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5 Graceful Flats With Arch Support (Yes, it’s true!)
Flats with arch support could be considered an oxymoron. Arch support is curvy, flats are flat. However, more and more shoe brands are sneaking in as much as they can without forcing the shoe out of the “flat” category into “comfort loafer.” I’m not promising the same kind of support you’ll find in your New Balance tennies, but your arches will notice anywhere from moderate to excellent support in one of these options (see our category dedicated to comfortable flats for women for even more ideas):
Taos is known for their removable Curves & Pods® footbed with arch and metatarsal support, so we’re thrilled to find it in these classic ballet flats. The Rascal Flat (get it, country music buffs?) features super soft leather uppers and a flexible rubber outsole. Be advised that it runs slightly large and wide so order accordingly. Find the Taos Rascal is available in eight colors, sizes 6-11 for $119.95 from Zappos, TaosFootwear.com, The Walking Company and Nordstrom.
2. Abeo Tia: Exclusive to The Walking Company, the Abeo Tabitha is serious about arch support! Choose either the neutral footbed for enhanced arch support for most foot types, or the metatarsal support with added ball-of-foot support. The elasticized topline provides a snug fit. Available in sizes 6-10 for $119.95 from The Walking Company.
The Abeo Tammy flat is a similar style with enhanced arch support that comes in leopard print! How fun!
4. The pretty Rosalyn flat by Taryn Rose not only offers moderate arch support, but the vamp is designed to envelope bunions without cutting into them. The soft nappa leather uppers are also forgiving of hammertoes and the gentle elasticized topline ensures the flat will stay put and not slip off the heel. Find the Taryn Rose Rosalyn in sizes 5-11 for $165 from Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom. Check out the entire collection of flats with arch support by Taryn Rose at TarynRose.com.
A Nordstrom customer remarks, “I ordered 3 different brands of ballet flats (Tory Burch, Everlane, Vionic) and Vionic Caroll was far and away the most comfortable and best support for my high arched foot.” Even customers with bunions note that the Vionic Caroll’s soft leather conforms to sensitive feet and toes. Find this pretty flat in sizes 6-11, medium and wide widths for $119.95 from Zappos and Nordstrom.