Ballet Flats with Arch Support | Vionic Shoes

Flats versus heels: there’s no question as to which is better for your feet. Or is there? A common myth is that flats are better for your feet than heels, and universally more comfortable. But the truth is, without proper arch support, flats can be just as harmful as high heels.

Vionic shoes minna ballet flat

The most common injury that can occur from wearing thin flats is heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. In fact, NYC-based podiatrist and Vionic Innovation Lab expert Dr. Jackie Sutera advises those suffering from plantar fasciitis to “avoid ‘bad shoes,’” citing “thin ballerina flats” as one of the culprits. In addition to heel pain, Dr. Sutera explains, “There is a fat pad under the forefoot that starts to atrophy naturally over time, due to age and changes throughout a woman’s life. Additionally, there’s the wear-and-tear that happens specifically due to overuse of improper footwear (high heels, flat flip flops, unsupportive ballet flats and even walking barefoot). The natural tissue cushioning under your metatarsals becomes thinner, resulting in pain.”

 

 

Here’s what to look for in your next pair of flats to help combat these issues:
1. A biomechanically contoured footbed that hugs your arches for all-day support.
2. A firm yet flexible midsole that helps with balance and stability.
3. A deep heel cup for further stability and natural alignment from the ground up.
4. A roomy toe box in which you can comfortably wiggle your toes without them feeling crunched.

Check out our top picks for ballet flats with support:

     Vionic shoes savannah flat

 

Savannah Flat
Finally! A pointed toe flat that is both stylish and comfortable. Through thoughtful design and rigorous product testing, we’ve created an option that does not compress the toes any more than our other rounded flats. Plus, this style also comes in wide widths!

Vionic shoes desiree quilted flat

Desiree Quilted Flat
Rounded toe flats have a classic shape that transcends seasons. We’ve added our quilted print to this brand new style and if you’re looking for cute ballet flats in wide widths, you’re in luck!

vionic shoes caroll ballet flat

Caroll Ballet Flat
Even if the sun’s not shining, you can brighten your day with our metallic colored Caroll Ballet Flat. Plus, these are shoes approved by American Podiatric Medical Association. Shop even more APMA-approved shoes.

2 Responses to “ Ballet Flats with Arch Support | Vionic Shoes ”

  1. When you get the wide with please send me a e-,mail. I love the idea of being able to wear flats again. I have terrible feet with no arches,plus a large bunion on my right foot. You can imagine how hard it is for me to find shoes!

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