Women love shoes. However, it gets more important as you get older that your shoes don’t just look good, but that they also feel great on your feet. That’s why you may need to think about choosing arch support shoes.

Unfortunately, for many of us over 40 it gets harder to wear uncomfortable shoes as we age and we do need shoes with arch support. so, if you are looking for the best shoes with arch support, you’ve definitely come to the right place. This article features my own favorite recommendations and those of 40+ Style readers.

SHOES WITH ARCH SUPPORT

In this updated extensive article based on my experience and your own comments and experiences, I will highlight the best arch support shoes and brands.

I also share a comprehensive list of brands that offer shoes with arch support and share some of my favorites with you.

BEST ARCH SUPPORT SHOES

Shoes with arch support - Dayle wears Fly London sandals | 40plusstyle.com

We are always updating this article so if you have a great experience with shoes that offer great support, be sure to add your comments to this article so it becomes the definitive resource on arch support shoes! (more than 100 comments and recommendations already).

Let’s help everyone to be comfortable AND stylish. There’s definitely no reason that the two have to be mutually exclusive!

I know that many women over 40 suffer from foot problems like plantar fasciitis that require shoes with more arch support.

It’s one of the unfortunate annoyances that often come with aging.

Wearing shoes with arch support may actually be a good preemptive step, as it is estimated that over 80% of the population will end up with foot problems, which are largely due to poor footwear.

Dayle @artfulcitystyle above (read her style interview here) wears a pair of comfy Fly London sandals

Get her look with this similar top, skirt, scarf, earrings and bracelet.

WHY IS ARCH SUPPORT IMPORTANT?

A shoe with good arch support reduces muscle strain and helps you to maintain balance. In effect, arch support equals shock absorption.

It can also reduce the risk of plantar fasciitis, which is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot.

This is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Another common term for the affliction is “policeman’s heel”.

A good support shoe is rigid enough to support the arch, yet offers just enough flexibility to allow the foot to naturally flex.

Alison @wardrobe_oxygen below (read her style interview here) shows off a pair of Birkenstocks, which are often a good option for summer or if you are heading on vacation. Read on for cool weather choices if you are heading into fall and winter.

Complete the look with this similar shirt, pants, tote, earrings and sunglasses.

Shoes with arch support - Alison wears Birkenstock sandals | 40plusstyle.com

comfortable shoes with arch support for SPRING

As we are now approaching spring (at least for most of you) this page will tell you about many of the choices you could choose for the spring and summer season. A pair of ankle booties like the Vionic Joy boots (below) is a good choice for transitional weather. They feature Vionic’s vio-motion support to fit and support your feet. Reviewers describe them as elegant and comfortable.

Boots with arch support - Vionic Joy Serena Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Joy Serena Ankle Boot

WILL ARCH SUPPORT INSOLES OR ARCH SUPPORT INSERTS WORK TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED SUPPORT?

Another way to provide more arch support is to work with shoe insoles like these ones from Amazon (below).

These are very affordable and you may be able to use them with your existing shoes, even though high-quality orthopedic shoes are recommended.

Experiment with insoles to see if they fit in your current shoes and if they provide enough support before changing all your shoes!

Arch support inserts | 40plusstyle.com

Arch Supports Orthotics Inserts 

CAN YOU WEAR ARCH SUPPORT SHOES AND STILL LOOK GREAT?

‘Sensible’ shoes do tend to be thought of as more boring and are slightly more aging.

However, more and more manufacturers are paying attention to this problem now and the shoes on this list all look good.

Shoe brands like ECCOFly London, Vionic and Söfft have started to create really nice shoes!

The key is to find shoes that are just slightly different, have a hip vibe to them and are just a bit funkier than the regular ‘sensible’ shoe.

Below you will find a list of recommended brands that offer comfortable shoes and shoes with arch support. My personal favorites are ECCO and Fly London.

They all combine comfort with style because I’m sure you don’t want one without the other!

For more inspiration check out our article on what shoes to wear with different styles of pants.

