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Orthotic friendly shoes for women. Yes! they are fashionable and comfortable

Orthotic friendly shoes fashionable and comfortable

Being a woman is hard, being a fashionable woman yet has painful feet is even harder. I always heard women who came to podiatry clinic with painful feet, and with bad choice of shoes, saying: beauty is the pain. They choose to wear good-looking shoes rather than comfortable shoes, or what they called, granny shoes.

There are occasions or work requirement to wear formal and nice-looking shoes. Well, there are shoes that combined fashion and comfort, and they are orthotics friendly shoes, that you can start taking care of your painful feet.

Ziera Shoes-Where you get what you wanted

The words fashion/ stylish are all unique to us. Each person defines them differently. Ziera shoes offers wide range of women’s shoes that hopefully are your taste. They have styles such as dress shoes/ sandals, casual shoes/ sandals, heels, slippers boots and orthotics friendly shoes.

What is special about their shoes is that they have designed to fit in orthotics, even in high heels (look for the small foot icon at the top right corner). They have removable inserts, providing more space for it. With some shoes, you can choose the width of it (wide orย  extra wide), an extra bonus for wider feet people.

“From lace-ups to loafers, brogues to ballet flats, Ziera offers the perfect blend of style and comfort for those needing extra supportive footwear or those needing to swap out the Ziera footbed for their custom-made orthotic. On-trend looks combined with luxurious cushioning to cocoon the whole foot, Zieraโ€™s range of orthotic friendly styles suit anyone who needs additional comfort and support for their feet.”

You can get yours at Ebay.

Dr Comfort-Comfortable shoes

Flute Merry JaneDr Comfort shoes provide the three choices of the width in certain design, medium, wide and extra wide. The shoes come with removable cushioning inserts, a shoe horn, and a pair of flat inserts.

You do not need to worry about putting your orthotics in, as when the original inserts are removed, they have the depth for orthotics.

The most popular choice is Flute Women’s Merry Jane, made with leather, and also with expandable materials at the top (the upper shoes). This suits women with bunions condition, swollen feet, and wide feet.

Dr Comfort Coco Rich Patent Women’s Classic Shoes are suitable for dress or work shoes, also forefoot design provides pressure relief for all day comfort and the BOA closure system provides an adjustable secure fit.

“The Finest Quality Comfort Footwear Period! Diabetic, Therapeutic and Orthopaedic Shoes, Footwear and Compression Wear that provide the utmost comfort.”

Revere Shoes- Summer sandals and shoes

One important design for a sandal to be able to accommodate orthotics is that the shoes have to have heel counter to secure your feet and the orthotics. The shoes are also available in two width, medium and wide.

Bali Heel Counter Sandal designed as follows:

  • Adjustable hook-and-loop straps
  • Leather uppers and linings
  • Removable comfort footbed with built-in arch support allows the insertion of custom orthotics if required
  • Matching strap extensions included to enhance fit
  • Slip-resistant outsole

Best shoes to put orthotics-Runners

Most running and walking shoes are able to fit in orthotics. The reason why they are the best shoes to put in your orthotics because they have stable base, that your feet and orthotics will be secure inside the shoes.

Oh…and one more thing

One important trick when buying any shoes is to take the orthotics with you, try the shoes with the orthotics as you might need a size up for your shoes.

If you are buying shoes online, consider if you are going to have orthotics inside the shoes and measure your feet at evening time. These little yet important factors will help you to get the right size of the shoes, please be mindful that wearing smaller size of the shoes might cause problems to your feet.

Happy Shopping!




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20 thoughts on “Orthotic friendly shoes for women. Yes! they are fashionable and comfortable

  1. Great to know there are options out there to accommodate orthotics. I used to work in public accounting, and wore heels everyday to work. Talk about my feet hurting… Where would you recommend buying the orthotics to go in these shoes?



    1. Hi V, I will recommend you to see a podiatrist to assess why you have pain wearing heels, and they are the specialist to recommend the orthotic that suits your feet. You can get medically graded orthotics or custom made orthotics from them, which is far more better than buying one in the chemist or online.

  2. I always seem to have a hard time finding shoes that fit me as one of my feet is larger than the other. Nowadays I usually get a larger sized shoe. The Revere Shoes look really stylish. Where can I get it?

