About Our Shoes
Shoes recommended by San Luis Podiatry Group are selected based on their ability to help with your specific lower extremity problem. Most of these shoes have supportive construction, removable liners to accommodate orthotic use, as well as width and depth that will accommodate any foot deformities like bunions or hammertoes.
San Luis Podiatry Group recommended shoes are selected according to specific foot problems while maintaining a fashion-forward style sense.
The purchase of a shoe is oftentimes an instrumental part of your physican's plan for your foot and ankle recovery. Selecting the correct shoe for your foot based on your specific foot problem can be a difficult process even for the well trained shoe salesperson.
The benefit of purchasing your shoe from a specialty retail shoe store is that you are able to learn many of the specifics regarding each shoe you try on as well as having access to many different brands and styles which will allow you to optimize your fit.
Our practice is happy to recommend several specialty retail shoe stores in San Luis Obispo County.
On-line shoe sales are increasing in popularity partially related to the convenience of shopping from home as well as exposure to a tremendous number of styles and manufacturers. Most of the larger on-line shoe retailers have very convenient return policies that don’t charge for shipping if you purchase a shoe that does not meet your needs in fit and styling.
On-line shoe retail produces a unique opportunity for the medical professional to recommend specific shoes and inserts based on foot and ankle problems that are encountered in the office.
The dilemma that is faced by many foot and ankle healthcare providers is that they will diagnose a specific problem and educate the patient regarding treatment recommendations including shoe recommendations but not have the ability to coordinate this care with the specialty retail shoe store. Patients often leave the doctors office knowing that they need to purchase a shoe but not knowing what step to take next. The shoe salesperson oftentimes doesn’t know what the patient is being treated for and can sometimes fall short in helping with the shoe fit.
This web site will attempt to create some continuity between making the diagnosis and what shoe purchase will be the most helpful for the specific foot problem. These recommendations are of course meant to direct you to a good shoe purchase decision but in no way guarantee fit and overall comfort.