Shoes with good arch support stabilizes joints providing relief. Rocker bottom shoes are also nice as they relieve some of the work the foot endures as it moves through the gait cycle, thus relieving pressure points. Shoes with more room in the toe box can ease cramped toes by providing extra wiggle room. Shoe inserts also stabilize the foot by realigning your feet in the correct position to distribute weight evenly between your feet. Some people may find custom-made orthotics to be most effective as they are molded to fit the exact specifications of the foot.
Common foot symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis is inflammation and swelling in the feet. Without proper foot care, the symptoms can cause foot conditions like bunions, hammertoes, or other foot deformities. A good shoe for arthritis will have exceptional support, shock absorption, and a wide toe box.
If foot conditions like bunions or hammertoes are present you may consider a shoe with stretchable lycra material to reduce friction against toes. Also, an adjustable strap or tieless lacing system can help easily fasten the shoe if arthritis in hands make it difficult to tie shoe laces.
Bunions are the result of the big toe pushing outward against the first metatarsal bone causing a bony, painful hump at the ball of the foot. Bunions can be minor or develop into a severe foot deformity.
Wearing shoes with a wide toe box works great to manage pain associated with bunions. The added room helps reduce rubbing against the hump and the soft interior lining of the shoe can be therapeutic. Also, adequate arch support can help properly align the foot and may limit the bunions from becoming more serious. A good shoe for bunions will feature stretch or flex material on the side of shoe, a wide toe box, and insoles with great arch support.
Diabetes can affect feet in multiple ways, including swelling (edema), nerve damage/loss of feeling (diabetic neuropathy), and poor blood flow (peripheral vascular disease). With the lack of feeling in your feet and poor blood circulation, a cut or sore can be present that won't heal quickly due to blood flow. These cuts that don't heal can result in ulcers or gangrene. Also, nerve damage can make muscles in your foot not function properly resulting in too much pressure on the foot in one area.
Shoes designed for diabetic feet offer more volume and depth inside the shoe to accommodate for swelling. Some styles have stretch material or soft interior lining to help reduce rubbing or friction on the feet. Also, the insoles in diabetic shoes are supportive to help align your feet naturally to reduce pressure points. Look for shoes with soft interior lining that are delicate on your feet and shoes with extra- or double-depth to allow more volume in the shoe for high insteps or swelling.
A good shoe for diabetics will include extra depth, a supportive insoles, breathable and moisture wicking features, a wide toe box and soft interior lining.
A hammertoe is a toe that is bent because of a weakened muscle, tendon, or ligament that hold the toe straight. A hammertoe will have an abnormal bend in the middle joint of the toe. The foot deformity can occur in one or more toes. A hammertoe may be able to be flexible, but over time the tendon can contract and tighten causing a permanent bend in the toe. The causes of hammertoes can be from poor fitting shoes (crowded toe box), broken or jammed toe, or weakened toe muscles from age or trauma. Age, toe length, and certain diseases (arthritis or diabetes) can make you more at risk for hammertoes.
Extra depth shoes and shoes with a wide toe-box work best for hammertoes because the toes have more room to rest inside the shoe. Also, shoes with lycra stretch material allow for the bent toe to expand in the shoe without painful rubbing that can cause corns or calluses. A flat or low-heeled shoe will allow the foot to spread out evenly across the shoe, preventing the foot from being angled forward which can bunch the toes up at the front of the shoe. A good shoe for hammertoes will have stretch, lycra upper material at the toes to reduce friction and rubbing, a high and wide toe box, and a supportive insole to reduce pressure points.
Metatarsalgia is a condition in which the ball of your foot, where the toes meet the metatarsal bones, becomes painful and inflamed. There are five metatarsal bones in each foot that connect to the phalanges (toe joints) - also known as the ball of your foot. These joints can become inflamed due to imbalance of the bones in this region. The weight of the body can be unevenly distributed causing pressure points and discomfort. Ill-fitting footwear with narrow or pointed toe boxes can worsen the foot condition by not allowing the toes to naturally spread out in the shoe. Also, activities or sports that cause repetitive impact and stress on this area of the foot can cause and worsen the condition.
