Orthopaedic shoes are shoes that are specifically designed to support or accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle and leg and they have a number of medically beneficial features and functions that separate them from everyday footwear. With generously proportioned toe boxes that are designed to allow your feet to maintain the correct or natural shape when you wear them.
1. Removable insole - this is imperative as many people upgrade to orthotics, diabetic insoles and custom orthotics.
2. Extra widths & more sizing options
3. Uppers that can accommodate forefoot problems eg: hammertoes or bunions.
4. Easy to fasten - often if people have problems with their feet they will have problems with mobility, flexibility and even problems with their hands, if they have arthritis for example.
5. Seamless uppers with no areas that might cause rubbing or abrasion.
6. A firm and supportive heel to support the rear of the foot.
7. A well cushioned and strong out-sole and mid-sole with defined flex points and impact absorption properties
Anyone suffering from any of the following can benefit greatly from wearing orthopeadic shoes:
Plantar Fasciitis - Heel Pain
Flat Feet - Fallen Arches
Swollen Feet - Lymphedema - Edema
Heel Spurs Diabetes
Bunions - Hallux Valgus
Those recovering from foot surgery
Well fitting, supportive footwear plays a key role in keeping you mobile and pain free. This leads to being active and a better quality of life.