Orthotic Sandals & Orthotic Thongs

Custom foot orthotics are fantastic and powerful medical devices that support the recovery, optimal foot function, and future injury prevention for many of our clients across Brisbane. With our orthotics replacing the insole of a shoe, this leaves an important question: what about if I want to wear sandals and thongs? 

Thanks to our investment in innovative technology, we’re proud to offer two options for orthotic sandals and thongs: browsing our carefully curated sandal range that seamlessly accommodate our world class foot orthotics, and having a pair of custom orthotic thongs created. 

What Are Custom Orthotic Sandals & Thongs?

Custom orthotic sandals and thongs are shoes that are carefully created especially for your feet by our podiatrists following a comprehensive biomechanical assessment. Unlike other sandals and thongs that give you a one-size-fits-all base that may not match your foot type or what feels comfortable to you, having custom shoes created means your sandals will be giving you the exact support you need to help optimise your foot health and keep you comfortable all day long.

The prescription process for our custom sandals and thongs is similar to that of our custom foot orthotics - except it is designed into a shoe, as opposed to an insole. This process involves:

The end result is a pair of sandals or thongs that are specific for your feet in the same way that prescription glasses are specific for your eyes.

What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Orthotic Thongs Or Sandals?

The beauty of custom orthotic sandals and thongs is that they address the exact problems you’re having with your feet and legs - and they can do this in a wide range of ways. Depending on your circumstances, this may mean:

A big benefit of custom sandals and thongs is that there’s no guesswork whether the shoe is right for you or will be doing the best by your feet - because it’s designed to be. It also means you get the best fit where other shoe brands may not be able to best support you, like if you have a bunion or a wide foot.

How Do I Know If I Need Orthotic Foot Support?

The only way to truly know if you need orthotic foot support in general, whether that’s via regular insoles for closed-in shoes or custom sandals or thongs, is through an appointment with our podiatry team. Orthotics can be incredibly valuable and helpful as part of a treatment plan for many conditions and circumstances, but they are not needed by everyone. Here’s a list of common conditions that often benefit from the use of orthotics:

Achilles Tendinopathy
Ankle equinus (commonly known as footballer's ankle)      
Ankle instability and ligament strains
Ankylosing spondylitis
Balance and falls prevention
Calluses and corns
Cuboid syndrome
Fat pad atrophy
Flat Feet
High arches
Iliotibial band syndrome
Limb length difference
Lower back pain
Medial tibial stress syndrome (commonly known as shin splints)
Plantar fasciitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis
Sever's disease
Stress fractures
Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction and other tendinopathies

Our Curated Orthotic Sandal Range

Aside from our custom orthotic sandals, we also stock a carefully curated range of orthotic sandals that have a removable insole that is designed to be replaced with a custom foot orthotic. These brands are very stylish and modern, and many people find a range of styles that they love. We stock a wide range of brands including Vionic, Revere, Anodyne and more. Learn more about our styles here, or contact us to learn more about the current range available.

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Should I Wear My Orthotic Sandals All Of The Time?

The support that orthotic insoles or orthotic sandals offers only acts on your feet when you're wearing the devices, which is why we recommend that if you’ve been prescribed orthotics for foot pain or an injury, having them on when you’re on your feet for prolonged periods or engaging in physical activity (and generally as much as possible) will help you get the best results. 

Outside of having an injury, if your problem has settled, it is usually fine to wear the orthotics for 80% of time. Many people that order custom orthotic sandals or thongs do so because they get significant relief and benefits from wearing their orthotics, and want to be able to do so more freely over the warmer months without being confined to specific shoes. 


Visit one of our Brisbane Podiatry clinics

If you would like to talk to one of our team, visit us at one of two Brisbane based locations, CBD & Newmarket.


Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday CLOSED

Ground Floor, 344 Queen Street,
Brisbane City QLD 4000



Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Newmarket Village, 114/400 Newmarket Rd, Newmarket QLD 4051