As cute as they can be, sandals aren’t exactly the most comfortable footwear option out there. Between the sleek, minimalist styles made with ultra-thin soles to keep your feet from touching the ground and the heeled iterations that—even in their most comfortable forms—still have some height to them, chances are these shoes aren’t the first things you reach for when you plan to be on your feet all day. But if there’s one thing that’ll make your sandals that much more comfortable (and worthy of an hour-long walk), it’s a detail you might not suspect: arch supports.
There once was a time when you might have associated arch supports with the likes of your parents and your grandparents (and naturally, their podiatrists), looking past the useful feature for something more aesthetically driven. However, in an era when comfort takes the top priority in fashion, it’s something we can no longer ignore.
Are you tracking with me? If you’re looking for the best sandals with arch support (and ones that’ll go seamlessly with each of your ensembles), scroll on to see our favorites on the market now.
This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.