The Best Women Sandals for High Instep — Supportive, Lightweight, Flexible, and Deep!

Supportive Women's Sandals

Are you having a hard time finding a pair of sandals to accommodate the shape of your high instep? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different sandals but you always end up empty handed because they rub against the top part of your feet?

There are only certain sandal styles that will accommodate the shape of your high instep, but the good news is that I will help you find them.

There are 2 key features that your sandals must provide in order to fit the shape of your high instep:

  • Depth: This feature will allow your feet to sit deeply inside the sandals and prevent the top part of your feet from rubbing against the top part of the sandals.
  • Round Toe-Box: This feature will prevent your toes from rubbing against the top front part of the sandals.

Most women are confused as of how they are supposed to find sandals that provide those 2 features if sandals don’t come labeled as “deep” or with a “round toe-box”.

Here is where I come into play, since I know exactly which sandals will provide these 2 important features and I will describe them below.

I am an expert when it comes to fitting women’s shoes since I have been working for a specialized shoe store for the last 10 years. Moreover, I have been helping women find the correct type of shoes and orthotics to reduce or fully eliminate the foot and leg pain that they were having. We specialize in women with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.

If you don’t know what the instep of the foot is, then you can’t possibly be getting your correct shoe size. Finding a pair of shoes for your feet with a high instep can be extremely challenging, especially if you don’t know which shoe styles can accommodate a high instep.


What does a high instep mean? It’s the top portion of the foot between the toes and ankles. Take a look at the image below for clarification on where the instep of the foot is located:


When a woman has a high instep, the top part of their feet tends to rub against the top part of the sandals, and the same applies to their toes. This can create several foot issues to your toes, since they might rub against the top of the sandals and lead to the formation of blisters.

It’s crucial for us to carry top quality shoes that are available in all different widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to fit every woman.

You should take into account that if you have a high instep, wearing deeper shoes will make a huge difference in the comfort and overall fit of the shoes.

I will show you a selection of the best women sandals for high instep, but first I want to make sure you know your exact foot size and the features that these sandals have to offer.

Are you a totally sure that you know your foot size?

Moreover, if you prefer online shopping and are in fact going to be buying your shoes online, you need to be absolutely sure that you know your correct foot size.

I wrote an article that describes the simplest yet most effective way to figure out your foot size from home. Please click on the link below:

How To Measure Your Foot Size – The Most Simple And Effective Way!

Brannock Device For Women

Remember that if you don’t take the width or the instep of the foot into consideration, you will get shoes that are too narrow for your feet, which will lead to several foot issues.

How to Tell If You Have a High Instep? – Let’s Find Out!

If the top part of your foot is high, it means that you have a high instep. In addition, if you try on your sandals and you feel that they are too tight when there is plenty of width room and length room, it might be that you have a high instep and you need a wider or deeper sandal.

Bear in mind that if you indeed have a high instep and are not wearing sandals that are wide or deep enough for your feet, it is highly likely that you will experience discomfort and pain. Also note that a woman that has narrow feet can still have a high instep. In this case is important that you find deeper sandals instead of wider ones.

Sandals that come with extra depth are great for women with high instep.

Let me show you which are the best shoe brands that manufacture sandals that are deep, come with a round toe-box, and that are also available in different widths.

Keen & Orthofeet – The Best Shoe Brands for Women with High Instep!

Now, let me give you a brief description of my top 2 shoe brands that manufacture deep and supportive sandals for women.

Keen – Newport Style ❤️

Keen sandals are one of the top choices to be worn as an everyday sandal for women and also for vacations. These sandals also come with a very substantial sole that provides arch support.

Keen has a specific a style called Newport, that will perfectly fit a woman with a high instep, you can be rest assured that these sandals will accommodate the shape of your feet.

Orthofeet ❤️

Orthofeet is a brand that offers supportive and well-fitted sandals that are built in with unique features and a comfortable fit.

Their sandals are designed to fit the exact shape and contours of your foot, especially for women with a high instep.

In addition, these sandals are made with specific features and therapeutic detailing to help facilitate mobility and offer great comfort and protection.

Without a doubt Keen and Orthofeet are my to-go shoe brands for women who need a supportive sandal to fit the shape of their high insteps.Both of these shoe brands manufacturesandals that are supportivedurable, and comfortable. You will love how you can wear them all day without your feet or legs getting tired.

 The Best Women Sandals for High Instep ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Keep in mind that I only review sandals that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the sandals are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

Here you can find a selection of the best women sandals for high instep:. Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations:

Keep in consideration that sandals can run shortlongnarrow, or wide, and depending on how they run you will need to adjust the size that you get for yourself.

You always want to wear a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the shoe measuring scale to prevent your toes from rubbing against the side or the front of the sandals.

Please keep in mind that all of these styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that you measure in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the side or the front of the sandals.

Below you can find one of the best sandal styles for women with high insteps:

Medium, Wide, Extra WideMedium, Wide, Extra WideMedium, Wide, Extra WideMedium, Wide, Extra WideMedium, Wide, Extra WideMedium, Wide, Extra Wide

In addition, if you have a child that has high instep and also needs a pair of sandals, then you can take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the best sandals for kid’s with high instep. Please click on the link below.

Best Sandals for Kids with High Insteps – Deep, Supportive, Waterproof, and Durable!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are having a hard time finding a particular shoe style for your feet. It’s highly likely that I have fitted that shoe before and I will help you find it.

Have you tried the brands and styles that I recommend in this article? Have you found another pair of sandals that you would like to recommend? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other women can benefit from your experiences.

About Juan Pablo Valenzuela 156 Articles
My name is Juan Valenzuela and since I started fitting shoes in 2009, I have helped several women who claimed that their feet were too wide or too narrow to find that particular shoe style that they didn’t even know existed. Are you experiencing foot and leg pain? I have helped hundreds of women who were experiencing foot and pain due to not wearing the correct pair of shoes.Something so simple such as wearing the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style will keep your feet and legs healthy. I know which shoe brands and shoe styles are better than others from having fitted them before.

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