FLATS WITH ARCH SUPPORT

Shoes with arch support - Fonda wears leopard print flats | 40plusstyle.com

Let’s take a look at some flat shoes with arch support, before moving on to heels, sandals and boots.

Fonda @savvysouthernchic above opts for a pair of leopard print flats to stay comfortable while adding interest to her outfit.

Steal her look with this similar tee, blazer, jeans, flats and handbag.

1. vionic pointed toe flat

Pointed toe flats are one of the key shoe trends for spring 2022 so you can be sure to be on-trend and comfy at the same time.

Vionic is often a good choice for arch support. The ballet flats (below) feature a cushioned footbed with arch support. They would look good worn with your skinny jeans or you could wear with a pair of bootcut jeans. Wear your bootcuts just over your shoes for a leg-lenghtening effect but make sure they don’t trail on the ground.

Shoes with arch support - Vionic Gem Amanda Ballet Flat | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Gem Amanda Ballet Flat

2. clarks

Clarks is another good arch support brand to look out for. The wedge on the loafers (below) will add height and help you to stay comfortable. There is cushioned support and a breathable lining. The contrasting platforms give this style a trendy element.

Shoes with arch support - Clark's Un Rio Vibe Wedge Loafer | 40plusstyle.com

Clarks Un Rio Vibe Wedge Loafer

3. naturalizer flats

For a smart option that you could wear for work or casually with jeans, the Naturalizer Flexy Ballet Flat is a style that you will generally find in stock every season. Most reviewers say they are nice looking shoe with a good fit.

Shoes with arch support - Naturalizer flats | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Flexy Ballet Flat

Another style to choose is the d’orsay flats (below) which come in lots of different colors so you should find a pair to suit your existing outfits.

Shoes with arch support - Naturalizer Samantha Pointed Toe Flat | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Samantha Pointed Toe Flat
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

4. fitflop flat

FitFlop shoes are designed to give a natural rolling motion when you walk to help prevent strain on your feet. The ballet flats (below) have contoured, cushioned comfort and you can choose from neutrals, brights, pastels or metallics.

Shoes with arch support - FitFlop Allegro Ballet Flat | 40plusstyle.com

FitFlop Allegro Ballet Flat
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

5. ballet flat

For day-to-day, a pointed toe ballet flat could be the way to go. They look great worn with skinny jeans, a blazer and a t-shirt. The bow flats (below) have memory foam insoles. Add a pop of color with the yellow below, or I also like the red option.

Shoes with arch support - MUSSHOE Ballet Flats | 40plusstyle.com

MUSSHOE Ballet Flats

6. loafers

Loafers with a lug sole are a big trend for the new spring season. The LifeStride loafers (below) have cushioning and a lug sole.

Shoes with arch support - LifeStride Zee Loafer | 40plusstyle.com

LifeStride Zee Loafer

Or, you could choose the tasseled loafers (below) which have a padded footbed.

Shoes with arch support - Franco Sarto Carolynn Loafer Flat Amazon / Zappos | 40plusstyle.com

Franco Sarto Carolynn Loafer Flat
Amazon / Zappos

7. ANIMAL PRINT flats

If you don’t already have a pair of leopard print shoes in your closet, how about the ballet flats (below)? They have a softly padded insole to support your arches.

Shoes with arch support - Vaneli Ganet Flat | 40plusstyle.com

VANELi Ganet Flat
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

8. L’Amour des Pieds

The side cutouts on the L’Amour des Pieds flats (below) add an on-trend element and they have a memory foam footbed and grippy sole to keep you comfy and secure.

Shoes with arch support - L'Amour des Pieds Yemina Flat | 40plusstyle.com

L’Amour des Pieds Yemina Flat
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

WOMEN’S DRESS SHOES WITH ARCH SUPPORT

Shoes with arch support - black pumps | 40plusstyle.com

Of course, you may want to add a dressier pair of shoes or a pair of heels to your closet. You can still wear heels if you need arch support. In fact, flat shoes can be more uncomfortable for you to wear if you need arch support.

Julie @stylishparadox above (read her style interview here) chooses a pair of classic black pumps to go with her on-trend midi dress.

