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Yahoo exclusive: Get 20 percent off these comfy, podiatrist-approved sneakers: 'Like I was standing on cushions'

Anne Mandler

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Cushy, cute, and versatile: Just right with shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts. (Photo: Amazon)
Cushy, cute, and versatile: Just right with shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts. (Photo: Amazon)

Yes, it’s easy to fall in love with certain shoes at first sight, but you’re an adult and know the score. A great pair of everyday shoes should be supportive, well-cushioned, wide enough to fit without squishing your toes, and, of course, cute. Last, but by no means least, they shouldn’t cost you and arm and a leg.

The 206 Collective Melba sneaker checks every single one of the boxes. Exclusive to Amazon, this slip-on sneaker just right for fall is composed of a cozy blend of wool, polyester, and nylon. It’s expertly designed to fit like a dream—and the pros give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.

Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg told Yahoo Life that she loves the Melba’s shape: “The toe box is wide, accommodative, and bendable,” she said. This supports happy feet, a healthy gait, and overall comfort. Also, said, Dr. Zaydenberg, “it’s helpful for bunions and hammertoes.”

Neutral-toned for that seamless long-leggedy effect. (Photo: Amazon)
Neutral-toned for that seamless long-leggedy effect. (Photo: Amazon)

The doctor isn’t the only one who praised these sneakers. Amazon shoppers who’ve walked the walk (in their Melbas) also talk the talk—in rave reviews.

“These shoes are seriously well made,” said one five-star reviewer. “When I tried the shoes on, it felt like...I was standing on cushions!”

“These shoes are really comfortable and comparable to my sneakers,” another chimed in. “For long walks, these are better because these are slip-on shoes..... And, the cushion is generously thick for my high arched feet. I am very happy with them!”

A smart hubby reports back on the Melbas he gifted: “Got these for my wife,” he said. “She recently had knee surgery and was looking for something lightweight and comfortable, but stable. These definitely fit the bill. They're made of cloth-like wool material, but with a rubber sole, so they are suitable for everyday casual wear, inside or out. It says something when she didn’t bother to take them off when she sat down to relax and watch a little TV.”

It sure does! Live the dream of foot comfort in a cute pair of walking shoes that are so easy on the tootsies, you don’t kick them off the second you step inside—and that feel so motivating, slipping them on makes you want to get up and go. Picture cool autumn walks with your body feeling so supported, you say to your exercise buddy, “Let’s go once more around the park.”

We can’t decide which of the two available Melba options we like better—basic black or heather gray. For the price, we may need both. Originally $48, these comfy slip-on sneakers are briefly available at 20 percent off, with this exclusive reader code: YAHOO20. This drops your price to just $38. But act fast—the code is in effect for a limited time (till August 23) and now that the word is out, folks will be snatching up the supportive, cushiony sneakers of the season quickly.

Shop it: 206 Collective Women's Melba, $38 with code YAHOO20 (was $48), amazon.com

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