I am a petite woman with medium-high arches. Lately I have been getting pain in my heels and some pain in my arches while I am walking. The most comfortable pair of shoes I own is the Teva Meadow Luxe
, which have a built in arch that fits my foot and basically eliminate my foot pain. Unfortunately, they are sandals. I live in a temperate climate and can only wear sandals for ~4-5 months a year.
Additionally, my ankles aren’t great. About 2 years ago I twisted my ankle while wearing Dansko clogs (which are known to cause this problem), and took a dive into the pavement. Broke my front teeth and punctured my lip. Not fun. Just now I managed to fall again thanks to my ankle twisting while wearing shoes that had never given me problems. I’m fine, but not keen on a repeat performance. So I would ideally like some sort of ankle support.
What I’m looking for would have:
-Great arch support for someone with medium-high arches
-Ankle support (this is optional since I don't want to just wear boots and high tops, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated)
-A toebox that isn’t really narrow. I don’t have wide feet, but if the shoe runs narrow it won’t fit.
-A non-orthopedic look. Keen shoes might be the most comfy shoes ever, but they’re so ugly I wouldn’t wear them. Style-wise I tend to prefer sneakers that look something like Converse or Adidas Sambas. For dress shoes I prefer shoes that look like men’s dress shoes. I can wear a heel up to about 1 inch before it becomes hard to walk. I'm flexible about style for boots, but not a fan of long break-ins.
I am also open to suggestions for inserts/insoles.
(I am aware of Barking Dog Shoes, but I rarely see shoes there with the sort of built in arch support that works best for my feet.)