Arch Support Sandals Are Worth Every Penny

Mar 26th, 2010 by John Almodovar | 5 Comments So Far

arch-feetArch support sandals are thought of as the best of best by many in the footwear industry when it comes to sandal design.  Typically, most customers think sandals are just simple shoes – something to quickly put on and take off.  Unfortunately, simple doesn’t necessarily equal healthy; and many customers buy sandals at local department stores because they are less expensive.  But what many of us don’t know is that these types of sandals can eventually cause foot problems because they lack the health features that come with quality made arch support sandals and arch support flip flops.  It’s really the footbed design that makes all the difference.  By wearing arch support sandals with contoured footbeds, you’ll gain many benefits that will improve your health and comfort.  To give you a better insight, we selected some of the top brand names at that carry various styles of arch support sandals and arch support flip flops.

orthaheelOrthaheel Sandals
Orthaheel arch support sandals have one of the most innovative footbed designs in the market.  Their footbed features the Try-Planar Motion Control system, which was biomechanically and podiatrist designed to reduce excessive pronation along the three planes of motion: frontal, sagittal, and transverse.  The footbed’s contoured arch support and deep heel cup will improve comfort and stability; plus lower legs will be correctly aligned and posture improved.  Wearing Orthaheel arch support flip flops can offer relief from heel pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, and back pain.  These sandals are also APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) approved.

chaco1Chaco Sandals
Chaco is one of the first brands to carry arch support flip flops that are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. This was due to their Ergonomic BioCentric® footbed, which provides aggressive arch support to help control over pronation. The footbed also has a heel riser design to allow lateral stability and a sculpted heel cup to improve overall foot stability.  Chaco arch support sandals can improve body alignment to prevent heel pain, ankle pain, knee pain, back pain, and discomfort from plantar fasciitis.

soleSole Sandals
Sole arch support sandals have a unique sole design that is wear moldable. The way it works is that over time the sole will contour to the shape of each foot creating a perfect fit for optimal arch support that will not flatten over time. Because of its wear moldable feature, your feet will be laterally aligned and you’ll experience less injuries and pain caused by misaligned joints.  Sole arch support flip flops are APMA approved and can alleviate pain caused by plantar fasciitis, shin splints, over pronation, and back pain.

moszkitoMoszkito Sandals
Moszkito arch support flip flops come with built-in arch support (16mm and 19mm depending on the style). Their contoured footbed design will help decrease joint fatigue when walking, prevent over pronation and will correct improper alignment of the feet. You’ll experience less joint stress and foot pain because the footbed actually works with the natural structure of the foot. Moszkito arch support sandals can aid in reducing ankle pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, back pain, and hip pain.

naotNaot Sandals
Naot orthopedic sandals share one thing in common – they all come with Naot’s light cork/latex footbed.  Not only does this footbed feature excellent arch support, but also hallux support to ensure proper foot placement to prevent the foot from slipping forward.  The footbed also has an elevated center to release pressure in the joints of the central part of the foot.  Support is provided by its anatomical wide shape – weight is distributed equally over the entire foot ensuring comfort in each step.

Sandals have been with us since the invention of footwear, and luckily, many have changed for the better.  In the world of arch support sandals – you do get what you pay for.  Paying a little bit more for a pair of arch support sandals is an extremely good thing – your feet and health are certainly worth it. also carries top quality sandals from other notable brands such as Finn Comfort, Alegria by PG Lite, Birkenstock, and Spring Step.  These brands also provide sandals with arch support and features that will improve comfort and foot health.


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5 Comments on “Arch Support Sandals Are Worth Every Penny”

  1. barbee said:

    Those are great sandals!!! I have three of the five…guess it’s time to order for this year….

  2. piratesystem said:

    Those are great sandals!

  3. judith said:

    Dear Sir,

    We are orthotic arch support sandals factory from China, — Manignificence Int’l Co., Ltd. Specailized in manufacturing and developing wide range of medical shoes. flip flips, sandals build in good arch supports. If you are interested in us, please feel free to contact with me.

  4. 2342 said:

    barefoot is the best, a million times more good than an arch support sandal

  5. WH252 said:

    Where are the shoes/sandals for small, narrow feet? Why does narrow width begin at size 6 1/2 or 7 for women’s shoes? Bring on the size 5 2AA in a variety of styles and colors!