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12 Best Shoes for Morton’s Neuroma

Medical information provided by Dr. Josh White DPM - Written by OrthoFeet Team on Jul 13 2023

Morton's neuroma is characterized by the inflammation of a nerve in the foot. The nerve gets trapped beneath the bones in the ball of the foot, causing discomfort. 

Repeated injury is the main culprit behind the enlargement of the affected nerve. The entrapment usually occurs between the metatarsal heads, commonly between the second and third or third and fourth toes. As a result, people may experience symptoms like pain and numbness in the affected toes, with varying degrees of severity. These symptoms can come and go, ranging from periods of relief to intense episodes.

Luckily, there is a simple way to ease the pain and discomfort of Morton’s neuroma, and even prevent it: the right shoes. 

And this simple way is backed by science. A 2020 research found that “Therapeutic footwear may improve patient gait and increase the level of ambulation; on the contrary, inadequate footwear can worsen the symptoms and be a contributing cause for the development of the pathology.”

The report goes on to recommend shoes that distribute pressure evenly across the sole of the foot, are adequately sized, comfortable, have a wide toe box, flat heel and a sufficiently thick and non-flexible outer sole with a rocker bottom.

And that is the perfect segue to the main event: our top picks of the best Morton’s neuroma shoes, all of which are designed with the features listed above.

Best Sneakers for Morton's Neuroma

 Women’s Kita | Men’s Yari

Kita White

Why you’ll love it

  • A fit that feels custom-made
  • Innovative slip-on mechanism

Specs

  • Sizes: women 5-12; men 7-14
  • Widths: women Standard (B) - Wide (D) | men Standard (D) - Extra Wide (4E)
  • Upper materials: stretch knit

 

The Kita and Yari orthopedic sneakers are like a breath of fresh air for people with Morton's neuroma. 

These sneakers are true game-changers when it comes to footwear. Picture this: you slide your foot into these shoes, and magic happens. Thanks to their innovative spring technology, the back of the shoe gently bends down to secure your foot in place. No more bending down or dealing with pesky laces. It's hands-free convenience at its finest.

But that's not all. 

These sneakers are all about comfort and taking care of your precious feet. The wide and roomy toe box gives your toes the space they deserve, and the added depth design provides a relaxed fit. 

The stretchable, water repellant uppers adjust to the unique shape of your foot, providing a fit that feels custom-made just for you, and easing pressure on the forefoot. 

These shoes also provide improved mobility and reduce pain. The multiple layers of cushioning, combined with anatomical arch support, work their magic by absorbing shock with every step. That means less impact on your feet, more comfort for you. 

And let's not forget about the ergonomic soles with their mild rocker design and minimal heel-to-toe drop. They make walking a breeze, taking the strain off those sensitive areas.


Women’s Venice| Men’s Gemini

Gemini

Why you’ll love it

  • Two-way strap system + two additional adjustable straps
  • Multiple foam layers in the insole

Specs

  • Sizes: women 5-12; men 7-14
  • Widths: women Standard (B) - Wide (D) | men Standard (D) - Extra Wide (4E)
  • Upper materials: leather

 

The women’s Venice and men’s Gemini orthopedic sandals have a two-way strap system that's all about convenience. Opening the strap from the inner side creates a wide opening, making it easy to slip your feet in and out of these sandals. For most people, adjusting the strap from the inner side is easier. The strap on the outside is all about fine-tuning the fit, and you'll usually only need to do that once when you first wear the sandals.

But we're not done with the adjustable straps yet, because these sandals come with two more. One at the back that absolutely adores snuggling up with your heels, ensuring they stay put. And then there’s the strap across the toe area that is all about giving your toes a little love and support.

Now, let's talk comfort. 

These sandals come equipped with premium orthotic insoles that are basically foot wizards. As you walk, the insoles dynamically conform to the contours of your foot, spreading pressure evenly and giving you that customized support you deserve. 

