If you constantly have to deal with feet pain because your shoes don’t provide enough support for your flat feet, you can understand the need to try new remedies.
One thing that I’ve tested and trusted over the years is getting a foot massage at the end of the day. But this does not solve the problem of the pin that I have to endure during the day when I’m actively on my feet. For this, a friend recently suggested I changed my shoes and it made a world of difference.
So just like me, you may have to change your walking shoes if you have flat feet because there are now affordable and comfortable walking shoes for those who have flat feet. I’ve put together this great easy guide on 5 of the best walking shoes for flat feet you can find out there to make your feet comfortable and pain-free all day.
Best walking shoes for flat feet in this review
Best Overall – Skechers Women’s Go Walk Joy Walking Shoe
If our top pick is not available – New Balance Women’s FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker
Best for Office wear – Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Women’s Luna Sneakers
Also great for Office wear – Skechers Performance Women’s Go Step Lite-Evoke Walking Shoe
Best for light exercises – Brooks Women’s Launch 7
Sketchers is a household brand for making very comfortable shoes at great prices and this Women’s Go Walk Joy walking shoes are a delight to wear. They are made from textile upper material and a synthetic sole. The textile upper material is meshed on the outside and padded on the inside while the sole is lightweight and durable.
The most important part for people with flat feet, the insoles, are very soft and have good arch support so that your feet feel like they’re floating all day. This is the reason why the Women’s Go walk Joy is a top bestseller on Amazon for more than 2 years running and we cannot recommend them enough.
- Padded upper material
- High rebound insoles that are great for flat feet
- Very lightweight sole
- can be machine washed
- True to size
- Availability is an issue as it usually runs out of stock quickly
If you have flat feet and you prefer walking shoes with a sportier look, the Women’s Fuelcore Nergize V1 by New Balance is a great pick. It retails for a similar price as the Sketchers Go walk joy and is just as comfortable. It is made with a soft rubber sole and a synthetic upper material that is padded on the inside. The upper material also has a small lace section to help you get the best fit. The insoles are orthotic grade memory foam that offers a very soothing feeling as you walk with them.
- 100% mesh and synthetic upper with lace design
- Soft Rubber sole
- wide toe box
- Memory foam insoles
- 10+ colors to choose from
- Machine washable
- Not very durable
- Runs half-size small
Dr. Scholls Women’s Luna Sneakers is one of their line of flat sneakers for Women with the best orthotic insoles that have made Dr. Scholls a really popular insole brand. The Luna sneakers is made of a synthetic upper and a weighted rubber sole. This makes it heavier than both the picks from New Balance and Sketchers but does not take anything away from its comfort.
It has a memory foam insole that is really soft and contoured to provide superior arch support for those with flat feet and fallen foot arches. This insole is also easy to replace and the slip-on style makes it easy to wear and take off. Because of the looks, these Luna sneakers are highly recommended for office use for nurses, waiters, and other people that have to stay on their feet for a long time.
- Synthetic breathable upper material(not padded)
- Weighted rubber sole
- Dr Scholls patented memory foam orthotic insoles
- Slip-on style with dual elastic sides
- Easy to clean
- Lasts only a few months
Another Sketchers on our list is this Women’s Go step lite-evoke (weird name!) walking shoes and thankfully, they look far better than their name suggests. These are our top pick if you have flat feet and you’re looking for comfortable work shoes(flats) for events and office use.
These shoes are some of the lightest, most-comfortable shoes you can own. They are made of upper knit fabric with padded interior, lightweight rubber sole, and a memory foam insole that combine expertly to kep your feet comfortable and giddy all while walking.
- Lightweight construction
- Memory foam insoles
- True to size
- Easy to clean
- Only available in 2 colors (Black and Grey)
Brooks Women’s launch 7 is another well-made walking shoe for flat feet. It sort of crosses into the running shoe category but looks too good to ignore. It is made with breathable mesh upper material and soft rubber sole material. As with most performance sneakers, it has enough cushioning to keep your feet wrapped carefully like a fragile egg. The insole has uneven padding to aid energy transfer from the ball of your feet to your heels while running. This is great for runners, but not so great if you need them for just walking.
However, they are replaceable and you can easily pair them with any of our favorite insoles. The Brooks Women’s launch 7 are very durable, stylish, and come in 16+ colors. They are highly recommended.
- Running sneakers with lace design
- Padded and breathable upper materials
- Soft rubber soles
- Highly durable
- Decent removable insoles
- Insoles could be better
- A bit pricey
More walking shoes for flat feet
The following shoes did not make the Top 5 walking shoes for flat feet but are still worth a look:
Flat foot is one of those feet conditions that can keep you perpetually uncomfortable if you wear the wrong pair of shoes or do not actively take care of your feet with massages and other treatment. I’ve carefully selected the best pairs of women’s walking shoes for flat feet in the market right now based on your needs.