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Pioneering patented technology engineered for pain relief—with superior style.

Imagine an orthopedic shoe or ortho shoe that doesn’t look like one.

Our mission at KURU is to help eliminate foot pain to keep you doing what you love—in style.

We’ve designed some of the best orthopedic shoes for women and men that feature our pain-relieving technology in every pair we make. That means you don’t have to spend extra money on expensive orthotics or aftermarket inserts.

Whether you have plantar fasciitis or flat feet, need a diabetic shoe, want a supportive flip-flop, or need a wide toe box, KURU’s line of stylish orthopedic shoes are made with the support and cushion to relieve pain and keep you moving.

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Experts Guide to Orthopedic Shoes

What are Orthopedic Shoes?

Orthopedic shoes are footwear designed to offer quality support and place your feet in the proper anatomical position.

Orthopedic tennis shoes and walking shoes are often designed specifically to treat foot pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, hammertoes, bunions, and neuropathy. They are often built with wide toe boxes, arch support, and shock absorbency to support your feet and reduce impact on your joints and ligaments.

KURU shoes offer women’s and men’s orthopedic shoes with our signature technology built into every pair.

Our KURUCLOUD base layer absorbs impact, our patented KURUSOLE heel plate dynamically flexes with each step to protect your heel, and our ULTIMATE INSOLES offer superior arch support with lasting bounce back.

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Our Customer Favorites

"Comfortable and cute!

I have AS which gives me a lot of heel pain due to inflammation. These shoes have helped immensely! My pain has been greatly reduced and I’m able to walk much longer. I’m still in my twenties so I was looking for cute orthopedic shoes, these are the best-looking ones out there! I’ve actually received numerous compliments on my cute shoes. Little do they know, they are orthopedic shoes! Would definitely recommend!"

-Char20

ATOM

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"The best and most comfortable orthopedic shoe around

I Love Kuru shoes I have 3 pair they are awesome...They have a wide shoe that gives your toes plenty of room to be comfortable. The most comfortable orthopedic shoe and lots of support for your heels. For an orthopedic shoe I am impressed that have so many styles to choose from and they dont look like orthopedic shoes which is what I like.There customer service is awesome . Tney are very helpful and friendly with all your questions. Will be ordering another pair soon.I recommend Kuru Shoes 100%"

-Christina46

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Technology for a Natural Fit

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KURUCLOUD

Our KURUCLOUD midsole acts as a cushioned footbed to offer padding and shock absorption for the whole foot. This layer of lightweight EVA foam helps absorb impact to your joints and bones and helps support every type of arch. You might even feel like you’re walking on clouds.

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KURUSOLE

Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups and protects the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support helps utilize our body’s natural cushioning system, the heel’s fat pad for comfort, support, and stability all day long.

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ULTIMATE INSOLE

The final layer in this technology trifecta, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of durable polyurethane foam, these insoles form to your feet and last longer, giving you personalized pain relief.

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Dress in Style With Orthopedic Shoes

Don't let your orthopedic shoes cramp your style! Read on to learn how to style them in a way that still looks fashionable.

Orthopedic shoes haven’t historically prioritized style. While pain relief should always be the #1 priority in an orthopedic shoe, at KURU, we believe you can have both. Each one of our cute orthopedic shoes is made to relieve pain and match your own unique style.

Here are a few ways you can feel comfortable and confident in our fashionable orthopedic shoes.

  • Classy or casual: Our men’s PACE and women’s TEMPO offer a perfect blend of casual and classy, perfect for dress shoes at the office or out to dinner with friends.
  • Athletic: When you’re ready to hit the gym, wear a high-performance shoe like ATOM or FLUX for stylish footwear that works with any activewear or athleisure outfit.
  • Outdoorsy: For hiking trails or gardening days, our stylish CHICANE, orthopedic boots for women which include theQUEST, or TREAD can keep you moving on uneven terrain.
  • Lifestyle: Our LUNA chelsea boot, ROAM court shoe, or our KALA sandal can fit a wide variety of outfits and activities for every season.
  • All-Day Standing: Whether you’re in scrubs as a nurse or a high-class outfit as a hairstylist, the KINETIC anti-slip shoe or the TEMPO can keep you on your feet.

