Orthotic shoes are a type of footwear designed especially for people with back or foot problems or people who want to avoid having these problems in the future. This is a booming industry right now because in the last couple of decades both medicine and individuals became aware of the risks that unhealthy posture and walking can have on future foot health. Thus, many major footwear companies dedicate time and resources to build orthopaedic shoes. The most important types are as follows.


Bunions shoes

These shoes are meant to help people with bunions and with inflammation of the big toe joint. People who want to buy bunion shoes should go for a pair that is the size of their feet or even a little bit larger. The size has to be larger than the bigger of the two feet and the extra space can be covered with an insole. The best time to buy these shoes is at the end of the day, after intense walking, when the foot expanded enough and is at its maximum size. Pointed toe shoes and shoes with +2 inch high shoes should be avoided.

Hammertoe shoes

These shoes have a large toe box. Many people with hammertoe still wear pointy shoes, which is a quite dangerous thing because the toes are pressed together and will force the joints to be fixed, which is a very painful and dangerous condition and might require surgery to be fixed. When shopping for hammertoe shoes, people should buy shoes that are about half an inch longer than their largest toe and avoid narrow and high heel shoes.

Fallen arches shoes

This type of condition, fallen arches, can be particularly painful and the arch needs some sort of support to relieve the pain. Fallen arches shoes are especially made to compensate the natural incapacity of the body to sustain the arch. These shoes come with a special insert that is there to provide alternative support for the arch. These shoes will also have heel ropes and supplementary inserts that will raise the arch and will increase the stability of the heel.