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Bobbie's Buzz: Functional and fashionable footwear trends

TODAY Style Editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas highlights a fashion-meets-function shoe trend your toes will be happy to slip into this summer. Get ready for some extra support for your hard-working soles!

Sporty slides

Maybe it’s because I’m 7 (plus!) months pregnant, but my slightly swollen feet are beyond thankful for this season's chic slipper trend. From modern mules and flatforms to backless slip-on sneakers, there is something for everyone. Here are some great buys:

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Shoe Sizers

If you're in-between sizes or simply love pointy toe pumps, but not the pinch, here's the solution for you. Shoe Sizers, a unique new type of insert, can fit into your favorite boots or heels to adjust the fit. Available in three sizes, Shoe Sizers can also help secure stretched out footwear, prevent heel slippage and even make shoes more comfortable around the toes while staying discreet. ($6.01 & up ShoeSizers.com)

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Summer Sox

Offer your toes a little TLC in the warmer weather with removable, reusable and washable fabric liners. Summer Sox are thin, soft, hidden inserts that are designed to adhere to your favorite wedges and flip-flops. They help absorb moisture and offer less friction for your bare feet to keep soles softer. ($15.99 & up; SummerSox.com)

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Friction-free solutions

Last but not least, break in new flip-flops or strappy styles by tossing some Foot Gloss in your purse. The all-natural solve comes in a convenient tube to let you quickly swipe the invisible, anti-chaffing formula onto heels or arches to protect your feet from irritation ($12, footgloss.com). Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk Rub Relief Strips are another great way to help fight off friction. An easy-to-use dispenser houses the cushioned strips on a roll, so you can press and snip the right length you need for any style shoe ($7.99, drscholls.com).

Footgloss.com

Our resident Style Editor and author of The Power of Style, Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion, and more here on TODAY and at Bobbie.com. You can also connect with her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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