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Shoe Fit Tips

Simplify the process of finding a pair of orthopedic shoes that fit well with these helpful tips from our KURU GURUS.

The right pair of orthopedic shoes is sometimes (at least in part!) about finding the right size. Take a peek at guidelines on how to find the right fit at KURU.

In general, we recommend ortho shoes should fit snug and secure around the forefoot without any tightness in the toes, heels, or bunion area. Your toes should lay flat and feel comfortable. You should be able to put a finger-width of length between the end of your toe and the edge of your shoe.

A Brannock device is an industry standard tool to determine your true shoe size. We recommend getting fitted at your local shoe store for the most accurate sizing, and never hesitate to reach out to a KURU GURU for tips on finding the fit for you!

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Five Signs You Need Orthopedic Shoes

Orthopedic shoes may be needed if you experience the following signs:

1. You have swelling or pain in either foot: This may be experienced from doing simple everyday activities such as standing or walking.

2. You feel a sharp pain in your heel: This is especially true if you feel sharp heel pain first thing in the morning, which may indicate plantar fasciitis.

3. You have a high arch or flat foot: People who suffer from these conditions may experience inward rolling feet as well as arch pain.

4. You have problems with balance: Having collapsed arches may occur in older adults, leading to problems in balance.

5. You notice that your shoes are uneven when worn: The soles of your ortho shoes are more worn on one side or the other.

What to Look for in Orthopedic Shoes

Both men and women can benefit from a pair of orthopedic shoes. Below are features to look out for in a good pair:

1. Ensure that there is at least a quarter to half an inch of space between the end of the shoe and your longest toe.

2. Ensure that there is enough room in the toe box that your feet aren’t rubbing against the inside of the shoe, but also that they’re not too loose and slip off.

3. Look for a pair that matches your level of comfort.

4. Inspect the inside of the shoes to see if there are any materials, seams, or tags that could irritate the foot, and look for a pair that will care for your feet.

5. Examine the soles of the shoe and ensure that they are sturdy enough to protect you from sharp objects.

Be sure to look for a pair that suits your needs and feels comfortable, rather than trusting the measurements, especially since one foot can be bigger than the other.

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Orthopedics vs. Orthotics

Find out about the difference between an orthotic and an orthopedic shoe, so you can make a smart choice when shopping for your next pair.

Foot pain can come with a long list of expenses—from doctor’s visits to custom orthotics. Many podiatrists also recommend supportive, comfortable orthopedic shoes for men and women to help maintain and treat a wide variety of foot conditions.

So what’s the difference between orthotics and orthopedic shoes? Let’s break it down.

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  • Orthotics: Orthotics are a pre-made or custom-built shoe insert designed to relieve pain or pressure from foot conditions or gait abnormalities.
  • Orthopedic shoes: Orthopedic shoes are footwear designed to help support or correct the natural biomechanics of the body. Orthopedic walking shoes are made to help relieve pain, improve alignment, and offer support for foot conditions.

With KURU, you can get the best of both words in one shoe. Every pair of shoes we make comes with our signature built-in technology (including premium inserts!) so you don’t have to worry about spending extra money on expensive orthotics.

You’ll just get Pain Relief Beyond Belief.

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Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Super comfortable and supportive

I don’t like spending $125 on sneakers, and I don’t like writing reviews, but in this case I’ll make exceptions. The Atoms have helped every weird pain I had going on in my heel and Achilles’ tendon. They’re supportive, comfortable, and seem well made. I think they’re also the best looking of all the Kuru shoes—you can’t tell they’re orthopedic or whatever. I’d buy these again, and I hope Kuru’s designs continue to lean towards the more fashionable. I’d be interested in other Kurus if the styles were less clunky. Thanks for making these, they’ve been a huge help."

-Cath985

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"Great slipper for around house

I developed plantar faciitis two years ago...the options were surgery or orthopedic footwear. I started buying my shoes at Kuru two years ago and over time my foot is healed. I do not walk barefoot on hard wood floors in the house, so I am always in my Kuru Drafts. All the KURU products are great, but the Drafts are a very comfortable shoe to wear around the house as a slipper....don't even realize they're on my feet !! If you suffer from Plantar, then the KURU Draft is your best friend !!!"

-dewda

SHOP MEN'S DRAFT

"Super comfortable

I have plantar fasciitis and I'm on my feet all day at work because I manage a large daycare. These shoes are so comfortable and supportive. My feet used to ache all night after coming home from work until I starting wearing them. Plus, they are super cute! They don't look like athletic shoes or traditional orthopedics. I can still pair them with jeans and a blouse or sweater for a business casual dress code"

-rhez

SHOP WOMEN'S ROAM

"Super comfortable and supportive

I don’t like spending $125 on sneakers, and I don’t like writing reviews, but in this case I’ll make exceptions. The Atoms have helped every weird pain I had going on in my heel and Achilles’ tendon. They’re supportive, comfortable, and seem well made. I think they’re also the best looking of all the Kuru shoes—you can’t tell they’re orthopedic or whatever. I’d buy these again, and I hope Kuru’s designs continue to lean towards the more fashionable. I’d be interested in other Kurus if the styles were less clunky. Thanks for making these, they’ve been a huge help."

-Cath985

SHOP WOMEN'S ATOM

"Great slipper for around house

I developed plantar faciitis two years ago...the options were surgery or orthopedic footwear. I started buying my shoes at Kuru two years ago and over time my foot is healed. I do not walk barefoot on hard wood floors in the house, so I am always in my Kuru Drafts. All the KURU products are great, but the Drafts are a very comfortable shoe to wear around the house as a slipper....don't even realize they're on my feet !! If you suffer from Plantar, then the KURU Draft is your best friend !!!"

-dewda

SHOP MEN'S DRAFT

"Super comfortable

I have plantar fasciitis and I'm on my feet all day at work because I manage a large daycare. These shoes are so comfortable and supportive. My feet used to ache all night after coming home from work until I starting wearing them. Plus, they are super cute! They don't look like athletic shoes or traditional orthopedics. I can still pair them with jeans and a blouse or sweater for a business casual dress code"

-rhez

SHOP WOMEN'S ROAM

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FAQs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions are just a click away.

The word “orthopedic” comes from two Greek roots: “ortho”, meaning correct, and “pedic”, meaning foot. These shoes are designed for individuals who may suffer from considerable deformities and are made to provide relief for their feet. Orthopedic shoes also aim to improve walking functions and may help correct three main foot dysfunctions, including instability, deformities, and difficulty putting on shoes. Your first pair of orthopedic shoes may need to be prescribed by a specialist. With that, you will be able to renew the shoes once the old ones wear out.

Apart from supporting the arches, orthopedic shoes can also help cushion the whole foot and provide support. Orthopedic shoes can also correct issues with foot alignment while minimizing pain and preventing any existing problems from getting worse.

However, if you wish to wear other shoes for particular events or occasions, you may also opt for an orthopedic cushion. These have molded arch support that will accurately fit your foot. They can also be placed in all kinds of shoes to allow for daily wear and versatility.

Orthopedic shoes are made with additional features such as extra cushioning on the sole, a deep heel cup to help stabilize your foot, and extra room for your toes. They also work to minimize pain and discomfort, which makes them great for those with sensitive feet.

A custom orthotic insert, on the other hand, is a useful tool that can treat and prevent lower body issues. It is placed inside a regular or orthopedic shoe and can be available over-the-counter without the need for a specialist’s prescription. Custom options can also be constructed according to an individual’s needs and measurements.

Orthopedic shoes can be eligible for HSA funds if you have a Letter of Medical Necessity from your doctor and they are considered to be a qualifying product. Visit hsastore.com for more information.

While our shoes are not currently considered orthopedic by a medical standard, we have received thousands of positive reviews from customers who say their KURU shoes with good arch support helped reduce or eliminate their pain—from plantar fasciitis to bunions.

Each of our shoes feature a wide toe box, superior arch support, shock absorption and patented heel technology, engineered for pain relief.

Due to the anatomical shape of the KURUSOLE, custom orthotics with a rounded heel fit best inside our shoes. If the underside of the custom orthotic (the part that sits on the footbed) is squared off, then it may not fit into our deep heel cup—which is rounded like your foot.

That said, many of our customers tell us the KURUSOLE technology offers better support and stability than they expected, and that they don't need to wear their custom orthotics with KURU shoes.

KURU offers some of the best orthopedic walking shoes without the need for thick inserts or expensive, custom orthotics.

Superior arch support starts with our patented KURUSOLE technology, which hugs your heel and dynamically flexes with every step into our KURUCLOUD cushioned midsole. Then, our ULTIMATE INSOLES adapt to fit your needs by using your own body heat to custom-mold to the shape of your feet over time.

The corrective nature of our superior arch support is designed to neutralize your weight distribution and place your foot in the best anatomical position. This support can take some getting used to. We suggest slowly breaking in your new shoes over the course of 2–3 weeks.

Some customers experience tenderness when they first start wearing a new pair of KURUs. That’s ok! Your body may need time to adjust to the new levels of anatomical support you experience with our patented KURUSOLE technology. Our comfortable shoes are also designed to mold to your unique foot shape for the perfect fit, which takes a bit of a break-in period.

To help mitigate this, we suggest you follow our break-in procedure, including wearing your KURUs for a couple hours per day around the house in the first couple of weeks as they break in and form to your foot.

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FAQs

DO orthopedic shoes help with foot pain? ›

By redistributing the forces associated with walking, a custom orthopedic shoe can relieve stress on the foot and alleviate chronic foot pain. If you experience these issues, custom orthopedic shoes can be very beneficial in comparison to pre-fabricated shoes.

What is corrective footwear? ›

Corrective shoes are designed to address trouble areas on the feet. For example, if you have fallen arches, you can find a corrective shoe with a built-up arch to provide much needed support.

What shoes are considered orthopedic? ›

An orthopaedic shoe is a shoe made with properties a normal shoe would not typically have. These types of shoes are made to accommodate foot abnormalities or foot deformities, improve biomechanical foot function, as well as enhance the effectiveness of custom foot orthotics.

What brand of shoes has the best arch support? ›

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  1. Sovella. Sovella sandals are known for their recovery abilities. ...
  2. Aetrex. Aetrex shoes are great to help reduce the pain caused by plantar fasciitis; an excellent Aetrex sandal is the Lori. ...
  3. Dansko. ...
  4. OluKai. ...
  5. New Balance. ...
  6. HOKA. ...
  7. Brooks. ...
  8. ECCO.

What is special about orthopedic shoes? ›

Orthopedic shoes give your toes the room needed to move around comfortably, and they often come in sizes and widths not available in regular shoes. They prevent your feet from rubbing against the inside of the shoes, and don't have heels that will push your feet forward into unnatural and uncomfortable positions.

Can anyone wear orthopedic shoes? ›

In reality though, orthopedic shoes are worn by people of all ages who suffer from poor foot mechanics as they are specifically designed to support the structure and mechanics of the foot, ankle and leg.

How do I choose orthopedic shoes? ›

Your orthopaedic-friendly shoes should provide adequate support, support your foot's arch, and provide enough room for your toes to move around. Toe room is especially important, as shoes that are too tight can cause joint issues, irritation, and calluses over time.

What is the difference between orthotic shoes and orthopedic shoes? ›

Orthotics, also known as orthoses and orthotic insoles, are placed in shoes to restore natural function to the feet. Orthopedic shoes are designed to relieve pain and provide support for your feet, ankles or legs.

When should I buy orthopedic shoes? ›

Consider orthopedic shoes if:

You have chronic heel, knee or lower back pain. Your toes are not straight. Your feet point inward or outward when you walk. You have to take many breaks when walking long distances.

How do I find the best shoes for my feet? ›

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  1. Have your feet measured. ...
  2. Fit your shoes to the larger foot. ...
  3. Get measured at the end of the day when your feet are the largest. ...
  4. Don't rely on shoe size alone. ...
  5. Look at the shape of the shoe. ...
  6. Don't plan on shoes stretching over time. ...
  7. Check the width of the shoe. ...
  8. Check the depth of the shoe.

Which shoe brand is best? ›

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  1. Reebok. ADVERTISEMENT. ...
  2. Adidas. Adidas is the second-largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. ...
  3. Nike. Nike is, without a doubt, the greatest and most dependable shoe brand in the world. ...
  4. PUMA. PUMA is a well-known footwear manufacturer that focuses on sports shoes. ...
  5. Woodland. ...
  6. Bata. ...
  7. Red Tape. ...
  8. FILA.

Are Skechers good for your feet? ›

Skechers may be good for your feet because they are designed to absorb the shock of running and walking while also reducing pain and fatigue. Skechers have a flexible sole that moves and bends with your feet while you are walking and offers gentle support while standing still.

DO orthopedic shoes help back pain? ›

Orthopedic Inserts Can Help

Whether your gait abnormalities are due to genetics or you developed the condition after years of wearing inappropriate footwear, orthopedic shoe inserts often can help relieve your back pain.

Are orthopedic shoes and diabetic shoes the same? ›

In general, therapeutic shoes are specifically designed to keep your feet healthy if you have neuropathy, nerve damage, or an existing foot injury. Orthopedic shoes are shoes designed to give more comfort to those with bunions, corns, or other foot problems. Not everyone who wears orthopedic shoes has diabetes.

Why do people wear orthopedics? ›

Wearing orthotics can help provide additional arch support to try and prevent this. Orthotics may also provide additional support and cushioning in key areas of the feet, such as the heel or ball of the foot. Because orthotics are custom-made, the person making them will consider the individual's footwear needs.

What are orthopedic slippers? ›

A pair of orthopedic slippers can be a blessing for you if you are suffering from foot pain. These slippers are made of soft materials which can absorb the pressure from your feet effectively. As a result, when you wear a pair while doing your chores or while walking, you won't feel any discomfort.

What are health shoes? ›

A truly foot-healthy shoe is lightweight, unobtrusive, and completely flat from heel to toe to provide real stability for your foot and ankle and enable natural arch support. A foot-healthy shoe possesses a sole that you can easily bend or twist, which allows your foot to become strong on its own.

What is a medicated shoe? ›

Medicated shoes are specially made for patients in certain diseases to relieve their discomfort. Disorders that often require these shoes mainly include sugar disorders and foot defects.

How do I know what kind of orthotics I need? ›

Kiosk orthotics are based on a scan of your feet. A particular size or style of orthotics is recommended for you based on your foot scan and the type of foot problem you are experiencing. They may help with heel pain, lower back pain, general foot discomfort, or for a specific sport.

Are orthotics good for your feet? ›

Custom orthotics provide cushioning and support as they redistribute the pressure your feet experience with everyday activities. This is very helpful if you have arthritis or you stand for significant periods during a workday. Orthotics also help prevent pressure ulcers and other foot abnormalities related to diabetes.

How much are orthopedic shoes? ›

Custom orthotics run anywhere from $200 to $800, but you'll also need to factor in other costs.

How much are orthopaedic shoes? ›

Price. Orthopedic shoes can get expensive, costing anywhere from $200 to $800 for a fully customized pair.

Are foot orthotic and orthopedic footwear experts? ›

Ped (C), are foot orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are healthcare professionals who are trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function.

Do you need special shoes for orthotics? ›

Always buy shoes to fit your feet, even when inserting orthotics. If your footwear was designed to work with a custom orthotic device, you do not need to buy larger shoes to accommodate your orthotics.

Can wrong shoes cause leg pain? ›

“Muscles in the lower and upper legs may have to work harder when shoes do not fit properly, and this causes fatigue and pain.” Wearing proper footwear can not only help prevent foot pain, but it can also be good for your body, and dare we say, soles (get it?).

Can shoes cause foot pain? ›

You probably already know that ill-fitting shoes often contribute to painful blisters on your feet, but blisters are far from the only foot injury caused by shoes. Wearing the wrong pair of shoes can increase your risk of developing foot pain, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and more.

What is the number 1 shoe brand? ›

Nike. Nike is currently the world's largest footwear company, generated a total $38.7 billion sales in 2019 It is also the world's second largest apparel company manufacturing and selling some of the world's best sports clothing and footwears.

Who is the biggest shoe company? ›

The number one shoe manufacturing company in the world is currently Nike, who is also the world's second-largest apparel company (the first being the luxury fashion empire, Christian Dior).

Why do my feet hurt after wearing Skechers? ›

As a consequence, Skechers can cause ligament and muscle stresses and strains. The memory foam could take on the 'memory' of a poor gait style causing destabilising foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain.

Are Skechers approved by podiatrist? ›

Skechers Arch Fit

Discover the ultimate comfort solution with podiatrist-certified arch support developed using over 20 years of data. Footwear in our Arch Fit collection features a removable, supportive cushioning insole system for a more comfortable walking experience.

Is memory foam good for your feet? ›

Memory foam running sneakers are an excellent choice for people suffering from foot-related ailments, including those who want to keep their feet in good condition. Memory foam can do such things as ease pressure on the ball of your foot, provide arch support, stop foot roll, stabilize the feet and absorb heel shock.

Why do people wear orthopedics? ›

Wearing orthotics can help provide additional arch support to try and prevent this. Orthotics may also provide additional support and cushioning in key areas of the feet, such as the heel or ball of the foot. Because orthotics are custom-made, the person making them will consider the individual's footwear needs.

What is the use of Ortho slippers? ›

Slippers with good arch support can also help provide stability. This is something people with an abnormal gait (overpronation and supination) need to manage mobility-related pain. People who overpronate also tend to have flat feet, which makes arch support even more important.

Are orthotics good? ›

Orthotics are very helpful after knee, hip and lower back surgery, especially when the patient has a problematic foot type, such as a flat foot or a foot with a high arch,” says Rock G. Positano. “These devices are quite helpful in helping to protect the lower extremity.”

DO orthopedic shoes help back pain? ›

Orthopedic Inserts Can Help

Whether your gait abnormalities are due to genetics or you developed the condition after years of wearing inappropriate footwear, orthopedic shoe inserts often can help relieve your back pain.

What is the difference between orthotic and orthopedic shoes? ›

Orthotics, also known as orthoses and orthotic insoles, are placed in shoes to restore natural function to the feet. Orthopedic shoes are designed to relieve pain and provide support for your feet, ankles or legs.

How long should you wear orthotics? ›

We recommend you break them in slowly by wearing them as instructed on the first page and increasing the wear time in small amounts until you can wear them all day long. Most patients wear the orthotics full time in three to five days. The slower you start the easier the break-in period will be.

When should you stop wearing orthotics? ›

Orthotics are like eyeglasses and meant to be worn indefinitely. Eyeglasses change the shape of light to allow one to see better. Orthotics change the way ground reactive forces hit the feet, to allow one to walk better. They work to support certain muscles and ligaments, so that there is not excess strain on them.

Which sleepers are best for foot pain? ›

Pros: With over 3,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating, Vionic Relax are some of the most popular slippers on Amazon — but they're also the all-around best choice for those suffering from foot pain.

Can I wear orthotics in slippers? ›

Adding a supportive slipper to your footwear collection can make all the difference. Even if you regularly wear orthotics, a little extra support around the house with a good slipper is a great way to stay pain-free and comfortable at home.

Do orthotics cause more problems? ›

Stress from orthotics can actually lead to weak ankles, feet or knees and cause additional foot pain. Furthermore, it's difficult to get relief from orthotic inserts that weren't made correctly. You may also suffer from sore muscles as your body attempts to adapt to the orthotics.

How do I know if my orthotics are working? ›

By looking at the bottom of your shoes, you can assess whether there have been any signs of uneven wear. If such is the case then that implies that you're your foot structure is misaligned and the orthotics are no longer functional.

Why do orthotics hurt my feet? ›

Your orthotics were not properly fitted or designed, or are worn out. Improper design or fit is one of the top reasons for foot pain from orthotics. If you have an improperly fitting foot orthosis, it is often because you have chosen an off-the-shelf solution that does not fit your specific foot shape correctly.

Are Skechers good for your feet? ›

Skechers may be good for your feet because they are designed to absorb the shock of running and walking while also reducing pain and fatigue. Skechers have a flexible sole that moves and bends with your feet while you are walking and offers gentle support while standing still.

Are Skechers good for lower back pain? ›

Orthopedic shoes are shoes that help pain relief. For back pain, these are the following options: Rocker soles (including Joya or Skechers), sports shoes (such as running shoes or tennis shoes with cushioned soles), sandals with toe room and support like Birkenstocks and more.

What heel height is best for your feet? ›

  • The best height heel height is between one and two inches. If the shoe is extremely tall, it will cause jamming of the toes and ball of the foot every time you walk.
  • Pay attention to the shape of the toe box, whether it's pointy or curved. ...
  • Look for something with a breathable material, like nubuck or suede.
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