I clicked on an ad recently, and I could not believe my eyes. Look at this cute sandal.
Substantial wedge with arch support...Check.
Heel height 2.5 inches, well in the range the orthopedic surgeon recommended...Check.
So what's the surprise?
THESE ARE FREAKING CROCS!!!!11!!!!!
Someone finally noticed that traditional Croc clogs are many things, but "attractive" is not one of them. I have a couple of pairs of their flip flops that I live in during the summer. Their molded sole supports and cushions. I wore them the day we walked 11.5 miles (measured by FitBit) up and down the Vegas strip last week. I also keep a pair of Croc ballet flats in my office in case I need to dash across campus on a day when I have made a fashionable but unfortunate heel choice.
I am delighted that I can get that comfortable engineering in something that looks like a normal sandal. They have other models with leather uppers and some strappier wedges on cork soles. Click the shoe photo or this link to see more at the Croc web site.