“Wait, do Hey Dudes have arch support?”
Whether you were on the hunt for something comfortable to wear to work or checking out the newest brands on the market, Hey Dude might have caught your attention. We’d argue that Hey Dude designs some of the most lightweight, breathable, and affordable footwear on the market at the moment.
Now, the earliest Hey Dude shoes were designed by two Italian footwear experts, Alessandro and Dario, during the summer of 2008. Alessandro and Dario wanted to create signature Italian footwear with high-quality, hard-wearing fabrics, without the staggering price tag that typically comes with designer pieces.
By the end of 2009, Hey Dudes reached the market and started garnering more and more attention. But the two didn’t want to stop there – after a year of successful business, the Hey Dude company decided to branch out and expand across Europe, eastern Asia, and South America.
Nowadays, Hey Dudes are the epitome of comfortable footwear. People all around the world wear them to meetings, work events, and even date nights. Polished and perky, Hey Dudes managed to become a wardrobe must-have for people who want to be put-together and comfortable at the same time.
But – there’s always a but when we’re talking about people’s reviews. What makes Hey Dudes good for your feet? Do Hey Dudes have arch support? What are the best Hey Dudes? We’re bringing you everything you need to know down below.
Are Hey Dudes good for your feet?
Circling back to the beginning, Hey Dudes are lightweight, breathable, and affordable footwear that guarantees to keep you comfortable throughout the day. Contrary to what you might believe, you do need to try them on before you decide whether or not they’re good for your feet.
Generally speaking, though, Hey Dudes are good for your feet because they’re made with everything you might need to keep your feet happy and healthy.
Right off the bat, they’re supportive because they’re made to embrace your feet, align your posture, and distribute your weight evenly. Moreover, they’re made with breathable, lightweight fabrics that allow airflow and prevent you from getting blisters and bruises.
They’re wide and deep enough to accommodate everyone’s feet. They’re simple to slip on and off because they’re made with elastic laces and/or straps. They’re made to offer you a comfortable, snug fit – but you need to try them on to ensure you’re getting the style or size you need.
Now, does that mean Hey Dudes are good for your feet? Yes, but that doesn’t mean that Hey Dudes are good for everyone’s feet.
And, do Hey Dudes have arch support?
Yes, Hey Dudes have arch support. However, we do need to mention that most Hey Dudes come with moderately good arch support that might not be suitable for everyone’s feet. Depending on the severity of your condition, you might need to consult a doctor before you purchase Hey Dudes.
What are the best Hey Dudes for the type of arch support you need?
1. Wendy Washed Canvas
Starting with one of our favorite picks, the Wendy Washed Canvas looks like a Hey Dude signature style but packs a punch when we’re referring to arch support.
When you put these bad boys on, you’re going to understand where we’re coming from. They’re made with breathable, lightweight fabrics that aren’t going to drag you down and plenty of foam padding that’s going to make you think you’re walking on clouds.
They’re made with a textile upper that allows airflow and ensures you’re sweat-free throughout the day. They’re equipped with lightweight outsoles and removable foam footbeds and they’re roomy enough for your to wear your own custom footbeds or orthotics.
Moderate arch support ensures you’re comfortable no matter what you’re doing. But we do urge you to check with your doctor whether these Hey Dudes would be appropriate for you.
2. Wally Sox Wide
When you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair of knitted socks you can wear wherever you go, you might want to check out the Wally Sox Wide.
We’re kidding, we’re kidding – Hey Dudes are neither socks nor meant to be worn with socks. But, the Wally Sox Wide shoes are made to offer you the same amount of comfort you get when you’re wearing knitted socks.
They’re made with a textile upper that resembles a knitted sock. They’re breathable and lightweight, and they’re made with plenty of padding for comfort. We can’t forget about the flexible outsoles that promise to keep your feet happy and healthy.
Wally Sox Wide have moderate arch support, too – they’re great for people who suffer from flat feet, plantar fasciitis, and similar feet-related problems.
