The height of your arch is mostly determined by your physiology, not what shoes you wear. In a book I read about pointe, the perfect foot for the style is one with a moderate arch - one that, when pointed, makes a straight line from ankle to toe. This means that your arch can't be made more or less arch-y [unless you get pregnant, as it might flatten some]yeah, I think a big part is the arch. Mine is really high, which may be in part from wearing heels for so long, I duuno Sometimes I have a hard time fitting in some shoes that go over the top of my foot becasue my arch is too high and it makes my feet look kinda fat or something.
Eek...Ballet flats have no cushion at all.I notice that..I've always worn flat shoes then I started wearing wedges and I have these taller Steve Madden wedges (about 4.5"). They're SO comfortable and I can even wear them to walk around the mall in. Then sometimes wear my flats (Chanel) and after awhile my feet start to hurt because there's pretty much NO cushion.