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress, pumps, bag and hoop earrings.

1. vionic strappy sandal

A pair of strappy heeled sandals can an a certain edginess to your outfit, particularly if you choose a pair that are amost a shoe-boot hybrid. The sandals (below) have a podiatrist designed footbed and come in a choice of tan, gold or snakeprint.

Vionic Perk Sami Strappy Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Perk Sami Strappy Sandal

Or how about the Bianca heels below which have a sculptural cutout and three-zone comfort.

Vionic Perk Bianca Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Perk Bianca Sandal

2. trotters black pump

Trotters’ Kiera pump (below) is available season-after-season, so you can be sure its classic styling won’t date.

As you can see from the image (below), this style features Trotters’ signature arch support soles.

Trotters Kiera Pump | 40plusstyle.com

Trotters Kiera Pump
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

3. j. reneé

One of the micro trends I noticed on the spring 2022 catwalks was white shoes. You could wear the J. Renee shoes (below) with your favorite jeans.

J. Reneé Shayanne Pump | 40plusstyle.com

J. Reneé Shayanne Pump
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

You can find more inspiration in this article on low heel party shoes that look even better than stilettos.

4. Naturalizer

The Naturalizer Taimi sandals (below) come in a huge range of colors and will go with your party dresses during the festive season or with your summer dresses in warmer weather.

Naturalizer Taimi Dress Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Taimi Dress Sandal
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

5. clarks

A pair of pumps is a classic style that will go with everything from your more formal work and dinner outfits to your favorite jeans and blazer. The Clarks pumps (below) have good reviews from wearers who say they are so comfortable they feel like flats.

Clarks Linvale Jerica Pump | 40plusstyle.com

Clarks Linvale Jerica Pump

6. lifestride

You could also try the Lifestride pumps (below) which have an asymmetric strap. Reviewers say are comfortable from the first wear.

LifeStride Suki Pump | 40plusstyle.com

LifeStride Suki Pump
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

7. Unity in Diversity

If you are looking for a pair of shoes which are a little edgy, you could try Unity in Diversity. The shoe boots (below) would go with your jeans or skirts and dresses.

Unity in Diversity Sage Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Unity in Diversity Sage Sandal

8. walking cradles

If you have a classic style personality, you might like the Walking Cradles pumps (below) which have a late footbed. They would go well with a jeans and blazer outfit.

Walking Cradles Hutton Pump | 40plusstyle.com

Walking Cradles Hutton Pump
Amazon / Zappos

9. london fog

London Fog is perhaps better known for its trench coats but they also have lots of stylish, timeless, shoes to choose from. The Nikki sandals (below) have an easy-to-walk-in two-inch block heel and a slightly padded footbed.

London Fog Nikki Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

London Fog Nikki Sandal

SNEAKERS WITH ARCH SUPPORT

Shoes with arch support - Ana wears white sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

If you really want to make sure you’re comfy, then a pair of sneakers could be a good option for you.

Ana @mrsamericanmade above (read her style interview here) wears her sneakers with her dress.

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress, sneakers and sunglasses.

1. ecco

If the weather is transitional where you are, you could opt for a sneaker boot like the ECCO sneakers (below). They come in a good choice of colors, have an on-trend platform sole, and reviewers say they are great walking shoes.

Ecco Soft 7 Low Cut Zip Fashion Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Ecco Soft 7 Low Cut Zip Fashion Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

2. new balance

New Balance is often recommended by podiatrists if you need arch support. The FuelCore sneakers (below) have midsole comfort and a supportive fit. Some reviewers say you should size half a size down.

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos

3. asics

The ASICS sneakers (below) come in a huge choice of colors. They have gel technology to provide shock impact.

ASICS GEL-Kayano 27 Running Shoes | 40plusstyle.com

ASICS GEL-Kayano 27 Running Shoes

4. vionic

For a casual pair of sneakers that you can wear day-to-day with your jeans, or your summer dresses, how about the Vionic sneakers (below) which have espadrille styling. They have three-zone comfort technology and reviewers say they offer great support.

