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8 Comfortable Sandals for Older Women

By Sandra Roussy September 01, 2023 Beauty

Looking for a new pair of sandals? Sandals come in a variety of styles and materials and are worn for many different occasions.

Here is our list of comfortable sandals for women over 60.

  1. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed – The super comfortable sandals from Birkenstock are one of their all-time best sellers. 
  2. SANDALUP Elastic Flat Sandals –These elastic sandals are lightweight and made to perfectly adjust to your feet without constraining them. They come in a variety of colors and are very affordable. 
  3. ECCO Womens Yucatan Sandal – Looking for a sandal that is sturdy and made for more sporty activities? The ECCO Yucatan Sandal straps and adjusts to your feet comfortably. Check out the different colors and patterns offered. These are my go-to for summer hikes.
  4. Pisces Sandal by MUNRO – MUNRO specializes in great-fitting footwear. They offer a large selection of widths in a variety of styles. The Pisces Sandal comes in W (wide) and WW (extra wide) width.
  5. OLUKAI Ohana Beach Sandals – Being 60 and over doesn’t mean you should throw your flip-flops out the window. The OLUKAI Ohana sandal is the perfect tried-and-tested flip-flop that is built to last.
  6. Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan Big Buckle – New fabric sandal option from Birkenstock for those who don’t wear leather. 
  7. Amber Adjustable Sandal from VIONIC – Looking for something a little more stylish that can easily take you from day to evening? The Amber Sandal from VIONIC is a perfect choice. Each strap is adjustable to give the perfect comfy fit.
  8. Kayla Sandal by NAOT – Want to add a little height but still feel comfortable in your sandals? The Kayla Sandal from NAOT provides a soft wedge anatomic cork and latex footbed that is covered in comfortable suede.

One thing they should all have in common is that they need to be comfortable. From the beach flip-flop to the strappy cute sandals you wear out to dinner – you need to be cozy and feel stable in your sandals.

I’ve put together a selection of comfortable sandals that I feel are the best for older women. They all have rave reviews and positive feedback from actual customers. Many I have actually owned and can attest to their comfort and durability.

And by the way, some of the sandals that made it on my list won’t break the bank or compromise on style. But, I do admit that paying a little more for quality sandals will generally provide more wear time. I have bought inexpensive sandals that have lasted only a few months before they started to break down and I have also bought pricier ones that I am still wearing after several years.

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

Birkenstock has been around for several decades and is known for its comfortable footwear that is made to last. I admit I have several pairs of sandals from Birkenstock that I have purchased over the years and I practically live in them. They really do last a long time! The classic Arizona Soft Footbed model is one of their best sellers.

SANDALUP Elastic Flat Sandals

SANDALUP Elastic Flat Sandals

SANDALUP Elastic Flat Sandals are comfortable and stylish summer footwear that combines ease and fashion effortlessly. These sandals feature a stretchy elastic upper that provides a snug and flexible fit. The slip-on design allows for convenient on and off, while the cushioned footbed offers all-day comfort. 

With a flat sole and a minimalist yet chic aesthetic, these sandals are versatile and can be paired with various outfits, from casual to dressier occasions. Also, they come in a variety of colors.

ECCO Womens Yucatan Sandal

ECCO Womens Yucatan Sandal

The ECCO Women’s Yucatan Sandal is a durable choice for outdoor adventures. These sandals feature a combination of leather and textile materials, ensuring both comfort and longevity. The adjustable straps allow for a customizable fit, while the cushioned footbed provides excellent support and shock absorption. 

With a rugged rubber outsole, these sandals offer traction on various terrains. These sandals are suitable for hiking, walking, or everyday wear. The ECCO Yucatan Sandal is a reliable and comfortable option if you are seeking outdoor footwear.

Pisces Sandal by MUNRO

Pisces Sandal by MUNRO

The Pisces Sandal by MUNRO offers timeless style with its two-strap design while providing exceptional comfort with its lightweight and supportive footbed. 

With a 1 1/2″ heel and 1/2″ platform, these sandals offer a subtle lift. The textile and leather upper, along with the suede and microfiber lining, enhance durability and comfort. The EVA sole ensures a cushioned and stable stride.



The OLUKAI Ohana sandal is the ultimate choice for beach comfort and style. Crafted with water-resistant synthetic straps and a quick-drying jersey knit lining, these sandals keep your feet feeling at home. 

The compression-molded EVA midsole and ICEVA footbed provide all-day comfort and support. With a lightweight and durable design, Available in sizes 5-12, these sandals are a must-have if you need a stylish and reliable beach companion.

Birkenstock Gizeh Vegan Big Buckle

Introducing the Gizeh Big Buckle in vegan material, a stylish update to the classic Birkenstock thong sandal. Featuring a fun large buckle, this feminine sandal offers both comfort and ease of wear. The microfiber-lined footbed and high-quality textile upper ensure a comfortable fit. 

With an anatomically shaped cork-latex footbed and an EVA sole, these sandals provide optimal support. They are completely vegan-friendly.

Amber Adjustable Sandal from VIONIC

Amber Adjustable Sandal from VIONIC

Experience the smart and stylish Amber sandal from VIONIC, designed for ultimate comfort. With four points of adjustability, these sandals provide a customizable fit for long flights or workdays. 

Choose between manmade or natural cork uppers with a microfiber-covered footbed. The lightweight and flexible EVA midsole absorbs shock, reducing stress on your feet, ankles, and knees. 

The durable rubber outsole with a patterned tread ensures traction on most surfaces.

Kayla Sandal by NAOT

Kayla Sandal by NAOT

The Kayla sandal by NAOT is a three-strap sandal featuring a hook & loop strap at the instep and a backstrap for enhanced stability and support. The anatomic cork & latex footbed, wrapped in plush suede, molds to the foot’s contours over time. 

This sandal is also available in a wide-width option. NAOT has earned the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) acceptance for promoting good foot health.

Reader Recommended Sandals 

OOFOS Original Sandal

OOFOS Original Sandal

Valerie and Joella swear by their OOFOS. Valerie says that “They conform to my feet and feel like walking through Jello, but still with good support.” 

Spenco Women’s Yumi Sandal

Spenco Women's Yumi Sandal

Another Sixty & Me reader, Peggy, recommended Spenco sandals. These sandals have helped with her plantar fasciitis. 

SAS Duo Quarter Strap Sandal

Linda suggests SAS Duo Quarter Strap Sandals. She says that they are incredibly comfortable and have great cushioning while still providing support.

Skechers Memory Seeker

Christa is a huge fan of Skechers sandals. She says that they are like clouds for her feet and that they are super durable.

Thanks for all the recommendations!

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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website:

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