What makes a pair of shoes “orthopedic” and how are these types of shoes different from regular shoes?

Orthopedic footwear is a general term for shoes that are manufactured with certain characteristics and features that support the mechanics and structure of the foot. An orthopedic shoe usually includes a good rigid midsole and outsole, firm heel counter, and a removable insole to accommodate custom orthotics. Orthopedic shoes are typically available in a variety of widths and shapes to fit various foot types.



  1. Special configuration: Two portions of the shoes are very uniquely designed, one which is in touch with the foot and second which is in contact with the ground

  2. Openings:: They are characterized by openings along with multiple removable closures to them for the accommodation of unusual problems.

  3. Supporting arch:: Orthopedic shoes contain a flexible sole which is formed in such a manner that the arch and inside heel portions are moderately elevated.


What you need to order a custom made shoe?


  1. Whole 3D Foot Scan

  2. Biomechanical indication

  3. The Order Form

Advantages of Custom Made Shoes

They are beneficial for serious medical problems of the foot and ankle. For Instance:


  • They are used to prevent foot ulcers and their recurrence which are most commonly seen in diabetic patients.

  • They help in diminishing the plantar pressure plus the pain in feet due to prolonged standing or walking

  • Also favorable for foot deformities.

  • Increase mobility as well as stability orders like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Degenerative foot disorders also advantageous for spasticity and muscular diseases 

  • They are sometimes also valuable for backache and knee pain.


Dr. Orthotic Lab & Supply manufactures high-precision orthotic shoe soles; What makes them different is unbeatable prices, unmatched quality, and unusual speed of delivery And that’s not all…. We have our own 3D foot-scanners, which we provide foot specialists for free, We use the latest methods to scan and produce special footwear in our own laboratories, which save us a lot of costs, We import our high-quality raw material, which again saves us a lot.  The result?  Proud practitioners, happy customers