Today, let’s talk about the Best Velcro Shoes for Seniors, and, WHY they are the best shoes we can get.
Who are Velcro shoes for?
Why are Velcro fasteners better than laces?
What is Velcro?
Why get Velcro shoes?
Are they for women and men?
How do I find the right ones for me?
Which are the best Velcro shoes for seniors?
What should I be looking for?
How will I know if I chose the right ones?
Can I buy them on the internet?
What makes a Velcro shoe a good one?
“Are ‘The Best Velcro Shoes for Seniors’ right for me?"
Many seniors think Velcro shoes for seniors are just for the slow walking very elderly among us. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Very active younger seniors who find their feet tired and irritated at the end of the day, or even after a long walk, often find enormous relief from these problems when they switch from common street shoes and sneakers to Velcro shoes.
Yes, Velcro shoes are great for the elderly, but, they are also greatly loved by active and even very athletic seniors. The ones who are still running marathons too!
Because Velcro shoes support and cushion better than any other type of shoe, and, you never have the problem of laces tripping you.
And, laces getting loose are a very common problem at every age when we are wearing shoes with laces.
Did you know that Falls are one of the worst things for us at our age. Even if we’re athletic, we’re not as rubbery as we were 30 or 40 years ago. Things break more easily. Why have shoes laces setting us up for long term problems.
Getting rid of lace up shoes,
and getting Velcro fastening instead,
is one of the best and smartest thing we seniors can do.
Shoe laces were a great invention thousands of years ago (yes, thousands). And, they have stood the test of time, for the most part.
Laces enable us to wear shoes that hug our feet and give better support than slip on moccasins or boots.
There are, however, two major problems with shoe laces for senior citizens:
#1) Some of us seniors have dexterity problems and find it very hard to tie them snugly, or, tie them at all.
#2) When shoe laces are too long, or they get loose, or they untie by themselves, they become a real hazard.
They can catch on things or we can trip on them. Either of those things can cause a fall.
Now, as kids, this stuff happened all the time and was annoying.
But, as kids, we were more rubbery. A fall was almost never a problem and caused nothing more than a skinned knee.
As seniors, our “rubberiness” has turned to fragility and brittleness. That same fall can cause something to tear or break.
So, what do we do?
We can opt for slip on shoes and boots, or, VELCRO SHOES.
Slip On Shoes:
The problem with Slip On Shoes is that they don’t hold the foot well. Slip Ons are not as stable as shoes with laces or velcro, and, that can present a serious balance problem as we get older and our agility decreases.
What are Velcro Shoes?
They are shoes that use a strip of Velcro to tension and fasten the shoe.
Velcro shoes are a true God Send.
They attach footwear as well as laces. And, are easier to use.
Once you start wearing them you will never want to give them up.
Now, for those who don’t really know what Velcro is, or have always been curious about how it works, let’s take a look:
Velcro is also called “hook and loop” fastening.
Velcro was invented in 1941 by a Swiss gentleman named George de Mestral.
And, the entire world has benefitted from his invention since.
The fastening system uses two pieces of material, a rough side (with tiny hooks) and a set side that the hooks grab on to.
When they come together they hold each other. To open them again, you simply peel them apart.
It’s that simple!
Almost everyone, who speaks and reads and lives in the civilized world has used Velcro fasteners of one kind or another.
And, it’s great stuff!
We us it to hold unlimited things together: jackets, hats, pictures, tents, back pack items, kitchen items, pictures on the wall, laundry bags,….. and, SHOES!
You can learn more about Velcro in this short Video: “The Story of Velcro”
Velcro fasteners work so well, are so easy to use, and are so strong that they have replaced lacing. Not just on shoes for seniors, but, on all kinds of shoes, boots, and sneakers for people of all ages.
The beauty of the Velcro shoes for senior citizens is that you’ll never have any more loose laces. None that are too long or short. No broken laces. And, most important, no shoe laces to get loose and cause falls.
Why get them?
Because they are better. And, here’s why:
Velcro shoes for seniors are simply shoes that use Velcro for tightening and loosening rather than laces, buckles, or belts.
The main two reasons to use Velcro instead of laces are:
1) Velcro shoes remove the issue of dexterity associated with laces. Velcro shoes are easy to put on and take off for anyone who can reach their feet.
2) Velcro shoes remove the trip hazards caused by laces becoming untied. By far THE most important feature.
Did you know that shoes and boots with laces can be so unpredictable that even using laces in some workplaces is now being banned?
Velcro shoes for seniors are made for both women and men. As you can see in the pictures above, there are also very nice looking dress shoes that fasten with Velcro and have the same support and comfort as the walking shoes.
