In most cases the most stable shoe that fits you appropriately is the best shoe for you to wear. When checking the stability of the shoe, you can do three easy tests.
- Try to bend the shoe in half. The shoe should bend slightly at the ball of the foot and NOT the halfway point of the shoe.
- Twist the shoe from side to side. The shoe should stay fairly straight
- Try to bend the back of the shoe at the heel counter. The sides should NOT touch.
Many shoe companies make good stable shoes. New Balance (select 600 model or higher), Ascics, Brooks (Beast, Adrenaline, Cascadia, Ghost), Dansko, Keen, Merrill, Clarks, Aravon, Drew, Naot, Alegria, Dunham, Red Wing, Timberland, BOC, Vionic, FLY, Wolkie, Taos, Hoka
Many quality shoes will have inserts or foot beds that are removable. This will allow replacing the insert with an Orthotics.
We have Diabetic shoes in the office for those patients that have Diabetes or other conditions that may be difficult to shoe. Many brands may qualify New Balance, Brooks, Orthofeet, Hush Puppies, SAS and others. Medicare and other insurance plans may cover these shoes and inserts for you. Please ask us.