So if you’re wondering where to find the perfect ‘official’ maternity shoes, we’ll give you a clue - there are none.  

But here are the 5 best shoes for pregnancy that come pretty darn close.


  1. A good start would be a stylish pair of flip flops. One’s that epitomize comfort; quality and strength all rolled into one. A good example of these can be found at Island Style and ordered here. The prices are from R180.00; are guaranteed for 2000 km's and have that extra bit of foot room we all know you’ll need but don’t worry - your secrets’ safe with us.

2)  After these comfy options you can never go wrong with flat sandals. Although in the later stages of your pregnancy you may have to find someone to help you with putting them on, in the early stages we say YES to a bit of style and comfort too!

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3) Athletic or running shoes are a win as well. The soft cushioning will be a lifesaver on the days you have to face the grocery shopping and with being a mom-to-be there’s nothing like some athletic gear to get you prepared for the days of running after your kids in a mere few years!  

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4) Bellyssimo’s Maternity Wear has a new exciting range joining them soon called ‘Shwe Shwe Chic’. The reason we are telling you about this is because their pumps are going to be the answer to all your swelling feet prayers. Pumps are the perfect shoes for those days you feel like you want to keep your feet out of the public eye and just throw on a pair that will be comfy and hassle free. Keep your eyes peeled on the Bellyssimo website for more information on the ‘Shwe Shwe Chic’ Range.

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5)  Although pregnancy and heels will never go hand-in-hand, we understand that us ladies prefer some sort of heel for fancy occasions. If you find this is the case for your Friday night then we say definitely go for Wedges and avoid wearing a stiletto heel. Wedges have a thick base and more cushioning often with more slip resistant material therefore they are more stable.

Besides investing in some “pregnancy footgear” for the long term benefit, we advice to spoil your sore, swollen feets with a nice warm bath from time to time. We recommend the Soothing Foot Bathz from Aroma Soothz Direct for added comfort and relaxation. Get 10% OFF when you send as a gift!

Once dissolved in hot water, the substance takes on a caviar texture with a unique combination of Rose Essential Oils that targets the acupoints in your feet to stimulate, rejuvenate and revitalise tired feet.