Low arch, urban walking

Hi Dr. Splichal, I have a low (if anything) arch. I plan on walking from Washington Heights, where I live, to midtown on some days. That’s over 8 miles. What sneaker do you think would be best for me? Thanks, John Taylor

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  1. Foot.com

    Hello and thank you for your question. With a flat foot and walking that distance you really need to also think about the insole or orthotic in addition to just the footwear. I’d definately consider a sneaker such as those by Aetrex (www.aetrex.com) as well as their Lynco insoles. In addition to adjusting your footwear and insoles I’d also ensure that you are rolling your feet on a golf ball or lacrosse ball at the end of the day for 10 minutes. I hope this helps!

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