After my post on what to wear in the corporate world, which requires a more refined shoe, I was asked my advice on appropriate shoes for the business environment that are still a high enough level of refinement to suit. Many of my clients have problems with their feet and wear orthotics. It can be very difficult to find a work appropriate shoe that isn’t too chunky that still fits the orthotic and looks good. But it’s not impossible. With a quick internet search I found quite a few options.
Bared Footwear is a brand that was designed and developed by a podiatrist. Each shoe has a removable insole that can be replaced by your orthotic.
Frankie 4 is another brand designed by a podiatrist and a physiotherapist. Each shoe has a removable orthotic – and the range includes sandals which can be super hard to come by!
Diana Ferrari make an orthotic friendly range of shoes – with removable insoles.
Ziera – made for a wider foot, make an orthotic friendly range – some are pretty unattractive, but there are some better options to wear with your work clothes. These little oxfords are orthotic friendly and cute too!
Online retailer of shoes Paul Carroll also sells a range of shoes to fit orthotics.
Also, check out Zappos which has a range to fit orthotics.
If you wear orthotics and have round certain brands that work well please share your finds in the comments!