Why Wear Sandals with Arch Support
If you have arch pain or suffer from a condition like overpronation, finding a good pair of sandals for summer can be challenging. Most sandals lack proper support, which can lead to issues like plantar fasciitis. As warmer weather approaches, orthopedic sandals like PowerStep® sandals helps relieve pain and prevent foot ailments while keeping your feet cool, comfortable, and supported.
What is Arch Support?
The part of a shoe that provides arch support runs in line with your natural foot arch between your heel and the ball of your foot. Formed by several tendons of the foot and lower leg, your foot arch supports your body weight and helps absorb shock when your foot hits the ground. Too much stress on the arch can overwork or overstretch those tendons, resulting in pain.
As you walk, the motion of your foot changes, sometimes rolling inward (pronation) or outward (supination). This irregular movement can cause alignment problems while too much pressure in the heel or ball of your foot may result in painful foot conditions like heel spurs or metatarsalgia.
Having good arch support encourages better alignment and motion control, preventing mild to moderate pronation or supination. It also helps distribute weight evenly across the bottom of your foot, putting less stress on your joints, tendons, and ligaments. In doing so, proper arch support helps prevent and relieve pain from conditions like flat feet, high arches, ball of foot pain, and more.
Benefits of Orthopedic Sandals
Most sandals on the market have little to no support with many of them geared more toward style than function. Comfort features like cushioned heel beds might feel cozy at first, but comfortable shoes don’t fix arch pain. Wearing sandals with arch support built in is beneficial for your feet and your body. Plus, you can easily find orthotic sandals that are just as stylish as they are supportive.
Whether your feet hurt in normal flip flops or you need a comfier beach shoe, the support provided by orthotic sandals can help you avoid common foot problems like pain. Sandals with arch support help by:
- Making it easier to stand for long periods of time without foot or leg pain
- Stabilizing and aligning the feet to correct and prevent mild to moderate pronation
- Promoting better posture while walking or standing
- Improving alignment to reduce ankle, hip, knee, and back pain
- Preventing injuries to the ankles or toes
- Cradling the arch and heel to safeguard your feet from blisters caused by sliding
What Type of Sandal is Good for Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis happens when the connective tissue supporting the sole of your foot becomes inflamed. Often caused by repetitive stretching or high-impact activities, plantar fasciitis is preventable and treatable with by using arch supporting insoles and orthotic footwear.
Orthotic flip flops and slides make great plantar fasciitis shoes, since they provide the support needed to take pressure off the heel and keep the connective tissue properly stretched. Cushioned footbeds help alleviate pain and absorb shock. Sandals for plantar fasciitis can prevent further damage to the plantar fascia while allowing it time to heal correctly.
Why Choose PowerStep® ArchWear™ Sandals?
PowerStep orthotics are the #1 brand recommended by podiatrists for relieving pain from conditions like plantar fasciitis. We’ve taken our clinically proven arch support and put it into our new and improved orthopedic sandals for women and men, making it easy to get the support you need in all your shoes.
ArchWear sandals offer the ideal balance of comfort and support in a summer sandal. The contoured arch and deep heel cradle bolster your feet for improved support, stability, and alignment. Our premium shock absorbing cushioning reduces foot and leg fatigue, so you can walk or stand for longer pain-free.
Personalize your fit with soft, breathable elastic straps, and stay safe on slippery surfaces with durable, non-slip tread. The best sandals with arch support, PowerStep sandals come in several designs from women’s fashion sandals to sleek and stylish men’s slip-ons.
PowerStep Sandals for Support + Pain Relief
Wearing supportive sandals offers real health benefits. If you suffer from lower body pain due to poor posture or a type of foot condition, investing in a pair of quality orthopedic sandals could make all the difference in helping you reclaim long-term foot health. For days you can’t wear your sandals but still need support, PowerStep insoles are available for all conditions and shoe types.