Do you know your arch type?

arch types

Low Arch (Flat Feet)

Don’t sweat it! You’ve got company…approximately 20% of the population has this condition.
Low arches are more flexible and tend to roll inwards and over-pronate. Typically, imprints or iStep scans for your foot type show almost your entire foot. Low arches are often biomechanically imbalanced making your feet more susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain, arch pain or plantar fasciitis. But the right footwear and foot orthotics can help you achieve proper body alignment, prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Medium Arch

Approximately 60% of the population has medium arches which are usually biomechanically efficient but can still be susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain or ball-of-foot discomfort. Typically, imprints or iStep scans for your foot type show approximately half your arch area with a well-defined forefoot and rearfoot. If this is your foot arch type, you will greatly benefit from some extra cushioning, shock absorption and support. The right footwear and foot orthotics can help you achieve proper body alignment, prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

High Arch

Approximately 20% of the population has high arches, usually classified as supinated and more rigid than other feet. Typically, imprints or iStep scans for your foot type show mostly your heel and ball-of-foot, with very little in the arch area. When we walk or run, our feet absorb most of the impact and shock, and with high arches you have less surface area for absorbing impact and therefore place excessive pressure on your rearfoot and forefoot areas. This can make you susceptible to foot conditions such as heel pain, ball-of-foot pain or plantar fasciitis. The right orthotics can help fill in your arch cavity to disperse this shock, providing the cushioning and alignment needed to prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • What % of women in America are wearing shoes that are too small? 88%
  • What % of Americans will develop a foot problem in their lifetime? 75%
  • Ill-fitting shoes account for what % of foot repair surgery? 90%
  • What % of shoe salespeople have training in foot anatomy or shoe sizing? 9%

  • Metatarsalgia
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Pain