What Sandals Have Good Arch Support for Women?

Updated February 21, 2017

If you suffer from aching feet you should consider the possibility that your footwear does not offer you proper arch support. Wearing footwear that lacks good arch support can cause heel, knee or lower back pain in individuals whose have an uneven weight distribution or abnormality in the build of their feet. Some shoes and sandals provide good built-in arch support/


Sandals by Chaco, Inc. including the Devotee Gunnison, Enigma Yampa, Enigma Vibram Yampa, Irony and Irony Yampa lines carry the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. Chaco flip flops such as the Ecotread and the Flip Ecotread also provide good arch support. Chaco sandals feature soft polyester adjustable straps that maintain a consistent fit, providing durability and comfort in addition to arch support.


Elegant sandals by Dansko, with collections including Arcadia, Belmont, Sausalito, Capri, Sanibel and Walden have a Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. Stapled outsoles provide good arch support for individuals who want to buy a sandal with proper support. Dansko's sandals include the same outsoles as the popular Dansko nurses' shoes.


Orthoheel's sandals have orthotics built in to their collection of sandals. The sandals, with the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval, have a deep heel cup to help stabilise, realign and support the wearer's feet. Orthoheel's women's sandals and flip flops include the Orthaheel Solana, Porto Adjustable Slides, South Beach Sandal and Lisa Flip Flops.


Sole sandals mould to the wearer's feet, with adjustable arch height, shaped forefoot and a supportive aligning heel cup. These elements create continuous support across the soles of the wearer's feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association places their Seal of Approval on Sole sandals which offer arch support, comfort and control. Sole's line of women's sandals include Premium, Casual and Sport Flips and Sport Slides.

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