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Best Insoles for High Arches 2024

28 September 2023  |  Sharman

If ignored, having high arches can lead to instability and serious, long-term foot pain. Insoles designed specifically for high arches complement the foot's natural shape to offer contoured support. So, whether you're dealing with discomfort, chronic issues, or simply looking for extra support, finding the right insoles can be a real game-changer. 

In our Best Insoles for High Arches guide, we've talked to insole experts and our own customers to help you find a tried and trusted pair of insoles, perfect for you.

What Does This Guide Cover?

Best Overall Insoles for High Arches

Pedag Viva High Insoles

Pedag Viva High Insoles

  • Foot support for extra high arches
  • Relieves forefoot, arches and heels
  • Active carbon filter to reduce odour
  • Fine leather
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Customer Verdict: "Out of a selection of three different models, this Pedag Viva High Insole is the only one that fits, and it works perfectly for my son, who has a high foot arch." ★★★★★ Christopher

We Spoke to Pedag, Who Said: The more dramatic curve of the Pedag Viva High Insoles is designed for high-arched feet. The extra length gives you more close-fitting support to the plantar muscle, easing the impact a high arch hitting the ground.

Best Running Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

Sidas 3Feet Activ Insoles for High Arches

  • Flexible arch support designed especially for high arches
  • Soft gel heel pad to give optimal cushioning and shock absorption
  • Can help to combat heel pain, rolling of the ankles and over-pronation
  • Also available in Low and Medium Arch varieties
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Customer Verdict: "After getting Achilles tendonitis when running my physio pointed out I had high arches. So I bought some of these which has helped a lot." ★★★★★ Matthew

We Spoke to Sidas, Who Said: "The 3Feet Activ High Arch model is shaped to the high arched foot morphology to stimulate a maximum number of touch receptors for better feel when running. The light support allows the foot to move and flex naturally, while the EVA forefoot pad absorbs shock and boosts propulsion"

Best Boot Insoles for High Arches

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

  • Orthotic insoles for medical-grade foot support and stability
  • Suitable for sportspeople, workers, elderly and more
  • Reduces pain in the arches, heels, ankles, knees and lower back
  • Reduce effects of plantar fasciitis, arch pain, overpronation and more
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Customer Verdict: "Didn’t feel like they would help out of the box but under my feet they instantly gave support to my high arches and comfort to my heels. Fitted perfectly in my walking boots, highly recommend." ★★★★★ Mary

We Spoke to Powerstep, Who Said: With a higher arch profile, the Powerstep Pinnacle Insoles reduce pressure on the forefoot and heel, which offers more balanced weight distribution with every step. Critically, the raised arch is also flexible, as a rigid curve would put too much stress on the arch.

Best Plantar Fasciitis Insoles for High Arches

Superfeet Green All-Purpose Support High Arch Insoles

Superfeet Green All-Purpose Support High Arch Insoles

  • The world's most popular insoles with a deep heel cup
  • Crafted from shock absorbent foam for complete comfort
  • Can be used in sports shoes, boots, flat shoes and more
  • Superfeet 60 day money back guarantee
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Customer Verdict: "I walk about 10 miles a day and had been struggling with arch pain. Having purchased these a few months ago they have completely eradicated the problem with their high arch support. They are very firm and did take a few days to wear in but are very comfortable and lightweight in my work shoes." ★★★★★ Melissa

What Issues Can High Arches Cause?

If high arch feet are left unsupported, it can lead to friction-related pain, unhealthy movement and recurring conditions. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Instability
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle injuries and pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Posture issues
  • Sprained ankles
  • Supination
  • Calluses
  • Bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis

How Do High Arch Insoles Help?

High arch insoles provide firm, targeted cushioning that conforms to the natural shape of your foot. Not only does this reduce friction, but helps keep your foot stable and your gait balanced, which can alleviate a variety of foot pain.

How Do I Know If I Even Have High Arches?

High arch feet tend to have a distinct curve, so do not touch the ground when your foot is flat. Below is an illustration of a high arch foot from side on. 

High arch foot
A High Arch Foot

If you're not sure what type of foot arches you have, you can find out with this simple test. Just follow the steps below:

  • Step One: Submerge your feet in water, at least past your soles
  • Step Two: Step onto a dry piece of paper or cardboard and then step off 
  • Step Three: Have a look at the outline of your foot and match it to the types below

foot imprint normal arches
Imprint Made by Neutral Arches

foot imprint flat feet arches
Imprint Made by Flat Feet

high arch imprint
Imprint Made by High Arches

No need to worry if your imprints don't look exactly like the outlines below, you may only have slightly high arches. However, if your imprint is close to the flat feet or neutral arches illustration, you may not actually have high arches. If that's the case, check out our Best Arch Support Insoles guide, for insoles for every type of arch.

The Arch Enemy of Arch Pain!

We've highlighted some some cracking high arch insoles, recommended by expert podiatrists and loved by our customers. But, if you still haven't found your perfect pair, why not take a look at our full range of Insoles for High Arches!

Have Any Questions or Something to Say?

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