Best Flip flops for High Arched Feet | Seattle Podiatrist Larry Huppin

Author: Foot & Ankle Center of Washington

Hi. Today, I want to talk about flip-flops and sandals for high-arched feet. And if you want an updated list at all times of what our recommendations are on the best sandals and flip-flops for this type of foot, just go to our website and do a search for "flip-flops" or "sandals for high-arched feet" and you'll come up with that list. So couple issues you need to keep in mind when you have a high-arched foot. Number one is that this part of the foot in the center is not bearing any weight at all. So all the way is born by the heel and by the forefoot, and those areas become very prone to pain under here and under here. So our goal when we treat this problem is to try and transfer the pressure off of those areas and get this area to maintain some arch.

So if it's in the winter, you're wearing shoes, you can get some good orthotic devices, particularly custom orthotics that are made to conform very, very close to the arch of the foot, and that works well to redistribute force. But if it's summer and it's warm out, you want to wear some flip-flops, it becomes a little bit more difficult. There are, however, a couple models of flip flops and a couple brands on the market that do an exceptional job and make flip-flops that have higher than average arches, so they will work better at taking pressure off of those painful areas in the high arch. So this is one of my very favorites. This is the brand Vionic and almost all Vionic sandals do come with a much higher than average arch that works great for people who have higher than average arches. So you can find any of the Vionic models if you just go to our website and can do the search for "best flip-flops for high arches." You'll find a link to some of our favorites. Another one I like is this brand here called Aetrex.

And Aetrex, like Vionic, has an excellent arch support, much higher than average. So for people with high arches, it really works quite well at getting the pressure off of the heel and off of the ball of the foot and making for a much more comfortable flip-flop or sandal. And again, they have a lot of different models. All of them come with this really great arch support.

Now, of the two of them, I think Vionic is the best. It has a little bit higher arch, but the Aetrex are also quite nice. So again, if you want a list of these and also any that we've added since the time that this video was made, go to our website, do a search for "flip-flops for high arches" and you'll come up with the most updated list.

Best Flip flops for High Arched Feet | Seattle Podiatrist Larry Huppin

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Best Flip flops for High Arched Feet | Seattle Podiatrist Larry Huppin

Hi. Today, I want to talk about flip-flops and sandals for high-arched feet. And if you want an updated list at all times of what our recommendations are on the best sandals and flip-flops…

By: Foot & Ankle Center of Washington