A guide to orthotic shoe inserts for high arches

Melissa Rentfrow

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There’s no absolute measurement for high arches, but it basically describes when the arches of a person’s feet are higher than average. This can result in the entire midfoot making little or no contact with the ground when standing, putting more pressure on the heel and forefoot. People with high arches tend to have more rigid feet and may be prone to aches and pains, particularly in the heels and toes.

High arches are typically an inherited trait and it is estimated that around 20 percent of the population has them. If you believe your arches are contributing to foot pain and other difficulties, one solution to explore is orthotic shoe inserts. The following information can help you make a more informed decision as you search for orthotic shoe inserts for your active lifestyle.

What kind of orthotic shoe inserts are best for high arches?

Orthotic shoe inserts can be custom made or you can buy a ready-made over-the-counter product. Both of these solutions have upsides in that over-the-counter insoles tend to be less expensive and are designed for the average foot. Custom orthotics can become an option for people who have a less regular foot shape, require more durability and/or need customized cushioning and support.

Whether exploring over-the-counter or custom-made orthotics, you should look for the following qualities if you have high arches:

  • Arch support, to help evenly distribute weight across the foot
  • Cushioning in the forefoot and metatarsals to relieve the extra pressure experienced here
  • Heel support to cushion the back of the foot and help prevent related problems like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis

From fully custom orthotics to over-the-counter orthotic shoe inserts, Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab can help you achieve comfort and stability with our line of high-quality products.

Biocorrect has a full range of options for high arches

Our orthotic insoles are designed by experts with decades of experience helping people of all ages with a variety of foot imbalances and misalignments. We designed a product that promotes the natural mechanics of the lower extremities while providing comfort and support to help you do the things you love. If you have high arches, we have a custom orthotic shoe insert that you can order from the comfort of your own home. We will send a foam impression kit to you before creating the device to ensure a customized fit.


Visit our online store today to learn more and find the product that best fits your needs.