2020 Holiday Shoe Guide

Best Shoe Christmas Gifts

You’ve learned what to look for when purchasing supportive shoes. Now let us show you some of our favorite socks and shoes that are sure to put a smile on their face when they unwrap them this holiday season! We also have a special discount from our friends at Fleet Feet near the end, so don't miss out on that.

If you are looking for a gift for the active person in your life, you can’t beat a great pair of shoes. A great addition to any of these shoes are PowerStep Insoles. Stop in to one of our locations today to grab your pair of the #1 Podiatrist recommended insole.

Here are our best recommendations for shoes that will be sure to impress!

 

For the Daily Trainers

 

New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam Beacon v3 

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Why we like them: These running shoes from New Balance offer great versatility in a light-weight package. We like these because they offer great support and cushioning for a long run as well as training in the gym. We also love the design of the heel which is absolutely going to help prevent ankle injuries.

Ideal for: Everyday athletic shoe that provides stability and cushioning. Wider feet will find a better fit in these shoes. Runners and walkers will enjoy these for their relative light weight.

Get a deal: 20% off New Balance shoes and free shipping at NewBalance.com

 

Saucony Women’s Kinvara 11

Why we like them: As a daily trainer, it’s hard to beat the Kinvara 11. Coming in below 7oz for women, these are lightweight without sacrificing stability and support. Their FORMFIT technology ensures your foot is cradled perfectly from every angle, and ten different colorways allow you to be as subtle or flashy as you choose.

Ideal for: Ladies looking for a lightweight, yet stable shoe that can transition from the gym to the road seamlessly.

Get a deal: On Amazon right now for over 25% off.

 

For the Road Warriors

Brooks Men’s Adrenaline GTS 21

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Why we like them: Brooks has been producing some of our favorite running shoes for years, and the Adrenaline GTS 21 line does not disappoint. For the avid runner in your life, these are some of the best we’ve found. These offer superior cushioning for road running as well as a proprietary support structure that protect your knees on those long runs.

Ideal for: Both new and veteran runners who are looking to put a lot of miles on their shoes. They offer 10 different colorways so each runner can show off their individual style.

Get a deal: Find them on Amazon for as low as $89.

 

Brooks Women’s Ghost 13

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Why we like them: Are you sensing a trend here? The Women’s Ghost 13 offers the smoothest transitions that we’ve found. Snug yet breathable, supportive yet cushioned, we aren’t sure how Brooks does it, but we do know that these will allow you to forget about your shoes and focus on your run.

Ideal for: Long runs without the slightest bit of pain

 

For the Trail Trotters

Merrell Moab 2

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Why we like them: The Merrell Moab 2 is a fantastic option for both new hikers looking to get on the trail and seasoned veterans alike. They come in both Men’s and Women’s. We like them because they are on the more budget friendly side of hiking shoes without sacrificing quality. They are waterproof, offer superior support for your heels and arches, and have a wide toe box that is especially helpful if you are battling bunions. It will be hard to beat these for the price!

Ideal for: These shoes offer the best bang for your buck when it comes to hiking shoes. We recommend these to anyone who is looking to hit the trails and needs either a new pair or their first pair of hiking shoes. 

Get a deal: Find them on Amazon for up to $50 off.

 

For the Fairway Finders

Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 GTX

Why we like them: Ecco is a brand that we recommend often, and their golf shoes are second to none. The Biom Hybrids come are available for both men and women and have some of the best support you can find in a golf shoe. These are spikeless, so you can go from walking 18 to the clubhouse without missing a beat. Ecco is also known for having slightly wider toe boxes, so mid-round blisters will be a thing of the past.

Who they are for: The golfer in your life that wants a spikeless golf shoe that is comfortable for 2 rounds in a day and stylish enough to wear to dinner afterwards.

Get a Deal: Use code HOLIDAY at checkout on Ecco's website for an extra 30% off.

 

Pick the right socks for the right activity

Now that you have found the perfect shoe for your loved one’s favorite activity, let’s find the best socks to pair with them. For avid runners, your search should start and end with Balega. Balega offers multiple collections that will fill your runners needs. 

For general activities, we recommend Feetures. They have collections for running, cycling, golf, relief and recovery… the list goes on. With Feetures, you can’t go wrong.

