Velcro Shoes for Women

Velcro shoes are easy to put on and take off, with hook and loop strap closures rather than laces. That's important for people who have physical limitations that make it hard to bend or reach their feet or tie shoelaces. People with arthritis often look for shoes that are easy to manage and supportive of their feet—without completely forgoing style.

Shoes with strap closures are no longer just unstylish orthopedic shoes. There are several shoemakers that make Velcro shoes that look sporty—a perfect match for casual attire. Consider these Velcro shoes. You will never need another pair of shoe strings again.

Velcro is a trademark for a brand of hook and loop fastening. Many shoes with this type of closure do not specifically use Velcro, but have fabric fasteners of similar designs where tiny hooks on one piece of fabric attach to looped fabric on another piece of fabric.


Propet Vista Strap

Propet velcro shoes for women

This shoe has the same comfort features as the original Vista Walker, but with the convenience of strap closures. This shoe has soft leather uppers along with removable cushioned orthotic for great support. The padded collar and tongue add extra comfort. They are available in black, taupe, bone, and white, and in widths that include medium, wide, extra-wide, and extra-extra-wide. They are approved for Medicare reimbursement for those with diabetes.


New Balance Women's Hook and Loop 813

New Balance is known for its high-quality walking and shoes. The 813 is their traditional walking design that has hook and loop closure straps. The leather upper has a soft comfort collar around the ankle. They come in black, off-white, and white, with a choice of widths that includes narrow, standard, wide, and extra-wide. These shoes are also eligible for Medicare reimbursement for those with diabetes.

New Balance also offers the women's 928v3 hook and loop leather walking shoe. It is a very stable shoe that has motion control features and a seamless liner, and comes in several widths, but only in white.


Drew Shoes Flash II V

Drew Shoes has these great-looking athletic style Velcro shoes that incorporate features for comfort. The shoes have added depth—you can customize your fit with two removable footbeds, allowing you to use custom prescribed orthotics or to accommodate feet that need more depth in the shoe. These shoes have a rocker bottom with dual shanks, which adds to the shoe's comfort and performance. A polyurethane, EVA and Dri-Lex insole keep the foot cool and dry.

In addition to the Flash II V, Drew Shoes also has Paige leather athletic style and the Motion V leather style with a wide shank, each using Velcro strap closures. They are all approved for Medicare reimbursement for those with diabetes.


Calvin Klein Women's Fiorelle Fashion Sneaker

Fiorelle by Calvin Klein velcro shoe

This fashionable sneaker has a Velcro closure and a designer name. You can choose between black, navy, evergreen, and gray. The shoe is 48% fabric, 22% leather, and 30% synthetic. It has a rubber sole.


Dr. Comfort Marla Machine-Washable Double-Depth Shoe

Dr. Comfort shoes for women

Dr. Comfort is great as a therapeutic shoe but it comes with extra features as well, such as a Dr. Comfort washable Insert. These double-depth shoes are great for hard-to-fit women who need extra volume to accommodate enlarged feet and ankles. This shoe can be worn with internal braces and ankle foot orthosis (AFO). It is also a good shoe if you have edema or hammertoes. It has a one strap contact closure and Lycra (stretch) uppers. These shoes come in 5.5 to 11 and widths including medium, wide, and extra-wide.

By Carol Eustice
Carol Eustice is a writer covering arthritis and chronic illness, who herself has been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.