Wearing shoes with great arch support is ideal when managing pain associated with Metatarsalgia. Arch support stabilizes joints providing relief when overuse occurs. Rocker bottom shoes are also nice as they relieve some of the work the foot experiences as it moves through the gait cycle. Wearing shoes with more room in the toe box can ease cramped toes by providing a little extra wiggle room. Shoe inserts also stabilize the foot by realigning your feet in the correct position to distribute weight evenly between your feet. Some people may find custom-made orthotics to be most effective as they are molded to fit the exact specifications of the wearer. Those suffering from Morton's Neuroma may also find proper fitting shoes beneficial as well as the symptoms associated with Morton’s Neuroma are similar to Metatarsalgia and can also contribute to added metatarsal stress. A good shoe for metatarsalgia pain would have a wide toe box, exceptional support at the arch, cushioning at the ball of foot, a stiff midsole for additional support, and a mid-foot rocker bottom.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the bands of tissue (plantar fascia) that connect your heel to your toes. The tension and stress on this band of tissue causes irritation and can become inflamed. Plantar Fasciitis is common in runners, those who are overweight, and those wearing shoes with inadequate foot support.
Shoes with cushioned heel pads and adequate arch support are ideal for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. The cushioned dropped heel cup in shoes with a raised arch support will help align your foot to its natural position and provide support where needed to reduce stress and tension on the plantar fascia. A good shoe for plantar fasciitis will feature exceptional arch support, a deep heel cup, a cushioned heel pad, a wide toe box, and a stiff outsole.
When you are wearing Ankle Foot Orthosis braces, you will need a shoe that can accommodate the added width and depth that the AFO creates. We specialize in carrying a large selection of shoe styles that provide the extra room needed. These shoes provide a larger opening to fit the AFO, as well as more depth (extra and double depth) so your feet have ample room to rest inside the shoe. Also, these shoes offer added support and comfort to help keep you on your feet while minimizing foot discomfort. Browse our selection of shoes designed to accommodate AFOs and experience the difference!
Post-operative shoes are essential to a speedy recovery. It is common for doctors to suggest this type of shoe as your foot heals post-surgery or post foot-trauma. We offer comfortable supportive footwear during this delicate period.
From post-op multi-boot to square-toe options for kids, men and women, we have you covered. Take care of your feet after surgery with post-operative shoes. Post-op shoes help you during recovery from surgery or wound care.
Flat feet,also known as Pes Planus or fallen arches, is a foot condition where the arch of the foot is collapsed or flattened. In some cases, the entire foot can touch the floor when standing. The condition can cause overpronation and foot pain, specifically in the heel or arch area. There is varying degrees of flat feet and can be caused by a variety of issues. The most common are foot deformity at birth or muscular inefficiencies in the ankle and arch areas.
Apis Men's 503 Adjustable Strap Boot provide comfort to those suffering from edema, bunions, hammertoes, and severely swollen feet. The 8” height of the shoe provides extra support for the foot and ankle. This shoe is very soft and great for sensitive feet. Apis Men's 503 Adjustable Strap Boot is also A5500 SADMERC approved as a diabetic shoe.
These attractive walkers offer a combination of stability, cushioning and shock absorption not found in other footwear lines. The 3 strap closure offers ultimate adjustability and allows you to secure your feet to prevent rubbing and slipping. Apex Strap Walkers incorporate innovative features that enable the footwear to be customized to your individual...
The Orthofeet Maya 2" heels are biomechanically engineered with Orthofeet’s innovative Bioheel Technology comfort features that are not found in any other high heel. Bioheels’ Ortho-Cushion® technology allows you to walk comfortably without the discomfort, which is common with regular high heels. This unique heel features a embellished vamp...
The Orthofeet Aviva 2" heels is part of the Bioheel line offering a better way to wear heels. The Bioheel collection is biomechanically engineered to allow comfort while walking in heels and the ability to adjust the support at the arch and the space in the shoe to prevent heel slippage. Sporting a glossy upper...
The Orthofeet Vera 2" heels is part of the Bioheel line offering a better way to wear heels. The Bioheel collection is biomechanically engineered to allow comfort while walking in heels and the ability to adjust the support at the arch and the space in the shoe to prevent heel slippage. The classically designed heel paired with the...
