In this section you will find information on suppliers who are able to adapt or repair existing footwear. Adaptations are usually prescribed by a podiatrist or orthotist to provide control and support to your feet and legs.1
Common adaptations to footwear include:
Shoes that need adapting should be of a reasonable quality and solid construction. For some adaptations the shoe will need to be taken apart and then rejoined, therefore an inappropriate shoe may not be able to withstand this.1,2 If you are unsure whether your footwear is suitable, seek advice from your podiatrist or orthotist, or check with the supplier making the adaptation.
In most cases, footwear adaptations should be prescribed by a podiatrist or orthotist. If you have a medical condition requiring specialist footwear, you may be eligible to have your footwear prescribed on the NHS. You need to have a referral from your general practitioner, consultant or Allied Health Professional for this service.2 Read our advice on choosing suitable footwear for further information.View references and sources of further information ›
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