Today I would like to talk about shoes for people with Charcot Marie Tooth and orthotics. After I got my new orthotics I noticed that I started twisting my ankle more. At first I did not understand but then figured out that the depth of my shoe was too shallow and I had no support on my ankle. I have been looking for a new pair of shoes with a deeper box that would allow the orthotic to fit in and still support my ankle. After many days of research and educating mysell. I found that New Balance has the best option. Its also the only shoe I have worn for the last 30 years so that helped too.
In general New Balance has what they call "last". A shoe "last" is the mould that was used to build the shoe. The most common lasts' are sl-1 and sl-2. Shoes with an SL-2 last have a deeper box and allow the othrotic to fit in. I have purchased a pair of mw927 walking shoes. I did this for a couple of reasons. The last is deeper, to allow my ankle not to twist while still providing room for my othotic which is kinda thick. Also it has support built in that will not allow my foot to roll outward (Lateral ) or inward (Medial). New Balance also built this shoe to support the natural walking gait. I find my foot "flows" better from heel to toe as I step. All in all these are great shoes and would recommed these to anyone. Click the shoe below to get more details about the shoe.