My mom has high arches and knee/foot pain from arthritis. The podiatrist gave her a list of suggested shoes to get that would be stable for her foot. These shoes were not on that list but after seeing the styles suggested, we had to look for something else more stylist with support as well. She first bought Brooks Adrenaline (top of the Dr.'s list for stability and arch support but are semi clunky looking and come in bright flashy colors not suitable for mom's style). I researched and found that these Nike's were similar to the Brooks Adrenaline's stability and support and were more mom's streamlined style. She loves them and although the Brooks are the best stability, support and comfort wise, her podiatrist really ended up liking these Nike's as well.