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The Waldläufer Styles That Fit Like a Glove

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to footwear in Australia. However, as a nation that spends a lot of time walking outdoors, it’s important these choices are made with the health of your feet in mind. Shoemakers at Waldläufer of Germany have been making shoes for 60 years for this very reason. Discover a selection of Waldläufer styles below that feature foot-friendly fits and joint-supporting properties, making walking an absolute dream. And yes, these shoes are all orthotic friendly!  

WICHITA 

You didn’t think we’d write a blog post without a white sneaker, did you? The Wichita sneaker is everything you would want in a sneaker, and more. It’s on-trend thanks to a higher heel height and metallic accents, yet oh-so-comfortable with stretch knit uppers and athletic rubber soles for cushioning, stability and traction. Never worry about laces again thanks to an elastic closure on the vamp, allowing you to literally slip inside the shoe. We know white goes with everything, which is why this stylish sneaker is a springtime staple; when attire made with linen, silk and cotton is your go-to. 

WOLTEN  

With a subtle native inspired print, the Wolten sandal in red print will be the motivation you needed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Its fastening at three points, using Velcro and a bejewelled clasp, makes buckling into the sandal simple. The open toe makes it a super summery style to wear, and with an antibacterial and moisture absorbing inner lining, you won’t need to worry about sticky feet this summer.  

WISCONSIN 

It's the decorative stitching and cork-look sole that we love most about the Wisconsin sandal (as well as it’s supreme comfort!) It also has great all-over coverage making it a style that’s not only good for summer but great in those transitional months where you’re not quite sure what the weather might bring. Melbourne, we’re looking at you. If the light blue colourway isn’t for you, tone your attire down in black or go all out in red. Or treat yourself to all three.  

WALLERT 

If you’re after a shoe in every colour of the rainbow, the Wallert lace-up is the one for you. While we love the darker shades that offer fabulous versatility and timelessness, it’s the stone nubuck and, poppy red, strix multi and blue (which also happens to be on sale!) that really get us excited. The Wallert lace-up has stylish cut-outs which don’t just look good but offer your feet optimal breathability. The raised arch support, rubber sole and contoured sole round out the endless list of benefits this sneaker promises your feet.  

WESTENA 

A customer favourite since the beginning, the Westena sandal is like a friend; reliable and always there when you need support. It has closed in back but open toe so you can enjoy the lightweight feel of a sandal with the security of a sneaker. We love the cherry red, but it also comes in a refreshing sand nubuck, and a shade of blue we refer to as jeans. Take double denim to the next level this season and give triple denim a go.  

WINN 

Winn at life with this practical loafer, crafted from the softest European leather that your feet will melt into. The marine floral print offers an alternative to black, providing subtle flair and undeniable comfort. Elasticated gussets allow your foot to slide easily inside, while the rubber sole offers traction on even the wettest days. For our extra wide-fitting customers, this style is for you - It is available in a 3E fitting with ample space for your feet to feel comfortable.  

There is no question that Waldläufer is a global leader in comfort footwear. With styles available in D and from E to EEEE fittings, the brand is made for customers with wide feet that require extra space. To browse the Waldläufer range, please click here