Did you know there are a lot of fashionable shoes made for younger adults that fasten with Velcro? So, don’t think Velcro shoes for seniors automatically make you look like and old man or old lady. They don’t. They are fashionable as well as functional.
The comfort appeal of Velcro shoes for seniors, however, becomes much more noticeable as we grow older. And, their popularity among Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation is growing each year.
Because as more seniors are trying them out, more seniors are buying them, and LOVING them! Women and men.
For very physically active seniors and sedentary senior citizens alike, Velcro shoes may be just what you have been hoping for. As long as you find the right pair.
That’s where a lot of us get confused because there are sooooo many choices! It can be overwhelming.
And, that’s what you’re going to learn right on this webpage: How to find the right ones for you.
If you haven’t tried them yet, you’re in for a treat!
So, now let’s see how to find the Best Velcro Shoes for Seniors that are just right for YOU!
Most of us don’t realize the great value and benefits of proper footwear. How often have you really thought about this? Right? We usually pick our shoes for style.
Properly fitting footwear is important at any age. But, it can be even more significant when we become seniors.
Having shoes that fit the feet comfortably and securely is very important. And, Velcro shoes are the easiest to make a comfortable snug fit with.
Velcro shoes for seniors can often be the perfect solution for:
Finding shoes we like can sometime be a difficult adventure.
We all know different people have all kinds of different feet. And, different footwear desires.
To make it even more complicated, there are dozens and dozens and even more dozens of different shoes out there for us seniors.
How do we choose?
A little further along here we’re going to show you what to look for in a good pair of Velcro shoes for seniors, And, you're going to learn how to find the ones that work best for you!
When you first decide to try some Velcro shoes the sheer volume of choices can be completely overwhelming. So,
Which are the best Velcro shoes for seniors?
That totally depends
on who is wearing them.
There is no one best shoe for everyone because feet can be so different from person to person. The shoe that your best friend is raving about with the highest possible compliments, may not be at all good for you at all.
But, don't worry. You're going to learn you how to find the very best ones for you.
It doesn’t matter if your shoes are just for around the house, or doing errands, or going for a walk, or even dress shoes for special occasions,….. You want to get the best Velcro shoes you can.
You want to be able to do everything in them and be comfortable while you’re doing whatever you’re doing. Right?
Of course! But, how often is that the case with your current shoes or sneakers?
So, how do you choose the right Velcro shoes for You?
Here’s what to look for:
Even though no two people have the same feet, desires, or needs, the priorities for buying the best shoes Velcro shoes for seniors are pretty universal. Here’s what to look for:
Proper support is important for everyone. But, As seniors, it becomes even more important. The best Velcro shoes for seniors will give good support.
Since, as seniors, we are more likely to have less strength in our feet, and possible foot issues, we want shoes that can provide the right support for us. All day.
This means that when we put on our shoes, they feel like they hold us well. They don’t flop around. Our heel doesn’t slip out. No matter what direction we move in, the shoe stays secure.
You will notice that the soles of Velcro shoes look considerably different than those of ordinary street shoes or sneakers.
These padded soles will play an enormous part in their comfort. Pay special attention to the padding at the heel and in the toes. Check the heel padding outside and inside. There should be a good amount in both places.
When you put them on, your feet should feel like they are on a nice but firm pillow. These are the things that can make you comfortable even when you need to walk some distance, or, just be on your feet all day.
When selecting the best Velcro shoes for seniors, you want to be sure they have good traction. Traction, as well as cushioning, is part of the function of the soles.
As we get older, our athletic performance decreases considerably.
As our feet get weaker, we can’t compensate as well for any mistakes we make in our steps, or, sudden changes in the ground beneath us.
Velcro shoes that boast good gripping traction can really help with stability. These sole will look kind of like the tires on a car. Lots of patterns and ridges. Not just a smooth surface.
So, be sure to ask if the shoes you like grip well. And, take a look at the sole. Feel them. If the rubber is soft and has lots of patterns and ridges in it, they tend to be much better grippers.
Most Velcro shoes will accommodate a variety of widths. STILL: Some feet are very narrow. Some are very wide. AND, different shoe makers build shoes differently.
For example, I have a wide foot. As much as I love the look of fine Italian shoes, I can’t buy them. The European Italian foot typically runs quite narrow. My feet just don’t fit in them.
Now, Velcro shoes are much more forgiving. Still, the different brands accommodate different foot widths and shapes better than others. Try different brands to see which are the best match for your feet.
Yes, we all want things that give us our money’s worth. Especially with the prices of things these days. Right?
