Do you get done with a long day of work and find that your feet are sore and aching? If you’re experiencing residual foot pain and soreness after you’ve been wearing your boots all day, you’re not alone! Many boots lack supportive shoe technology and shock absorption necessary to keep your feet comfortable and properly supported even if you are on the move throughout the day. We know it can be frustrating when it feels like the fashion industry does not consider support and comfort and the foot health industry does not consider style, but there are comfortable shoes for men that offer the best of both worlds. Men’s boots with arch support offer the perfect balance of form, fashion, and function and will be your companion everywhere from the office to the outdoors with comfort every step of the way. But how do you know what to look for? When you’re shopping for supportive work boots, it can be daunting if you don’t know what you need to look for to make sure they will align with your style and provide good arch support all day and night long. We want you to feel empowered with the information you need to make an educated decision about which pair of boots is the right pair for you, which is why we’ve taken the guesswork out and compiled all of the information you need to know when looking for comfortable boots for men. Keep reading to learn more about stylish orthopedic shoes and choosing the right boots for you.
Men’s Work Boots With Arch Support: What To Look For
We know you’re eager to get shopping for the perfect pair of boots to add into your footwear rotation, but first, let’s walk through what you need to look for when you’re shopping for boots with arch support. Having the information you need as you search for the right pair of boots for your style and foot type will make your search a much simpler process.
As we walk through what you need to look for in your search for shock-absorbing boots, we’ve divided our recommendations into the main three aspects of your boots you should be concerned about: function, support and style. The perfect boot should meet your must-haves for all of these categories otherwise, it likely will fall short of your ideal shoe once you start trying to incorporate it into your wardrobe and everyday life. Under each of these categories, we will provide you with the details you should be thinking about and looking for as you peruse through the best and most supportive footwear.
We recommend thinking of the function you are hoping your boots will serve in your wardrobe. Are you looking for comfortable men’s dress shoes to wear to the office? Are you looking for work boots that are durable, have good traction, and have a comfortable fit that can be worn all day? Are you looking for fashionable boots that will elevate your style and give you a dose of edginess? Are you looking for comfortable work boots that can transition from a long day at the office to a night out for beers with friends? No matter what you are looking for, the perfect boot with arch support exists, trust us! To find it, you have to know what purpose you are hoping your boots will serve so that you can select a boot that is functional and will work well, whether that be a lightweight dress boot or a durable work boot.
If you’re looking for a boot that is perfect for the office, try a Chukka boot that features classic stitching detail with a low profile that will add sophistication to any outfit. If you’re looking for a work boot that will be durable even during the colder months, try a taller lace-up boot with durable leather like the Wesley boot, or suede that has a slip-resistant rubber outsole and is treated with a protective coating to protect it against the weather. Such a protective coating will provide a waterproof layer to your winter boots. If you’re looking for the perfect transitional boot that is great for going out or for heading into a meeting, try a Chelsea boot for a classic boot with a modern twist. Once you know what function you want your boot to serve and have narrowed the list to boots that will meet that criteria, the next factor to consider is the support the boot offers.
At Vionic, we believe support is of the utmost importance no matter what type of shoe you are looking for. For them to provide the best arch support, men’s shoes and boots need to have the right supportive infrastructure and features built-in so that all of the critical structural elements of your feet are supported and comfortable as you move. The supportive infrastructure we are referring to composes concepts like orthotic insoles, shock absorbers and the use of a heel cup. Below are a handful of the most vital elements you should be looking for to make sure the boots you select will provide you optimal arch support and comfort.
- Arch Support: For boots to have great arch support, they have to have arch support built-in that will keep your feet comfortable and mimic your natural footprint and tread pattern. Whether you have high arches, low arches, or fall somewhere in between, arch support is critical to comfort and your overall foot health, especially if you plan on standing all day in your boots. By implementing custom orthotics into your footwear can reduce foot fatigue and alleviate any arch pain. Left unsupported, your arches can become collapsed and weakened, which can lead to a number of painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis. Arch support will provide you comfort, stability, and help to provide relief from foot pain.
- Heel Support: In addition to arch support, we recommend looking for great heel support in your next pair of boots. A deep heel cup will give you increased stability and comfort by helping to position your feet and prevent overpronation and supination from occurring. If you have flat feet, you are likely to be more susceptible to overpronation, which is when the feet roll inwards. If you have high, rigid arches, you’ll trend more towards supination, which is when the feet roll outwards. In either case, heel support will be a game changer for your comfort and stability.
- Cushioning: Hate sore feet after a long day? Who doesn’t! The key to comfort is cushioning. Think of padding and cushioning in your shoes as clouds that will encase your feet and protect them from pain. With every step you take, you are exerting force and impact on your feet and all of the elements within them. Cushioning helps to soften the pressure of the impact and keep your feet comfortable with every step.
- Biomechanical Footbed: If you want unparalleled support and comfort, we suggest looking for a biomechanical footbed that will harness the latest technology to hug your natural footprint and keep every element of your feet supported and cushioned as you move throughout the world. A pair of boots that utilize orthotic technology will make it feel like you are walking on air, even when you’re standing on your feet all day.
Now that you know some of the top supportive features to look for in your boots, the next element to consider is style.
At Vionic, we know that you can have all of the supportive features in the world in your shoes, but if they aren’t a style you love, you’ll never experience their true benefits because you won’t wear them. We have built our business around making sure that you never have to choose between support and style, you can have both! When you’re looking for the perfect pair of boots with arch support, make sure you think about how the boots will fit into your wardrobe and complement your style. For you to get all of the amazing benefits of supportive footwear, you need your boots to be a style you love and will be able to wear frequently. If you love dark, leather boots with an edge, opt for a taller pair of lace-up boots with a black leather construction. If you want something that is classy but fun, a leather Chelsea boot may be your perfect match. No matter what your style is, the perfect boot exists and we want to help you find it. We have men’s boots in a variety of fashion-forward styles for you to choose from with all of the supportive features you need built-in to keep your arches comfortable and supported with every step.