Are you on the hunt for supportive women’s booties and unsure about whether or not good arch support is a must-have? You’re not alone! While you may hear about the benefits of arch support in relation to athletic shoes, many people are unsure of whether or not arch support is a necessary feature to look for in other types of shoes, such as booties. We want you to understand why arch support matters, which is why we will outline the benefits of wearing booties with good arch support. Our comprehensive guide will give you the introductory knowledge you need to know why arch support could be the key to relieving your foot pain and impart a number of health benefits while boosting your overall comfort. Keep reading to learn more about stylish orthopedic shoes and choosing the right bootie!
We not only want to help you understand why arch support is a feature you should never skip when you’re looking for supportive booties, but we also want to help you find both comfort and style. There are many benefits of wearing women’s booties with arch support, keep reading to learn how Vionic technology and Vio-Motion Support can help make sure your feet stay comfortable and supported with every step. Check out our blog, 5 Things to Look For When Buying Comfortable Booties, to help with your search!
The Importance of Wearing Booties With Good Arch Support
Before you can start shopping for a new pair of women’s booties, first let’s walk through the importance of wearing booties with good arch support. Our comprehensive guide will give you all of the introductory knowledge you need to have a clear understanding of why arch support matters and the benefits of wearing booties with proper arch support.
What Exactly Do Our Arches Do?
Before we dive into the benefits of wearing shoes with arch support, we want to walk you through exactly what the arches of our feet do. While the arches of the feet are an essential structural element of our feet, many people don’t know exactly what their role is and how much they matter. The arches of the feet are one of the most important structural elements of our feet because they are responsible for absorbing the majority of the pressure that is exerted on your bodies with every step and stride we take. In fact, the arches of the feet can bear two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand pounds of stress with every mile that we walk. That’s a lot of stress to bear!
It’s also beneficial to know that arches are a unique feature of our bodies that can vary significantly in height between individuals with some people having high, rigid arches, others having flexible, flat feet, and some landing somewhere in between. Arch height is also impermanent and can change as you age depending on a variety of different factors. Depending on your arch height, you may be more prone to developing certain foot conditions. Now that you’re an expert on what the arches of your feet do, we want to walk you through the benefits of arch support.
The Benefits of Arch Support
Because of how vital the arches of your feet are to your movements, supporting them properly can result in a number of important benefits. Below are a handful of the top benefits of wearing booties with arch support.
- Arch support can lessen or prevent arch and foot pain. So many of us suffer from foot and arch pain from wearing shoes that lack the supportive features our feet need to be comfortable and pain-free. By making the transition to comfortable boots that have proper arch support, you can lessen or prevent the arch and/or foot pain you may be experiencing. This is especially vital if you are suffering from a foot condition that is hindering your movements due to foot pain. We know you will be looking for relief and comfort as soon as possible and we’re here to help! By wearing booties with arch support, you can lessen and prevent your foot pain, arch pain, and heel pain.
- Arch support can help to distribute pressure more evenly across your feet. As we mentioned above, when it comes to arches, there is no one-size-fits-all. Depending on your unique arches, some areas of your feet may be more prone to absorb pressure than others, which can lead to foot pain and subsequent food conditions over time. Properly supporting the arches of your feet allows the pressure of your stride to be distributed more evenly across your feet and helps to maintain your natural alignment.
- Arch support can help to prevent injury to your arches over time. By now you know that your arches are a vital part of your feet, but did you know that if they are continuously unsupported over time, they can collapse? Once arches have collapsed, a variety of other painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, can develop as a result. By keeping your arches properly supported, you can help prevent your arches from harm.
- Arch support can help provide stability and balance. In addition to your arches being an integral part of absorbing the shock of your movements, did you know that they also play a key role in your balance and stability? The arches of your feet help to stabilize each of your movements and create balance as your feet absorb the pressure of your strides. The arches of your feet also help you to be able to adapt to changes in terrain as you move, such as a transition from walking on the pavement to hiking up a mountain. When your booties have proper arch support, they can help to provide stability and balance by keeping the arch properly supported as you move.
Now that you know some of the top benefits of wearing booties with good arch support, we want to walk you through some of the consequences of wearing footwear that improperly supports your arches.
The Consequences of Improperly Supported Arches
We know it can feel like the fashion industry does not consider comfort and the foot health industry does not consider fashion, which is why many people end up wearing booties that lack the supportive infrastructure that your feet need to make sure that it is properly aligned with your body and your arches are supported with every movement. Over time, this can lead to a number of consequences that can be painful and hinder your movements.
One of the primary consequences of wearing booties and other footwear that lack arch support is that you may experience foot, arch, and/or heel pain as a result. We know that you want to be able to be comfortable and pain-free no matter what activity you’re doing and arch support is key to preventing and lessening foot pain. When you wear unsupportive footwear for an extended period of time, there can also be long-term consequences, such as collapsed arches, which results from prolonged strain to the ligaments that support the arches of the feet. When it comes to your arches, the consequences can be painful and long-lasting, which is why finding booties that have good arch support are critical.
We’ve built our business around making sure that you never have to settle to unsupportive footwear to get the fashion-forward styles you love, you can have both! At Vionic, we understand the science of the way we move and have developed our Vio‑Motion Support with experts in foot and body movements to make sure that you can have all of the adorable booties you love with cutting-edge biomechanical technology built-in. In every pair of Vionic booties, you will have our biomechanical technology built-in underneath your foot to hug your arches like a natural footprint and keep you supported with every step.
We want you to feel comfortable and ready to take on the day, which is why our booties support all of the essential elements of your feet, including your arches. Our full-contact arches support with hug your arches like your natural footprint, providing you all-day comfort and support. Our booties are also designed with a deep heel cup that will provide you will essential stability and a ball-of-foot cushioning to boost your comfort and provide pain relief. Check out our women’s shoes and ankle boots for all seasons to find a style—such as booties vs. ankle boots—you love with all of the support your feet need.