Frequently Asked Questions
Orthopaedic footwear, sometimes referred to as podiatric footwear or orthotics, is footwear that is specially designed to support the healthy mechanics and structure of the feet, ankles and legs. Orthopaedic footwear is contoured to provide superior arch support, reduce joint stress and promote correct alignment of the foot.
Podiatrist shoe stores often stock orthopaedic footwear such as insoles, arch support thongs and support socks. These can be designed to offer general support or to help correct specific foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
Studies have shown that wearing orthopaedic footwear can reduce foot pain, improve blood flow, increase mobility and improve muscle efficiency. It also helps promote higher dynamic stability during activities.
We’re proud to say our socks are 100% Australian-made, supporting local jobs and our economy. Our orthopaedic footwear for men and women is also designed by top Australian sports podiatrists, using expert knowledge to ensure all of our products deliver on our promise of being super comfortable and performance-enhancing, and assisting in pain prevention and pain relief.
Our podiatrists pride themselves on maintaining extremely high standards, and continue to develop Lightfeet as the best orthopaedic footwear brand in Australia by producing the highest quality products, ethically. Many of our products are made using recycled materials, so you can feel good about wearing them and do your part to protect the planet.
The main difference between podiatrist-designed footwear and regular footwear is that footwear designed by podiatrists is specifically engineered to support the healthy function and mobility of the foot, ankle and leg.
On other hand, regular footwear is often designed for form over function – so while it may look good, it can actually exacerbate or cause foot problems such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis over time.
Lightfeet’s range of Podiatrist-designed footwear is crafted to deliver on stylish looks while giving you the added benefits of orthopaedic support and superior comfort.
Our range of orthopaedic footwear includes insoles, arch support thongs and sports performance socks. Within this range, we stock products specially designed to suit activities such as running, walking and tennis, as well as conditions such as plantar fasciitis and diabetes.
Browse our full range of insoles, arch support thongs and support socks in our online podiatry footwear store. We’re so confident you’ll love our products that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 30 days of purchase if you’re not completely satisfied.