The Orthofeet Marina 2" heel features biomechanically engineered comfort with its Bioheel Technology design. The Bioheel Technology helps with adjustability with arch support and space in the shoe to prevent heel slippage. The elastic goring and velcro strap across the shoe help secure the foot while providing the perfect fit. A clean,...
Absolutely beautiful shoes with a bold design! The Orthofeet Natalya pumps with 2" heels are biomechanically engineered with Orthofeet’s Bioheel Technology to provide innovative comfort features that are not found in any other pump shoes. The Bioheel Technology allows for ultimate adjustability with arch support and the space in the shoe to...
A sleek, lightweight mary jane shoe from Orthofeet. This mary jane features a hook and loop velcro closure with added room in the toe box and a soft, interior lining for quality comfort and design. The Oakridge offers superior support in the mid-foot and heel and help with the gait cycle. For a fun, summer style to keep you comfortable on your feet,...
Running and walking footwear from Apex are made from the most advanced technological features and represent the highest standards of performance and comfort. Innovative features are built-in to offer midfoot and rearfoot stability, pressure relief to the calcaneus and shock absorption for the foot and musculoskeletal system.
This 2-Strap Walker shoe (X Last) combines comfort and security in one attractive package. Top-of-the-line athletic and active orthopedic shoe for men. Designed for those individuals who need the comfort, support, and durability of an orthopedic shoe, but still, want the performance and styling of the best sneakers. The X last from Apex is designed for...
The Orthofeet Lilly 2" heels is part of the Bioheel line offering a better way to wear heels. The Bioheel collection is biomechanically engineered to allow comfort while walking in heels and the ability to adjust the support at the arch and the space in the shoe to prevent heel slippage. The classically designed...
Designed with comfort and convenience in mind, the Apex Men's Strap Walker V Last features a two strap VELCRO closure system for ease of fitting. These exceptional shoes combine stability, cushioning and shock absorption to provide comfort and enhance performance.
The Apex X801M(Black)/X826M (White) Men's Athletic Walker is designed to provide an equal distribution of pressure throughout the gait cycle while maintaining the highest standards in comfort, breathability, and overall support. The unique X Last and multiple removable insoles enable these shoes to fit many different foot types and make them an ideal...
The Apex Lace Walkers V Last offers is a men's peformance walking sneaker. This shoe provides additional arch support and helps minimize over-pronation. The lightweight, removable Apex Orthotics and Pressure Relief System insoles provide optimum comfort and shock attenuation while walking. Built on the V Last, this design accommodates foot conditions from...
The Venture collection offers the ultimate in comfort and function without compromising on style. It also exceeds SATRA and MARK II slip-resistant standards for dry, wet and oily surfaces. These classic shoes are ideal for casual or dress wear. Durability and comfort come to mind with the Venture Classic Strap. The full grain leather uppers and soft,...
A classic men's lace-up dress shoe available in medium, wide, and extra-wide widths to accommodate a variety of foot conditions and/or orthotics. Feel the difference with Surefit's comfort design and quality construction. A perfect choice for all formal occasions.
For a casual occurrence or your most important business meeting, the Jolene's versatility and elegant design will take you far. A weather-resistant leather upper offers durability and the side zipper make it an easy on-and-off ankle bootie. A simple, yet beautiful design that will make you proud to wear the Jolene!
Elevate yourself in the Arabella! The platform toe post sandal features a molded EVA foot bed to offer you ultimate support and comfort. The luxury leather or suede thong straps push this sandal into a hybrid category for day or evening attire. Get the extra height while staying comfortable - with the Arabella!
If you have wide feet and need a fun and stylish sandal for warmer weather, look no further. The Vionic Pepper features two straps with a Velcro fastening system and you can get them in Medium or Wide widths. The wedge will give you the height you need while the supportive midsole keeps your feet ready for adventure.
The Orthofeet Dina 2" heels is part of the Bioheel line offering a better way to wear heels. The Bioheel collection is biomechanically engineered to allow comfort while walking in heels and the ability to adjust the support at the arch and the space in the shoe. The textured heel fabric lining provides added comfort...
The Orthofeet Tacoma stretchable, breathable upper shapes to the contours of the foot, enhancing comfort, and easing pressure on bunions, hammer-toes, as well as swollen feet. Tacoma stretchable shoes provide extra room for toe movement, and maximum protection against pressure points.
