What is Swollen Feet / Edema?

Swelling caused by fluid trapped in your body's tissues is known as Edema. Swollen feet or Edema affects the feet, ankles, and legs the most, but it can also affect other parts of the body. It can also be caused by medicine, pregnancy, or an underlying illness, such as congestive heart failure, or kidney disease.

 Shoes For Swollen Feet Guide By Pedors Shoes

Top 5 Design Elements To Look For When Ordering Shoes For Swollen Feet

When looking for accommodative footwear for swollen feet the solution is to go wider and not longer. Often a wrong decision is taken is to go longer in size to get the additional width to accommodate the girth of the ‘edamatous’ or swollen foot, which can lead to tripping. Usually this is because most shoe stores don’t carry X-Wide width shoes, nevermind XX-Wide or even XXX-Wide shoes.  We like to keep in mind the GOALS acronymn when shopping for shoes for swollen feet: Girth, Opens Up, Adjustable, Lightweight, Soft.

1. First of all the shoe has to have enough volume or girth to accommodate the swelling on the dorsum of the foot (the top of your foot).


2. Second, the shoe needs to be able to open up so that the foot can be easily placed on the footbed. One closure is good, for really swollen feet, two closures is better.


3. The shoe closure needs to be adjustable to accommodate any change in the volume of the foot over the course of the day, as generally, feet swell more as the day progresses.


4. The shoe should be lightweight. A heavy shoe is less likely to be worn which may lead to spells of wearing nothing.  An unprotected foot is more likely to be traumatized.


5. The upper material should be soft and not restrictive. Ideally the material might offer some compression to help reduce swelling in the foot, or a stretch component.

Pedors GOALS Checklist For Shoes For Swollen Feet
The Pedors Classic MAX Designed For People With Swollen Feet

How About Pedors Shoes? Should I just order those?

Pedors Shoes are designed for people with edema (swollen feet) and other conditions that make walking uncomfortable and painful, and they may work well for you if you have swollen feet.  Our exclusive design features a stretchable material that stretches as your feet swell throughout the day. Pedors shoes provide comfort along with the support your feet need.


Pedors Shoes are designed to fit different sizes of feet and the accompanying degrees of swelling. The goal is to provide as close to a custom sized shoe as possible at an affordable price.  Our shoes are also available in many styles and colors, and in sizes ranging from B (medium) to 6E (XXX-wide).

Buying the Right Shoe Size

Our goal at Pedors is to provide our customers with the best footwear and orthopedic solutions to provide relief from painful feet, swelling, and other foot-related conditions that may be limiting their life. When you are measuring your feet for shoes, always remember that accurate measurement of the width of your feet is key.


Always remember that the best way to go when sizing for swollen feet is to go wider, not longer. For more tips on buying a pair of orthopedic shoes for edema, click on the link below.  

Pedors Sizing Guide For Swollen Feet - Click Here


What makes Pedors shoes suitable for swollen feet?

Pedors shoes are a great option for those with edema, swollen feet or sore feet, or any other foot condition that causes pain, swelling, and limits mobility.  We incorporate Pedoprene™, an incredible material that stretches as your feet swell. Our shoes are also available in many styles and colors, and in widths ranging from B (medium) to 6E (XXX-wide).