Top three arches supported women sandals for flat feet that get great reviews are: Birkenstock, Dr Comfort, and Fitflops. Wearing good arches supported sandals can be helpful in relieving pain, providing comfort and support to your whole body alignment. Having said that, you might get a little discomfort if you are not used to wear arches supported footwear. And you need to wear it gradually that give your body to accommodate the new walking foundation.
These three are the best sandals I have tried, with pros and cons listed below.
Birkenstock is from Germany. They are made from the highest quality materials, with cork and leather. I just love the simple design. There are a lot more of designs and type of shoes, it is time to upgrade your sandals and makes your toes shine!
- If you have a wider forefoot or your little toe come outward when you are walking, this is more suitable for you as the design keeps all your toes inside
- It shapes to your feet with your wearing period.
- Good arch support.
- Adjustable T-Strap
- As they are made of cork, they are less cushioning compared to those that are made of rubber and EVA.
- Not waterproof
- Not suitable for sweaty feet as they are made of leather (Go for EVA Birkenstock instead).
One customer reviewed that: these are not comfortable when you first put them on but become a lot more comfortable as you continue to wear them.
If you are wearing them to the beach or water activities, here is the waterproof Birkenstock from $39.95. They are stylish, lightweight, cheaper, waterproof and easy to clean. However, it is not recommended to be left in direct sunlight as it can shrink at high temperature. Available in different colors and designs.
The Dr. Comfort orthotic sandal is a lightweight thong-style sandal. It helps correct posture, alleviate foot pain, back pain and aching legs. Get it for $59.99.
- Available in two widths: E and 2E
- More cushioning foot bed and arch support
- Medical Graded footwear
- Suitable to wear inside the house
- Not suitable for swollen feet as the straps might be too tight and put pressure on the upper feet
Can’t live without a bit of heels? Need more fashionable look? FitFlops sandals offer dressy sandals with wide range of designs and materials to match your day-to-day outfit.
- Adjustable buckle strap
- Arch support
- Different footbed materials
- Not suitable for wide forefoot type as they are designed with standard width
One customer reviewed that: Love the way these fit! The shock absorbency in these are more pronounced, and you feel more of a bounce when you walk. I hesitated to buy these with the cork footing, but to my surprise they weren’t hard at all, if anything it was very soft.
Tips before ordering online
Sizing Guide and reviews- Research to avoid regret
As different shoes companies have their own measuring guide, it is suggested to read those reviews before decide your size. Although some sellers are kind enough for the free return, but this can be prevented just by do some research beforehand.
And one more thing.. Measure during evening time or when you feet swell to avoid buying a smaller size of the shoes
Which one is your fav?
Birkenstock and Dr Comfort’s sandals are suitable for wider forefoot types; Dr Comfort and Fitflops are more cushioning; Birkenstock and Fitflops are more dressy with more designs available. Best of all, they are shoes that aim to provide comfort and arch support, that you need for your flat feet.
Read here for recommendation for orthotics friendly shoes for women.
Leave a comment below if you are wearing one of the shoes above, either good or bad.
Let me know in the comment if you have a great sandal that must be included in too!