Rocker Sole

Shoes with rocker soles are very stiff in the front of the shoe and often are even a little rounded, creating a rocking effect. This rocking effect helps alleviate foot pain due to conditions affecting the forefoot or ball of the foot, such as arthritis and neuromas. Rocker soles can also be used for walking or standing for long periods.


Merrell offers both outdoor and casual footwear. This company marketed the first supportive after-sport slip-on shoe.

New Balance

New Balance manufactures many of their shoes domestically, in their five New England locations. They have an extensive width-sizing and two different lasts to accommodate extra-depth needs.


The spirit behind Dansko is healthy feet, healthy body, and healthy planet.  Dansko brings the traditional carved wood clog into the modern age. Danskos use polyurethane soles for increased comfort and shock absorption.


Aravon is a sister company to New Balance and incorporates their innovative technology into their extra-depth professional shoes, casual shoes, walking shoes and sandals. Aravon’s focus is on fit. They go beyond length and width to consider the whole foot volume.