We all need to wear shoes, especially for standing long hours at the stove doing our seasonal cooking and canning marathons. I personally have very flat feet..like a pancake. Zero arch. This did not bother me until I was 25 years old and a mountain bike racer. During my training rides my feet would kill me using clip-less peddles.
After 6-9 months the pain became unbearable and my podiatrist recommended orthotics. They were $450 for the casting and design. They worked ( I still have them) but were not useful in open toes shoes of any kind. For instance in the warmer months I rarely use laced shoes unless I need to travel or make an appearance somewhere.
So to solve the problem I became a devotee of Birkinstocks which I love. Recently I came across some sandals from Orthaheel They ROCK! NO doubt the most supportive, comfortable sandals ever. They come in several different models and they align my feet perfectly. I love them. I have been recommending them to friends and family. Several pairs have been bought and several people are now Orthaheel converts too.
Being most of you reading this are women I will point you to the womens section for the site. My friend just ordered the Solana mode in green. They look pretty nice. She loves them and was wearing them the other day when she came over to watch our kids.
Give these shoes a try, I’m sure you’ll love them too! These are my pair pictured below: