Prescribed for people who may struggle to get shop bought footwear to fit, or may need protection due to reduced sensation (Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis).
‘Off the Shelf’ or ‘Stock’ Footwear’
Stock Footwear can be prescribed to people who have a discrepancy in the size or shape of their feet. It may be that you are struggling to get footwear to fit over your orthoses, or that you have wide feet. These shoes come in lots of styles and the support can be tailored to meet your needs.
Modular shoes are ‘semi bespoke’ meaning that your Orthotist may ask the manufacturers to make small adjustment to the last of the shoes to accommodate the shape. For example: a deeper toe box or increased width to accommodate a bunion. They may also be prescribed if a footing of an orthosis cannot not be accommodated in off the shelf shoes like if you had an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO).
Made To Measure Footwear
Made to measure or Bespoke Footwear are prescribed when there is a significant deformity of the foot or leg. This type of footwear are normally made to a draft and or cast/scan of your feet. Styles of these footwear can be pretty much anything you like as they are fully bespoke.
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