My heels slip in my shoes when I wear my orthotics. Why?

Dear Shoe Fitter,

My heels slip up and down in my shoes with my new orthotics.  Should I go to a smaller size shoe?

Yours Truly,
Slipping in the heel

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I do not recommend a smaller size to minimize heel slipping. You have orthotics to help you with an issue. Squeezing into small shoes will only create entirely new foot problems.

Not all shoes are designed to accomodate orthotics. I reoommend bringing your orthotics to your local professional Shoe Fitter when you purchase new shoes. Their knowledge will help you obtain the best fitting shoes for both the orthotic AND your feet.

Stay Healthy!
Doug - store owner

Doug #1 is right, squeezing into smaller size shoes may create additional problems. I would suggest bringing the shoes you have been wearing as well as your orthotics in with you when you visit the Shoe Fitter. It is possible that with some modification your shoes may accomodate your orthotics. The Shoe Fitter will be able to determine if the shoes can be made to accomodate the orthotics. A couple of things to look for in new shoes to wear with your orthotics are a removeable insole or footbed so that you can give your orthotic a good solid base and a deep heel counter so that the orthotic doesn't raise your foot up out of the back of the shoe. Hope this helps.

Doug

Owner-SHOES-n-FEET Davenport, IA

The 2 Dougs are correct. PLEASE don't try a smaller size! This will only complicate things. The Shoe Fitting Specialists at SHOES-n-FEET can help. There are several fitting techniques they are trained to use for such issues. The reality is that certain orthotics are designed for certain types of shoes and not all footwear will work with every type of orthotic or over-the-counter arch support. Bring your favorite shoes and any type of insert (custom orthotic or over-the-counter arch support) you wish to use in the shoes and let our professionally trained specialists help.

Ken

Shoe Fitting Specialist, CPed

Dear Slipping in the Heel,
I agree with my Shoes-n-Feet colleges, going down to a smaller size and/or adding heel grips will not only not solve the problem but can also create other foot problems (i.e. blisters, calluses, corns, etc.). There are a lot of different tricks we Certified Shoe Fitters have at Shoes-n-Feet to make heel slippage go away! First and foremost always wear a shoe that fits your foot and foot shape!
Here are some questions to ask:
Is the inner sole/sock liner of the shoe removable? If so, is the inner sole/sock liner removed before the orthotic is put into the shoe?
If the inner sole/sock liner is still in the shoe try removing it and just put in your orthotic to see if that decreases your heel slippage.
Is your shoe an athletic shoe with some form of motion control?
People who have never worn a properly fitted motion control athletic shoe usually experience a feeling of heel slippage in the beginning. The heel slippage is really a feeling of the shoe doing its job of control foot motion (i.e. controlling when, where, and how much the foot pronates). Heel movement within the shoe is good and healthy as long as it is not excessive. We Certified Shoe Fitters at Shoes-n-Feet usually view anything ¼ of an inch and less as normal.
Does your shoe lace up?
If your shoe is a lace up there are a variety of different lacing techniques that can help minimize heel slippage. Come into to any of our local Shoes-n-Feet stores and we can show you how to tie “The Runner’s Loop” or the “Modified Runner’s Loop.” In fact, there are numerous ways to tie a shoe that can make the shoe fit and feel entirely different!
If your shoe is a slip on there are a variety of different products that we Certified Shoe Fitters at Shoes-n-Feet can do to snug you into the heel of the shoe. Some of these “tricks” include tongue pads, forefoot insoles, or a flat insole to name a few.
So, bring your shoes and your new orthotics into any one of our Shoes-n-Feet stores and our great Certified Shoe Fitting Specialists will take great care of you to make sure that you are in the best shoe for your foot shape, orthotic shape and your specific shoe needs.
Yours truly,
Lara Certified Shoes Fitting Specialist of Federal Way and Tacoma

The shoe fitting professionals at SHOES-n-FEET can also work with your podiatrist to have the orthotics adjusted. I often use a grinder to thin my orthotics at the heel so they will sit lower in the shoe. Along with the shoe adjustments made by the folks at SNF, we can usually eliminate heel slippage quite easily.

Larry Huppin, DPM
Podiatrist
Seattle

The Shoe Fitting Specialists at SHOES-n-FEET can help. There are several fitting techniques they are trained to use for such issues. The reality is that certain orthotics are designed for certain types of shoes and not all footwear will work with every type of orthotic or over-the-counter arch support.If your shoe is a lace up there are a variety of different lacing techniques that can help minimize heel slippage. Come into to any of our local Shoes-n-Feet stores and we can show you how to tie “The Runner’s Loop” or the “Modified Runner’s Loop.” In fact, there are numerous ways to tie a shoe that can make the shoe fit and feel entirely different!
If your shoe is a slip on there are a variety of different products that we Certified Shoe Fitters at Shoes-n-Feet can do to snug you into the heel of the shoe. Some of these “tricks” include tongue pads, forefoot insoles, or a flat insole to name a few.
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You must go to a doctor specializing in bone and let your feet be examine and be sure to wear a shoes that you are more comfortable. - James Stuckey

At the first time you need a fitting test for several times until your feet feel comfortable, if still get the problem, better to go see a doctor.

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