Can people with CMT get modifications in their old
shoes as their conditions change?
Absolutely! People with CMT know that their condition is
progressive. Their shoes should be modified to slow down
the progression and provide improved balance, alignment and gait
each step of the way. Also remember that shoes wear out; they
should be repaired on a regular basis. This will also improve
wear life. And, at a certain point, it is best to start with a
Are any shoes already designed with extra room to fit
braces, without having to get them modified?
There are many brands of ready-made shoes called Extra-Depth
Shoes. These are shoes designed and manufactured with
extra room to specifically meet the accommodative needs of
braces. Also people should consider a shoe that goes above
the ankle and a removable insole.
Can good shoes prevent further foot problems? Can it
reduce the future severity of walking difficulties?
We canít stop the progression of their condition. We
can help slow it down by helping them improve their body
balance. Proper footwear can aid in ambulation and accommodate
their feet, ankles and legs.
Are there any insurance plans that would cover part
of the shoe?
You would have to check with your insurance provider. This is
something that varies considerably from policy to policy.
How do I know what type of features to look for to
find the best shoe for me?
How can I find a pedorthist to set up a consultation?
Go to the website
www.bocinternational.org to locate a pedorthist or pedorthic facility in your area.