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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it okay for people with a high arched feet to wear shoes with small heels?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It's okay: If you have pain with any shoe - it should not be worn, obviously, more heel gives you more support, so use common sense.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Sure: Like anything else you just have to be careful how you walk.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Yes: A 1 to 2 inch heel is fine.
Dr. Joseph Stilwell
Podiatry 38 years experience
High heels/high arch: Most people with a high arch find a little heel more comfortable than a flatter shoe. The problem potentially, is that the higher the heel-the more pressure on the ball of your feet and toes. Potential big ouch.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Small heels: I assume you mean high heels. As stated some high arch feet do better with a bit of heel , but it does put pressure on the forefoot. See your podiatrist for orthotics that may alleviate problems

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A 49-year-old member asked:

I have very high arched feet, what type of shoes to buy?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Comfortable: You need to find shoes that are comfortable to you. There is no particular brand.

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