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Rainbow Sandals for Sore Feet

Updated on December 22, 2015
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Deborah suffered for several years with Plant Fasciitis, or painful heels, until she experimented with several brands of shoes.

Double Thick Soles with Arch Support Make These Flip-Flops Better for Your Feet

Rainbow Women's Premier Double Layer Wide Strap Sandals are the style that my podiatrist recommends I wear.  While I would not go hiking in them, they are perfect for the beach or pool.
Rainbow Women's Premier Double Layer Wide Strap Sandals are the style that my podiatrist recommends I wear. While I would not go hiking in them, they are perfect for the beach or pool. | Source

Rainbow Leather Flip Flops for Men and Women

Looking for beautiful, comfortable Rainbow Sandals? This article has a large selection of Rainbow flip-flops that are perfect for the person who is looking for sandals that look great and fit well.

As a resident of Southern California who lives near the beach, it would be almost impossible to get through a week without spending at least some time in a pair of comfortable flip-flops. However, since I also suffer from plantar fasciitis, finding the right pair has not always been easy. Once my podiatrist told me that I should wear Rainbow sandals, especially the double layer ones, my life has changed. Even with my foot problems, I have been able to return to wearing flip-flops whenever I want.

Rainbows come in a variety of thicknesses and colors. They can be purchased with either thin or wide straps. Most of them are made entirely of leather, although they do have some that are made of synthetic materials that are suitable for the beach. Although Rainbow sandals are more expensive than the flip-flops you will find in the drug store, you will soon discover that they are much more comfortable and will last much longer than the cheaper versions.

Thin Straps on Top are a Popular Design

Rainbow Premier Leather 302 Narrow Strap Sandal - Womens Sierra Brown, M
Rainbow Premier Leather 302 Narrow Strap Sandal - Womens Sierra Brown, M

These are the type of Rainbows that my daughters like. They have the double layer sole, but the thin straps on top. Many people, men in particular, prefer the wider upper strap. Multiple natural colors are available, including black, white and different shades of brown and taupe.

Click on the blue product name above to see all the different options available, including strap width and colors.

While you can also purchase these sandals with a thin sole, they are not the choice of podiatrists. If you have sore feet, podiatrists recommend the double layer soles with arch support. Other than that, the color and strap width are a matter of personal preference.

 

Rainbow Double Layer Wide Strap Sandals

My Favorite Flip-Flops

As mentioned above, the type of Rainbow sandals that I usually wear are the double layer flip flops with wide straps. They provide the kind of arch support that you will need if you suffer from plantar fasciitis or similar foot problems. However, you should realize that it may take you several wearings in order to break them in. I found that it takes a while for them to mold to your feet. Until the weight of your body has caused the soles to compress a bit, the straps can rub on the top of your foot. I have solved that problem by wearing a band-aid under the tightest part of the band for the first four or five times I wear the flip-flops. After that, they are perfectly molded to my feet and they are incredibly comfortable. The straps will not rub once you have broken them in.

I am apparently not the only person who loves this particular design. When I read the Amazon reviews for this sandal, I discovered that out of 78 reviews, 64 people ranked these shoes 5 stars. Only three people gave them the lowest rating of 1 star. However, as with any type of shoe, you are wise to do your own research.

I am unquestionably a lover of these flip-flops, as I own three pair and wear at least one of them almost every day.

If You Like Bling, There Are Rainbow Sandals for You, Too!

Raibow Sandals Womens Crystal Collection - Dark Brown Large
Raibow Sandals Womens Crystal Collection - Dark Brown Large

Enjoy a few sparkles with these sandals that have crystals added. Some people also get little clip-on decorations for their flip-flops, too. It is a great way to "dress-up" your favorite sandals.

However, if you are purchasing them for maximum comfort, make sure you purchase the style that has the double layer sole. If you are choosing them for style, then the single-layer may be fine.

As with the sandals shown above, these are also available in a variety of neutral colors and well as different sizes. They have also occasionally had them in pink. Click on the blue product name above to see what choices are currently available.

 

Rainbow Platform Sandals for Women

One style of Rainbow sandals that I especially enjoy wearing are these platform sandals. They are comfortable, even with my foot problems, and I feel they are a tiny bit more fashionable than the traditional sandals.

I also had the problem with the rubbing straps on these Rainbow Platform shoes until these sandals were broken in. However, they seemed to get broken in a little faster than the regular flip-flops. They are a lot of fun to wear and perfect when you want comfortable summer shoes.

I love these shoes, and they are also popular with Amazon reviewers. Nine out of thirteen reviewers gave these platform sandals a five star rating. However, one person said they thought they were too heavy. Personally, I think they are very light-weight; however, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Platform Rainbows Come in an Assortment of Colors

Womens Rainbow Sandals Riviera Sandals Black 7
Womens Rainbow Sandals Riviera Sandals Black 7

These Rainbow platform sandals are available in several colors and sizes. They are thick and comfortable. The perfect choice for dressy comfort during the summer ... and they add a little height, too!

They often are available in a larger variety of colors than the standard neutral ones that are the primary choices in the sandals above. I have a pair of these in red and I have seen them in dark blue and a few other choices.

The colors and styles vary from time to time. Click on the blue product name above to see the different sizes, colors and other variations that are available.

 

What are your favorite comfortable shoes?

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      Hannah Writes 4 years ago

      I am digging those Rainbow platform sandals!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Gee these look comfortable, personally I hate wearing shoes at all but prefer this type to wear

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      These look like great sandals!

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      Dianeyp LM 4 years ago

      Lovin those platform sandals! great lens

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      These sandals look great Deb! Welcome to SquidoO!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Very stylish looking.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you all for your comments about these Rainbow shoes. I love them because they are sooo comfortable, too!

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      These sandals look comfy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I wouldn't mind a pair of these!

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      loveanime22 4 years ago

      These sandals Very stylish

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      @anonymous: If you give Rainbow Sandals a try, I am sure you will love them They are heavenly, once you break them in!

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      Sore feet is problem I often have, so I'm sure these could help some women out there.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are the first flip-flops I have been able to wear in years! The double thick soles help me feel comfortable, despite my Plantar Fasciitis. What a relief!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Anything shoe that has the term "rainbow" in it can't be all bad!

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      For those of us who like to wear flip-flops in the summer, these are the best!!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Almost the season for sandals again. Of course here in Texas there are days year around when sandals are perfect, but the really hot days are getting closer all the time when feet will appreciate a little freedom and ventilation.

      This article should give anyone thinking about some new sandals a lot of things to consider. The time is right to get ready for spring!

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      Rainbows are the only flip-flops that my podiatrist approves, especially when I wear the ones with the double-thick soles. They are extremely comfortable and have built in arch support.

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