Best Orthopedic Shoe Brands for Women in 2023 – The Top 3 Shoe Brands for Women with Foot Pain


Are you dealing with foot, leg, or back pain and your medical professional recommends that you wear orthopedic shoes? Are you unsure about which shoe brands manufacture orthopedic shoes and your doctor didn’t recommend specific styles? I have been helping women with foot pain and foot problems find the perfect pair of shoes for their feet for the last 10 years, and I believe I will be able to help you too. I have put together a list of the best orthopedic shoe brands for women in 2023 based on my many years of shoe fitting experience, and I will also show you which specific styles among those shoe brands are better than others.

My Experience Fitting Orthopedic Shoes for Women with Foot Pain

I am a shoe fitter who has been fitting children’s and women’s shoes for over a decade. My shoe fitting experience started by fitting children’s shoes, but over the years I also became familiar with women’s shoes as well.

I have helped many women with foot problems, and I can tell you that foot pain is never normal. It’s not normal for women to feel like they can’t walk from being in constant pain.

What Women Can Benefit from Wearing Orthopedic Shoes?

The most common reasons why women are required to wear orthopedic shoes are the following foot conditions:

❗Flat Feet


❗High Arches




❗Heel Pain


What a Difference the Correct Pair of Shoes Can Make!

Let’s take a look at a woman who has flat feet and a moderate degree of pronation. Do you notice how her feet are collapsing and turning inwards?


Now let’s take a look at an image of the same woman wearing a pair of the shoes that I recommend. Do you notice how the shoes are preventing the woman’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards? Her feet are a lot straighter!


What Makes the Orthopedic Shoes I Recommend Ideal for Women with Foot Pain?

  • Supportive outsoles offer superior arch support along with excellent cushioning that realign the feet.
  • Lightweight, cushioning soles with a mild rocker design improve the ease of walking while reducing stress on the joints.
  • Extra depth design and a roomy toe-box ensure a relaxed fit and room for custom-made foot orthotics.
  • Soft, padded fabric interior with no overlays eliminates irritation and provides superior protection for sensitive feet.

What are the Best Orthopedic Shoe Brands for Women? – My Top 3 Choices!

I don’t usually like to recommend a specific shoe brand as there are specific shoes among each brand that work a lot better than others. With that said, there are 3 orthopedic shoe brands that have been my go-to ones for women with foot pain:

1️⃣ Orthofeet

2️⃣ Gravity Defyer

3️⃣ Vionic

Where Can You Buy Orthopedic Shoes from these Shoe Brands?

Since most specialized women’s shoe stores have been closing down, most women are shopping for their shoes online. There is nothing wrong with shopping for your shoes online, but you must be 100% sure of your foot length and shape, or you will end up returning the shoes back and forth.

Are you one of the many women who went through the frustrating experience of ordering shoes online, just to find out that they don’t fit your feet correctly? To find your correct shoe size you need to know your exact foot length, your correct foot width, as well as your instep height.

I came up with the most effective way to help women figure out their exact foot size from home and all you will need is a measuring tape or a ruler:

How to Measure Your Foot Shoe Size – The Most Simple and Effective Way!

Ordering the correct shoe size online is the only way that you will get the full support and stability that the shoes have to offer.

The Best Orthopedic Shoes for Women in 2023

These orthopedic shoes have been fitted by me at the shoe store that I work for, and they have helped several women with foot or leg pain significant y reduce, and in some cases fully eliminate their pain. Keep in mind that how effective these orthopedic shoes will be for your feet directly depends on the degree of your foot condition.

Are You Unsure About Which Orthopedic Shoe Will Work Best for Your Feet?

If you don’t know which specific orthopedic shoe style will work best for your foot condition or if you are looking for a different pair of fashionable orthopedic shoes don’t hesitate to contact me directly via email or you can ask your question in the comments section below: 

Can You Fit Orthotics Inside the Orthopedic Shoes that I Recommended?

Yes, you can fit orthotics inside the orthopedic shoes that I recommended above as they all come with removable insoles and provide extra depth to allow extra space for the orthotics.

Do You Happen to Have a Child Who Needs a Pair of Orthopedic Shoes?

If you happen to have a child who needs a pair of orthopedic shoes I suggest that you take a look at an article where I describe the best dress orthopedic shoes for kids and you can find it here:

Orthopedic Shoes for Kids – STOP Your Kids’ Foot Pain!

Let me know in the comments section below if you are having a hard time finding a specific pair of orthopedic shoes to help treat your foot condition or foot shape. I am happy to help you find them!

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