Trying to Find Orthotic Shoes? What You Need to Know

If you’re suffering from foot pain or discomfort. Orthotic shoes may be the perfect solution to help you get back on your feet.

Learn everything you need to know about finding the right pair for your needs. From measurements and supportive features to materials.

Understand Your Condition and Needs.

When choosing the right pair of orthotic shoes, it’s important to consider your specific foot condition and needs. Talk to your doctor or a podiatrist about what type of support you need from your shoes based on your condition, such as arch support, cushioning and/or stability. This will help you narrow down what features and materials to look for when shopping for shoes.

Measure Your Feet Accurately.

Always measure your feet to ensure the best fit when buying orthotics. Take measurements of both length and width for the most accurate sizing. Also, measure your feet at the end of the day. After being on your feet for an extended period, they will swell up (which is the best time to measure your feet.) This way, you can get an idea of what shoe size will fit properly when your feet are at their largest.

Know the Different Types of Orthotic Shoes and their Features.

There is a wide range of orthotic shoes to choose from, each with its unique features. Motion-control shoes are the best for individuals with overpronation and flat feet; they support feet from rolling inward. Stability shoes feature good cushioning and midsole support and are ideal for milder cases of overpronation. Cushioned shoes provide immense comfort, making them suitable for those who have normal pronation but still suffer from foot pain due to high impact activities. Lastly, minimalist, or barefoot shoes mimic the natural feeling of running barefoot while also providing cushioning and support.

How to Maintain Orthotic Shoes for Optimal Comfort?

Orthotic shoes should be cleaned regularly to extend their lifespan and maintain optimal comfort. In order to clean your orthotic shoes, you will need a soft bristle brush, mild soap, water, and a cloth or paper towels. Start by brushing away dirt from the exterior of the shoes using a soft brush. Then mix some mild soap with warm water and use it to remove dirt from the interior of the shoes. Lastly dry them thoroughly by wiping off all moisture with a cloth or paper towel.

Identify the Problem Area of Your Foot

Before you look for orthotic shoes, it’s important to assess the problem area of your foot. Since different types of orthotic shoes are designed to address different issues, such as heel pain, arch pain, or general discomfort when standing or walking, it’s important to know where you are having problems so that you can get the right orthotic shoes. Visit a specialist if necessary to determine what type of shoe is best for your foot condition.

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