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What shoes good for people with high arch feet ?

What shoes good for people with high arch feet ?

New Balance: I like new balance. They have good support and are available in all widths. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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High Arches (Definition)

High arches are a clinical finding in which the curve of the foot extends higher than it normally does, possibly resulting in foot pain ...Read more


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I have extreme high arch feet with ankle strains. What can I do about them?

I have extreme high arch feet with ankle strains. What can I do about them?

Arch: Make sure that you have an arch support that controls your foot in your running/workout shoes and that you have running shoes that control a "supinating" foot. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high arched feet, is there a surgery to correct this?

What to do if I have high arched feet, is there a surgery to correct this?

COMPLEX: Surgery for cavus feet is varied and frequently complex, especially in an adult. It should be reserved for really painful feet, when orthoses and shoe modifications have failed. To paraphrase Dr. Dwyer, an expert on cavus feet; "The least amount of surgery, the better." ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to wear vans when you have high arched feet?

Please advise if it's bad to wear vans when you have high arched feet?

Yes: Vans in general are not good for the feet because have absolutely no arch support. Particularly in a person with high arches, Vans provide no support or stability. I recommend an athletic shoe with arch support such as New Balance, Asics or Saucony. You likely need additional arch support beyond a shoe and I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pros and cons of being born with high arched feet?

Pros and cons of being born with high arched feet?

Stability/Rigidity: High arches are generally less flexible, which translates into greater stability. (the reverse is also true for flatfeet.) this can translate into better athletic ability with greater push-off strength for running and jumping. On the downside, shock absorption is poor due to the rigidity, so stress fractures are more common. Ankle sprains are also much more common with high arches. ...Read more

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What should I do if high arched feet is causing foot pain?

What should I do if high arched feet is causing foot pain?

Have it evaluated.: Have your feet evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. You may benefit with use of custom foot orthoces. ...Read more

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What should one look for when you buy a pair of shoes for your high arched feet?

Good Fit: All leather, if you are able to wear tennis shoes i suggest new balance. ...Read more

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What potential injuries can result from putting high arched feet in stability shoes?

Probably none: A stability shoe is one that is made very rigid in the mid-sole area mainly in theory to reduce foot pronation (flattening of the arch). I do not see where this can injure a person with a high arched (supinated) foot structure. High arched individuals ususally have issues with shock absorption and may benefit with otc arch supports or custom orthotics to better distribute stress across the feet. ...Read more

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