Many of us wear orthotics as a treatment for our foot conditions. For orthotics to work effectively in wide shoes for women they should have the following features:

  • Extra depth at the toes and the heel to allow the foot to fit comfortably into the shoe. Shoes with removable insoles have increased depth and are preferred by podiatrists when fitting orthotics.
  • An adjustable fastening to hold the foot securely in the shoe. Slip-on shoes are less suitable as they may press on the top of the foot when the orthotics are in place.
  • A low heel of no more than 4cm (1¾ inches)

There are several Cosyfeet women’s styles which are suitable for an orthotic including Paradise, Belle, Audrey, Alison, Adele and Minnie. Cosyfeet have also recently developed a sandal called Sunrise which is designed to fit a medium-sized orthotic. 


The Sunrise sandal from Cosyfeet is designed to fit an orthotic