arrow-blue Shoe/Boot Raises, Adaptations to own footwear

Here at JSM Ltd, we offer an extensive range of modifications to customers own footwear, specifically for medical requirements. When sending customers own shoes for various types of adaptation the most important thing to consider is the type of construction.

These modifications include:

  • External raises for leg length discrepancies.

With micro raises for example, we always try to position the raise between the upper and the existing sole and heel. This is done for both neatness and to try and disguise the raise as much as possible. However, if the footwear is unsuitable to be adapted in this manor, it will probably mean adding the raise to the base of the existing sole and heel.

  • Floated, Rocker and Wedge type soles and heels
  • Caliper Sockets and Straps.
  • Sole Stiffeners and Plates
  • Bumpers and Welt guards
  • Stretching

Some of the current high street footwear is manufactured without an insole or in some cases with very little substance to it. This can sometimes present a problem with a micro raise or more importantly when the footwear requires a caliper socket.

It is not only the construction to be considered, the style is sometimes as important. For example, a sandal is not suitable for a corrective adaptation, where the foot needs to be held in place.

Please, always inspect the footwear before sending it to us.

You can download a pdf of the Adaptations to own footwear examples Catalogue from this link


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