Vionic Essence Winny Lace Up Sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Essence Winny Lace Up Sneakers
Amazon / Zappos

5. dr. scholl’s

Dr Scholl’s shoes feature an insole with three different zones for comfort. The Wander Up sneakers (below) have an on-trend contrasting platform sole.

 Dr. Scholl's Shoes Wander Up Sneaker| 40plusstyle.com

Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Wander Up Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos

6. taos

If you’re looking for a completely classic pair of white sneakers, the Taos sneakers (below) could be the perfect option. They have a removable footbed and reviewers say they offer excellent arch support.

Taos Footwear Plim Soul Lux Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Taos Footwear Plim Soul Lux Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos

7. aetrex

For a sporty look you can wear with your jeans or to exercise, the Aetrex sneakers (below) feature an orthotic support system to stabilize and align your feet. Reviewers say they are lightweight, stylish and offer good arch support.

Aetrex Carly Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Aetrex Carly Sneaker
Zappos / Nordstrom

8. propet

The Propet sneakers (below) have an EVA footbed and grippy sole. Wearers say they are stylish, lightweight, comfortable and fit well.

Propet Stability Fly Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Propet Stability Fly Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

9. HKR

With arch support and a cushioned heel, the sneakers (below) are easy to slip on for walking, the gym or just day-to-day. Wearers say they are super comfortable and breathable.

HKR Arch Support Light Weight Mesh Shoes | 40plusstyle.com

HKR Arch Support Light Weight Mesh Shoes

10. Mishansha

The air cushion sneakers (below) come in a huge choice of colors. Reviewers say they are just as good as better known branded sneakers.

Mishansha Breathable Air Cushion Sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

Mishansha Breathable Air Cushion Sneakers

running shoes with arch support

If you want your shoes to keep you comfortable while exercising, you will want to look out for a pair designed especially for sport. While many of the sneaker options above would be perfect for exercise, there are more below that you could choose.

1. adidas

The Adidas running shoes (below) have a curved sole to reduce stress on your feet. The thick sole also gives them an on-trend look.

adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoe | 40plusstyle.com

adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoe
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

2. brooks

The support system in the Brooks running shoes (below) helps to stop your feet from moving excessively to reduce the risk of injuries.

Brooks Launch GTS 8 Supportive Running Shoe | 40plusstyle.com

Brooks Launch GTS 8 Supportive Running Shoe
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

TENNIS SHOES WITH ARCH SUPPORT

A pair of sneakers or tennis shoes will go with the jeans in your closet, or you could wear with your skirts and dresses to add a more casual feel to your outfits.

1. STQ

With a cushioned insole, the STQ tennis shoes have largely positive reviews, including one which says they are like walking on clouds.

STQ Running Shoes with Arch Support | 40plusstyle.com

STQ Tennis Shoes with Arch Support

2. tsiodfo

The cut out, cushioned soles, of the Tsiodfo sneakers (below) add an interesting element. They come in a huge choice of colors so you should find your favorite.

TSIODFO Tennis Shoes | 40plusstyle.com

TSIODFO Tennis Shoes

WOMEN’S WALKING shoes

Shoes with arch support - Josephine wears walking boots | 40plusstyle.com

If you’re looking for shoes to do some serious walking in, you may want to choose a specialist pair like one of the hiking shoes or walking sneakers options below.

Josephine @chicatanyage above (read her style interview here) chooses comfy walking boots for her Nordic walking exercise.

Check out this similar jacket, leggings, boots, scarf, gloves and poles.

1. vionic

The Vionic leasure sneakers (below) feature three comort zones to keep you supported during your walk. Reviewers say they are supportive for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.

Vionic Brisk Miles Leisure Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Brisk Miles Leisure Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos

2. merrell

For a more serious hiking choice, the Merrell sneakers (below) have a cushioned footbed with heel and arch support.

Merrell Moab 2 Vent Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Merrell Moab 2 Vent Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

3. sorel

If it’s a bit colder where you are, you may want a pair of walking boots rather than walking shoes or sneakers. The cozy booties (below) have an EVA footbed.

