If you’re a city girl, you know that when it comes to shoes, form follows function, as comfort and support are the priority when you’re trekking from downtown to uptown and back again. This is especially true if you have high arches, as finding the right shoes can be challenging. However, style shouldn’t have to submit to support, and we believe that you can, in fact, have the best of both worlds.
If you have dainty, high arches, fret not—you won’t be condemned to wearing sneakers with orthotics all summer long. There’s no reason you can’t have your cake and eat it too in the form of this season’s hottest shoe trends. It’s just a matter of looking for some key characteristics like rigidity, padding around the ankle, a well-cushioned footbed, and space around the toes so you can move them freely.
These components in a shoe will keep you walking comfortably all day, from coffee to shopping to a late lunch with friends. Keep reading to find out the best shoes for high arches and shop some of our favorite styles.