Footwear News - AUG 25, 2020

You Can Have a Custom Shoe Created
to Fit Your One-of-a-Kind Foot

It’s the ultimate indulgence — a pair of shoes custom made to fit your feet.

Since no two feet are created equal, not even your own, consider treating yourself to shoes made specifically for your foot type to achieve an extreme comfort experience.

According to SATRA, an independent research and testing organization based in the U.K., and leading technical authority for footwear and leather, only around 1% of the global population have identical foot length on boththe right and left feet, and the probability of identical measurements drops drastically when accounting for further measurements including girth or circumference, the widest part of the foot, typically across the ball of the foot.

Most doctors, will opt to refer a patient to custom shoe specialists such as New York-based Eneslow Shoes & Orthotics, a comfort shoe store equipped with an on-site shoe workshop staffed by a team of skilled craftsman.

Eneslow is staffed by teams that include pedorthists, individuals trained in the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities that can modify or create footwear.

Before deciding to indulge in a pair of custom shoes, even for a health-related issue, consider the cost. While shoes that address many medical conditions may be covered by health insurance plans, including Medicare, it is best to check pricing.

For those with unique footwear needs, it’s important to note that not style requirements can be met due. However, a skilled shoe craftsman can work with you to design a fashionable as well as functional style.