15 Best Sandals with Arch Support for Women 2023
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15 Best Sandals with Arch Support for Women 2023

Jun 11, 2023

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Trust me—your feet will thank you.

Real talk: If you live in a super walkable city or happen to be on your feet all day for work, it’s just not practical to prance around in stilettos (as much as we love a good prance) all day long. At a certain point, you’ve probably found yourself wondering if there are any cute shoes out there that don’t leave the dogs barking at the end of the day—enter: sandals with arch support.

What does it mean for a shoe to have good arch support? Basically, it’s when the midsection of your shoe is a lil thicker so that it can curve up against your foot rather than leaving an unfortunate gap under your arch. And don't worry, wearing orthopedic sandals doesn't have to lead to the untimely death of your personal style—I’ve put together an edit of some of the best ergonomic shoes from brands that offer arch support in the form of chunky soles and trendy platforms, bc you deserve to take care of your feet without being mistaken for your grandpa. Justice for people with foot problems, TYVM! Here are some of our faves:

Cute, right? Ready to shop even more chic, colorful, comfy shoes with arch support? Keep scrolling for our favorite supportive picks, below.

Sizes: US 5-12

Colors: Lavender Haze, Level Ultimate Grey, Angora, Bone Brown, Cocoa, Curry, Java, Scoop Apricot, Sushi Brown, Sushi Magenta, Sushi Ocean, Black, Phase Azure Blue, Progress Pride, Vary Primary, Desert Rose, Court Fudge, Dappled Ochre, Earth Grey, Mottle Blue, Navy, Retro Black, Teal

Material: Polyester and rubber

Chacos are super beloved amongst nature lovers, hikers, and campers alike for good reason. They offer incredible arch support and support healthy alignment while being comfortable for feet of all widths and shapes—so hop on the bandwagon and wear your Chacos Tan™️ with pride.

THE REVIEWS: “These are the best all-purpose sandals I've owned in years. I love both how comfortable (I have wide feet, but the ‘regular’ fits great) and versatile they are, on top of the colors,” writes a reviewer. “Hoping they'll hold up for years to come and am excited that I'll be able to send them in for repairs rather than having to toss/donate them once they're well worn.”

Sizes: US 5-12

Colors: Black/Sea Salt, Honest Beige/Gum, Safari/Jet, Sea Salt/Black

Material: Leather, molded EVA, rubber

High heels, but make them comfy and street-style approved. These lug sole sandals have a super bold silhouette that’ll give you an extra 2.25 inches of height.

THE REVIEWS: “I have had these shoes for 3 months and I love them. They are comfortable, sturdy and the bottom grips any ground and feels stable,” a shopper notes. “I like that they give me the perfect amount of height as well. Love them!”

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Cream, Black, Macaroon, Poppy

Material: Leather

“Orthotic” is a decidedly unsexy word, but you’d never know these leather orthotics aren’t just regular ol’ leather sandals. The double strap detailing is *chefs kiss* so good.

THE REVIEWS: Very comfortable and super cute! This shoe is super supportive for my very high arches,” one buyer notes. “The style is perfect to wear with summer dresses and the soft leather feels nice on your skin.”

Sizes: US 4-11.5

Colors: Andorra/Petal Trim, Chili Red/Damask Rose, Limestone Yak Nubuck, Black/Mole/Black, Damask Rose/Rose Dust, Atmosphere/Ice White/Black, Birch, Titanium, Straw/Shadow White, Air/Dusty Blue

Material: PU, leather, and rubber

These sandals have moderate arch support, which means that they’ll be v comfy on your feet but won’t push your foot into overpronation (basically, overdoing it with the support).

THE REVIEWS: “Best shoes ever! This is my second pair because I love them so much. I bought my first pair about 4 years ago and wore them almost every day in the warm weather seasons,” one reviewer writes. “They felt like nothing was on my feet. I wore them in the ocean, on hikes through streams, for physical therapy (Dr. approved), etc. They continued to look brand new. The only way I can tell my new pair apart from the old is the sole of the shoe.”

Sizes: US 4-11.5

Colors: Shimmering Fuchsia, Purple Fog, Light Rose

Material: Suede, cork, EVA

Margo Robbie wore pink Birkenstocks in the Barbie movie, so naturally I, too, will be wearing pink Birkenstocks. The iconic Arizona Suede style has a cork footbed that naturally adapts to the shape of your foot and offers excellent arch support.

THE REVIEWS: "This is the classic Birkenstock with great comfort and arch support,” a shopper writes. “Good for anyone with high arches who needs a supportive shoe.”

Sizes: US 5-16

Colors: Peach, Black, White, Tan

Material: Closed cell foam

Easy slides are a necessity for fabulous pool days *and* days where you’re barely making it out the door to grab a hungover morning coffee. Might as well grab a double-duty pair that offers arch support!

