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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

What type of shoe is best to raise/modify?

Enclosed shoes with a secure fastening (laces or Velcro) are best suited to be adapted. Shoes with a reasonable sole and heel material depth, a plain wedge-type sole unit of a firm density material, and trainers without air bubbles, are suitable styles.

Avoid shoes with welt stitching through the sole, or sole units with hollows, cut-outs or complex tread patterns. Shoes with black, white or brown soles will give a more cosmetic appearance rather than unusual, bright or multi-coloured soles.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your shoes for adaptations, please ask at reception when you bring in shoes for adaptation.

We also have a leaflet to advise on adapting your footwear.