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 were 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.
Online retailer of shoes Paul Carroll also sells a range or 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!