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The Best Electric Foot Massagers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve covered massage chairs and recliners, and back massagers (plus this power tool that does double duty as a massager), here, we’ve rounded up the best foot massagers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated electric foot massager

RENPHO Foot Massager Machine with Heat

Nearly 70 percent of reviewers give this electric foot massager five stars. “Feels like my toes are being massaged by human hands, feels so good, it takes away greatly from any discomfort,” one writes. Another says the relief is almost immediate. “Just using this product twice, the pain relief was incredible,” they say. “The settings are all adjustable and I found just the right ones for me. Additionally I wear a size 11 shoe, and this massager comfortably fits my feet with plenty of room.” And those adjustable settings come up over and over in the reviews. “I chose this one because it’s the only one that lets you control kneading and air compression separately,” one reviewer notes. Plus, “It has heat, air, and shiatsu massage functions,” says another user. They continue, “The heat just has the on/off option (it gets pretty warm but not too hot), while the air massage and shiatsu massage options have L low, M medium, and H high options. You can also choose between 15 or 30 minute sessions.” An added bonus according to this reviewer, is that “the inserts where you put your feet can be removed and washed.”

Best-rated (less expensive) electric foot massager

“This is worth every bit of your money,” writes one reviewer, who like many thinks this is a great electric foot massager for the price. “I think this one does just as good of a job as the more expensive ones. It is definitely good to use on your feet and legs. It does make the swelling in the legs get better, and it does massage the feet well,” one reviewer writes. Another likes it because “it has both heat and non heat options,” while another describes the foot massage as, “intense and touches the key spots on the feet and has made me feel better.” One thing this model lacks is different settings, and there’s only one speed of massage. But lots of reviewers say you just get used to it: “A little ticklish at first, but once my feet got used to the sensation, the massage became very relaxing.”

Best electric shiatsu foot massager

Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager

Thanks to the heating function and 18 rotating massage heads, reviewers agree that this powerful foot massager can soothe even the sorest of feet. “After a few minutes on this machine, my feet feel like new,” says one reviewer, and another writes, “after just the first use, I could feel relief in my feet.” A reviewer who suffers from plantar fasciitis loves that “you will find yourself grinding that sore foot into the spinning balls, knowing that your pain in each step is a fading memory.” And one who says she spends all day on her feet writes, “it has me moaning in pleasure the minute my feet are on it.”

Best electric shiatsu foot and calf massager

CloudMassage Foot and Calf Shiatsu Massager

If you’re looking for a massager that extends up the calf, this one left a reviewer “over-the-top thrilled,” and many other share the sentiment, writing that it “hurts so good,” “felt like fingers were gently massaging my legs and feet,” and “is a game-changer for me.” Several reviewers agree with this one who calls the massager “honestly one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.” Another reviewer writes, “I slept good without restless legs which I suffer from every night,” and a former personal trainer says, “it literally turns your feet to rubber, it’s that complete.”

Best electric shiatsu foot massager for large feet

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager

One of our all-time favorite gifts for moms and dads, this heated shiatsu massager is also beloved by Amazon reviewers because it can accommodate feet of all sizes. One reviewer, who gifted this to her fiancé, writes “the foot beds are large enough for his size 12 feet and someone with smaller feet can use it as well.” Another reviewer, who says a different machine “could not massage the whole foot at the same time,” writes, “I wear a size 10 women’s shoe and there is room to spare for larger feet.” Overall, no matter your foot size, as one satisfied owner says, “This massager gets an A++ for being easy to use and feeling good.”

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