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5 Stylish Sandals and Shoes that Accommodate Orthotics

Reader Nancy left a comment on a recent post seeking shoes to accommodate her orthotics. I’ll try my best, but could use some advice from those that have similar foot issues!

I am the Queen of PF with 3 surgeries and 7 podiatrists in my past. I have to wear custom orthotics and for 20 years have done well with Clark’s clogs. They hold the orthotic in place w/a deep heel cup. Until they stopped making that style. I’m stuck. I’ve tried various brands but has anyone found  a deep heel cup sandal or clog which will hold an orthotic? Too curvy a footbed, too supportive and that won’t work either. I hate feet and shoes.

naot trovador

1. The Naot Trovador: The cork/latex insole is removable and should accommodate your orthotics. I read through the reviews at Zappos and found three customers left positive reviews for this sandal’s ability to keep an orthotic in place. I like the enclosed heel as it will help keep the orthotic secure. I also recommend this sandal for anyone that needs added ankle support.  The Trovador is from Naot’s Allegro line which best fits a medium to wide foot. $165 at Zappos, $165 at Shoebuy, free shipping and returns.

drew abby

2. Drew Abby: Drew specializes in therapeutic footwear for men and women that suffer from diabetes, bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis and other pesky foot ailments. The Abby is one of their new styles for summer from the Barefoot Freedom collection. The multi-density Ultron® insole is removable to accommodate prescribed orthotics. Available in extended sizes and multiple widths.  $29-145 at Amazon, $122-138 at, $143.95 at Shoebuy

klogs cruise

3. Klogs Cruise: I was just about to feature the Klogs Carolina criss-cross clog when I saw these sandals. Both styles feature a removable footbed, but are so supportive on their own, you might not even need orthotics. The Klogs Cruise sandal is available for  $76 at Zappos, $95.95 at FootSmart, $75.99 at, $38-65 at, free shipping.

arcopedico leina4. Arcopedico Leina: Made in Portugal, Arcopedico is known for their soft leather or Lytech uppers (won’t irritate bunions or hammertoes) and slipper-like feel. The Leina has a removable footbed that should accommodate an orthotic. $99 at Zappos, $99.95 at Acacia.

clarks wave run5. Clarks Wave.Run: These are wonderful walking shoes. The rocker sole will propel your foot through the stride taking pressure off forefoot and heel. The dual-density Ortholite footbed is removable and orthotic-friendly. Available in three widths. $120 at, $107.99 at Zappos, $44-120 at Amazon, free shipping and returns.

Aetrex and Durea are two more brands to consider that both offer orthotic-friendly styles. Aetrex sandals are actually really cute and many are on sale at The Walking Company currently. Durea footwear is crafted in Holland and features removable footbeds, added depth for extra toe room, extended sizes and multiple withs.

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3 Responses to 5 Stylish Sandals and Shoes that Accommodate Orthotics

  1. Robin Dorko says:

    Drew “Sandy” sandals–I have them in red. Fit my orthotics without looking orthopaedic. I get compliments from people with regular feet! I got mine from Footsmart. Other colors, too–black, tan, green, blue.

  2. Melanie says:

    I have found Naot sandals pretty good for orthotics as the footbed is quite thick. The key to everything staying in place, in my opinion, is as many adjustable straps as possible – preferably at *least* two of one across the foot, one at the front of the ankle, and one at the back of the ankle. (Particularly if you have, as I do, one ankle that is much wider than the other).

    My orthotics have a lateral flare which is hard to hide in sandals – though the function is still fine, it looks a bit odd. The only sandals I’ve ever found before that fully hide it have been on the ugly side. The Klogs Cruise look like a great solution to that problem, thanks!

  3. Anna Picket says:

    These shoes are pretty stylish, so it’s nice that they can work with orthotics. A lot of shoes that I’ve seen in the past are kind of ugly, but I want to be comfortable. It’s like the best of both worlds if I could have comfort and style at the same time. I especially like the first sandals.

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