Canadian Certified Pedorthists separate shoes into two main categories:
Shoes you only wear a few times, to a party or an event, so the evaluation process is not as crucial
Shoes you wear everyday for work and play. Because these shoes provide your feet and legs with support for the majority of the day, the selection process is very important to maintaining your healthy, active lifestyle.
When selecting functional shoes, it is important you carefully consider their fit and function to ensure they will provide you with maximum support. This is important for all ages, particularly:
Whose feet are developing.
Who spend hours on their feet and often suffer from foot and leg discomfort (they may be unaware it’s caused by improper footwear)
As studies have shown that improper footwear is one of the leading causes of falls
To make an appointment with a Pedorthist to receive an examination and get fitted for a custom-made foot orthotic, click here to find a Pedorthist near you.