The words ‘orthopedic’ shoes’ do not conjure up images of high fashion – let’s be honest. That said, there are some occasions where the function must supersede form. The truth is, although we may all like to wear heals from morning to night – and there is nothing more sophisticated than a perfectly polished brogue or designer loafer – there is a reason why orthopedic footwear exists…comfort and health. See our Orthofeet shoes reviews to learn more!
Orthofeet is a niche brand providing tried and tested footwear products for those who need that extra comfort or support. Whether you have flat feet, a high in-step, back problems, bad posture, or just very sensitive feet – Orthofeet have you covered.
As a brand, they have created what you might call an antidote to foot discomfort, at the very least they are one of the best options currently on the market for good foot health and overall foot protection.
They claim to have done the research – and we mean research with a capital R! Calling in the big guns by working with medics, designers, and engineers to construct a state-of-the-art range that is designed to alleviate pain and offer added care for your feet.
Many will be relieved to know that Othofeet is ideal for those who like long walks and hikers – as well as those who spend long periods of time on their feet: nurses, shop assistants, security guards, and public speakers.
The one issue you may find with this brand is that they really are all about comfort/function. To be blunt, when it comes to forming…let’s just say they may not be your very first choice in the style department.
That’s not to say that some of their footwear designs do not hold some aesthetic appeal, they are just not up to the standard of those currently trending on the high street or on the pages of fashion magazines. Continue reading our Orthofeet shoes reviews to find out about the products.
There is one thing that the team at Orthofeet does very well – that is to provide a wide range of men’s active footwear for those with unusual shoe sizes (especially when it comes to width). Orthofeet offers standard, wide, extra wide, and xx wide.
They also offer vegan-friendly options, waterproof designs, and stretchy materials. Orthofeet is a great option for men who are of more advanced age – whether they suffer from orthopedic-related issues or not. For example, heel pain can be a big issue when you’re walking long distances in the wrong shoes.
The men’s orthopedic shoes, boots, and sandals contain superior cushioning with an orthotics insole. There is also a range of sandals and slippers to choose from.
If you have a taste for very bright colors, you may be disappointed as most of the designs come in muted tones of brown, black, and grey.
If that is not a top priority for you, with inbuilt additions like lightweight air cushioning insoles, anatomical arch support, heel pain relief, and anti-microbial fabric and foam, you won’t be disappointed. Furthermore, if you have flat feet, bad posture or your back hurts, these shoes will surely help to ease the pain.
Orthofeet has filled a real gap in the market for a range of footwear that really has you covered when it comes to foot comfort.
If you love sparkly, high-heeled shoes but you have bunions the size of beans – we know, it can be tough. So getting about on a day-to-day basis, Orthofeet will give you the extra comfort you need (if not the sparkle).
The range of orthotic shoes for women includes a wide box (at the front of the shoe) to give extra space for toes, a heel strap to aid heel support where needed and even a tie-less lace addition on the Orthofeet sneakers.
Yes, you simply pull the strap over to remove the shoes – no lacing needed! For most women who have had to deal with hard materials, high heels, pointy toes, and uncomfortable straps this selection really is a breath of fresh… or rather a warm foot hug.
There is so much to love about the Orthofeet women’s shoe range, from the seamless soft padded interior (which prevents skin irritation) to the microfiber for breathability.
The range includes sneakers, boots, Orthofeet slippers, and sandals – your feet can be taken care of regardless of the situation or the environment.
Since we want to cover in this Orthofeet shoes reviews the brand offers, here’s another stop! Not only shoes, but Orthofeet also offer a range of footwear products like their bio-soft comfort bamboo socks. If you have developed bunions or suffer from diabetes-related foot issues, these socks are for you.
They offer a wider fit around the ankle and leg which is ideal for those who cannot have any restriction to their blood circulation. There is a soft padded base made from bamboo fibers and smooth toe seams to prevent damage to the skin caused by friction or irritation.
For those with painful bunions, Orthofeet’s split-toe bunion socks include a seam between the first and second toes. This separation is non-binding and non-constrictive, but they offer relief and some correction by straightening the big toe and keeping it away from the other toes.
The socks are designed to be super soft, and thinner so that they can be comfortably worn with shoes whilst still being protective.
Again, for those women who like to experiment with color, style and print – Orthofeet will not give you what you desire on this front. The range is limited to muted tones of brown, grey and white.
That said, the brand balance this out (somewhat) with their attention to detail in the design of their socks. In fact, the socks for women have lots of plus points – they are extra roomy, have padded soles, are soft and come in casual or dress designs.
There are even foot warmer socks for those who want them. Who cares if they are not pretty? Well, some of us do. But again, the trade-off may be worth it.
The range of socks for men is the same as for women – functional, comfortable and designed for foot protection over all else.
For those men who need to wear work shoes a lot, the non-constricting fit and the soft material should help with discomfort caused by tougher materials or heavy work boots.
If soft warm and cozy is your jam – especially if you are a manual laborer or are constantly outdoors in challenging weather conditions – a pair of the Orthfeet socks should make your day a little easier.
When it comes to sizing, Orthofeet offers a pretty good range of options. For women, the size ranges from 3 – 12 and for men a 7 – 15. They also cater for various foot widths, from narrow to XX-Wide.
Orthofeet suggests that despite foot issues, customers should order the size they normally wear. They also suggest that if shoe sizes fit between their sizes, to size up rather than down.
This is because most of their footwear includes spacers that allow you to tighten the shoe or eliminate heel slippage. If you get the wrong size, never fear – Orthofeet offers free delivery and free returns for dissatisfied customers.
There is no doubt that Orthofeet has provided a lot of relief for a number of happy customers. Of course, there are several orthofeet shoe reviews to be found on the Orthofeet website.
