Shoes where I can wear my orthotics for normally barefoot activities?
December 17, 2013 5:12 PM Subscribe
Are there minimalist shoes that would allow me to wear my corrective orthotics during normally barefoot activities?
posted by genmonster to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have crappy feet- fallen arches and a valgus deformity
in my knees. It's corrected with custom orthotics that are built up on the inner edge. These work great, until I want to do yoga, or a dance class, and have to go barefoot. Without the corrective wedges, my poor knees suffer.
Regular running shoes feel too clunky and the thick sole gets in my way. Short of duct-taping my orthotics to my feet, is there another type of shoe I could try? I was ideally thinking of something like climbing shoes, but most 'minimalist' shoes are not orthotic-friendly, and I have pretty wide feet, so there is not a lot of extra room in my shoes for cramming the orthotics in. Anyone else have experience with this? I've come to peace with spending $$$ on my feet, so really anything goes.