It’s a beautiful spring day and you’re heading from the office to happy hour with your friends. Sprite fizzes and gossip is hot, but you can’t enjoy any of it because wearing heels all day is causing your feet immense pain. Enter, arch support heels. Once a concept for women of a certain age (which we all eventually become, so get used to it), arch support is crucial to staying young and healthy in a number of ways. In fact, wearing unsupported heels for long periods of time may lead to increased blood pressure. But overall, I know that if I’m out walking around in uncomfortable shoes, I’m not going to have fun.

Sandra Powers Murphy, Founder and CEO of Scarlett Chase, a brand designed by orthopaedic and orthopaedic professionals, shares with us why people should consider arch support in their shoes. “In general, while women’s heels rarely provide quality arch support, most wearers should benefit from arch support to help maintain proper alignment and support the muscular and skeletal structures of the foot, especially where pressure is applied to the forefoot when wearing high heels.”
When wearers like you know what to look for and focus on quality arch support, things can really work. Read on to learn more about our top picks, and even further for more advice and shopping tips from our reliable experts.

Scarlett Chase Soiree 75 High Heels

Don’t you agree that style and comfort are the best combination? Every foot is unique, and Scarlett Chase knows it. Not only will these luxe heels make you want to jump on the nearest runway, but the bed (made of mesh instead of sweaty leather) will fit your feet perfectly after the first wear. Find another pair of shoes that can do that; I’ll wait.

Size: 5-12

Colors: gold sequins, black metallic snake, silver sequins, blush glitter, gold and black fishing nets

Editorial Review: “I’ve worn these heels to the office and even to birthday parties at night without fuss, but almost never like this. In addition to getting tons of compliments, they are incredibly comfortable and fit your feet effortlessly.” –Amanda Le, Contributing Writer

Nude Shoes Lipstick Red Box Leather High Heels

For a bolder, yet comfortable option, try Bared Footwear’s red patent leather heel with cushioned midfoot support.

Sizes: 6-12

Colors: 6 options

Customer Reviews: “Very comfortable and stylish on the first wear. Perfect for the office and going out.”

Inez Azur Crocco

These crocodile-embossed heels from Inez feature hidden arch support, creating a soft and comfortable feel while maintaining an elegant style. They’re also made from black suede or white croc-embossed leather for any style and occasion.

Size: 6-10.5

Colors: vegan, blue, black

Customer Reviews: “My new favorite choice! I can actually wear heels every day.”

Vionic Marina wedge sandal

Get into the nautical trend in these striped peep-toe pumps from Vionic. They’re stylish and perfect for a long vacation.

Size: 5-11

Colors: 6 options

Customer Reviews: “I love these shoes so much! I have 4 pairs! Comfortable and perfect for work.”

Margaux Heel

From classic black to bold leopard print, Margaux’s round toe heels are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. They boast that every detail is designed to maximize comfort, so try them on for yourself!

Sizes: 3-13.5

Colors: 11 to choose from

Customer Reviews: “I don’t wear heels often, but the chunky heel makes standing for long periods of time easy.”

Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 100

Sometimes you just need a pair of heels, and these Sarah Flint heels offer hidden support behind an elegant silhouette.

Size: 4-13

Colors: 8 options

Customer Reviews:“I absolutely love the V-shape. It looks so elegant and classy, but special at the same time. One day, after wearing different brands of heels, I realized how comfortable these shoes are.”

Vivaia Square Toe Mary Jane Heels

Mary Janes are set to return in the next few seasons, and this colorway and mid-heel height are simply exquisite. These square-toe pumps are made with carefully designed cushioning, which means you can say goodbye to the possibility of blisters. For extra protection, pair them with the label’s low-top socks.

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: 5 to choose from

Customer Review:‘These were my first pair of Vivaia shoes and they certainly won’t be my last. They are very comfortable, even down to the elastic band. Perfect for long walks.”

Cole Haan Adelaine Sandals

Cole Haan is beloved for its classic, elegant shoes, so why would an arch-supported heel be any different? These chunky heeled sandals are perfect for pairing with a t-shirt and jeans or a fun summer dress.

Size: 5-11

Colors: black, nude, light gold, silver

Customer Reviews: “Beautiful and comfortable. I danced in these for over 6 hours and my feet were fine! No blisters or soreness the next day!!!”

M. Gemi Esatto 90mm

You might not expect M. Gemi’s ultra-chic denim heels to be comfortable, but that’s exactly the point of this article. Stylish, sexy , and supportive!
Size: 35-42
Colors: 8 available
Customer Reviews: “Very comfortable. Style is impeccable. I can’t wait to purchase other colors.”

Naturalizer Soul Holly Sandal

For those who want a pair of chunky sandals for the summer, Naturalizer’s woven hemp-soled chunky heels are the way to go, available in white, brown or black.

Size: 6-11

Colors: white, medium brown, black

Customer Reviews: “Very comfortable and great fit. Loved them from the start!”