Achy feet are caused by overworking the foot muscles, so anyone can experience it. However, it is more likely to occur if the foot is improperly supported. When the foot is improperly supported, it may not function as efficiently as a shock absorber. As a result, weight is not distributed efficiently, which can cause achy, sore and/or tired feet.
It’s not always practical to simply rest your feet, but there are some steps you can take to get relief for your tired, achy feet. Wear insoles, inserts or orthotics to help support your feet. Maintain a healthy weight. Wear shoes appropriate to your activities.