The 7 Best Shoes for High Arches

best shoes for high arches


Szymon Brzoska - The Style Stalker

Style shouldn’t have to submit to support, and we believe that you can, in fact, have the best of both worlds in reference to your shoes.

If you have dainty, high arches, fret not. You won’t have to wear sneakers with orthotics all summer long. There’s no reason you can’t have your cake and eat it too in the form of this season’s coolest shoe trends. It’s just a matter of looking for some key characteristics like rigidity, padding around the ankle, a well-cushioned footbed, and space around the toes so you can move them freely. Keep reading to find out the best shoes for high arches, and shop some of our favorite styles.

1. Loafers

These shoes have far more shock absorption than mules, don’t bend easily, and have more support around the ankle, which are all characteristics we look for in shoes for high arches.

2. Slingback Block Heels

A perfect complement to any flowing skirt or tailored pants, slingback with a block heels provide everything we’re looking for: ankle straps for ankle support and a lower heel for reduced tension on your foot.

3. Comfortable Sandals

Love ’em or hate ’em, Velcro sandals are here for the next 90 days minimum, and whether you’re here for the look or not, your feet will definitely be happy. This “ugly” shoe trend provides good shock absorption and arch support and is basically orthopedic footwear as a fashion statement. You’re welcome.

4. Wedges

Instead of high heels over three inches (who wants to walk around in those anyway?), opt for cute wedges that not only pair perfectly with jeans or a sundress but will also provide more balance and support.

5. Sneakers

Sneakers are an obvious choice for comfort and support, but luckily they’re also a long-standing fashion trend. Whether it’s a fashion sneaker or a more traditional running shoe, these will provide absorption and cushioning for arch support.

6. Cowboy Boots

The cowboy boot craze is still all the rage. Fortunately, this Western style is usually accompanied by a low heel, padded soles, and ankle support. That might explain why fashion girls were seen wearing them all over fashion week.

7. Ankle Boots

As a forever fan of pairing ruffled, flowing dresses with Dr. Martens, I can’t complain that they happen to be good for my feet as well.