Oh, and did we mention the multiple foam layers in the insoles? They provide top-notch cushioning from heel to toe, and are designed with a heel-to-toe drop and a toe spring that create a mild rocker effect. Translation: walking feels like a breeze.


Best casual shoes for Morton's Neuroma

Women’s Palma

Palma Shoe

Why you’ll love it

  • Glove-like fit
  • Padded interior, cushioned exterior

Specs

  • Sizes: 5-12
  • Widths: Standard (B) - Extra Wide (2E)
  • Upper materials:  stretch knit

 

The stretchable knit fabric of the Palma shoes provides a glove-like fit, which is especially important for women with Morton's neuroma who need shoes that don't put pressure on the forefoot. With the Palma on your feet, you'll experience a customized fit that adjusts with your foot throughout the day as it changes in size. 

The stretch knit fabric is also breathable, so your feet will enjoy fresh air all day long. Which means you can say goodbye to odors, sweating and infections. 

With the wide toe-box of the Palma shoes, you can forget about toe troubles. Your toes will have plenty of room to spread and stretch without any rubbing, friction, or pesky calluses.

The foot also experiences a comfortable and stress-free fit thanks to the added depth design.

You can also expect to step into a world of comfort with the foam padded interior of these shoes. Every step will feel like a gentle caress for your feet, providing the relief you need. 

And finally, let's not forget about the sole of the Palma shoes. It's specially designed with added padding in the heel and a mild bottom rocker when stepping. This clever feature helps to reduce fatigue, which is all too common for those dealing with Morton's neuroma.


Men’s Tabor

Tabor Blue

Why you’ll love it

  • Combination of style and comfort
  • Breathable uppers adapt to any foot shape

Specs

  • Sizes: 7-14
  • Widths: Standard (D) - Extra Wide (4E)
  • Upper materials:  stretch knit and soft leather 

 

Tabor casual shoes are a great choice for folks dealing with Morton's neuroma because, unlike many other orthopedic options out there, they combine style with unparalleled comfort. Who says you can't have it all?

With the Tabor shoes’ contoured orthotic insole, ergonomic sole, and cushioned collar and tongue, your feet will feel like they're walking on soft clouds. 

And there’s more.

By incorporating a rocker bottom sole and minimizing the heel-to-toe drop, the pressure on the entire foot is evenly distributed, instead of being concentrated on the forefoot.

One of the standout features of the Tabor shoes is the stretch knit fabric that not only promotes breathability, but also embraces your feet in a gentle, loving hug. No matter the shape or protrusions of your feet, these shoes adapt and provide a comfortable fit for everyone.

The Tabor shoes boast a wide toe box that gives your precious tootsies the freedom to wiggle and move without any pressure or discomfort. Dance the night away or conquer the workday with happy feet.


Best dress shoes for Morton's Neuroma

Women’s Chelsea

Chelsea

Why you’ll love it

  • Two adjustable straps
  • Stylishly versatile

Specs

  • Sizes: 5-12
  • Widths: Narrow (A) - Extra Wide (2E)
  • Upper materials: leather

 

These shoes are a triple threat, combining comfort, style and functionality to give you the ultimate footwear experience.

The Chelsea shoes feature a premium orthotic support system, a rocker bottom sole and a minimal heel-to-toe drop, all to ensure that pressure is evenly spread across the entire foot and alleviate the pain and discomfort of Morton's neuroma.

Comfort is key, and the Chelsea slip-ons excel in that department. 

Crafted with premium materials, including soft and supple leather, these dress shoes offer a relaxed fit and a fully cushioned experience. Plus, the seamless and padded fabric lining ensures irritation-free comfort all day long.

Convenience is a breeze with the slip-on design of the Chelsea shoes. No more wrestling with laces or struggling to put on your shoes. These slip-ons offer effortless on and off, saving you precious time and energy. And guess what? They come with not just one, but two adjustable straps, so you can customize the fit and secure your feet in style.

