I have high arches and need a lot of extra support not found in most shoes. I have found some great flip/flops/sandals with high arches. Try websites for Skechers Reggae-Rasta Sandals, Dr Weil's at www.weilbeing.com and Orthaheel at http://www.orthaheelusa.com. TEVA also has shoes with great arch support. Good luck, I know your pain.