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Can a bespoke dress shoe help my gait?

tutgut

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I am very tall (6'5) and my feet are strangely shaped. I currently wear orthotics in order to walk correctly and have to put them in dress shoes. This limits me usually to wearing more boot-shaped shoes as the orthotic slips less easily.

I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any bespoke shoemakers who could also correct for podiatric problems by building the shoe around my foot. I love the way I look in a fine shoe, but usually my gait suffers and I end up looking like I have a limp.

Thanks!
 

IronRock

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Originally Posted by tutgut
I am very tall (6'5) and my feet are strangely shaped. I currently wear orthotics in order to walk correctly and have to put them in dress shoes.

Hear me out....

I am over 6'5" and was also put in orthotics to 'correct' my gait. Was told I'd never make it through basic training let alone a career in the Army. BULL SHIT. Threw away the orthotics, stopped wearing training shoes designed for over-pronators and starting wearing decent leather shoes and normal more flexible trainers when doing sport/exercise. My gait 'problems' disapeared in abt 6 weeks. Zero pain, joined the army, 5 years service out in '08. In my experience there is a lot to be said for trying another option...

... despite the above I have no idea about what problems you may have, bespoke shoes may well work for you.
 

Macallan

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Bespoke shoemakers - yes

However, not the likes of Lobb and Cleverley but orthopaedic bespoke shoe specialists like James Taylor (http://www.taylormadeshoes.co.uk/). You will not get stylist Gaziano Girling designs but enough options for a good shoe wardrobe
 

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I urge you to contact Moulded Shoe in NYC. They're on the web as mouldedshoe.com. Rafael and co. are amazing fitters, and they offer a lot of Alden shoes that will accommodate orthotics. MS also does custom orders with Alden and makes their own line of shoes.
 

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It depends where you are located, you can actually get orthopaedic shoes made by Mr Delos in France as he studied those.
 

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Originally Posted by Oyaji
It depends where you are located, you can actually get orthopaedic shoes made by Mr Delos in France as he studied those.


+1
 

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Pm Dwfii
 

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