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What shoes to wear with orthopedic inserts ?

Table of contents

 

What is an orthosis ?

The different types of orthesis

The shoe for orthopedic insoles

Removable insoles

An adjustable fit

Durable shoes

Orthopedic shoes for splints

Sandals

Questions you may have

Do I need to wear special shoes ?

Do I need to go up a size ?

Can I wear my insoles in sandals ?​

 

Your doctor has advised you to wear a pair of orthopedic insoles, your physiotherapist has confirmed this idea and your pedorthist or podiatrist has made you a pair that you should wear as regularly as possible, whether in your sports shoes, city shoes or even in a pair of sandals.

Unfortunately, no one has explained to you how to choose your shoes wisely in relation to your foot orthosis...

 

Wearing an orthotic or any other corrective device for your feet does not mean that you are doomed to choose ugly shoes. There is a wide range of shoes for foot orthosis that are elegant and comfortable. We have selected a range of orthopedic shoes for women that meet these criteria.

 

What is an orthosis ?

An orthotic is a catch-all term for just about any device that can be worn inside a shoe. They can be purchased in retail stores, online or custom-made.

Orthotics include insoles, walking aids and lifts.

Custom-made corrective devices are fitted by health care specialists who can range from orthotics to orthoprosthetists.

 

The different types of orthesis

We can start by mentioning the large family of orthopedic insoles which can be divided into 3 parts:

  • The insoles called intercalary, rather thin and with different elements added on it. It can be manufactured on a leather base.
  • The monobloc insoles where the elements are directly milled.
  • The thermoformed soles on the shape of the foot. They can have elements added or not.

People with flat feet often have recourse to corrective devices of this type. For them, it is therefore necessary to choose a suitable shoe for flat feet that will require other additional features.

 

Then there are comfort and protection accessories for the feet such as toe caps, cushioning heel pads or spacers.

 

Finally, there are more voluminous orthotics such as lifting splints or other ortho-prostheses.

 

> Orthopedic insoles : How long to adapt ?

 

The shoe for orthopedic insoles

It can be a little difficult to find compatible shoes. That is why at Podexpert, we have chosen to select models that can be adapted to all these types of orthotics thanks to their different technical characteristics:

 

Removable insoles

This feature will allow you to replace the insole in your shoe with your foot correction devices. This will allow your feet to sit deeper inside the shoe and therefore give you better support.

It also means that your heel will sit deeper in the shoe. This means you are less likely to experience problems with fitting and removal.

With these removable insoles, you will gain comfort and pain due to an ill-fitting shoe will be reduced.

 

An adjustable fit

Lace-up closures or those with adjustable straps or Velcro are good choices if you need to insert orthopedic insoles.

Indeed, this will allow you to perfectly adjust the inner volume of your shoe.

 

Durable shoes

We have chosen to offer you quality shoes, because abnormal wear can cancel out the benefits of your corrective devices. That's why it's important to check the wear and tear of your shoes regularly. If you start to feel pain or less comfort, it may be time to renew your shoes.

The use of leather in the manufacturing process allows for a flexible and durable product. Some people prefer microfiber which is lighter.

 


 

Shoes for orthopedic insoles selection

 


 

Orthopedic shoes for splints

We have also selected for you very large shoes with a very important volume where you can easily place your ortho-prosthesis or other lifting devices.

These shoes have a larger than normal volume and a wide opening allowing you to slide your orthopedic device and your foot very easily.

With a very advanced opening or zippers on each side, you can simply put your foot in the shoe, without bending it, and close the orthopedic shoe over it.

This can be very convenient for feet with limited mobility.

 

Sandals

Our comfortable sandals also have removable insoles and most of them have Velcro pads to prevent your orthopedic insoles from slipping.
An adjustment by the podiatrist or other professional who made your insoles is sometimes necessary to make them fit perfectly in your sandals.

 

Questions you may have

Do I need to wear special shoes ?

Yes, your shoes must be adapted in terms of volume and shape.

Then, it doesn't matter which model you choose as long as it has a good fit, small heels and room to accommodate your foot orthotics.

 

Do I need to go up a size ?

No, if the shoe has a removable sole. In fact, if you replace the insole with your orthotics, the volume of the shoe will remain the same, and you will not need to take a shoe size larger than your usual size.

 

Can I wear my insoles in sandals ?

Yes, if the sandal was designed for that purpose. That is to say, if it allows you to easily include your orthopedic inserts. Be careful in the case of instability of the rearfoot, you should choose a sandal with a strap to support the rearfoot and have an insole with a deep heel cup to stabilize you.

 


Author : Pierre Durrmann - Pedorthist and diabetic foot specialist