What kind of shoes should you wear for high arches?
As our expert podiatrist explained, shoes for high arches should rise in the midsole to help bring the ground up to you (i.e. arch support). They should also be well-cushioned to help with shock absorption, and flexible to prevent overuse of your calf muscles, which can lead to achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis.
Is walking barefoot good for high arches?
According to our expert, on non-yielding surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, wood, tiles, or linoleum, barefoot walking will likely have a negative overall impact. On yielding surfaces such as grass and padded carpeting, walking barefoot is fine.
What does arch support do?
Arch support can help bring the ground up toward your midsole to evenly distribute weight across your whole foot while you stand or walk. This can help prevent overuse of the heel and ball of the foot, which can lead to pain and instability.