High Arch

The arch of your foot is the curve under the foot, between the heel and forefoot.  The instep of your foot is the bony structure on top of the foot.  The arch runs from the back of the toes to the heel.  The instep runs from the back of the toes to the front of the ankle. Instep vs arch

If you have feet with a high arch while standing, you have a foot condition called pes cavus.  Pes cavus is the opposite of flatfeet (pes planus).  High arches are less common than flat feet  and usually occur in both feet at an early age and could become progressively symptomatic with age. In general, high arches become problematic because less of the surface of the foot is weight bearing resulting in increased stress on the heel and the ball of the foot (metatarsal heads). The high arched foot is less able to absorb the shock of heel strike during the walking cycle. This creates abnormal stress on the soft tissues of the foot and lower leg. The shock is transmitted from heel and arch of the foot to the ankle, knees, hips, and lower back. It is common for pain to occur in one or more of these areas.  The toes may develop minor deformities like painful corns or callouses on the top of the toes or at the tips. Painful plantar calluses are often present under the ball of the foot too. If you have have high arches it can be difficult for you to fit into shoes.   Having a shoe that provides an arch support can relieve some of the problems associated with a high arch.  You may also benefit from arch support provided by custom foot orthotics prescribed by a doctor.   Flat Foot Arch - Z-CoiL

Z-CoiL Footwear provides a built in arch support.

Each pair of Z-CoiL® Footwear has a built in orthotic with a slightly raised arch.  We have found that most people with a normal arch or a high arch could use the support provided by our arch support.  If your foot imprint is like either of the two blue imprints above, we recommend that you try the Z-CoiL footwear without any additional inserts or supports.  But, if you have an extremely high arch and you feel like there is a gap between your arch and the arch of our built in orthotic, we recommend that you try our Z-Fit Custom Arch Insole and use the red  pad which was designed specifically to fit a high arch. Custom orthotics deliver the same health benefits of the Z-Orthotic, but they are custom-made to fit your feet, not your shoes. Many after-market orthotics raise your foot inside your shoes, leaving little room for  your foot to fit in the shoe.  Also, a custom orthotic is only as good as the shoe it is inserted into. Any misalignment between shoe and orthotic diminishes the purpose of the custom orthotic and can actually lead to more chronic conditions like hammertoes, bunions and ankle sprains.    

Watch this video to see how Z-CoiL Footwear can relieve your high arch pain!

Visit our website www.zcoil.com to learn more about Z-CoiL® Footwear and how the shoe technology was invented to relieve pain. We have received many testimonials from people with high arches who have been helped and we can help you too! We guarantee high arch pain relief or we will give you a full refund.    

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