Comfort & Style at the Office with Orthotic Friendly Dress Shoes
Even the Pedorthists at SoleScience would agree that choosing dress shoes can be difficult. It sometimes feels like we have to choose between comfort and style; we all want a shoe that looks nice, but we want our feet to be comfortable too! Dress shoes are often made narrower and shallower than our other shoes, making it harder to find a good fit, especially for those with foot pain. Also, not all footwear options have a removable insole to accommodate for your orthotic insoles.
Lucky for you, (and us too!), there ARE casual and dress shoes that look nice and fit your orthotics, so you can look good AND feel good all day long.
Men’s shoes often are a bit easier as they typically have similar shapes between running shoes and dress shoes. The key point is finding a shoe with a removable insole. Here is a highlight of what is available:
Men’s Orthotic Dress Shoes
Dunham Midland: Oxfords Compatible with Orthotic Insoles
This classic-looking waterproof oxford gives the comfort and adjustability you need with the timeless look you want. With Rollbars for stability and a padded collar, this sturdy shoe comes in multiple widths and has the depth to accommodate your orthotic insoles.
Clark’s Unsheridan Go with Removable OrthoLite Footbed
This streamlined dress shoe has a full-grain leather upper featuring a discreet ventilation system to keep your feet cool and comfortable. The removable OrthoLite footbed absorbs shock and wicks moisture while the rubber outsole provides durability without added bulk.
Women’s Orthotic Dress Shoes
Women’s dress shoes can be a bit more difficult to find the right fit for your foot. With so many different shapes and styles, finding a comfortable and fashionable dress shoe to fit your orthotics can be a bit trickier. Here are a few options to get you started:
Aravon Delilah, Danielle and Dolly Dress Shoes for Orthotics
Aravon’s line of casual dress shoes has something for everyone:
Delilah Women’s Dress Shoes
The classic lace-up Delilah gives the comfort you expect with a touch of style in the laser-cut leather details. With full lace closure, the fit can be custom-tailored to any foot.
Dolly Women’s Dress Shoes (Pedorthist Recommended)
The classic Mary-Jane style in the Dolly is ideal for avoiding any pressure on the top of your foot. With a round toe box and smooth interior, this is one of our own Pedorthists’ office shoe of choice!
Danielle Slip-On Dress Shoe
The slip-on style of the Danielle is smart and sensible without compromising on fashion or function. With twin-entry stretch gore, these shoes are “easy-on, easy-off”.
With Dri-Lex lining and ABZORB cushioning in all three choices, your feet will be smiling the whole workday, even if you are not. These classic casual shoes from Aravon come in various widths to help make all feet happy.
Orthotic Friendly Dress Shoe Brands
More brands to consider when choosing a casual or dress shoe to meet your needs and accommodate your orthotics include Naot, Allen Edmunds, Portofino, Ecco, Finn Comfort, Cambrian, and Josef Seibel.
For further information, contact a Pedorthist at SoleScience today!