Bespoke footwear

Bespoke footwear

Bespoke footwear is specialised footwear in which all aspects and dimensions are able to be altered. Alterations can include changing the shape of the sole, adjusting the heel height of the footwear or creating greater depth. Bespoke footwear enables every patient to have suitable footwear for their requirements. There is a large range of footwear available in different styles, colours and materials to suit individual style.

What are the indications for use of bespoke footwear?

There are many indications for using bespoke footwear. These include:

  • Severe deformities of foot and ankle
  • The need to accommodate orthotic insoles
  • Foot pain
  • Ankle instability
  • Swelling

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for bespoke footwear please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are bespoke footwear often used for?

Bespoke footwear is often used for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Lymphedema
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Talipes
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hallax Valgus (Bunions)
  • Equinus deformity (ankle joint fixed in a downward position)

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for bespoke footwear please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of bespoke footwear?

There are many benefits that come from using bespoke footwear. These include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased stability
  • Accommodation of deformities
  • Accommodation of orthotics
  • Adjustable depth to allow for swelling

There are many benefits using bespoke footwear to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive bespoke footwear?

The process to receive bespoke footwear would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

Bespoke footwear requires your orthotist to undertake a full assessment of your foot and ankle to establish the type of footwear required to accommodate your needs. This assessment will include collecting a series of measurements of your foot it may also be necessary to take a cast or scan of your foot in order to provide the manufacturers with the most accurate information. Your orthotist will discuss with you different aspects of the footwear which you can customise including the colour, style, materials and fastening options. Once all the information has been collated it will be passed on to the manufacturer. During the manufacturing process your footwear will be returned for a trial fit, this will enable you to try on the shoes and request any additional adaptations prior to the final completion of your footwear.

Our orthotists have the freedom to choose from any suitable manufactures which gives you a greater choice of colours and styles.

How do I arrange an assessment for bespoke footwear?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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