When you think about “orthopedic shoes”, you probably imagine big, bulky shoes featuring prominent velcro straps. Orthopedic footwear certainly hasn’t always been fashion-forward. However, orthopedic shoes have come a long way since those days. Nowadays, many orthopedic footwear manufacturers produce their shoes and sandals in many styles and colors to make them both functional and fashionable.
There are many benefits of wearing orthopedic sandals and shoes. Whether you’re dealing with a foot condition such as plantar fasciitis, over-pronation, or supination, or whether you just want something to feel good on your feet while standing for long hours or after a workout, finding fashionable support for your feet is easy!
Most orthopedic shoes feature a deep heel cup to help keep your foot stabilized and aligned, and an orthotic arch support to help give your arches the proper support they need. Some orthopedic footwear feature semi-rigid or rigid arch support for maximum support, while other footwear feature cushioned support for enhanced comfort and shock absorption. When your foot has a proper foundation and proper support, it can help to ease foot, knee, hip and even back pains.