3. Misty Rise
Now we’re getting somewhere!
When you start Google searching “Do Hey Dudes have arch support?” remember that the brand came out with the Misty Rise collection a few months back.
We’d argue that the Misty Rise slip-ons are the best Hey Dudes for arch support out there. This pair is equipped with super soft foam footbeds and an extra layer of padding for comfort.
They’re made with chunky, ultralight outsoles that support your arches and make you think you’re walking on clouds (or sunshine, whichever you prefer). They’re made with removable footbeds, too, which means you can wear them with custom orthotics.
Depending on the severity of your condition, you might need to check with your doctor whether you’re better off with a different style of footwear, though – the Misty Rise are slip-on loafers.
4. Welsh Grip
What do you do when you’re searching for a business casual shoe that’s comfortable and supportive at the same time? You turn to the Welsh Grip ones, of course.
You’d be surprised at how attractive, fashionable, and wearable these shoes are. Essentially, they are a combination of a dress shoe and a moccasin, or even a sneaker and a boat shoe. You might notice that they’re on sale, too, but that’s beside the point.
The Welsh Grip are deck-shoe-inspired slip-ons perfect for people struggling with flat feet, plantar fasciitis, plantar plate tear, and similar feet-related problems.
They’re made with a leather upper and a breathable knit mesh that allows airflow. They’re simple to slip on and off because of the Easy-On System with elastic laces.
Not to mention that they’re safe to wear on polished surfaces (a.k.a. your super slippery office floors) because they’re made with ultra-grip outsoles.
5. Conway Craft
Worry not, Hey Dude offers sneakers, too!
We know that sneakerheads won’t be happy with slip-ons, loafers, and moccasins, no matter how comfortable and supportive they are.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect pair of sneakers to wear to work or something to rock on the weekends when you’re strolling around the neighborhood – search no more.
Conway Craft sneakers are the ones for you. They’re breathable and lightweight, similar to some of the other styles we mentioned beforehand. They’re made with a textile upper that allows airflow, plenty of padding for comfort, and removable foam footbeds for support.
Moderate arch support might not be up to par with more athletic sneakers – but these are definitely Hey Dude’s best sneakers at the moment.
On the chance that you prefer athletic sneakers, the Sirocco might be a better fit for you.
They’re equipped with the same features as the Conway Craft ones. Other than that, they’re also breathable and lightweight, supportive and protective, and made with removable foam footbeds. Since they’re made with a light, stretchy upper, too, you’ll be able to slip them on and off with ease.
They’re different than the Conway Craft ones because they’re made with chubbier outsoles that are going to provide you with plenty of arch support. They’re higher, too, which means you might get some ankle support as well. They’re a decent option to consider when you’re set on athletic appearance.
7. Wendy Rise Eyelet
Moving away from athletic footwear, we can’t forget about the Wendy Rise Eyelet slip-ons with elevated and feather-light foam outsoles.
When you’re looking high and low for Hey Dudes with arch support, you might want to give the Wendy Rise Eyelet ones a try. Where do we even start?
They’re made with a breathable, poly-woven upper that promises to keep your feet dry throughout the day. They’re equipped with the Easy-On System with elastic laces that allow you to slip them on and off whenever you want to.
They’re made with ultra-light platform outsoles that keep your arches supported no matter what. They’re made with plenty of room to wear your custom orthotics, too.
8. Phoenix Basic Knit
We might have saved the best for the end of the article – the Phoenix Basic Knit slides are perfect for days when you don’t want to wear sneakers or slip-ons, no matter how much arch support you need.
Well, you don’t need to sacrifice arch support with the Phoenix Basic Knit slides because they’re made to accommodate people who struggle with flat feet, plantar fasciitis, plantar plate tear, and other plantar problems.
They’re equipped with Flex & Fold Technology, mesh footbeds, ultra-light outsoles, and pretty much everything you might need. They’re a great piece to add to your summer wardrobe, too.