Speaking of style, with the Chelsea shoes you can effortlessly transition from casual to formal occasions in full comfort, and pair them with any outfit - jeans, dress pants, or skirts.


Men’s Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center

Why you’ll love it

  • Insole reduces pressure on forefoot
  • Look great, feel even better

Specs

  • Sizes: 7-14
  • Widths: Standard (D) - Extra Wide (4E)
  • Upper materials: soft leather

 

These shoes are designed to make your feet feel fantastic while looking dapper as ever.

The soft leather upper of these shoes offers a non-constricting fit, which helps to reduce pressure on the forefoot.

Feel like having a personal foot masseuse right in your shoe? Well, the anatomical insole in the Lincoln Center shoes is here to save the day, helping to align your foot and reduce pressure on the Morton's neuroma nerve. 

The lightweight cushioning sole with minimal heel-to-toe drop and mild rocker work together to absorb shock, relieve forefoot pressure and propel your foot forward. It's a winning combination that not only reduces pain, but also prevents foot fatigue throughout the day.

Customization is key, and the adjustable strap across the top of the foot allows for a personalized fit. This will help you avoid any additional pressure on the forefoot and more specifically, the Morton’s neuroma.

The Lincoln Center shoes boast a wide toe box that gives your toes room to breathe and plenty of space to spread out. No more squeezing or uncomfortable sensations. It's all about reducing pressure on the nerve and letting your toes roam free.


Women’s Dakota Men’s Ridgewood

Dakota Olive

Why you’ll like it

  • Rubber lug outsole for full stability
  • Fully orthopedic, surprisingly lightweight

Specifications

  • Sizes: women 5-12; men 7-14
  • Widths: women Standard (B) - Extra Wide (2E); men Standard (D) - Extra Wide (4E)
  • Upper materials: leather

 

These boots aren't just your ordinary footwear; they're equipped with advanced orthopedic features to provide the ultimate support and relief for your feet.

The Dakota and Ridgewood orthopedic boots have a deep heel cup that keeps your heel securely in place, preventing any unwanted rolling inward. They also feature an extra depth design to ensure a relaxed fit for the foot, and an extra depth design to take the pressure off the forefoot. 

But that’s just the beginning.

These boots are built to withstand the elements. With a waterproof membrane, they keep water out while allowing moisture to escape. No more soggy and uncomfortable feet, even on the rainiest of days. 

The rubber lug outsole provides exceptional traction and stability on various surfaces, so you can confidently navigate through any terrain. 

Now, here's the best part: despite their advanced orthopedic features and rugged construction, the Dakota and Ridgewood boots are surprisingly lightweight. No more heavy, clunky boots that weigh you down. 


 Best slippers for Morton's Neuroma

Women’s Louise | Men’s Hudson

Hudson slippers

Why you’ll like it

  • So comfortable, you’ll forget to take them off
  • Adjustable strap for extra stability

Specs

  • Sizes: women 5-12; men 7-14
  • Widths: women Narrow (A) - Extra Wide (2E); men Standard (D) - Extra Wide (4E)
  • Upper materials: stretch knit

 

Louise and Hudson slippers are the perfect way to relax and pamper your feet, and they are super easy to put on and take off. 

The stretch knit uppers keep your feet cool and comfortable, even on hot days. The uppers also promote constant ventilation, ensuring your feet stay cool and comfortable at all times and creating a healthy environment for your feet.

While the slippers feature an open back, they come equipped with an adjustable strap. This nifty strap not only enhances the overall fit and grip of the slippers, but also provides extra stability and support to your feet. 

The Louise and Hudson slippers prioritize a pressure-free environment with their extra depth design and wide and roomy toe box. Your forefoot won’t be crammed and your toes can wiggle without any constraints.

These slippers also have a cushioned insole that takes the pressure of your forefoot, and lightweight and comfortable design featuring a mild rocker bottom, which makes walking easier.

But a word of caution: once you slip into these slippers, your feet may never want to leave. Luckily, you can also wear them comfortably out of the house. Phew!