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Still having trouble finding sandals: narrow feet needing arch support

Hi all, I’ve been searching for months for comfortable cool sandals with arch support. I wear a 9.5 narrow. I’m hoping for leather or fabric footbeds. So far I’ve tried Mephisto, Birkenstocks and Monnroe. Any suggestions for ones I haven’t tried?

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L'amour des Pieds are my favorites. They are expensive, but are having a Labor Day sale soon. All their shoes have great arch support, the footbed is lined with leather , and do run on the narrow side. I wear them all day straight out of the box. Styling and quality are incredible. Just check their website for best selection. Nordy's and Zappos also carry the brand. Good luck!

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I have narrow feet and need good arch support.I wear Merrill, Vionic, Chaco and Taos sandals. The shoes you mentioned I find to be wide for me.

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I have the same issue...size 8 AAA with high arches. I wear only SAS shoes now because they're the only ones that fit and are consistently comfortable for walking.
I have 3 pairs of these Mystic sandals that have been all over Europe and have never had any problems wearing them all day. They're also very stable on my feet so I feel secure on uneven footing such as cobblestones.
https://www.sasshoes.com/womens-mystic-slingback-sandal/3110.html?dwvar_3110_color=013&cgid=womens-sandals#start=1

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8257 posts

Have you looked at the woman’s Keens Uneek sandals. They have an adjustable lacing system and good support.

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2009 posts

Thank you all for your suggestions. I’ll be looking closer at recommendations?

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I absolutely have to have arch support in all my shoes so my go to brands are Aetrex (their website even says "arch support footwear") and Orthoheel. I have a few pairs of Aetrex Sandals and Orthoheel booties that have taken on a few trips to Europe and still hold up and look great.

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2009 posts

Just ordered a pair of L’amour des Pieds. 🤞If they don’t work our, I’ll try some of your other recommendations.

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Becky, pls let us know how thing go. Thanks, Pat

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Arcopedico and Naot are pretty good. Not cheap, but they are well made and will last for a long time.

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Do you have a Nordstrom Rack near you? They have a good selection of quality shoes, you can try them and see if they work for your feet. Worth trying because you never know what works till you try it on.

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2009 posts

Again, thank you all for your suggestions. The narrower Birkenstocks hurt my outersole and all the Mephistos were too wide. With the others, looks like I’m too late to try the models I really liked in my size. So looks like I’ll be taking my Viakix that work ok (but have a hard insole) and my Aetrex (which are more stylish for dinners out, but don’t have great arch support). Next year, I’ll try many of your suggestions in the Spring

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Becky, sometimes the good old standards are the best. I find the "narrow" Birkenstock shoes too wide and too heavy for travel. They work going out to dinner or grocery store but not for travel. But my birk sandals are great. I can't wear Mephistos - too big. As mentioned my go to's are Pikolinos but for easy days I have an old pair of Merrell "tennis" shoes.

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2009 posts

Donna, thanks for mentioning Pikolinos again. I just ordered a pair from their website site. Keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll work.

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My recent trip last month to 5 countries I found tennis shoes worn by tourists and locals alike. Seems the trend even in the highest of heat we experienced. Best and safest for feet anyway!

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2009 posts

Ended up getting SAS Relaxed Denim sandals. They are not stylish, but should be comfortable for many situations. I also plan to take a pair of Aetrex sandals for dinners out. Again, I will start looking earlier next year.

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Becky, how did the L'amour Des pieds work out? Safe travels!

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2009 posts

The ones I tried were a little loose for my needs. I will check their styles next year. Really appreciate your recommendation.

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2009 posts

Decided to try another SAS style. Ended up with Nudu sandals with adjustable toe, ankle and heal i’m very pleased with them Yeah !!

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I have been quite pleased with https://www.camper.com/en_US. I have a neuroma in my left foot and the sandals give great arch support that there is little pressure on the ball of my feet. I can walk miles in the sandals and wear them all summer.