Sorel Harlow Lace Up Cozy Boots | 4plusstyle.com

Sorel Harlow Cozy Boots

4. skechers

On the other hand, if you live or are going on vacation somewhere warm, then you may prefer a pair of walking sandals. The Skechers sport sandals (below) have responsive cushioning and adjustable straps.

Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy Sport Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy Sport Sandal 
Amazon / Zappos

best arch support sandals

Best shoes with arch support - comfortable walking shoes to walk in all day! | 40plusstyle.com

Of course, you may be living somewhere warm or lucky enough to be going on vacation. In which case, you may be looking for sandals rather than closed toe shoes. Let’s take a look at some of the most supportive.

1. fly london

My personal favorite brand for arch support shoes is Fly London.

My current favorite is their Bani sandal which I have worn very often over the last few months.

Fly London Bani sandals | 40plusstyle.com

Fly London Bani Sandal

They are incredibly comfortable, even for long city walks or when visiting Versailles. The dress above is from COS but it is already sold out. Here is a similar dress from the same brand.

The jumpsuit below is from COS (similar item here) available here. Shoes by Fly London.

Best shoes with arch support - comfortable walking shoes to walk in all day! | 40plusstyle.com

I also like wearing my Fly London wedges when I want more height. They look a little ‘chunky’ in style before you put them on, but when you wear them, they are comfortable, stylish and edgy. They remain on trend each year!

They come in all kinds of colors too and I know several women who have these shoes in multiple colors.

They manage to be timeless, but on-trend year after year. The Yala wedge is my style of choice. You will always find this style is available season after season.

Best sandals for women with arch support this summer | 40plusstyle.com

I find these are great shoes to transition from summer through to fall as you can wear with summer clothes or pieces for cooler weather.

shoes with arch support - Fly London 'Yala' perforated leather sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Fly London Yala Perforated Wedge Sandal

Below are a few examples of how I have worn my own Yala wedges. .

The best shoes with arch support | 40plusstyle.com
Best shoes with arch support - Wearing fly London Yala shoes | 40plusstyle.com

You may also like to try the FLY London open toe sandals below. It has the same sole as the Yala and has an edgy look.

FLY London Open Toe Sandals | 40plusstyle.com

FLY London Open Toe Sandals

2. birkenstock

Birkenstock, with its instantly-recognizable contoured footbed is renowned for offering good arch support as the footbed is designed to mirror the shape of the foot.

Birkenstock Arizona - Birko-Flor™ Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Birkenstock Arizona – Birko-Flor™ Sandal
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

3. vionic

Vionic sandals are comfortable and stylish. The Ella flats (below) are on-trend because of the asymmetric styling.

Vionic Citrine Ella Flat Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Citrine Ella Flat Sandal
Amazon / Nordstrom

Chunky sandals are particularly on-trend at the moment. The Vionic strappy sandals (below) will add an on-trend element to your summer looks.

Shoes with arch support - Vionic sandals | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Colleen Backstrap Sandal

4. skechers

For a sportier look, you could opt for the Skechers sandals (below) which feature an arch comfort footbed.

Skechers Sporty Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Skechers Sporty Sandal

5. cobb hill

For a flipflop look with more comfort, the Rockport Cobb sandals (below) are well reviewed.

Rockport Cobb Hill Ramona Flat Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Rockport Cobb Hill Ramona Flat Sandal
Amazon / Zappos

6. cushionaire

The CUSHIONAIRE sandals (below) have a suede insole which forms a contour of your foot when they are worn in. Reviewers say they compare well to better known brands and are good for wearers with plantar faciitis.

CUSHIONAIRE Luna Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

CUSHIONAIRE Luna Sandal

7. L’Amour Des Pieds

The lug soled platforms of the L’Amour Des Pieds sandals (below) gives them an on-trend look.

L'Amour Des Pieds Amiens Slingback Platform Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

L’Amour Des Pieds Amiens Slingback Platform Sandal
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

8. dansko

Clogs are particularly on trend right now. The Dansko sandals (below) have an EVA insert for arch support.

