I want to exercise more, but my tennis shoes hurt my feet. What are the best tennis shoes for high arches?

When walking I have pain on the outside of my feet. Not on the inside where my arches are. The pain is so strong on the outside of my feet that I can’t enjoy walking. I don’t know what brand tennis shoe is the best for women who have high arches. I have three pair of Adidas tennis shoes, all different styles and they all make my feet hurt. I have also worn Nike in the past and they also make my feet hurt. I don’t want to spend more money on shoes that hurt my feet when walking or even playing sports. I would love to here any recomendations on other tennis shoes for women with high arches.

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9 thoughts on “I want to exercise more, but my tennis shoes hurt my feet. What are the best tennis shoes for high arches?

  1. You want to find a shoe that has maximum support and motion control. Your problem is that your over pronating. Which means that when you take a step you tend to step with the ouside of your foot. The shoes you have are not offering enough suport for your foot.
    When your shoe shopping you want to look at the inside sole of the shoe. There needs to be a lot of grey material on the sole. This grey material is a very hard rubber that helps control the foot as you take a stride and supports it to help remove pain. Asics, Nike and New Balance make a lot. I just recentally bought the Nike Tri-D. I have the same problem as well as a lot of people. Its a common thing.
    You can go onto any of the shoes websites and most catrgorize the shoes. You will want to look for "motion control" or over pronation. Heres a list of some of the best:
    http://walking.about.com/od/prshoe/tp/shoemotion.htm

  2. you need better shoes. like walking or cross trainning. new balance has always been good for me, i have high arches. i would say stay away from rebox (sp?) they always caused me to get shin splints. nikes never fit my arch either.

  3. hazeltine4 says:

    My suggestion would be to see if where you live has a store called "Fleet Feet." They are primarily a store for running shoes, but they are also good for other exercise. They carry the same brands as other stores, but the models of the shoes they carry are better, plus they are real experts in what shoes are best and fit best for your activities. And, the prices are pretty much the same as other stores. The staff are all runners — not shoe salesmen.

  4. I like New Balance, also. You may need to get additional arch supports. You can get moldable ones that you warm up, then you know they’ll fit your feet. My husband uses them–he actually fractured his foot running on an uneven surface w/o proper support. Now he has no problems.

  5. sly_ca_98 says:

    Look at Asics. They make the best running shoes that will give you great support.

    Also, you should NOT be using your walking/running shoes for anything else than just that, running/jogging/walking. They are not day-to-day shoes for everyday use. By using them as everyday shoes, you will ruin the support.

  6. I have high arches, tend to roll my foot over to the outside, and found that Nikes were great. You may want to see a podiatrist about getting an orthotic. I have one because I walk on the outside of my feet, and it has made all the difference in the world.

  7. When I play tennis, I just wear running shoes. I have Avivas.

    Sorry I didn’t elaborate more. Hope you find shoes that don’t hurt your feet!

    Suggestion-would Dr. Scholl’s gel pads work, or whatever they are?

  8. I would definitely go with the Asics. You can even get high arch support specially. This is a great alternative, and hopefully you won’t hurt anymore!

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