Need shoes that are quick to get on and get going? Look no further than the Sonnet. Its lightweight street style is a hybrid of casual and sporty. The soft textile strap across the instep gives this style some added comfort and the snake embossed toe provides some added flare. Get em on quick and get your day started the right way!
Classic and comfortable, the Fairfield by Drew is a timeless silhouette that will never go out of style. This men's slip-on has a genuine leather upper and looks great with your favorite pair of slacks, or denim for a more casual look.
Add some coziness with the Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Adler Slipper. A supple suede upper and genuine shearling lining wrap you in comfort, while the durable rubber outsole makes outdoor errands a breeze, even when you'd rather be curled up by the fire.
Combining functionality with comfort and good looks, Propet One LT is the perfect shoe for the fashion savvy jogger who likes matching their shoes with their outfit. Designed for maximum stability and reduced unhealthy pressure on the feet, Propet One LT is the best shoe for anyone who wants to make their walks easier.
The Frankie by RH Sport™ offers all-day performance in a super lightweight shoe. Featuring breathable mesh upper and removable padded footbed provides room for a prescribed orthotic. This fitness shoe has a lightweight, flexible rubber sole and two ways to close! Tie them for a secure fit or zip them on and off!
The versatile Fanny by RH Sport™ offers all-day performance in a super lightweight shoe. Featuring a stretch gore vamp for easy on and easy off and a removable padded footbed provides room for a prescribed orthotic. This fitness shoe has a lightweight, flexible rubber sole to keep you light on your feet.
One step into this shoe and you'll feel like you're walking on clouds. Great-looking crackled leathers make Ros Hommerson® Ronnie slip on the most requested one in the industry. These Ros Hommerson shoes define quality, comfort, and style.
The Ros Hommerson® Helen shoe is made from the finest fabrics on the market and offers elastic stretch in the upper for a premium fit. This sleek slip-on offers drilex® lining and foam padding in the footbed. Helen by Ros Hommerson® is extremely lightweight yet the quality and comfort are unmatched in the industry. 1.75" heel.
An extreme lightweight boot that features a medial zipper entry for ease of entry and velcro strap closure. The soft leather uppers are delicate on your feet and the seamless linings to decrease painful rubbing. Let your toes spread naturally within the shoe with the extra-depth and extra-width at the toe box. You can remove some of the inserts provided...
It's a shoe….it's a sandal…. it's comfortable! Smiles by Drew® is loaded with padding for soft comfort but offers enough firm support from its Steel Shank and wide outsole to keep you sure on your feet. Adjustable buckle closure on the back. Fully padded, removable footbed.
A lightweight, supple leather upper make this an ideal men's casual shoe for those needing more from their footwear. The extend hook and loop velcro strap provides ultimate adjustability for high insteps and swelling. Plus, the Nassua features spandex panels on the vamp for breathability while protecting the foot.
Orthofeet Sonoma outdoor shoes are designed with unique therapeutic features to enhance comfort for sensitive feet, foot & heel pain, arthritis and diabetes. Their anatomical orthotic insoles and the ergonomic sole offer cushioning support and excellent stability, making every step you take soothing with comfort.
Orthofeet Womens Boots Strap shoes offer anatomical arch support, non-binding relaxed fit, and maximum protection against pressure points. The Gel orthotic-insole along with the ergonomic, cushioning sole soften step, enhance stability, and facilitate natural foot motion. The deep toe box design allows the foot to relax and spread out naturally for added...
BioSoft Padded Sole socks for women and men feature non-constrictive, seam-free design, excellent moisture wicking system, and a soft cushioning interior that offer unsurpassed comfort and protection for sensitive feet and for persons with diabetes, neuropathy, circulatory problems, and edema.
Featuring clean lines and easy-to-wear, the Maryann Fisherman Walking Shoe by Drew will have you looking as good as you feel! Designed with Drew's proprietary Plus Fitting System®, this stylish casual features two removable insoles that provide for double the added depth and the perfect fit. You could even insert your own custom orthotics.
