Best Foot Massager Comparison Chart
As soon as you start looking for an electric foot massager in 2017, you’ll realize there are literally hundreds of models available on the market today. Unfortunately, many of them are cheap knockoffs, or an off brand, usually lower quality version of a popular model.
Fortunately, we’re here to help simplify your search. We can’t just flat out tell you what massager you should buy, because it obviously depends on your budget and needs, but we can help.
Here’s our interactive massager comparison chart to help you compare. There’s a longer explanation below, but to get you started, we’ve selected several of the best models from a variety of price categories so you can find what you need. Your feet can find relief!
|Electric Foot Massagers||Style||Price||Rating||Comments
|Portable Relaxing Reflexology Electric Foot Massager||Reflexology|
Rollers and Kneading Cushions
|$$$||A+||Claims "Massaging Robot Arms."
|Dr. Scholl's Warming Foot Massager DRMA7801||Slippers|
|$||B||You get what you pay for, which is a shame, since this is a great looking device. Read my complete review here.
|MediMassager Variable Speed Foot Massager MMF06||Vibrating Platform|
Foot Pad and Arch Bar
|$$$$||A+||One of the most powerful foot massagers available. Read my full MMF06 review.
|$||A||2 groups of 3 nodes counter-rotating against 2 nodes. Well reviewed basic Shiatsu foot massager.
|Massage King Multifunction Foot Massager Leg Knee Ankle Massager Mk9199||Leg, Thigh, and Knee|
Air and Rollers
|$$$$$||A+||Basically, this is the best foot and leg massager available. The cost reflects that, but it's worth it.
|Personal Health Studio Shiatsu Kneading and Rolling Foot Massager AM-201||Shiatsu|
Side and Bottom of Foot
|$$||B||Available in red or black. Very strong pressure. By Kendal.
|CirQlation Elite Massage Foot and Calf Massager||Foot Rollers|
Leg and Calf
|$$$$$||A-||High end model, available in black or espresso.
|HoMedics Shiatsu Foot Massager FMS-200H |
|$||A||High quality for a low-end massager. 12 nodes rotating in 4 groups of 3. Decent durability.
|Deep Kneading Foot Massager SPT AB-763B||Kneading Rollers|
|$$$$||A-||Lots of positive reviews. Multiple program options.
|HoMedics Percussion Foot Massager Fm-10||Slippers|
|$||C||The only battery powered massager on this chart. Relatively weak, but the portability is nice. No heat.
|Ucomfy Acupressure Foot Massager||Acupressure Slippers||$$$||A||Unique acupressure style. With heat.
|Carepeutic Deluxe Hand-touch Kneading Rolling Shiatsu Foot Massager KH385L-B||Shiatsu|
Side and Bottom of Foot
|$$$||A-||Very strong pressure. Adjustable speed and direction
|Wincraft Shiatsu with Heat||Whole foot Shiatsu|
|$$$$||A+||Good replacement for the discontinued i-Need massager. Popular as a gift.
|UComfy Leg, Foot, Calf, and Ankle Massager||Squeeze and Vibration|
Foot and Calf
|$$$$||B+||Adjustable angle. Weighs 30 pounds.
Comparison Chart Explanation
Hopefully you found the above comparison chart easy to understand. Just in case, here are some quick notes about how I put it together:
First, the product titles and images link to the US version of Amazon.com so you can conveniently buy from them. Of course, you can likely find most of these models available elsewhere, but starting with Amazon saves the trouble of messing with comparison shopping on a bunch of sites. We’ve found Amazon nearly always has the best price, best variety, most reliable shipping, and most importantly, the best reviews as you continue your research.
The term “electric foot massager” encompasses a vast range of styles and variety, so I’ve tried to give a brief, couple word explanation of what each model is in the Style column. For instance, some resemble a pair of slippers, some are Shiatsu style (read this if you don’t know what that means), some are based on revolving pressure nodes, and a few are basically expensive (but powerful!) vibrating platforms. Some also massage your legs, while others focus on the soles or the tops of your feet.
Assuming price matters for you, the price category is a great starting point. The dollar signs represent the general price range where you’ll find each model. Of course, the price you find may vary due to sales, seasonal availability, etc. You can find decent foot massagers at pretty much any price point, but in general, you get what you pay for.
- $ = $50 and below – Cheap, low-end range
- $$ = $50 to $100 – Low, mid-range. Popular for Christmas or birthday gifts.
- $$$ = $100 to $150 – The most popular range
- $$$$ = $150 to $250 – Generally high quality
- $$$$$ = $250 and above – For those with medical needs or in need of serious relief for their feet
The rating column should give you a decent idea of the overall quality and especially the durability of each product. The rating displayed is my subjective opinion based on features, quality, and other people’s reviews. As you’d expect, an A rating is better than a C, and the ratings are scaled based on the price.
Amazon themselves overwhelmingly has the best quality and highest quantity of reviews, but do keep in mind that in some cases, the reviews are skewed downwards by shipping issues people have experienced when buying from other sellers. Still, it’s worth checking reviews there before you buy.
Finally, in the comments column, I’ve added a few additional comments about each device. In particular, I’ve provided a link directly to the RelaxingFoot.com foot massager review for products reviewed elsewhere on this site.
Be sure to check out the foot spa comparison chart and our detailed manual foot massager guide!