Finally, for the hiker in your life, Darn Tough - Vermont is the way to go. Darn Tough socks aren’t going to slip down, they offer the cushioning you need and where you need it, and they also have designs that allow you to show off your personality.

 

Shoes to match your personal style

We’ve covered active shoes; now let’s talk about shoes for everyday. The days of sacrificing style for comfort are in the past. From the office to nights out with friends, we’ve got you covered for all occasions.

 

Dress up

Johnston & Murphy Melton Cap Toe

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Why we like them: Companies don’t stick around for 170 years without putting out high quality products. Johnston & Murphy offer extremely high quality and comfortable dress shoes for both men and women. We recommend these cap toes for their versatility. 

Ideal for: A workhorse shoe that will draw eyes from the boardroom to the ballroom.

 

Vionic Hannah Ballet Flat

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Why we like them: A pair of black flats might be one of the most universal shoes to have in your closet. These flats from Vionic have built in orthotics that will help ease any discomfort you experience in your normal flats. Vionic also offers many other designs with the same technology, so don’t be afraid to browse around. If you want to give the gift of black flats, pick these; we guarantee they’ll be worn!

Ideal for: The ladies in your life that are always needing a dressy, yet comfortable, shoe.

 

Dress Down

OluKai Nana Hele Chukka Boots

Why we like them: These OluKai chukka boots are both ready and able to take on whatever life throws at you. Whether you’ve got a long day walking around your favorite small town with friends or you’re getting some work done at your nearest coffee shop, these are going to look great and feel even better.

Ideal for: The man that doesn’t need many options when it comes to shoes. These are everyday boots that will work for almost every occasion you throw at them.

 

Vionic Kamryn Ankle Boot

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Why we like them: A bootie that can do it all? You bet. Vionic offers some of the most comfortable and supportive shoes on the market. The Kamryn Ankle Boot caught our eye because of how well this will pair with nearly any outfit you can throw at it. If you give this to a loved one, they might not know the name at first, but once they put them on, they will never forget it.

Ideal for: Everything. These are going to be your new favorite boot. 

 

OluKai Lae’ahi Li ‘Ili Sneakers

Why we like them: We hesitate to use the word “casual” on sneakers that look this good. This is the perfect Friday shoe. Put these on in the morning and they will get you through casual Friday at work and are going to still be going strong for whatever Friday night can throw your way. They come in Charcoal, Dark Brown, White, and Black. Your favorite pair of chinos or jeans are begging you to get these sneakers.

Ideal for: Every situation that could be deemed “casual.” We guarantee you’re going to stand out in the best way possible with these. 

 

Taos Plim Soul Sneakers

Why we like them: It’s hard to find a more timeless shoe than a canvas sneaker. This style is bigger than any fad, and we think Taos does it better than anyone else. Taos specially crafts their shoe with your foot in mind. Once you slide them on, you’ll feel the difference, and we think they will become a staple in your casual attire.

Ideal for: The ladies that love canvas sneakers, but can never find ones that are comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time.

 

Pick the right socks

We look for socks that don’t slip, are sized well for your foot, and have features like arch support and seamless toes. Bombas is one of our favorite brands that offers all those features with the widest variety of styles. Whether you are in the market for No Show, Ankle, Calf-length, or Over the Calf, they have a sock that men, women, and kids will love. 

Another of our go-to brands, especially for dress socks, is Kane 11. With Kane 11 socks, you are able to pick your exact size. Say goodbye to the days of overly stretched or extremely loose socks!

 

Diabetic Shoes

While they might not necessarily be a gift, at Neuhaus Foot & Ankle we specialize in diabetic shoes. We offer the highest quality and largest selection of diabetic shoes in Middle Tennessee. Schedule your appointment today to get fitted for the best diabetic shoes you’ve ever worn.

 

We hope this guide is helpful while for your search for the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season. If you need more info on athletic shoes, visit Fleet Feet Murfreesboro or Fleet Feet Mt. Juliet. They are experts on all things running shoes! They are also offering 10% your first in store shoe purchase from now until December 31, 2020. Redeem by scanning the barcode provided below!

Fleet Feet 10% Off

As always, if you are experiencing pain from plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, bunions, diabetic foot, sports injuries, or any of the other problems that we specialize in, contact one of our locations in Hermitage, Brentwood, Nashville, Mount Juliet, Waverly, Gallatin, Smyrna, and Lebanon, Tennessee to set up your appointment.

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