THE REVIEWS: “I love my Archie flip-flops and now my slides are one of my favorites as well,” a happy customer notes. “They are so comfortable and have the right amount of support to wear them all day! Love them!”

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Tan Leather, Black Leather

Material: Leather, EVA, rubber

This is legit the most versatile shoe I’ve ever seen. You could pack these for a week-long trip abroad, wear them on a first date, or easily pair them with a midi dress for work.

THE REVIEWS: “I purchased the tan sandal, and they are so comfortable! I wore them all day the first day I had them,” writes one reviewer. “I love that they have a buckle instead of Velcro. The arch support is excellent and so is the footbed.”

Sizes: US 6-11

Colors: Tan, White

Material: Suede and EVA

Adding another item to our Quiet Luxury starter pack—chic, neutral slides with anatomical arch support that feel like literal heaven when you wear them. That’s luxury, right?

THE REVIEWS: Slides can sometimes be hit or miss because everyone has different foot heights, which is why I love that these particular slides have an adjustable closure for a custom fit.

Sizes: US 5-14

Colors: Light Multi, Black, Atmosphere Black/White, Vista Blue Indigo, Sherbert Multi, Gemina Neutral Multi, Diamond Air Blue, Diamond Mood Indigo, Basil/Maple Sugar Multi, Basil, Etching Black/Grey

Material: Recycled plastic, EVA, nylon, rubber

Another classic comfy sandal: The Teva Hurricanes. They’re meant to stabilize your foot on rocky ground as you hike, and they’re also great for stabilizing high arches. Plus, these vegan babies are partially made of recycled plastic, and can be sent back to Teva when you’re done (like, years down the line) to be recycled again.

THE REVIEWS: “My first pair of Tevas (after trying chacos and returning them) and I am in LOVE,” a shopper raves. “I've received so many compliments. They are so comfortable, I literally wear them everyday. (I have flat feet.) They fit well, I have worn them through water, on hikes, around town...everywhere.”

Sizes: US 5-10

Colors: Wild Lavender

Material: Microfiber, neoprene, EVA

Does anyone know how to send out a public service announcement? Bc I just found ergonomically-shaped, supportive sandals that also happen to be blinged-out and soooo Y2K. As Paris Hilton would say, “That’s hot.”

THE REVIEWS: “Fitflop shoes have been my go to brand of shoes for travel where I will be doing a lot of walking,” writes a customer. “I wanted a pool slide for a cruise I will be going on. These are not only super stylish, but very comfortable and reasonably priced. I love them!”

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Diva Blue/Outer Space, Earthenware, Violet Bloom/Outer Space, Wistful Mauve/Peach Whip, Impala/Coastal Sky, Trellis/Mist Green, Black/Dark Gull Gray, Butterfly/Festival Fuchsia, Fiesta/Castlerock

Material: EVA and jersey

POV: You just completed a crazy long-distance run and need to give your feet some love (and some breathing room) ASAP. Enter: these recovery flip-flops, which are super lightweight and easy to throw in your workout bag.

THE REVIEWS: “I have heel spurs and I've spent so much time, energy and money trying to find the perfect fit. Once I bought the Hoka Sandal my everyday life changed for the better,” one shopper writes. “My swelling went down tremendously, my feet ache less and they are extremely comfortable. I would recommend anyone to buy these Sandals because I know you won't be disappointed! 😁”

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: Black Hydro, White Hydro

Material: PU-coated leather

Did you know that when you shell out $$ for Docs, you’re not only getting high-quality leather and grunge vibes but you’re *also* getting great arch support?

THE REVIEWS: “I've only worn them once and they're very comfortable! I was worried I'd get blisters breaking them in but I didn't,” a customer writes. “I also got a bunch of compliments.”

Sizes: US 5-11

Colors: All Black, Light Tan, Stone Beige, Tahiti Blue

Material: Leather and rubber

Wear ‘em to the office, wear ‘em on your weekend adventures, throw ‘em in your purse to change into when the stilettos start hurting—if I could only choose one summer shoe, it would be a simple leather slide like this pair.

THE REVIEWS: “These sandals are really comfy. If you have issues finding wide-fit shoes I really recommend buying these,” writes one shopper. “They fit my feet really well. I can’t wait to wear these sandals for summer.”

Hannah is the assistant shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, covering all things from cute apartment decor to trendy fashion finds, TikTok products that are actually worth your $$$, and the perfect gift to buy for your boyfriend's mom. She previously wrote for Seventeen and CR Fashion Book. Follow her on Instagram for hot takes on red carpet fashion and unhinged updates on the books she’s reading on the train.

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