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Teachers, nurses and podiatrists love these ultra-popular walking shoes — and they're on sale for $30

People who are on their feet all day call these comfy kicks 'bubble-bouncing cushions.'

On your feet all day? Then you know the importance of investing in a pair of shoes that can handle the stress. Reviewers say that Slow Man Walking Shoes — an Amazon top-seller — are up to the task. Equipped with a perforated arch and air cushioning, these kicks were designed for hours of comfortable wear (there's a reason we named them "Best Breathable Option" in our roundup of the Best Slip-On Sneakers). Oh, and they won't hurt your wallet, either — grab ’em on sale for as little as $30 at Amazon (down from $38).

Lightweight and flexible, these shoes are made with a mesh upper and have a wide toe box for an extra-roomy fit.

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Why is it a good deal? 💰

Plenty of name brands claim they can support you on even your most intense days, but they also come with equally intense price tags — and who wants to spend upwards of a hundred bucks on sneakers? These popular shoes are budget-friendly without sacrificing the comfort of your weary dogs, and though prices vary based on size and color, you'll pay well under $40 for most pairs.

Why do I need this? 🤔

The kicks are made of mesh fabric, so they feel light on your feet and are just as flexible as your favorite pair of socks. The outsole has an air bubble — which board-certified podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg says is “a great shock absorber” — and the chunky rubber sole provides “plenty of cushioning.” The wide toebox accommodates bunions and hammertoes, too. The durable sole helps prevent slips.

We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet! The sneakers, which come in 24 colors and styles, have over 57,000 five-star ratings. We’ll wait as you pick up your jaw from the floor.

Person wearing black sneakers and black leggings
We'd really be a bunch of heels if we didn't mention that these babies come in two dozen different colors. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

Fans praise virtually every part of these sneakers, from the 'bubble-bouncing cushions' to the style, but they all agree on one thing: These are hands-down the most comfortable shoes they own. The ultimate test for a pair of sneakers? If teachers, nurses and doctors can get behind them. In the case of the Slow Man Walking Shoes, they can.

Pros 👍

The ultimate test for a pair of sneakers? If teachers, nurses and doctors can get behind them. In the case of the Slow Man Walking Shoes, they can.

“I work in the health care field and am on my feet 90% of the day with a lead apron on as well,” one worker wrote. “These are amazing ... I have had nurse mates, Dansko's, Sanita's and Calzuro's...these have them all beat. They are comfortable, my feet aren't hot or sore by the end of the day ... the extra cushion in the heel is awesome. Definitely give them a try.”

Another chimed in: “I work 12 hours a shift as a nurse. I have problems with swelling and pain in my feet. These have helped tremendously because they have give to them. They also have a nice arch and good cushion.”

“I am a teacher with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis,” a shopper noted. “I did not know it was possible to come home without foot and leg pain. I wear them every day and will not wear anything else. I have always taken my shoes off as soon as I get home, but I choose to keep these on because they fell better than barefoot.”

Cons 👎

While shoppers like these bouncy shoes, they do come with a few drawbacks.

"I love that they're lace-free, which makes them easy to get on and go with no hassle throughout the day," another reviewer shared. "I am flat-footed and I walk and stand all day, these sneakers provide great support. The only con is that due to my flat foot, I tend to misstep on the inner side of the shoe, which can cause it to swivel since the fabric is so flexible."

"Very lightweight and comfortable all day even working on my feet!" a shopper shared. "Very impressed considering the low price point. The only drawback is they are a little difficult to get on even with a shoe horn since the fabric on top of the foot comes up so high but I don't mind!"

They're called Slow Man, but you'll want to run, not walk, to grab ’em while they're on sale.

$30 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping on these comfy sneakers, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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