Arch support generally refers to the part of the insole of the shoe that raises right at the level of the arch to provide support to the midfoot. Arch support also refers to individual insole cups with a molded shape that fit the arch and are placed inside the shoe to help relieve foot or heel pain.
Footwear that rises to the ankle or higher; can be casual or dressy, practical or fashionable. Boots that are designed for protection from the elements may be made of a single, closely-stitched piece of leather, rubber, or other material to prevent the entry of water, mud or dirt. Other types of boots are sturdy in nature, intended for protection in wilderness or industrial settings. Fashionable boots for men and women may have all the variations seen in other shoe styles, including high heels, platforms, and lacings.