Slippers / indoor footwear

Slippers / indoor footwear

Those who require specialised orthotic footwear frequently do not wear suitable footwear in and around their homes. Often these are the people that tend to spend most of their time at home. To overcome this issue we are able to provide made to measure slippers or indoor footwear which are able to cater for a wide range of foot and ankle issues. By using slippers or indoor footwear it enables the user to reduce falls and continue caring for their feet in the best way whilst in their homes.

What are the indications for use of slippers/indoor footwear?

There are many indications for using slippers/indoor footwear. These include:

  • The requirement for additional width or depth within shoes
  • Foot deformities
  • The need to accommodate an orthotic insole
  • The need to accommodate calipers and splints

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

What conditions are slippers/indoor footwear often used for?

Slippers or indoor footwear are suitable for anyone with additional foot needs however they can be specifically beneficial to those with the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lymphoedema
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Partial amputation of the foot
  • Hallux valgus (Bunion)
  • Odema
  • Neuromuscular conditions

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for slippers or indoor shoes please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of slippers/indoor footwear?

There are many benefits that come from using slippers or indoor footwear. These include:

  • Continuation of treatment indoors
  • Increased comfort
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased support
  • Increased stability
  • Reduced pain

There are many benefits using slippers or indoor shoes to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive slippers or indoor shoes?

The process to receive slippers or indoor shoes would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

If you are already in receipt of orthotic footwear the prescription of these can be copied if appropriate.

The orthotist will complete a full assessment with you discussing your requirements, observing your walking, looking at the condition of your feet as well as taking a series of measurements. Using the information gathered they will be able to recommend a range of suitable slippers or indoor footwear. Our orthotists are able to order from any suitable manufacturer so you will have a large choice ensuring we find the perfect footwear for you. Once you have selected your footwear your details will be submitted to the manufacturer to begin production. Once complete you will return to your orthotist for a fitting appointment to ensure a perfect fit has been achieved.

How do I arrange an assessment for slippers/indoor shoes?

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

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