Improperly supported feet can affect the alignment of all of the structures above. To improve your overall comfort:
✓ Choose shoes with good arch support.
✓ Avoid going barefoot or wearing shoes that lack support (i.e. flip-flops). The following brands of sandals provide better than average arch support: Naot, Fit Flops, Orthoheels, Abeo, Vionic and Yellow box.
✓ Avoid high-heeled shoes or boots (keep heels to a maximum of 1½ inches, especially if you are going to be doing a lot of walking).
✓ “Cross-trainer” athletic shoes tend to provide the best all around support and shock absorption for daily activities.
✓ Patients with fallen arches should consider adding arch supports or orthotics.
✓ Repair or replace shoes with worn soles or heels.