How to Select the Right Orthopaedic (Bespoke) Shoes

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The health of your feet is extremely important. In truth, your shoes can affect the condition of your feet and your overall health. Therefore, it is important that you make healthy choices in footwear.

Although it is tempting to wear shoes that are attractive, the long term consequences of wearing ill-fitting shoes can be catastrophic. If your shoes do not fit properly, it can lead to numerous foot problems such as callouses, blisters, bunions, circulation problems, fallen arches, contracted toes (hammer toes) and Morton neuroma.

Every one of these conditions is quite painful. And when your feet hurt it causes your whole muscular structure and skeletal system to become imbalanced. Ill filling shoes can also change the way you walk and modify your posture, cause back or knee problems and other conditions. As well, aching feet can drain your energy rather quickly.

The Benefits of Orthopaedic Shoes

Although orthopedic shoes are sometimes given an unfair assessment because they appear to have no stylish options, they can be extremely supportive. In truth, orthopedic shoes are a blessing to many people who suffer from chronic foot problems and pain.

The good news is that today’s orthopedic shoes come in a wide array of options and styles. This allows you to have both comfort and a good looking shoe to fit your individual taste. Benefits of orthopedic shoes include:

  • Less foot pain
  • Reduces ankle injuries
  • Encourages blood flow
  • Provides both comfort and style
  • Proper support for the heel and arch of the foot
  • Prevention in the development of chronic conditions
  • Provide relief for those who suffer from foot problems
  • Comforting to individuals who suffer from chronic conditions or foot pain

Although orthopedic shoes can be rather expensive, they are well worth keeping your feet comfortable and reducing foot problems. On the other hand, orthopedic shoes can sometimes be prescribed by a doctor. In that case, your insurance may cover the entire cost of the shoes or at least a portion of it.

Bespoke Shoes

A pair of bespoke shoes starts with a vision. They are made exclusively for a customer by a shoemaker. The shoes are always tailored to fit and are also personalized. In effect, you can choose between a wide diversity of styles, soles, types of leather and colors. As well, before the final fitting the customer tries the prototype to ensure that the shoes conform to their specifications. Once the ideal bespoke shoes are created you can order new shoes without additional measurements and fittings.

Choosing the Right Orthopaedic Bespoke Shoes

One of the most popular types of bespoke shoes is dress shoes. They are perfect for weddings, special occasions and business meetings. Bespoke dress shoes are available for men, women and children. Although the most common material is leather, you can also select other materials like faux leather, suede and even exotic skins like ostrich. Popular women’s designs include court shoes, brogues and ballerina flats.

However, there are a wide variety of bespoke shoe styles like boots, derby, oxford or even slip-on monk-straps. Additionally, there are numerous types of stitch styles such as Goodyear Welted and Norwegian stitching. And when it comes to soles, you can select full leather, all rubber or half rubber.

Moreover, bespoke shoes can be designed according to your condition. For instance, the shoes can be specifically made for diabetic feet that include special features like soft padded linings and no toe puffs. Or your shoes can be explicitly made for the type of work you do such as nursing, construction or desk jobs. And if you have medical conditions, your footwear can consist of bumpers and welt guards, caliper sockets and straps, floated or wedge type soles and heels, sole stiffeners or plates and external raises for leg length variances.

The ideal bespoke shoes should include the following:

  • Made specifically for your needs
  • Perfect fit and unbeatable comfort
  • Designed exactly to your specifications

Northern Orthotics Pty Ltd
MAIN CLINIC (Shop - by appointment)
394 Bell Street. Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044
Phone:  (03) 9354 5687
Email:   enquiry@northernorthotics.com.au

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