Comfortable Women's Flats

Published on August 30th, 2023 | by Kirsten Borrink


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):

flats with arch support - revere nairobi

Revere Nairobi

I own these classic flats with arch support, the Revere Nairobi (see my complete review here). The removable footbed offers the best arch support and cushioning I’ve found in any pair of flats. Bonus feature: the envelope vamp is bunion-friendly. Find the Revere Nairobi in sizes 5-12 for $129.95 from and Zappos.

Dansko Larisa

Dansko keeps improving on their stylish flats with arch support, and this season the Larisa makes her debut. How they sneak in enhanced arch support while maintaining a sleek profile, we’ll never know. The Larisa works well for a wider forefoot, high volume foot. Find the Dansko Larisa in euro sizes 36-42 (5.5-11.5) for $125 from, Zappos, and Walking Co.




Vionic Caroll

The Vionic Caroll is back for another season due to its popularity with women seeking classic, supportive flats for work. A happy Zappos customer reports:

“I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, and have been searching high and low for a supportive pair of flats for work. I’m on my feet all day and these shoes are very comfortable, and cute. They have great and arch support for flats.”

The round toe box and lower vamp should cover bunions without irritating them. Find the Vionic Caroll in sizes 5-12, medium and wide widths for $119.95 from Zappos, and Amazon.

L’Amour Des Pieds XAVAR

The L’Amour des Pieds Xavar flat is a quality-made beautiful shoe with a memory foam insole and moderate arch support–more than you’d find in a typical flat. Find it in sizes 5.5-11 for $239.95 from Nordstrom and Zappos.

Paul Green Daphne

In a world of thick-soled loafers, the handcrafted Paul Green Daphne remains true to the classic loafer silhouette. Austrian-made, the Paul Green Daphne features soft Italian leather uppers, a cushioned insole with arch support and a horse-bit hardware feature across the vamp. Online reviews are overwhelmingly positive for fit, feel and quality. Find the Paul Green Daphne in sizes 6-10.5 for $329-389 from Zappos, Nordstrom, and Amazon.

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