Why Orthopedic Shoes Are So Special:

  • Orthopedic shoes are extra deep to accommodate special insoles or orthotics.
  • They have a built in firm heel counter to provide medial and lateral rear foot stability.
  • The toe box of the shoe is higher so there is plenty of room for toes (even ones that like to stick up like hammertoes).
  • There is little to no stitching on the inside of an orthopedic shoe. The stitching is on the outside. Sometimes even the smallest prominence can irritate and cause skin breakdown- especially in a diabetic foot.
  • The collar around the ankle of the shoe is padded. The tongue of an orthopedic shoe is thick and padded to help secure the foot back in the shoe.
  • The end of the toe box of the shoe is protective to keep toes from being hurt when stubbed.
  • Orthopedic shoes have a non-skid sole to prevent falls.
  • They are specially fitted by measuring the length and width of your foot.
  • They can also equipped with a special multi-density insoles that prevents back and forth movement (also known as sheering) of the foot in the shoe. An orthopedic shoe isn’t really an orthopedic shoe without this insole.

Orthopedic Shoe Solutions offers more brands and styles of shoes, sneakers and even winter boots than any other supplier in MA! Check out some of these manufacturer websites!

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