Find the Perfect Fit: A Guide to Choosing Supportive Athletic Shoes

The most important part of a workout is having comfortable, supportive footwear–and there’s lots of different features and styles to choose from to find your perfect fit. If you’re looking for the right pair of athletic shoes to keep comfy, step up your workout game, and keep foot health in check, keep reading for our Supportive Athletic Shoe Guide.


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There’s a few things to keep in mind when choosing athletic shoes, including arch support, pronation, cushioning, and stability. The first and most important thing to get right, however, is size! It may be difficult figuring out how to choose the right size of supportive athletic shoes, as every pair is different.


Depending on what activity you’re planning– running, high-intensity workouts, or simply standing all day for work–the right size shoe could make a huge difference in your comfort level. To guarantee finding the perfect shoe fit, we recommend trying a few different styles out and sizing up or down half a size with each style you test.


Looking for other recommendations on some of the most supportive athletic shoes on the market? Keep reading.


 Find the Perfect Fit: A Guide to Choosing Supportive Athletic Shoes


Athletic Shoes for Motion Control, Stability and Ankle Support


If you’re looking for a comfortable athletic shoe with traction, excellent arch support, and ultimate comfort, look no further than our Kāholo trainer. This elite trainer comes in Men’s and Women’s sizing and is the perfect combination of performance, durability, and comfort. We engineered the mesh to offer peak breathability and support in key areas and added a shell to the toe for even more durability.


Supportive Athletic Shoes for Standing All Day


Our Kīlea and Pūnini styles offer a supportive, comfortable shoe for standing all day. Court sneakers reimagined for the beach lifestyle, Kīlea and Pūnini offer a classic lace-up design and contrasting materials for everyday style. Plus, with our contoured footbed, you won’t find a comfier off-court sneaker to wear while standing all day.


Lightweight and Supportive Athletic Shoes for Walking and Running


For light walks, hikes, or runs along the beach, try out our bestselling styles Huia, Holo, or Mio Lī styles. Built with breathable mesh and a comfortable bounce underfoot, these styles are easy-breezy and ready to flow with whatever direction your day goes. We recommend test-driving your sneakers a few times before going all-out to break in your new supportive athletic shoes for maximum comfort. Our walking and running athletic styles are also great for lessening overpronation and knee pain.


 Find the Perfect Fit: A Guide to Choosing Supportive Athletic Shoes


Huia and Mio Lī are two of our best selling styles; Mio Lī has over 1,000 5-star reviews and our newer style Huia already has over 100 5-star reviews.


Mio Lī:


Patrick - Verified Customer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Stylish and versatile. These are super light and very comfortable. I’m on my feet most of the day and these are great for standing, walking, or even at the gym.”


Jon - Verified Customer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Most comfortable shoe ever. Super light yet supportive. Best ever!!!”




Raynette - Verified Customer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“This sneaker is great looking & comfy! I can feel the support in my arches.”


Tonya - Verified Customer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I have about every type of shoe from Olukai and love every one of them. These are by far my favorite. So comfortable, true to size. They are great for running, walking, etc. Love the color and have gotten so many compliments!”


Kathy - Verified Customer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Perfect fit. True to my size. Very comfortable. I love the arch support. Will definitely purchase again.”

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