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Many people are more concerned about how a shoe looks than how it affects their foot health. However, if you are putting fashion ahead of function, you might be causing harm to your feet and ankles.

With a better understanding of the construction of a shoe and how to select the proper shoe for specific activities, you will be able to improve the overall health of your feet and ankles. Don't worry; functional shoes can still be fashionable. You just need to understand what to look for when purchasing shoes.

The information below can help you when selecting footwear:

Footwear for Deformities

  • Custom-made Shoes
  • Plaster Casts and Strappings

Anatomy of a Shoe


  • Over-the-Counter Orthotics
  • Rigid Orthotics
  • Semi-Rigid Orthotics
  • Soft Orthotics

Types of Shoes

  • Aerobic Shoes
  • Baseball and Softball Shoes
  • Basketball Shoes
  • Children's Shoes
  • Corrective Shoes
  • Cycling Shoes
  • General Athletic Shoes
  • Golf Shoes
  • Men's Shoes
  • Running Shoes
  • Soccer Shoes
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Walking Shoes
  • Winter Sport Shoes
  • Women's Shoes
  • Work Footwear

Wear Patterns