Dansko Season Sandal | 40plusstye.com

Dansko Season Sandal
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

9. LLSOARSS

If you’re looking for a pair of flipflops for your vacation, it can be tricky to find a pair with arch support. The sandals (below) were inspired by the principle of bare feet in wet sand. Reviewers say they have good arch support and provide immediate relief from plantar fasciitis.

LLSOARSS Sandal with Arch Support | 40plusstyle.com

LLSOARSS Sandal with Arch Support

10. UTENAG

Another sandal option with flipflop styling is the UTENAG choice below, which have arch support and foam bottoms.

UTENAG Arch Support Sandal | 40plusstyle.com

UTENAG Arch Support Sandal

SHOES WITH GOOD ARCH SUPPORT FOR TRAVEL

Arch support shoes for women | 40plusstyle.com

If you are looking for comfortable shoes for travel, here are a few more options.

Many of the arch support shoes mentioned above will be great choices but if arch support is not your top priority here are a few more.

1. ROLLIE BROGUES

I really enjoy wearing these brogues from the brand Rollie. Although there is not a huge amount of arch support the soles are very soft and I have found these shoes very comfortable. They are ideal for travel as they are super lightweight.

Great for walking around the city. More shoes from Rollie here.

Rollie Lightweight Derby Lace-up Shoe | 40plusstyle.com

Rollie Lightweight Derby Lace-up Shoe
Amazon / Zappos

2. keds

Keds are a classic option that should go with all of your sightseeing outfits. The slip-ons (below) feature soft lining and arch support. Wearers say they are comfortable, even without socks.

Keds Champion Canvas Slip-On Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Keds Champion Canvas Slip-On Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos

2. SUPERGA SNEAKER

A good white sneaker never goes out of style and they are still very current.

The Superga ‘2750 Cotu’ sneaker has long been a favorite as very popular walking shoe that looks good with many outfits.

They don’t have built in arch support as such, but many travellers choose to add an arch support insole.

Superga Women's 2750 Cotu Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Superga ‘2750 Cotu’ sneaker
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

3. naturalizer

I also like the Naturalizer Marianne sneakers (below) as a sightseeing or walking choice. They come in a good range of colors and prints so you should find a pair you like.

Naturalizer Marianne Sneaker | 40plusstyle.com

Naturalizer Marianne Sneaker
Amazon / Zappos

For more inspiration, read our article on what shoes to wear with different styles of pants.

boots with arch support

Shoes with arch support - Abi in ankle booties | 40plusstyle.com

If you’re heading into cooler weather, a pair of ankle or knee-high boots with arch support will provide increased support and comfort.

Abi @stealmystyle40 above chooses a pair of ankle booties with her leather pants. You can see she leaves some of her ankle showing for a flattering effect.

Get her look with this similar cardigan sweater, coat, pants, booties, handbag and fedora.

1. clarks

If you want an option to go with your casual options, you could choose a sneaker-boot hybrid like the Clarks ankle boots (below).

Clarks Layton Zip Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Clarks Layton Zip Ankle Boot

Or, you could try the Clarks boots (below) which have an on-trend lug sole.

Clarks Sharon Salon Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Clarks Sharon Salon Ankle Boot

2. vionic

Vionic is another good brand to look out for if you need arch support. The boots below (below) come in a choice of neutral shades or snakeprint and they feature orthotic support.

Vionic Vivien Kamryn Waterproof Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Vivien Kamryn Waterproof Ankle Boot

If you want a trendy option, you could look at the combat boots (below) which feature several trends in one boot – lace-ups, lug soles and the color white.

Vionic Lani Combat Boot | 40plusstyle

Vionic Lani Combat Boot
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

3. fitflop

FitFlop, as you would expect, started off selling flip flops. But they now have a wide range of styles that feature their rolling sole.

FitFlop Sumi Boot | 40plusstyle.com

FitFlop Sumi Boot
Amazon / Nordstrom

4. hush puppies

If you prefer a lower bootie that doesn’t come too far up your ankle, the Hush Puppies boots (below) could be a good choice. They comes in several neutral shades as well as leopard print. Reviewers say they look good with skinny jeans.

