Which shoes are best for plantar fasciitis, flat feet and high arches?

Our feet are the only area of the body that have direct contact with the ground as we stand and walk. They are our foundation. So it's no surprise that we get a few problems with them...

However, we're not just about dealing with people who have problems with their feet. In an ideal world, we're about preventing these problems happening in the first place. However, we know that for some it's a little too late...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is caused by the strain and inflammation of your foot tissues resulting in severe pain in the heel, especially during the first few steps of the day.

With plantar fasciitis, it's key to ensure that your shoe has enough arch support. This spreads the weight of your foot evenly, so the more contact the foot has with the ground, the lower your plantar pressure, resulting in great comfort and support.

Our CustomPro Range offers a choice of three insoles providing customisable comfort in a choice of soft, medium or firm arch support to suit your preference.

Here's what one of our wearers said:

"Since putting on my first pair of WearerTech Relieve's, they've not only relieved the sever stabbing pain in my heels caused by plantar fasciitis, but has completely eradicated it, leaving me pain free and able to concentrate at work.

Flat feet

Flat feet is exactly how it sounds, you either have a very low arch or no arch, meaning that one or both of your feet is flat on the ground. Some people with flat feet don't have many symptoms but it can cause severe discomfort and pain after a period of prolonged standing or working on your feet.

The most common symptom of flat feet is pain in the feet which is caused as a result of strained muscles and connecting ligaments.

It's important to ensure that you wear the correct footwear that's best suited to people with flat feet. Features to look for in work shoes are: wide fitting shoes, wide toe box, and plenty of cushioning.

Our CustomPro Range is designed with a roomy fit, the Transform has 6 eyelet laces meaning you can customise the width of the shoe. The insoles inside the shoe also provide a great deal of comfort

High Arches

High arches are an inherited condition where your arch is much higher than normal. Trying to find any shoes, including work shoes for high arches can be really difficult, as there's often not enough room or support to accommodate a high arch which can be really painful.

It's important to look for shoes that have firm arch support as this ensures that your feet are coming in contact with the bottom of the shoe which helps to distribute plantar pressure. Our CustomPro Range comes with a choice of insoles, I'd suggest going for the firm insole option for high arches.

It's also really important to make sure your foot is stable in the shoe that you are wearing. The lining that we've engineered inside the CustomPro Range styles is very elastic so it supports your foot but also moves with your feet naturally. They also have a roomy fit and a wide toe box which allows your toes to spread naturally.

With any of these foot conditions, we'd really recommend going for our CustomPro Range. It's our range with premium comfort and all the features to accommodate all sorts of foot shapes.

We also have a free no-quibble returns policy so just give them a try it doesn't have to cost you anything.