Innovative orthotics for dress shoes designed for the office and other formal occasions when shoe space is limited.
Discrete yet surprisingly supportive low profile and reduced bulk allows these orthotics for dress shoes to fit into a wide variety of flat shoes such as ballet pumps, brogues, oxfords etc. NINE TO FIVES go where other insoles cannot fit, including soccer boots!
- Reduces foot and leg fatigue when using formal shoes around the office
- Orthotics for dress shoes will fit into almost any shoe including slip-ons with a flat sole to a heel height of ¼ to ½ inch
- Features midfoot contour and metatarsal support for maximum comfort for minimal space, compared to a traditional ‘arch support’
- A heel ‘shock dot’ helps reduce stresses associated with heel impact
- Insole ends before toes, so that toe-box space is not compromised
- The brushed nylon surface allows easy passage of the foot into the shoe
- Brings foot comfort in the office, or other formal occasions
- Arch aches or pains from foot strain in formal shoes
- Pain under forefoot and toe area (metatarsalgias)
- Heel and ankle pains, including mild plantar fasciitis. (policeman’s foot)
- Ideal insole for work use to back-up more supportive insoles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Orthotics?
Some people refer to orthotics as “arch supports,” but they do more than that! Orthotics for dress shoes are shoe inserts that help to correct improper foot alignment during activities like walking and running. Even though orthotics for dress shoes work directly on foot position, they also affect the alignment of ankles, knees, hips, and the low back, because everything is linked together in a biomechanical chain!
What are the different types of orthotics?
Rigid orthotics, or “functional orthotics,” are made from materials like plastic or carbon fiber. They’re best for walking shoes or dress shoes with closed toes and low heels. This kind of orthotics for dress shoes is designed to ease foot aches and strains as well as pain in the legs, thighs, and lower back that you might feel if your foot doesn’t work like it should.
Soft orthotics, or “accommodative orthotics,” are made from soft compression materials. They provide cushioning to take the pressure off uncomfortable or sore spots from conditions such as plantar fasciitis or diabetic foot ulcers. Because of their bulk, you might need to wear soft orthotics with prescription footwear.
You can also get special orthotics designed for sporting equipment such as ski boots and ice skates.
What conditions are orthotics for dress shoes used to treat?
Orthotics for dress shoes treat several medical conditions. Examples include:
- Arthritis. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis can cause discomfort in the feet and poor positioning that orthotics may help to correct.
- Back pain. Sometimes poor positioning of the feet, such as arches that roll inward, or lack of cushioning can cause pain that orthotics can lessen.
- Bunions. Bunions are painful bumps that can develop at the base of the big toe and cause foot deformities. Orthotics with a wide toe box can help to reduce pressure on the big toe.
- Bursitis. Inflammation of fluid-filled sacs in the heels and toes can cause bursitis pain and discomfort. Orthotics with heel and arch support can help to reduce bursitis discomfort.
- Flat feet. Flat feet can cause foot, ankle, and back pain. Orthotics can help to support the feet and promote proper foot positioning.
- Hammer toes. Hammertoes often occur as a side effect of bunions on the big toe. They cause second-toe pain and deformities on the ball of the foot. Orthotics can provide additional support to the feet and reduce the likelihood that hammer toes will worsen.
- Heel spurs. Heel spurs are conditions where excess bone grows on the back or bottom of the heel. Orthotics can support the foot and reduce inflammation.
- High arches. Very high arches can stress muscles in the feet and lead to a number of conditions, such as shin splints, knee pain, and plantar fasciitis. Orthotics can help prevent a person’s feet from rolling excessively inward or outward.
- Injuries. People who’ve experienced trauma to their feet and ankles may require extra support during the healing process with orthotics.
- Plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Doctors may sometimes recommend orthotics to support the heel and foot.