Shoe Recommendations

Shoe Recommendations

Sometimes it is hard to know if your shoes are fitting correctly. Our shoe recommendations can help you find the best shoes for your feet.

Shoe Fit

Well fitting shoes should allow a thumb’s width of space (~1cm) past the end of your longest toe when standing, have proper width to accommodate the shape of your foot, or any bunions etc., and enough depth to accommodate any toe deformities (ie. hammer toes), as well as any custom Foot Orthoses or custom Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs). Removable insoles help to increase the depth for custom orthoses.

Good Design

There are several features you should look for in a shoe:

A rockered sole turns up a little at the toe and allows the foot to roll easily from heel to toe. 

Having a stiff sole allows the sole to flex some at the toe break but not in the middle of the arch. 

A strong heel counter  cups the heel and stabilizes the foot.

Low Torsion gives the shoe strength along its length and is not easy to twist from left to right.

Lace up shoes
New Balance 928 walking shoes
Rockered Shoes

Types of Shoes

Athletic Shoes are running or walking shoes and sport specific shoes.

Orthopedic Shoes have extra-depth and extra-width options, and rockered soles.

Safety Shoes have a steel or composite toe and shank, non-slip soles and are often CSA approved.

Custom-made Shoes are made from raw materials to a 3D scan or plaster cast of the foot. These are recommended for severe foot deformities or certain conditions where a regular shoe is not an option.

Click the button below to open a printable shoe list based on your foot type.

Our Brand Partners

Finn Comfort

What we offer you

The Bracing & Orthotic Centre at The Credit Valley Hospital provides walk-in services for orthopaedic and comfort shoes.  At our other locations, you may require an appointment to discuss shoe recommendations.

Need more information? Our experienced staff will direct you to the proper footwear!