November 28, 2021 12:06 am

Boots Can Cause Major Damage to Your Feet if You Need Arch Support—These Ones Are Podiatrist-Approved

Raise your hand if you’ve ever struggled with foot pain from wearing uncomfortable shoes—specifically boots. That’s pretty much all of us, but especially those with high arch feet, which is why you’re probably here. Looking for the best boots with arch support—Newly Jordans  and we’ll get to that soon! One of the most common foot issues, high arches is something that is inherited genetically, but can also be caused by a medical condition. High arches can make certain types of shoes, like boots, more painful to wear, and wearing the wrong ones can also contribute to further issues down the line.

So, how do you know if you have high arches? According to Chanel J. Perkins, DPM, it’s basically the opposite of having flat feet. “A high arched foot is going to produce a footprint where the toes, ball of the foot, lateral portion of the foot and the heel are the only structures visualized, showing that more weight is exerted on the ball of the foot and the heel,” she explains. “The arch makes no contact with the ground and does not flatten out with weight bearing.” In medical terms, this particular foot type is called “cavus foot.”

Unfortunately, having high arches can make your feet susceptible to problems such as plantar fasciitis, which is characterized by pain and inflammation in the bottom of your foot. “The wrong shoe can cause plantar fasciitis, aka heel pain, midfoot instability, aka, Nike Shoes for Men arch pain, and Achilles tendonitis, aka, leg ankle,” says Najwa Javed, DPM and founder of E’MAR Italy. Perkins adds, “Patients will also present with callouses on the ball of the foot and may also develop hammertoes.”

While there are options like orthopedic inserts, you can also simply look for boots with arch support and proper cushioning. Perkins says to keep an eye out for sturdy boots with a heel lift or wedge. “The wider the heel, the better for increased stability,” she says. “I would recommend heels no more than four inches. Lace-up boots are great because there is a greater opportunity for ankle support. A boot designed with a heel or a wedge will naturally contour to a high arched foot.” Meanwhile, she says to avoid styles that are completely flat since these will offer no support for high arches.


In general, Javed says to look for shoes with three main features: Yeezy Release Date 2021 the sole should be semi-stiff; it should have at least a one inch heel counter, since the elevated heel can help with reducing the arch strain; and it should have semi-rigid arch contact. “Every shoe that has a stiff material along the arch is great for anti-pronation, like the Birkenstock. Having too much pronation can cause severe arch collapse and lead to many issues.”

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