Read on for her recommendations for stylish shoes that accommodate orthotics!* * * * * I’ll never forget when the podiatrist handed me my brand spankin’ new custom orthotics and said, “You’ll need to buy a pair of New Balance sneakers now and wear them all the time.” I dutifully nodded, then promptly walked to my car and cried. So I sought some advice on orthotic-friendly shoes and here’s what I found out. It’s loaded with arch support and comfortable padding, not to mention one of the roomiest toe boxes I’ve ever worn. Dress shoes is where finding fashionable footwear that’ll accommodate orthotics gets tricky.
For example, to elicit straightening the knee, you would tap the top of the thigh.
The pain was completely gone within a week, and I was no longer wearing my shoes out along the inside sole.
The only problem was that I couldn’t wear my orthotics in every pair of shoes I owned without crushing the top of my foot. All three brands are ideal for runners, walkers, and cross-trainers alike.
My tears quickly turned to resolve as I dismissed the thought of wearing glaringly white, cloddy sneakers with my skirts. There had to be some other type of footwear that would accommodate the orthotics. Try the Seraphina ankle-strap flat, the Tyler ankle boot or Tempo heeled mary jane. Israeli brand, Naot: Many styles feature a removable cork and latex footbed which is incredibly supportive yet removable for orthotics. I honestly didn’t know Clark’s actually made a few heels with removable footbeds, but take a look at the Sugar Dust and Levee Delta.
Recommended styles: Naot Sea, Taramoa and Myna mary janes and the Paris sandal. The Wave collection of casual-sporty shoes all have removable footbeds for orthotics: check out the Wave.