Dr. Cunha says he often recommends this brand for its molded midsoles, which provide excellent arch support. "It's designed to help mitigate foot, heel, and arch support for superior comfort and support of the plantar fascia," he explains. With the New Balance Classics Sneaker, wearers are offered plenty of padding around the ankles and in the tongue, plush cushioning on the midsole, a TPU heel insert for extra support, and an everyday silhouette that works well with basically everything in your closet.
"Very comfortable," raved one reviewer. "Took them out of the box and walked all over Philadelphia for a weekend without any issues." Another shopper noted that they're best suited for "a comfortable day of shopping, running errands and generally being on my feet" and shared that they "found these to be deep enough to accommodate an orthotic."
A favorite for Dr. Cunha and Dr. Yau, this white, black, and pink pair from Asics is stylish enough that you'll want to show them off, but still boasts tons of foot-supportive details that will cushion your high arches and relieve any signs of strain. "It has cushioning and traction, which is helpful for high arches as it can give support which may reduce stress and injury," explains Dr. Yau. "It contains guide sole technology to reduce the load placed on the limb from foot strike to toe-off, which allows a high arch foot to function through gait a lot easier." In fact, one reviewer says wearing them "feels like walking on gel pillows."
These Mephisto sneakers deliver major style points that make them ideal for your everyday wardrobe, whether the occasion calls for casual or dressy. And with plenty of arch support and a soft footbed for shock absorption, they're also a good choice for anyone with high arches. Plus, the sneakers come with a removable anatomical insole for extra comfort, which Dr. Yau says will "support the arch and cushioning the foot, protecting the metatarsal and heels by reducing pain, callus build-up, and pressure." Fans of the sneaker love its lightweight feel and quality construction.
"These shoes are incredibly lightweight but also very well made," one reviewer shared. "They are one of my go-to pairs when I know I have to walk a long distance or be on my feet all day. Fit like a glove, true to size, they are a step (or two or three!) above your regular sneaker and will make a world of difference as to how your feet feel at the end of the day."
"These shoes are super supportive but are still sleek and look so cute," one shopper said. "I love them for long walks and runs." Another added, "There is plenty of room in the toe box and they are very comfortable."
If your walks oftentimes turn to runs, or you find yourself wearing your walking sneakers to your workouts, you'll need a supportive and responsive sneaker like the Saucony Endorphin Shift. "I love this shoe as it is very hip and [colorful], making anyone walking with you envious," Dr. Yau says. "It has breathable mesh uppers so the toes can breathe and stay dry. By having a lightweight cushioning, it provides a spring of the rearfoot and a medial rubber wrap that increases structure and support, which is ideal for those with the high arch feet." The brand's FormFit technology allows the sneaker to conform to your foot, creating a personalized fit.
Boasting a podiatrist-approved contoured EVA foam midsole for optimal arch support, this athletic sandal ensures that your foot is cushioned, stable, and comfortable with every stride. It also has a shock absorbing pad in the heel for added support and stability, plus breathable quick-drying straps that are made from 100 percent recycled plastic. If your walks bring you to the trails or somewhere slick, the sandal's tractioned rubber outsole has enough grip to keep you balanced and on course.
"I have had plantar fasciitis in the past and get very tight calves," one shopper began. "They were billed as hiking sandals I think but I only wear them on streets/sidewalks. They are very comfortable and I've had no issues with comfort or pain, etc. There is a bounce to your step in the heel, which I love."
Made of durable and breathable materials, this hiking shoe from Merrell is strong enough for any trailhead and keeps your foot feeling comfortable and supported. "The Merrell M Select Fit.Eco+ blended EVA contoured footbed with added zonal arch and heel support is great to give those high arches support," Dr. Yau assures. Additionally, its cushioned design ensures shock absorption and stability while its carefully crafted outsole gives you the traction to take on the trail with confidence.
"I have very wide feet, plantar fasciitis and the beginnings of a bunion, but these were comfortable right out of the box for me," one reviewer shared. "The first day I wore these on a 7+ mile fast hike over varied terrain with lots of up and down, no problem. The next day a 10+ mile hike with less hills but varied terrain and again, no problem."