But, durability has another important factor attached to it.
If the materials are inferior, the support will weaken quickly and the shock of each step will not be absorbed as well. That shock is one of the things that makes us feel so tired after walking.
If you get poor quality Velcro shoes, you may be so disappointed that you never get another pair. Even though a quality pair would have made you very happy and done their job magnificently for a very long time.
How do we check for quality?
Unfortunately, you and I can’t always tell just by looking at the shoes. But, if you stick with the major brands, they tend to use the better materials. You’ll probably make a good choice.
When looking for Velcro shoes for seniors, most of us have to consider cost. Fortunately, Velcro shoes for seniors are not super expensive. They cost the same as any other quality shoe.
Now, if you can only afford the $10 Super Sale Specials, then those may be the best choice for you. And, a Velcro fastener is still going to have it’s benefits. You should get them.
If you want some very good ones, a good durable supportive pair of Velcro shoes is going to retail for $100 - $160. Don’t let this dissuade you. Save up for a year if you must, but, get the very best ones you can. You will never regret it.
NOW, good Velcro shoes go on sale just like anything else. So, keep your eyes open. But, the original retail cost is in the range I just mentioned. And, even if you have to spend more than you want to, you'll be very glad you got good ones. As we said, get the very best ones you are able to afford. You'll be glad you did.
Comfort is actually the #1 thing you want to find. A good supportive, comfortable fit. And, we would have listed this first, but, you need to take all those other factors into consideration to make sure you have a quality shoe that feels good, works well for you, and that will last a good long time.
So, once you have decided on 2 or 3 pairs that have the necessary criteria: TRY THEM ON.
If they don’t feel good right away, take them off and go on to the next pair. Velcro shoes need almost no break in period. So, if they don’t feel real nice when you first slip them on, they are not for you.
How do you know if you picked out the right pair? Your feet will tell you.
They feel good and are a Joy to wear.
Getting a pair or two of these isn’t something to do because you see lots of seniors in them, or, your family suggests them.
The reason to get these shoes is that they feel great. And, you want to wear them all the time.
“How will I know if I chose the right ones?”
The only way to find this out is to try some on until you find the ones that feel the best. Comfortable, a joy to walk in, yet solid. Fitting well all around your foot. Wonderful to wear. Both standing still, and, walking around. And, that’s something only your feet can tell you. You’ll know without the help of anyone else.
If you are used to wearing just regular street shoes all the time, almost any pair of cushioned Velcro shoes are going to feel magnificent.
The comfort, shock reduction, support, light weight…. Can’t be beat.
The key is: Try them on and walk around the store in them. See what your feet tell you.
If you can’t get to a store easily, you can get your shoes on line.
Some of us seniors can’t get to a shoe store easily. And, some senior citizens may have mobility issues that make store shopping not at all agreeable.
You can still get a good fit buying on line (on the internet). Here’s how:
If you are going to be shopping on line, be sure to work with a company that offers these two things:
This way you’ll be able to try them on at home. Wear them for a bit. Walk around the house, and, if they’re not right for you, you can send them back at no charge to you and try another pair.
For this reason we chose Orthofeet as our favorite on line shoe store.
Orthofeet gives you this return policy:
Now, besides just wanting to find the best Velcro shoe for seniors, we want to find the best shoes too. Right?
Who cares if the fastening is great but the shoe sucks….
There are a number of things that make Velcro shoes for seniors the perfect footwear for daily walking.
Velcro shoes are:
Velcro shoes for active men and women, as well as very elderly seniors, are a practical solution for comfort and added stability. They are stylish, and there are many brands that fit easily into any budget.
Velcro shoes can be great for people whose feet swell during the day because they are easy to adjust and a single pair can cover a large variety of changing width during the day.
As you now know, the number one factor that makes any pair of Velcro shoes the best ones for You is:
“How do they feel?”
You may find the $69 pair much more comfortable than the $169 pair. You may also find that no matter how hard you try any others, the most expensive ones in the whole store are the only ones you really love.
Let: “How do they feel?” be your guide. You’re going to be wearing them every day.
Don’t let anyone, friend or salesperson, tell you which exact brand or which styles are “The Best Velcro Shoes for Seniors”. Or, for You.
Yes, by all means, try on their suggestions. They may be right. But, only your feet will be able to tell you what is best for your feet! Get it?
One more thing: Don’t scrimp on your shoes!
You will never regret marrying the person you really love, or, the shoes that make your feet feel really great!
And, that’s how we choose The Best Velcro Shoes for Seniors.
Have a Fantastic and Joyful Day! ~ William, Fiona, and Charlotte