Doctors recommend paying attention to orthopedic shoes for those people who would like to feel comfortable throughout the day. Comfortable sneakers, shoes, sandals fit the anatomical foot shape according to the age-related changes in the musculoskeletal system.

When walking and long-time standing, a hard heel, and instep supports fix the foot arches. The sole with cushioning effect minimizes the discomfort during the foot contact with hard asphalt. Considering the anatomical bend in the heel area, the insoles tightly fit the shoe last. Perforated insoles made of natural cork create a healthy microclimate inside closed shoes.

The functions of simple orthopedic shoes are as follows:

• prevention of heavy legs and swelling;
• correction of slight deformation of the foot arches;
• load distribution;
• prevention of ankle and talocalcaneal bones’ deformities.

Classification of shoe models of mass production

The products for bulk selling are manufactured considering the common problems which are typical for initial abnormal feet changes.

Dressing shoes

Dressing shoes of enhanced comfort are manufactured in order to prevent clubfoot and heel bone curvatures. The wide frontal area allows to evenly distribute the load on the toes, which serves as hallux valgus prevention. Soft fillers in the frontal area protect against plantar callosities. Due to the light sole and upper part of the shoes made of leather or suede, they literally seem to be lightweight.

Preventive shoes

Sneakers, boots, sandals have especially comfortable last. Inclined sole with orthopedic insole and instep support with soft drop-like metatarsal cushion provide the forefoot comfort. The anti-shock springy heel provides a soft footstep and relieves the load from the ligamentous apparatus. Lasts both for children and elderly people are designed considering age-related changes.

Rehabilitation shoes

After surgery and during the recovery period, a person is prohibited to take any weight on the problem area. In order to walk without crutches, one has to shift load to the intact area. In order to do this, such shoe models are designed with an opened toe or heel.

Treatment shoes

In order to correct a valgus foot and static flat feet, there are some special shoe models with quarters and thickened heels, insoles with instep supports, and a roller on the inner edge of the shoe. Clubfoot (varus) leads to an incorrect distribution of body weight and a center-of-gravity shift. In order to straighten the foot axis, and create three points of support, which are on both sides of the feet and in the center, people wear special shoes with a last which has a 7 ° shift from the center. Prolonged Thomas's heel prevents the foot from sliding inwards and provides heel stability. In the case of diabetes, a person needs comfortable shoes as well. Due to the increased angiasthenia, there are blisters, plantar callosities, and wounds that result in ulcerations. In order for diabetics, seamless shoes are made without any hard elements. With timely treatment, almost all curvatures can be corrected. In some difficult cases, shoes are customarily manufactured in a workshop according to the design of an orthopedist.