Many people, when they think of orthopedic shoes, wind up with a single image in their head: an older person wearing giant, clunky shoes. While it’s true that many older adults do need orthopedic footwear, there may also a fair bit of denial at play in such a stereotypical reaction. The truth is, many people who don’t necessarily consider themselves “older” because they feel young in spirit still having aging bodies. And furthermore, foot injuries and a general desire for comfort don’t discriminate, either. At Haig Shoes, we see customers of all ages who are looking for more comfortable footwear for a variety of reasons.
Then there’s the matter of orthopedic shoes being clunky, oversized and ugly. We’ll concede that, for a long time, the appearance of orthopedic shoes seemed not to be very high on the list of manufacturers’ priorities. However, times have changed. When you need to make the switch to orthopedic shoes in Rochester Hills, don’t for a second believe that you have to sacrifice style in the process. At Haig Shoes, we sell a huge variety of orthopedic shoes that happen to be both comfortable and stylish. Since shopping for orthopedic shoes can be intimidating, and perhaps even a little unsettling, the first time out, here are some tips for making sure all of your necessities are met, from comfort to style:
- Comfortable features may be well disguised. Nowadays, you’ll have a much harder time spotting orthopedic shoes on the street. By incorporating the features that promote better foot comfort, such as cushioning, subtle increases in toe box width and arch support, many shoe manufacturers have found ways to create more foot-friendly shoes without relying on big, bulky styles.
- Know the brands to look for. Some brands have done a wonderful job of paying attention to both style and comfort, and it’s easy to see why—there’s a huge market for stylish orthopedic shoes! San Antonio Shoemakers, Birkenstock, Ecco, Keen, New Balance, UGG and Thorlos are just some of the manufacturers that have paid attention to customers in need of quality orthopedic footwear. You can find all of these brands and many more at Haig Shoes.
- Find a shoe store that knows orthopedic shoes. Many shoe stores will sell as many different types of shoes as they can, and often that includes orthopedic shoes. But especially if you’re feeling uneasy about venturing into the world of orthopedic footwear, it’s probably a better idea to do so with the help of a shoe store that specializes in orthopedic shoes.
With all the great developments in the manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic footwear that have happened in recent years, shopping for orthopedic shoes in Rochester Hills shouldn’t ever be a sad or upsetting experience, and with the help of Haig Shoes, it doesn’t have to be. Come pay us a visit when you need a new pair of stylish, comfortable shoes. We’re happy to help you find just the pair that works for your feet and your sense of style.