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Best Shoes for Pregnancy: Kizik Hands-Free Shoes

If you or someone you know is expecting, you’re experiencing a thrilling time filled with anticipation, joy, and deep connection. So why not enjoy it as much as possible by making the experience as comfortable as possible? This is where Kizik comes in: We create hands-free shoes that mean less bending down for you now—and you just might want to carry that ease into your post-pregnancy life too. 

Hands-free also means stress-free. This time in your life is as much about you as it is about your soon-to-be newborn. You need kicks that will keep you stable and steady, no matter how much that baby is kicking or how much those hormones are surging. 

Your body is going through a lot of changes right now. As your baby bump grows, you might have forgotten about your feet. We want to keep it that way. With Kizik, you’ll have the right shoes that provide plenty of arch support and are flexible enough to accommodate all the changes your body is experiencing. 

Pregnancy is a special journey, and Kizik wants to carry you through it! Read more to learn about how pregnancy affects the feet and why Kizik can aid in remedying these effects.

Pregnancy and its effect on the feet

Pregnancy can be hard for many reasons, even as it’s a joyful experience. Because being pregnant leads to a swelling of the feet, walking in your life during this time may be a bit more difficult than usual—even beyond navigating the world with a baby bump. Essentially, you might have to set the high heels aside for a few months in favor of walking shoes. 

What happens to your feet? The arch height decreases as the mother’s feet widen. This happens for two reasons:

  • Fluid accumulation: Fluid tends to collect in the mother’s lower extremities.
  • Shifting hormones: Changes in hormonal balances can also cause the ligaments in the feet to loosen

There are a lot of things that you don’t have control over during pregnancy, and you may be feeling like your body is on a different page than you. We want you to experience a feeling of autonomy when it comes to the changes in your body.

The weight gain that pregnant women often experience can also add extra pressure to the feet in addition to the strain that you will encounter with a lack of arch height. If the swelling and lengthening of the feet are significant enough, it may lead to bunions or flat feet. That means taking care of your feet during your pregnancy is essential, and the best way to start is with a pair of maternity shoes.

Treatment options for swollen feet include wearing compression socks, maintaining consistent habits of walking and light exercise (for example, hitting the yoga mat on occasion), massaging any swollen areas as they arise, and ensuring that you are drinking plenty of water. It’s also a good idea to elevate the feet. And naturally, finding the right pair of shoes will also help, so make sure you’re looking for something with a supportive footbed and plenty of cushioning. 

Kizik can keep you on track and on top. You have plenty going on besides being a mother-to-be, and we want you to know that there are resources like Kiziks that can help you enjoy this new adventure. 

Why Kizik is the best maternity shoe for those who are expecting

Mom with child with kizik shoes at airport

Kizik wants to support you and your little one from the ground up. Our hands-free technology means that you aren’t bending down to tie your running shoes or wedging your heel into tight loafers, no matter how far along you are. 

You need shoes that will not only accommodate your needs but will also literally protect you from falling. Kizik shoes have plenty of traction and are notoriously safe. With two bodies to watch out for, it is paramount that you have a pair of shoes that have your back. 

Let’s get technical about why these shoes are the shoes you need. 

Rabbit Foam™ outsoles

Kiziks have Rabbit Foam™ outsoles that were created to bring you an athleisure shoe that is so well cushioned you’ll want to leave them on all day! These comfortable rubber soles will focus on shock absorption as you take each step, so you won’t have to spend any extra mental energy. 

HandsFree Labs® technology

HandsFree Labs® is responsible for Kizik's other superpower: being a super slip-on. The flexible heel springs into place when you step into the shoe and fits comfortably around your foot so your shoe stays on. It hugs against your heel for a snug fit with less friction—and no more blisters.

Incredible insoles

Our cushioned insoles are incredibly comfortable and contoured to create a fully supportive shoe. Go walk around your neighborhood in your best leggings with the best slip-ons you’ve ever tried, and you’ll see just how much we value your comfort. 

And better yet, these fabulous insoles are removable and machine washable for super easy care.

Why are Kiziks perfect for expecting mothers?

Plenty of expecting mothers opt for sandals, but with Kizik, you can have a slip-on shoe that requires no hands and is stretchy to accommodate widening feet. With a structure that is breathable, flexible, and strong, these are the comfortable kicks that are versatile enough for you to take on a walk, to the store, to the gym, or out with friends. No more flip-flops in the cold weather for you! Kizik is the ideal shoe for protecting you and your bump from bending down to tie those laces!

Once you tie the laces on your Kiziks the first time, they don’t need to be touched ever again! Lace your Kiziks up once, and you’ll have a shoe that will be reliably ready to go, regardless of whether your feet are feeling swollen or you just need a cute new shoe to boost you up. Kizik has plenty of adorable and trendy options for you. 

Kiziks have comfort and style

Just because you are expecting doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. Not only are Kiziks comfortable and functional, but have you seen how cute they are? Finally, a shoe that is convenient and fashion-forward! Kiziks are available in a large variety of styles, colorways, and shoe sizes—including half sizes. 

Style your precious pregnancy days with a shoe that looks and feels like you because this is not just a pair of maternity kicks! Kizik is for all stages of life—tying your shoes is about to be a thing of the past! 

Plus, let’s be real. It’s important to stay grounded in your own identity as you open yourself up to motherhood. Picking out a shoe that comes in fun colors or that feels like an extension of your innermost self will only energize you with more self-love. Your baby will totally benefit from that abundance of love too.


You have a lot to think about. Dealing with foot pain while preparing for the expansion of your family is not something you need on your mind. Kizik can keep you stable and supported as you focus on your health and the health of your little one.

You need a shoe that you can slip on and feel steady in all day long. From the moment you slip your Kiziks on and head out the door until you return home, these shoes will be that reliable friend who is there for you whenever you need them. 

And Kizik’s reliability has been proven with the unique, patented technology that’s so awesome it won a tech award. If you need further evidence of Kizik’s efficacy, consider the awards Kizik received this year at the Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame. This is a technology that is consistently supporting its users with everything it promises.

When your feet swell and your baby is playing hopscotch on your bladder, save yourself the trouble and show yourself the self-care you know you deserve. Kizik’s patented hands-free technology will ensure that you are looking and feeling your best while enjoying the beauty of blossoming motherhood. 


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Written By: Chris Fry

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