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Friday 15 April 2022

How to choose an orthopedic sandal ?

How to choose an orthopedic sandal ?


Good orthopedic sandals have five main characteristics: sufficient width, good support, a light heel, a removable insole and a soft material. These orthopedic models for women or men, also known as therapeutic shoes, provide an effective response to the specific needs of sensitive feet. If your feet are painful, wearing orthopedic sandals will allow you to regain walking comfort at an affordable price. Podexpert explains how to choose your orthopedic sandals.


Choosing an orthopedic sandal: the essential characteristics of a therapeutic sandal

The width of the forefoot of an orthopedic sandal

To ensure the comfort of your sensitive feet, the width of the forefoot is an essential element to take into account. In the case of wide, swollen or deformed feet, standard shoes tend to compress your foot. This compression phenomenon limits blood circulation and causes foot pain.


Whether you have a standard or wide foot, an orthopedic sandal must provide support without compressing your foot. At Podexpert, our leather or synthetic models are available in different widths. Our products allow you to benefit from a comfortable shoe perfectly adapted to your morphology.


Foot support of an orthopedic sandal

The support of your foot is essential to ensure your stability and limit the risk of falling. If the size must be adapted to the size of your foot, an orthopedic comfort sandal also offers an effective closing system.


Orthopedic sandals usually have two adjustable Velcro straps on the instep. Some models also allow you to adjust the strap on the back of your foot. For maximum stability, orthopedic sandals that are closed at the heel are recommended.


If your foot tends to swell over the course of the day, opt for a Velcro-type closure. This system allows you to adjust the volume of the shoe as your foot changes.





The insole of an orthopedic sandal

When choosing a pair of orthopedic sandals, the insole is an important feature to consider. To ensure walking comfort, opt for a cushioning and breathable insole.


Above all, make sure that the product offers removable insoles inside. Indeed, in case of sensitive feet, custom-made orthopedic insoles are often prescribed. Your orthopedic sandals should therefore allow you to replace the original insole with your own foot orthotics.


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The height of the heel of an orthopedic sandal

If you have sensitive feet, high heels should not be worn. Indeed, these models tend to shift the weight of the body onto the forefoot and generate pain. However, a slight heel (less than four centimeters) helps maintain proper posture. A small heel also promotes good blood circulation.


At Podexpert, our selection of orthopedic sandals allows you to benefit from an ideal heel size for your comfort.


The materials used to make an orthopedic sandal

For your comfort, a pair of orthopedic sandals must be made of quality materials. Choose a soft material, particularly recommended in case of toe deformities or hallux valgus.


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A leather product will give you a flexible and robust shoe. A stretchy synthetic material will also adapt to the morphology of your foot. Finally, make sure that you have a comfortable inner lining with no protruding seams.


Why wear orthopedic sandals?

Sandals sold in standard stores do not meet the specific needs of sensitive feet. In order to adapt to different morphologies, brands such as Podowell, Podartis or Neut offer models of orthopedic comfort sandals at affordable prices.


For women or men, in black or color, leather or synthetic materials, today's therapeutic sandals will fit your style. Choosing to wear orthopedic sandals means finding comfort without giving up fashion.


Thus, wearing orthopedic sandals will allow you to :

  • Relieve pain in your feet;
  • To find a comfort of walking;
  • Promote good posture;
  • Limit the risk of falls.

Who are orthopedic sandals for?

Wearing orthopedic sandals is recommended in particular in case of :

  • Wide foot
  • Swollen foot
  • Sensitive foot
  • Hallux valgus
  • Diabetic foot
  • Toe deformities

Author : Philippe Vesin - Pedorthist