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At ArchMasters we have selected a wide range of comfortable, stylish, yet functional shoes for your casual, dress, athletic, and orthopedic needs. We also carry slippers, sandals, and flip-flops that help further maintain alignment, which results in more comfort.
Our products have been chosen after a thorough evaluation we feel are the “best of the best” out of hundreds and hundreds of “Comfort Shoe” vendor suppliers.
Of course, we know style is of paramount importance. Rest assured, our comfort shoes no longer need to look like Herman Munster’s or Aunt Bee’s shoes. They are now made with style yet contain many important features that aid in motion control, support, and accommodating functions.
As there is no single “Comfort Shoe” or “Perfect Fitting Shoe” for everyone, you can count on our professional knowledge and experience in your shoes' optimal selection and fit.
There is no such thing as a perfect fit. Cushion, softness, memory foam, and gel do not provide ideal comfort in the shoe. Unlike feet (unless custom molded to your feet), shoes come in symmetrical shapes and sizes. The left and right shoes are mirror images of each other, pre-made to a specific shape. Our feet are not usually symmetrical, just like the rest of our bodies. Thus, having a pair of pre-made shoes that perfectly fit your feet is impossible. However, with the aid of our experienced pedorthists, we can help you fit your feet with the ideal shaped shoe with the ideal function to give you the most comfort. “Ideal Fit” gives you the best chance at comfort.
Ideal fit not only includes matching the shapes of the shoes to your feet but also matching the bottom of your feet. The arch length, the length from your heel to the ball of your foot, needs to be matched to the area of the shoe that bends. A quality comfort shoe will bend only at the ball of the foot. This helps aid normal support and function of the foot.
Furthermore, the insert in the shoe needs to match your feet. Many comfort shoes come with their own insert. This may work for some as it is a close match to their feet, but for others, they may need to replace the inserts with a pre-made or custom orthotic.
Comfort shoes usually have features that control, aid, or assist motion either from the sides or the bottom. If the features match your needs, then you may think it is great. If it doesn’t match your needs, then you will think the opposite. If the shoe has too much control, aid, or motion control, then a smaller population will tolerate it as it starts becoming too specific in its features. It becomes too prescriptive. This is one reason shoes may help with comfort, but they do have limitations.
To get the most comfort, one needs not only ideal fit but optimum functional features within the shoe as well as a pre-made or a custom-made orthotic- usually made from a cast of your feet.
Rest assured, after your fitting, you will experience “Functional Comfort with Style” along with the confidence that you made a worthwhile investment, which you deserve.
Many people have difficulty finding a facility that will professionally fit diabetic shoes AND bill insurance. That is because those facilities are few and far between. Typically, places that bill insurance will have you order from a catalog e.g., a doctor’s office.
By not billing insurance, not only are we able to provide you with a greater selection to choose from but our certified pedorthist will professionally measure your feet to find the ideal fit for you.
If you have searched and searched but can't find a shoe that fits properly; Let our Pedorthist do the tough job of finding you the shoe that matches your bio-mechanics and unique needs. Schedule an appointment with our Shoe Expert today. You don't have to live with foot pain.
At ArchMasters, we are often asked if we carry dressy shoes. This is always a tough question to answer because what one person considers dressy another may not. We have carefully selected certain shoe brands that offer a wide variety of styles and comfort.
When looking for dressy or casual shoes, our clients seem to favor Vionic, Aetrex, Naot, and Finn Comfort.
Vionic and Aetrex have pre-made arch supports built into the shoe. Both brands have a wide variety of styles ranging from sandals for the beach to high heels or dress shoes for work.
Naot and Finn Comfort are also popular choices. These benefit those who wear custom orthotics, as most footbeds are removable. This allows you to replace the footbeds with your own custom-made shoe inserts.
We typically recommend Brooks Running Shoes for our clients. Brooks has many different models ranging from neutral to maximum support. This allows us to help many different foot types, whether you overpronate (roll in) or supinate (roll out). We also have Vionic athletic shoes and Xelero.
Orthopedic shoes have drastically improved through the years. We have many different styles and sizes to accommodate the most difficult foot. Whether you need the extra width for a foot orthotic or extra depth for a brace, we can help.
Footwear Brands We Carry and Specialize in:
Aetrex, Apex, Birkenstocks, Brooks Running, Drew Shoe, Dunham, Finn Comfort, New Balance, Naot, Orthofeet, Powerstep Insoles, Red Wing, Saucony, Vionic and many more.
This Brook Running shoe is a good example of the careful attention we give to the Brands we carry.
Schedule an appoinment with our Comfort Shoes Expert/Pedorthist today. Don't live with foot pain because of ill fitting shoes. Or visit us if your are in the Nashville, Brentwood or Franklin area.
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