    1. Hi Yvonne, You can easily click the link or the image to buy online, alternately, you can go to their website, to find out more. Hope you find the shoes you like! Cheers

  3. Thank you for this great article on orthotic friendly shoes for women.  Many years ago I was diagnosed with needing orthotics. I had a set made and I wore them for a while and then I stopped. Mainly because so many women’s shoes were just not made “orthotics friendly” and so I couldn’t wear my inserts….. and then I just got used to living life without them.

    This problem was especially true over summer when I was most likely to want to wear an open toe shoe due to the weather. I was just wondering what are your top 5 choices for summer and what are your top 5 picks for winter?

    1. Hi Glenys, I hope you can find a pair of orthotics friendly shoes to put your orthotics in, since you had a set made. They can help your overall walking posture, weight distribution etc. I am yet to write the top picks for winter, but you can check out my other post for top 3 sandals


  4. Oh, I love the look of those Ziara shoes! Especially the fact that I could get them in wider extra-wide! My mom has to put orthotics in all of her shoes so I think I’m going to forward this post on to her. Don’t tell her I’m saying this but she currently wears some fairly unattractive shoes and I think she could use a little upgrade ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is a great suggestion to bring your orthotics with you when you go try on shoes. I hadn’t thought of that but it definitely should be something you do. After you put that orthotic in there the shoe could feel totally different. Thanks for the shoe suggestions and I will let you know if I see an upgrade in my mom’s footwear ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes let me know if your mum is getting herself a new pair of shoes! Remember to measure the size of the feet in the evening time too ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I had to stop wearing heels because they were killing the balls of my feet.  I guess there was too much pressure being put on them.  But I seriously love them.  I’m stuck in flats for now though because I just can’t wear the heels at work and nobody wants me taking my shoes off at work…. haha.  

    Do you think that these shoes would help take the pressure off the balls of my feet?

    1. Haha, take them off when nobody is around ๐Ÿ™‚

      To take off some pressure of your feet, you would need to first identify your foot types, and consider if orthotics can help to redistribute your pressure. These shoes are great choice if you have a pair of orthotics to put into. They all came with flat insoles. Orthotics is best to get from a podiatrist, they are the expert to determine if you need one

  6. Great article information on Orthotic Friendly Shoes for women. These seem to be very fashionable. with choices like these alot of females will be able to choose one that goes with any occasion even running. having feet is not something that is healthy. 

    This can affect an individual health in so many ways. 

    awesome article. keep up the good work. Great choices of Orthotic shoes for women

    1. I agree with you the importance of having healthy feet. Thanks for your kind words, I will keep it up for sure

  7. My wife recently started wearing Orthotic inserts and was advised to change to a more comfortable shoe because of lumbar back pain including bone spurs. That and her feet hurt tremendously when she is standing long periods of time like out shopping or when working. It’s great to know she can get both casual shoes and dress styles for her therapeutic needs for less than one would expect for specialty shoes. The ones you chose as examples are functional and look great.

    1. Oh, I hope she gets better! Better shoes can definitely help her pain. Take care!

  8. Hi Emily,

    I spend a lot of time on my feet, walking each day. I was thrilled to discover the recommendations on your website for that are designed to be comfortable and stylish. I’m not too much into “granny shoes.”

    So, do you feel that most brands of running shoes are suitable for use with orthotics? Finding shoes that fit my arch correctly is one of my biggest challenges.

    Thanks in advance,

    1. Hi Sondra, yes nowadays most running shoes are suitable to use with orthotics, some of them are even come with a little of arch support. Only Some running shoes has narrower based compared to the other brand, that can’t fit orthotics perfectly. So remember to take out the insole and put your orthotics in to make sure the proper fit of orthotics in your running shoes. Cheers!

  9. Hi Emily, 

    Thank you for sharing some suggestions for shoes that are both fashionable and suitable using with orthotics.    

    The running shoes in the photo were cute.   As a runner, I have problems finding shoes that fit my arch correctly.    Are you aware of any brands that work better with orthotics than others?   

    Thanks in advance, 

    1. Hi Sondra,

      Without mentioning certain brands, runner with stable (not flexible) and wider base will do the work. Another tip would be bring your orthotics to try in the shoes before you buy. Or it would be best to consult your podiatrist. Hope that help a bit:)

  10. Wow, I need these shoes! My feet are always sore and I have plantar fascitis which requires comfy shoes, but I never find any that I really like. Most are so ugly and unpleasant. I like these ones that are nice looking. Thanks for sharing such a great selection. Didn’t even realize that there was a heel possibility!

    1. Great news! Hope you get yourself a pair soon, let me know which one you bought!

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