“Function and Comfort with Style!”
At ArchMasters we have selected a wide range of comfortable and 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 by board certified doctor of podiatric medicine, David Sables and board certified pedorthist, Linda Sables. Together they have selected what they 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 nor Aunt Bee’s shoes. They are now made with style yet contain many important features that aid in the 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 the optimal selection and fit of your shoes.
A comfortable shoe comes from ideal function as well as fit. There is no such thing as a perfect fit. Cushion, softness, memory foam and gel are not what provides ideal comfort in the shoe. Shoes, unlike feet (unless custom molded to your feet), 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 body. Thus, it is impossible to have a pair of pre-made shoes that perfectly fit your feet. However, with the aid of our experienced pedorthists, we can help you fit your feet with the ideal shaped shoe with ideal function to give you the most comfort. It is “Ideal Fit” that gives you the best chance at comfort.
Ideal fit not only includes matching 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 volume of the population will tolerate it as it then 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.
We Fit Feet… Not Shoes!