For guys who want a stylish casual shoe with therapeutic benefits turn to the Park by Drew. Showcasing a sleek and classic design, you'd never know it is therapeutically beneficial! This handsome derby features double Depth, a firm heel counter and leather linings help provide all-day comfort.
A therapeutic shoe made with soft, superior leather and features detailed stitching. This women's shoe has style but designed for comfort with its flexible rubber outsole, fully leather lined and added depth features. If you are looking for a shoe that will support you through the day, the Camp is the right choice.
An advanced slipper option that comes with durable rubber outsole with added traction from is rippled design. Feel the therapeutic relief with the faux shearling foot bed and be enamored with its detailed stitching and scalloped detail along the sides. Available in a variety of colors to match almost all wardrobes.
A feminine twist on the classic boat-style that you can't resist. The slip-on loafer features premium leather uppers and a adjustable front bow for a chic style. Get around easily with the removable microfiber wrapped EVA insole that provides exceptional arch support and creates natural alignment in your lower body.
The Tatum Lace Bootie features full grain leather uppers and nice detailed stitching. The insole is made of cushioning rubber with mesh lining which add to the functionality of the bootie. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, and X Wide.
Versatility and comfort packed in one. Get ultimate adjustability with the rear rippled goring for the perfect fit around your ankle area. And you can easily secure the ankle boot using the metal buckle strap across the instep. Take this boot anywhere with it's weather resistant leather upper and color neutral options to fit just about any wardrobe.
A bold, weather resistant boot is ready to take on whatever you put it through. With its durable leather uppers and rubber outsole, you get along with ease in this riding boot. Easily slip on with the dual, full side zippers and adjust the calf width with its two buckle straps. Outlast the rest in the Marlow!
The Vionic Downing features an English riding boot style made with quality leather or suede uppers. With a heel height of just 1", you'll love the comfort of these well-made boots. From its stylish look to superior quality, the Vionic Downing has it all!
Available in either Navy, Brown, or Black suede uppers, the Delaney Strap is a comfort boot for all. Its hook and loop strap closure system is easy for all to use. The boot also features a Nylex lining to allow for year-round wear. Choose from a variety of colors to fit your style and outfits this fall.
The Delaney Mid Zip shoe features a suede and quilted jersey design. The insole is made of a cushioning rubber with mesh lining which add to the functionality of the shoe. You will love the cute quilted style of the shoe and even more the comfortable fit of the shoe. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Narrow, Medium, Wide, X...
The Doretta shoe features quality suede uppers and nice detailed stitching. The insole is made of a faux fur lining which add to the warmth and functionality of the shoe, while the size zipper allows for easy entry into the shoe. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, and X Wide.
A modern, sleek design with a unique strap and buckle adornment and a cute slouching look on the full grain leather uppers. The zipper on the inside of the boot allows for easy entry. Inside the boot has a latex-cushioned insole and Nylex lining for additional support and comfort.
The Propet Waverly features full grain leather uppers and nice detailed stitching. Also, these boots come with twin zips (one on each side) for super easy entry into the boot. The insole is a PU foam made from recycled materials. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, and X Wide.
Using high-energy, shock-absorping PU and Rebound EVA technology, the new VASYLI (A Vionic Brand) Orthotic Shock Absorber provides maximum shock-absorption during walking, running, and sports. It also features a number of unique biomechanical benefits. The Vasylie Shock Absorber Insoles are ideal for athletes, high activity users and overweight patients.
The Propet Willa features full grain leather uppers and nice detailed stitching. The insole is a PU foam made from recycled materials. The outsole is a PU material and includes rubber inserts for traction. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, and X Wide.
The Propet Madi Ankle Lace Boot features a nylon upper and a polyester felt lining. The boot height is 4” and this style is waterproof. For additional warmth in cold weather, you’ll love the Vaporex insole, which retains heat by using a foil backing. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, X Wide, and XX Wide.
The Propet Peak Hiking Boot features mesh and nubuck uppers. This style is Scotchgard treated and waterproof. The EVA midsole is made with high traction rubber. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, and X Wide.
The Propet Piccolo Hiking Boot features mesh and nubuck uppers. This style is Scotchgard treated and waterproof. The EVA midsole is made with high traction rubber. Additionally, this style comes in many different width options: Medium, Wide, and X Wide.