Editor’s Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy on May 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of women with orthotics.
Have you been diagnosed with a foot condition and your medical professional recommended that you wear a pair of orthotics inside your shoes? Are you having a hard time finding a pair of shoes that are capable of accommodating your orthotics? Finding a pair of shoes for women with orthotics can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know which shoe brands and shoe styles to try.
I have fitted three different types of orthotics:
- 3/4 length orthotics: These orthotics are the easiest ones to fit inside shoes, as they don’t take any extra space.
- Full-length orthotics: These orthotics take a lot more space and can be more challenging to fit inside shoes. All full-length orthotics are different and some of them take a lot more space than others.
- AFOs: These orthotics are the ones that take the most space inside of the shoes.
My Experience Helping Women with Orthotics Find the Perfect Shoes for Their Feet
I work for a shoe store that helps people with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot conditions find the correct types of shoes for their feet. I have helped hundreds of women find the correct pair of shoes that worked with their orthotics, and I believe I can help you as well.
I have tested and fitted several different shoe brands, so I know which shoes among each shoe brand work better than others. The key to making sure that your orthotics fit properly inside your shoes is to find a pair of shoes that provide extra depth, to allow the orthotics to sit deeply inside the shoes.
I already created a free resource that describes the best women’s shoe for orthotics, and if you already know what shoe size you need to order you should go directly to that article:
If you are unsure about which shoe size you need to order for your orthotics I suggest that you follow my 2 step method.
How to Order the Correct Shoe Size for Your Orthotics?
If you are unsure of what shoe size you need to order for your orthotics I suggest that you measure your orthotics with a measuring tape or a ruler.
✅ Step Number 1: Measure Your Orthotic Length
Measure your orthotic from the back of the heel all the way up to the front part as shown in the image below:
✅ Step Number 2: Measure Your Foot Length
Measure your feet while standing, as on weight-bearing the foot becomes longer:
Once you have those measurements ready you need to email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I always respond in less than 24 hours.