Here are a few who say they have benefited from their designs:
‘Beyond satisfied with my purchase. I have suffered from plantar fasciitis and heel spurs for 2 years. Have tried everything from physical therapy, splints, braces, medications to many shoes and inserts to name. …I ordered OrthroFeet out of desperation.
The moment I put them on, I had relief. I was able to easily do two 12 hour days in the parks. I was beyond amazed and GRATEFUL.’
‘These shoes are just what I needed. They hug and cushion my feet and have great arch support and cushioning for my heel. I have Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot, and the design of this shoe makes walking 3-4 miles every other day a dream!
‘After two weeks of wear, I can say these are the most comfortable shoes I own. I have less heel spur and arthritis pain while wearing these shoes.’
That said, there are also a few Orthofeet Shoe Reviews found on Trustpilot that highlight a few improvements that could be made to the design of the shoes. The main focus is making them more durable:
‘Very comfortable shoes, but not made for long-distance walking. I have had the shoes for about 4 months and already the soles are almost gone. I walk 5 miles a day, 5 days a week.’
‘They were comfortable for about 2 weeks. Then the burning in the balls of my feet came back, they sent a special insert for that for free, but no results. Plus the shoes are already breaking down just like regular tennis shoes do. These shoes only lasted for about a month, was not worth the money.’
Although in this instance, there are some negative reviews – there are far more positive reviews on this brand. These reviews can be found both on their company website and across various online platforms.
The Orthofeet range of products – including the Orthofeet sneakers – can be purchased online via their website. They can also be bought via Amazon. For those who have ever Googled ‘orthopedic shoes store near me’ then you might be hoping to try on the range before you buy.
Well, you can find Orthofeet stocked in some specialist shoe stores and in some department stores too – that said, you will probably struggle to find them in mainstream shoe shops.
When it comes to shipping and returns, those who are looking to purchase orthopedic walking shoes will be happy to know that Orthofeet offers free standard shipping, returns, AND exchanges (On all US orders excl. AK, HI, PR, and international orders).
For those buying from abroad, you will need to pay for shipping. Customers can choose between a standard or express service, with lead times and costs available once you add your destination during the checkout process.
Remember that duties and taxes will need to be paid to the courier on delivery. Orthofeet only gives refunds to international customers NOT exchanges.
The very best thing about the Orthofeet return policy is that they offer a 60-day testing service – that’s right, you can wear the shoes and insoles for 60 days, and if you are not 100% happy you can send them back for a full refund!
Please note that this 60-day test does not apply to the socks – if you are returning the socks you will get a partial refund on unused pairs that are still attached to the original packaging.
When it comes to warranty, Orthofeet says the following:
‘Orthofeet Inc. warrants its footwear products to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for a period of six months.
Orthofeet Inc. will replace, free of charge, any defective product covered by this Warranty, however, Orthofeet will allow only one defect replacement per order. This Warranty does not cover any footwear product, which has been modified or repaired by any person not authorized by Orthofeet.’
If you are after a bargain or discount on the Orthofeet range, then you are in luck. The brand offer discounts throughout the year on all of their products.
It is worth noting that when Orthofeet is offering a site-wide discount they do not allow other promo codes or Orthofeet discount codes to be used in conjunction with the current offer.
If you want to stay up to date with discounts and offers you can check the Orthofeet website, sign up for the Orthofeet newsletter or follow them on their various social media platforms.
Is there something we haven’t covered in our Orthofeet shoes reviews? Orthofeet head office provided a handy contact form for any questions, queries, or feedback. You can also call the team at 1-551-400-5400 or connect with them via their online chat tool, which you can access via the Orthofeet website.
Do fashionable Orthopedic shoes for women (or men) even exist? Well, first we need to define what fashion is. Orthofeet footwear does not tick our personal box of what we have defined as fashionable, but they have been fashioned to do much more than just look good.
This is a well-researched and therefore well-designed range of footwear for those who are experiencing pain caused by anything from diabetes to arthritis to simply being on their feet for hours at a time. Orthofeet serves a real function for those who need more than just ‘pretty shoes’.
Nurses, security guards, hikers, the elderly, shop assistants, those who experience pain from injury or illness and need orthopedic walking shoes (and many more besides) will benefit from Orthofeet’s commitment to research and design.
By providing that bit more for those who need special shoes for problem feet, they score pretty well in our books. So, if you are in need of some TLC for your tired or painful feet, you could do a lot worse than Orthofeet.
They have quite the following and we can see why, they have designed a product with their customers very much in mind – for this reason, we certainly approve.
The Ortofeet diabetic range of shoes is actually approved by Medicare. That said, Orthofeet do NOT accept insurance.
For those who would like to purchase Orthofeet shoes using coverage, you must order them from a provider that bills Medicare. Orthofeet have provided a search page on their website to find out where you can access a provider.
Orthopedic shoes can be used for more than just foot pain – they can also help with the pain that is experienced further up the leg and knee. Orthofeet shoes offer insoles with arch support which stop the foot from rolling inwards.
This in turn serves to level out the foot, lower limb, knee and hip. Again, the soles of the Orthofeet range create a softer step – this means they lessen the shock to the knees and hips. Both the shoes and the orthopedic slippers should help to relieve some knee pain.
You should not put your OrthoFeet slippers in the washing machine, but instead, use a washcloth and a small amount of soap and water. Let it air dry.
On the Sizing Chart, they recommend staying true to your size, simply order what you normally would with any shoe.
In case some of the shoes run smaller or larger, OrthoFeet will mention this on the specific shoe page, so keep an eye out for that.
All Orthofeet shoes are manufactured in China, however, they are shipped from the HQ in New Jersey.