What Are De Scalzo Orthopedic Shoes? What makes them special?

What Are Orthopedic Shoes?

When people think of orthopedic shoes they often associate them with older people who have foot or medical problems and need to wear shoes of this type.  In reality though, orthopedic shoes are worn by people of all ages who suffer from poor foot mechanics as they are specifically designed to support the structure and mechanics of the foot, ankle and leg.

So let’s start at the beginning and define the word ‘orthopedic’.  ‘Ortho” is a Greek word (root) that means ‘correct’ or ‘right’ and ‘pedic’ means ‘foot’.  Together the word means ‘correct feet’.

There are certain characteristics, or design features, of orthopedic shoes which sets them apart from regular shoes

1.Removable insole – Although De Scalzo Orthopedic Shoes are already having a Plastazote molded insole, if still you want to insert your more special insole, you can easily remove the existing insole and place the one you your choice.

2.Extra widths & Anatomical Fittings – De Scalzo Orthopedic Footwear are made to fit for a extra wide foot with perfect anatomical fittings.

3.Uppers that can accommodate forefoot problems eg: hammertoes or bunions.

4.Easy to fasten – often if people have problems with their feet they will have problems with mobility, flexibility and even problems with their hands, if they have arthritis for example.  Most orthopedic shoes favor a hook-and-loop closure for this reason.

5.Seamless uppers with no areas that might cause rubbing or abrasion.

6.A firm and supportive heel to support the rear of the foot.

7.A well cushioned and strong out-sole and mid-sole with defined flex points and impact absorption properties.

Who Wears Orthopedic Shoes?

Anyone suffering from any of the following ailments can benefit greatly from wearing orthopedic shoes:

Swollen Feet – Lymphedema – Edema
Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain
Flat Feet – Fallen Arches
Bunions – Hallux Valgus
Hammertoes
Heel Spurs
Diabetes
Arthritis
Those recovering from foot surgery

The Key To Remember

Well fitting, supportive footwear plays a key role in keeping people mobile and pain free.  This leads to a more active and thus better quality of life.

De Scalzo Plastazote Insoles with arch support have these features:

Perfect Shock Absorption technology

Top sheet – covered with soft full grain breathable leather to keep your feet dry.

Arch support

Heel cup

Made with Plastazote with feet anatomical moulded process.

Can help minimize heel pain, arch painplantar fasciitis shin splints, back pain and excessive pronation.

Best Orthopedic Shoes:

Whether you suffer from fallen arches or bunions, make sure your feet stay well supported throughout the day with some specially designed footwear.

Gone are the days when orthopedic footwear was reserved solely for those with serious medical ailments. Rising foot problems in young adults, attributed to an increase in the number of people exercising as well as an increase in poorly fitted footwear, has converted many to the orthopedic shoe club.

The most common issues range from corns or calluses, occurring as a result of poor-fitted shoes, or bunions, a foot deformity where the first joint of the big toe juts out. These problems have been noted as most prominent in men wearing uncomfortable shoes. Other common causes of foot pain are plantar fasciitis, where the ligament connecting your heel bones to your toes is strained, causing your heel to hurt when you walk. And according to government statistics, plantar fasciitis is increasing due to more people taking up exercise. Orthopedic shoes are also vital for those with inherited flat feet or fallen arches, which without proper support affects the alignment of your spine. On the most serious side of the spectrum are those with diabetes, causing edema, or swelling of the feet.

An orthopedic shoe can be identified by its ability to support the structure of the foot – including its highly technical insole, footbed, midsole and sole. Measuring your feet is also advisable before buying a pair, as each brand will have its own size guidelines.