Flat Foot (Pes Planus)

When it comes to foot and arch types, the right pair of shoes can make all the difference. If you don’t know your arch type, come in for a free foot scan at one of our 6 locations. New Balance technology crosses all activity categories, providing running, walking and cross-training shoes for a variety of arch types.

Pes Planus is a foot condition often referred to as flat feet or fallen arches. It involves the arch or instep of the foot. In Pes Planus, the arch becomes so flexible that when you stand, nearly the entire sole of your foot comes into contact with the ground. The arch can completely flatten out, stretching the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Heredity, injury, and the aging process can all contribute to flat feet. Some problems may include foot, ankle or lower leg pain due to misalignment. Flat feet in infants and toddlers, however, are a normal condition, as their arches are not yet developed.

Stability and Motion Control shoes include medial posting supply a healthy foundation for Flat Feet. Motion Control Insoles can offer a stabilizing footbed while the Flat Foot Sport insole offers more aggressive support.


We offer a wide range of New Balance footwear for a wide range of foot conditions. Click the link below to view recommended shoes for both men and women suffering with flat feet.

Recommended shoes for Flat Feet


 *Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a diagnosis. A qualified allied medical professional should fit all therapeutic footwear purchases. These shoes are available over-the-counter with or without a prescription. Therapeutic footwear offered through this site does not treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician for questions pertaining to your specific diagnosis and treatment protocol. Product Specialists will be happy to speak to you about any recommendations your doctor may have provided, or information regarding recommendations based on biomechanical principles. Please call 1.800.728.6247.