Hush Puppies Mazin Cayto Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Hush Puppies Mazin Cayto Ankle Boot
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

5. merrell

Merrell tend to be a good option if you’re looking for robust boots that will be good in inclement weather. The waterproof ankle boots (below) have a removeable contoured insole and an air cushion in the heel.

 Merrell Andover Bluff Waterproof Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Merrell Andover Bluff Waterproof Ankle Boot
Amazon / Zappos

6. naot footwear

The cutout styling of the Naot booties (below) gives them a casual feel that would be ideal with your jeans. Wearers say they are comfortable from the first wear, but you should think about going half a size up.

Naot Footwear Nefasi Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Naot Footwear Nefasi Ankle Boot
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

7. dr. scholl’s

For booties with a little heel, the lace-up booties (below) are very much on trend and would look great with your jeans or with tights and a midi dress.

Dr. Scholl's Shoes Laurence Ankle Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Laurence Ankle Boot
Amazon / Zappos

8. chaco

For a comfy walking option, you could opt for the Chaco chukka boots (below). One reviewer said they offer great arch support, describing them as one of the best investments they ever made.

Chaco Barbary Chukka Boot | 40plusstyle.com

Chaco Barbary Chukka Boot

SLIPPERS WITH ARCH SUPPORT

Slippers with arch support - Lydia in pink slippers | 40plusstyle.com

All of you, I’m sure, have been at home more than usual so you may want a pair of comfy slippers for relaxing in. And, of course, to keep your feet cozy.

If you usually need arch support, then walking around in bare feet or just your socks can be uncomfortable.

Lydia @birabiro above (read her style interview here)chooses a pair of bright pink slipppers to go with her loungesuit.

Steal her look with this similar lounge set, vest and slippers.

1. clarks

The Clarks slippers (below) come in a huge range of colors and wearers say they are comfortable and supportive.

Clarks Suede Leather Knitted Collar Clog Slippers | 40plusstyle.com

Clarks Suede Leather Knitted Collar Clog Slippers

2. vionic

If you prefer a pair with an open toe, you could try Vionic’s slippers (below). One reviewer said she suffers from a number of foot problems and these are the most comfortable slippers she has ever owned.

Vionic Indulge Relax Slipper | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic Indulge Relax Slipper
Amazon / Zappos / Nordstrom

3. isotoner

The isotoner slippers (below) have memory foam and cushioned support. They have more than 20,000 largely positive reviews from women who say they feel like a hug for your feet.

isotoner Cozy Terry Hoodback Clog Slipper | 40plusstyle.com

isotoner Cozy Terry Hoodback Clog Slipper
Amazon / Zappos

4. ultraideas

With high density memory foam, the Ultraideas slippers (below) should comfortably hug your feet.

ULTRAIDEAS Cozy Memory Foam Slippers | 40plusstyle.com

ULTRAIDEAS Cozy Memory Foam Slippers

5. sollbeam

With arch support to improve your foot and leg alignment, the Sollbeam slippers (below) also have a heel cup to keep you stable.

SOLLBEAM Fuzzy House Slippers With Arch Support | 40plusstyle.com

SOLLBEAM Fuzzy House Slippers With Arch Support

There are more ideas here in this article on the most comfortable walking shoes for women over 40.

OTHER RECOMMENDED BRANDS OF ARCH SUPPORT SHOES

Of course, the options above aren’t the only arch support shoes available, although they tend to be the most popular.

Here is a full list of recommended brands of shoes that offer you great arch support and are comfortable walking shoes.

I have listed the best arch support shoes brands in alphabetical order:

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Just add a comment to this article with your favorite arch support shoes and why they work so well for you.

Please note that many of the shoes featured below come in several color options, so if you like a model, please make sure to click through and see if they have your desired color.

Do you have any favorite comfortable shoe brands?

What would be your picks for the best arch support shoes? Let me know in the comments below.

More articles on comfortable shoes:

  1. The Most Comfortable Walking Shoes For The Stylish Woman
  2. The Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes For Women Over 40
  3. The Most Comfortable Heels That Look Hip AND Are Comfortable To Wear

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