Walking Shoes with the Best Arch Support

Walking Shoes with the Best Arch Support
Good arch support is essential for walking long distances or if you are on your feet all day. Most feet have a natural arch along the inside of the foot that needs to be supported correctly to prevent problems in the toes, muscles and tendons. Luckily, many walking shoes for both men and women have designs and technologies that work to support this natural arch. These shoes will have enhanced supportive pieces in the mid-region of the inner foot to keep your arch from flattening with each step.

New Balance MR737

This walking shoe by New Balance offers extra arch support with its Stability Web. The Stability Web is a structured, rigid arch support that helps the foot maintain its natural arch. At the same time, the Stability Web does not add much weight to the walking shoe. The N Lock lacing and webbing system on the outside of the shoe helps maintain support throughout your movement.

Earth Kinetic-K

This shoe by Earth is designed for walking long distances. The arch support is anatomically modeled to fit your arch and, in turn, works to improve the effectiveness of the heel to ensure correct walking motion. Furthermore, the foot bed is made from mold-able BioFoam that molds to the shape of your foot for added comfort.

Dr. Scholl's

We all know Dr. Scholl's is the king of foot health. While Dr. Scholl's might be known best for therapeutic inserts, the company also makes a line of shoes with added arch support. This lighter, leather walking shoe has a lower profile for every-day wear. The shoe has built in arch support, as well as Dr. Scholl's Air Pillo insoles for comfort. The linings are made of tri-cut foam to keep your feet from rubbing. Dr. Scholl's also has a line of shoes that are constructed to support your arches, but with a younger look and style.

Propet Stability Walking Shoe

Propet shoes are known for their orthopedic design. This walking shoe is a sportier take on the Propet classic, but with the same stability and arch support on the inside and out. An external heel support keeps the foot in place in the shoe so the shoe can continue to support throughout the entire step. The arch of this shoe is actually double supported and has a removable, padded foot bed for extra cushioning.

Ryka Muse Walking Shoe

This women's walking shoe has a rear Guidance Control Bar that guides the way your foot steps. This helps your foot align correctly with the shoe so that your arch is supported correctly by the arch support with each step. You will also experience less tension and muscle fatigue with the rear-foot "cushioning cartridge" that increases energy return and rebound with each step.

Article Written By Heather Broeker

Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.

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