Your doctor has advised you to wear a pair of orthopedic insoles, your physio has confirmed this idea and your podiatrist has made you a pair that you should wear as regularly as possible in your sports shoes, town shoes or even in a pair of sandals.
Unfortunately, no one has explained to you how to choose your shoes wisely in relation to your plantar orthosis…
Wearing an orthopedic insole or any other patches for your feet doesn’t mean you’re doomed to choose ugly shoes. Today there is a wide range of shoes for plantar orthotics that remain elegant and comfortable. We have also selected a whole range of orthopedic shoes for women that meet these criteria.
WHAT IS AN ORTHOSIS?
Orthotics is a “catch-all” term for just about any device that can be worn inside a shoe. They can be purchased at retail stores, online, or custom-made. You can also check more varieties on Dolce Vita Shoes
The different types of orthosis
To talk about the different types of orthopedic insoles, we can start by citing the large family of orthopedic insoles which can be divided into 3 parts:
- The so-called midsoles are relatively thin and with different elements added to them. It can be made on a leather base.
- One-piece soles where the elements are directly milled.
- Thermoformed soles on the shape of the foot. They may or may not have items added.
People with flat feet often use corrective devices of this type. Therefore, it is necessary to choose an appropriate shoe for flat feet that will require other additional characteristics.
Then, we can mention accessories for comfort and protection of the feet such as toe cups, shock-absorbing heel pads or spacers.
Finally, there are bulkier orthoses such as elevator splints or other ortho-prostheses.