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Several times per year we visit shoe retailers and evaluate the shoes currently available on the market. The shoes we evaluate include running, walking, dress, casual, sandals and slippers. We then compile a list of the best shoes for your feet. To get the most recent list of shoes, subscribe to our “Shoe Recommendation and Foot Health Newsletter.” By doing so you will receive an immediate email with a link to the most current shoe list and four times per year you will receive an email newsletter with a link to shoe list updates.

The Recommended Shoe List lists many of the best shoes that we have found. For the most part they are shoes that offer increased stability. For most people with foot problems, a stable shoe allows the foot to function in a more normal manner and helps the foot perform its natural job of absorbing shock. Of course, this is a generalized list and your needs may be somewhat different.

The Importance of Shoes
Ensuring that our patients our wearing the right shoes is one of the most important aspects of treating our patients. Shoes are an integral part of treating nearly all foot complaints and anyone experiencing foot problems should have an evaluation to determine the proper shoe for their foot. We determine the proper shoes for each patient by evaluating the patient's foot shape, foot biomechanics, symptoms, activities, weight and other factors. We often watch the patients walk on slow-motion video to determine exact foot mechanics. We then provide the patient with a list of appropriate shoes based on our evaluation of their feet and available shoes.

Characteristics of stable shoes
To meet the basic standards to be recommended by the Foot & Ankle Center, a shoe must meet the following criteria:

  • Torsional Stability (Forefoot does not twist easily on the rearfoot)
  • Firm Heel Counter
  • Firm Medial (inside) Midsole
  • Removable Insole

Shoes reviewed by: Lawrence Z. Huppin, DPM and Douglas S. Hale, DPM
This list is updated every 6 months.  As a subscriber to our Shoe and Foot Health Newsletter, you will be notified when the list is updated.

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