5 reasons why you should give your feet the arch support they deserve

Updated on: 18 August 2021, 15:46 pm IST

Knowing your feet well can help you buy a better pair of shoes! The next time you pick up shoes for comfort or fitness, don’t forget to check the arch support.

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Skechers has launched its Arch Fit Autumn-Winter 2021 collection in India. Image courtesy: SkechersIndia
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Like every good structure must have a strong foundation, the human body also needs strong feet backed by shoes that offer them the ultimate comfort solutions. We often look for shoes that are a right fit, but did you know a core part of trying to zero in on what’s right may have to do with how it sits on the arch of your foot? 

You may have high, normal or flat feet, and it may help you to know that investing in a pair of shoes that offer arch support can go a long way in making your on-the-move life easier and more comfortable. If your daily life requires you to be on your feet for a long time or walk a lot, you may be susceptible to pain, and that’s where this can help.

For a long time, the market has had insertable soles for lending arch support, but over the years, the shoe industry has begun catering to specific needs. The latest line in India is the Skechers Arch Fit Autumn-Winter 2021 collection, which features podiatrist-certified arch support technology for a more comfortable walking experience.

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The arch of your feet should drive your decision to invest in a pair of shoes. Image courtesy: Skechers

Arch support shoes come in all styles – from casual to fitness, sneakers to sandals – and for men and women, offering comfort and convenience in every situation. As per the American lifestyle and performance footwear brand, the Arch Fit style moulds to your foot to reduce shock and increase weight dispersion for all-day comfort. 

What is the purpose of arches?

People have high and normal arches, or flat feet. According to experts, the arch not just supports your body weight, but also provides a sort of springboard for your feet while working with other bones, ligaments and tendons to propel you to move forward or run. It also tends to give your feet grip.

For people especially with a minimal arch, shoes with arch support have many pros. Check them out!

Benefits of shoes with arch support

1. Diffuses pressure: The maximum pressure that comes on your feet is usually taken on by the heel and ball. Having a good arch support will lighten the load by distributing and diffusing that pressure by putting some of it on the arch.

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Consumers have a growing need for better foot support. Image courtesy: Skechers

2. Pain management: Good arch support does not just help your feet remain in better health. The impact can be felt on the knee, hip, pelvic and back, where it can also aid in correcting alignment issues.

3. Prevention is better than cure: Often, people choose a support mechanism to alleviate an injury or inflammation. but arch support can guard you against long-term issues related to the feet.

4. Better balance, stability: Arch support, by its very name, suggests that it can give you a more stable and balanced system to make your standing, walking and running journey more comfortable as it will fill your arches.

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From casual to fitness, the Arch Fit collection covers multiple categories. Image courtesy: Skechers

5. Reduce overpronation: Overpronation, in simple terms, means that your foot rolls inward as you move, and this can sometimes lead to flattening of the feet, straining your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and increasing your risk of developing certain injuries. Arch support can help you here.

Shop the latest ArchFit collection at Skechers.in and at your nearest Skechers outlet.

(This feature is sponsored by SkechersIndia)

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A $4.64 billion global leader in the performance and lifestyle footwear industry, Skechers USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.The Company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division and performance footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, accessories, eyewear, scrubs and more.Celebrity product endorsees for Skechers' lifestyle collections include multi-platinum recording artist Camila Cabello, and athletic legends like David Ortiz, Tony Romo, Sugar Ray Leonard and Howie Long. The Skechers PerforDivision's roster of elite athletes features marathon champion and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, and pro golfers Matt Kuchar, Brooke Henderson, Russell Knox, Wesley Bryan, Billy Andrade and Colin Montgomerie.The Company sells its footwear in department, specialty and independent stores, as well as through more than 2,990 Skechers retail stores and online at skechers.com. Beyond the United States, Skechers product is available in more than 170 countries and territories through an international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, Europe and Latin America, joint ventures in Asia and the Middle East, and distributors around the world.Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SKX.

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