a moulded shoe?
shoes are custom-made shoes that are literally made from a plaster-cast mould
(alternatively spelled "mold" in the United States) of your
needs a moulded shoe?
are made for individuals with deformities or other foot problems that
are severe enough that the patient's feet do not fit comfortably
inside a standard shoe.
what kind of conditions are moulded shoes made?
have made moulded shoes for patients with diabetes, severe arthritis,
inoperable bunions and hammertoes, leprosy (yes, it still exists), club
feet, drop foot, obesity, metatarsus adductus, birth defects, severe
edema and lymphedema, vertical talus, chronic
foot, traumatic injuries, tarsal coalitions,
avascular necrosis, tendon
dysfunction, and many other conditions.
are they made?
use the top moulded shoe laboratories from all over North
America--depending upon the needs of the patient.
Above: The plaster mould of the foot is pictured
along with the shoe made from the mould.
do moulded shoes look like?
primarily to comfort painful deformities, moulded shoes have not traditionally
been at the forefront of footwear fashion, but you can make a moulded shoe
in virtually any style of shoe imaginable. Today moulded shoes provide the
most comfortable fit possible, along with the aesthetic appearance of an
are slip-on models, boots, running shoes, sandals.......... Moulded shoes
come in all shapes and styles.
A few models of moulded shoes from Acor
designing moulded shoes for severe foot problems is one of Dr. Schumacher's
specialties. To insure we get the best moulded shoes made for the
right patient and the right purpose, we use companies from all over North