There are many over-the-counter insole brands on the market which can help with moderate high arch pain. These products typically use a plastic molded heel cup which extends to the arch. The added arch support from a foam/plastic insole can help to alleviate the stresses on the foot by allowing for more even weight distribution.
With advances in material technology, carbon fiber insoles are being used more and more when addressing high arched feet. At the forefront of carbon fiber insole technology is VKTRY Performance Insoles (VKs). VKs stabilize the midfoot and support the longitudinal arch by providing a stable base and limiting pronation, two of the main causes of pain in the cavus foot.
During the gait cycle VKs absorb shock at heel strike (phase1 of gait), by resisting the ground and deflecting, slowing the rate of deceleration and attenuating shock in the sagittal plane, much like landing on a springboard and slowing the user down efficiently. This springboard effect provides exceptional cushioning, cushioning that is lacking in a high arched foot.
In the second phase of gait, midstance, VKs absorb shock and provide a pre-load at the midfoot and supporting the arch. VKTRY’s reverse ellipse contour gently supports the arch without the user feeling like they have a baseball in their shoe.
During the third stage of gait, heel off, VKs store the energy generated during heel strike and midstance at the metatarsals in preparation for the propulsive stage.
During stage four, VKs release the potential energy stored in the first three stages directly into the ground, greatly increasing the amount and rate of plantarflexion.
For foot structures that lack efficient energy storage, in the case of flat feet or high arches or have excessive pronation, VKs add the spring for feet with this deficiency.