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What's the deal with flat feet / fallen arches?

My son, who turns twelve in a couple of months, seems to have flat feet. I can't quite figure out what to do next - if it is a serious problem, if it can be corrected with foot exercises, if we need orthotics, or what. Does anyone have any experience with flat feet? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 14, 2014 - 28 answers

I need wedding shoes that fit orthotics

I'm getting married in October 2014 and I'm starting the search for shoes now as I need to get shoes that will fit my orthotics. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague on Nov 29, 2013 - 3 answers

I want more vegan, supportive shoes that don't look it.

I think I may be the most difficult shoe-buyer ever. I want them to be 1) vegetarian (no leather) and 2) actually supportive and good for my knees and feet or able to hold supportive orthotics such that they become that way. This generally gets me a small selection of flat boots, oxfords, and sneakers, with the odd casual/sporty mary-jane thrown in. I'd like to have more than just boots to go with dresses/skirts (particularly for the summer or for really dressy dresses), but I thought it was an impossibility and had moved on with my life. But lo, I just discovered the brand Orthaheel, and they have cute flat vegetarian orthotic sandals! Why oh why did the world hide this brand from me until now?! Do you know of other brands or specific shoes that will expand my shoe cuteness? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Jul 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Insoles for Dressy Ballet Flats

I own, and love, Naturalizer Maude flats for working as a bank teller, where I stand at least half the day and constantly hop off and on my stool. When they're new, the comfort insole is perfect for my feet. However, after a year of use, I've squashed any cushioning they have and they're killing me. What insoles will fit into a dressy ballet flat that does not have removable insoles? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Are supportive shoes necessary?

Do I need to be wearing a supportive insole in my ballet flats? Are flat shoes destructive for your feet? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 25, 2012 - 18 answers

No, I'm not walking on porposies, or how to make orthotics not squeak.

I have to wear orthotics in all shoes. I have a few pairs of shoes I love (including the all-important sandals that one can actually wear orthotics with) that started squeaking horrendously with each step not long after I got them. This never seems to happen in the store. Does anyone have a solution that actually works for making such shoes actually wearable without the embarrassing noise?
posted by kbuxton on Sep 6, 2011 - 9 answers

in the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway american dream

[RunningFilter] some new runner questions, mostly regarding shoes. [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on May 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me find the best sandals for orthotics!

I just received my first pair of full-length custom orthotics to help correct an SI injury I've been receiving physical therapy for. Problem is, I have no shoes that fit both my feet and the new orthotics except my sneakers. I desperately need a pair of sandals since, you know, it's summer and all. What are the best sandals for orthotics? [more inside]
posted by raintea on Jul 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Good Mary-Jane style sneaker with arch support?

What's a good Mary-Jane style sneaker (for walking) with solid arch support? [more inside]
posted by ninotchka on May 24, 2009 - 10 answers

I need recommendations for shoes for plantar fasciitis

I need some shoe recommendations to help with my plantar fasciitis. Issue: a lot of sneakers/tennis shoes make my feet too hot. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 22, 2008 - 22 answers

Orthotics and Tennis

Orthotics and tennis shoes? [more inside]
posted by charlesv on Jul 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Hot Foot! Owie Owie Owie!

Need shoes that really breathe. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Apr 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Recommend basketball shoes for those with high arches.

Which basketball shoes are good for people with high arches? Information's easy to come by for running shoes, but I can't find anything for bball. I'd like to be able to put orthotics in them as well. (Yeah, I'm getting old.)
posted by callmejay on Nov 18, 2004 - 3 answers

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