,

    The Birkenstocks are lightweight and odor-resistant. They also have a contoured footbed so they give your foot total, flexible support when you're walking.

    Promising review: "I wore these in Europe and everyone on the trip had blisters except for me!!! We were walking all day every day and my feet were SO comfortable. The shoes weren’t clunky and ugly. I actually really like these and will continue to wear them." β€”MUR

    Get them from Amazon for $34.23+ (available in sizes 5–15 and 20 colors).

    18. A leather sandal with criss cross straps and an open design that's stylish and breathable for your piggies.

    The black option of this sandal with the straps displayed.

    Promising review: "I just received these and my first impression is very favorable. I ordered a size 8 because they recommended ordering a 1/2 size down and I’m really glad I did. I’m usually an 8-1/2 and sometimes even need a size 9. The size 8 fits perfectly in length and width. My toes are very comfortable upon first wearing them, so I’m hoping the leather doesn’t stretch out too much down the road. This shoe feels high quality and I think it was worth the $90 purchase price. The zipper in the back feels solid and the shoe has a little leather flap so the metal zipper isn’t sitting directly on your skin, a detail I feel is a sign of a quality shoe. I like them so much that I immediately ordered 2 more pairs in black and red." β€”Winning2020

    Get them from Nordstrom for $94.95.

    19. Luxe black leather slides made with a footbed covered in black neoprene for breathability and moisture-wicking that'll keep feet comfortable and dry. They're also designed with a top portion that comes up closer to the ankle so they won't flop off. These'll be perfect for anyone who likes the idea of easy slides that free their toes but doesn't like walking out of backless shoes.

    model wearing the plain black slides

    I own a pair of these but with a fur top instead and they are EXCEPTIONALLY comfortable and made to last. I also adore that they have a solid sole meant to wear indoors and outdoors. I've worn them around my house and also out in the yard to grab the mail or take my dog on a bathroom break.

    Get them from R0AM for $137 (available in European sizes 36–42).

    20. Breathable, sweat-wicking sneakers that'll look ~and~ feel cool on your feet β€” literally. I'll go ahead and ~air~ out the sweat-fighting secret: It's digital knit material.


    ALSO, you'll happy to know that these babies are machine-washable (woot!) and made of 100% post-consumer recycled threads so you'll be giving your feet AND the environment the TLC they deserve. 🌎

    Promising review: "Do you know how difficult it is to find stretchy shoes?!?! I won't get into detail but I have a pretty annoying issue of daily swelling in my feet and ankles. If you walked a day in my 'shoes,' then you'd be raving about these shoes, too. These shoes do not constrict my feet and they also allow them to breathe. I just can't say enough good things. Also, the customer service I received from Stephie was phenomenal!" β€”Nicki S.

    Get them from SUAVS for $95 (available in sizes 5–12 and six colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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