Often referred to as granny shoes in popular culture, orthopedic shoes have had a bad rap in the fashion world for decades, but all that is about to change. In a time when a significant portion of the population is making or renewing a commitment to healthy living there are two trends that women who care about the health of their feet should take advantage of.
In the World of Footwear, Comfort is Becoming Fashion
Low-heeled dress shoes are more popular in the workplace than ever before. The secret to their success: many women simply don’t consider bunions, blisters, and aching arches to be a fair trade for feeling a little taller. So out go the stiletto heels and in come the Mary Janes, clogs, suede and leather boots, and other fashionable flats and wedge-heeled shoes.
A Demand for Fashionable Orthopedic Shoes Has Created a Supply
Leading manufacturers in the field of orthopedic footwear such as Drew and Finn Comfort, have slowly come to the realization that although seniors and people with sensitive feet are willing to sacrifice some style for health, they still want shoes that please their eyes as well as their feet. Orthopedic shoes now routinely incorporate a greater variety of colors, textures, and innovative decorative accents that mimic the appearance and style of non-orthopedic shoes.
Shoe brands that have always done a good job of balancing style with comfort such as Naot have increased their commitment to carrying shoes with removable footbeds that accommodate orthotic inserts and arch supporting insoles, wider toe box construction, and other shoe characteristics that used to be reserved for medical shoes.
Don’t settle for less than luxurious comfort, switch to fashionable orthopedic shoes today!
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