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Footwear Advice for Disability and Special Needs

Finding suitable footwear for a range of special needs is not straight forward, most shoe shops do not have the special needs expertise in areas of problem feet, those that wear orthotics, calipers, require wider footwear or shoes for diabetics, swollen feet, plantar fasciitis, lymphoedema are just a few conditions that require specialist advice to discover your exact needs. 

Wide Fit Shoes provide free specialist footwear consultation and advice to disabled, SEND and special needs adults and children, their family and carer’s. Local and national advice offered by phone, email or in person.

Established footwear retailer since 1965, they have years of experience in dealing with ‘problematic feet and are approved by over 900 health professionals and NHS departments.

Some areas that require expert advice include:

(links below are clickable to aid access for the blind or those with dexterity problems.)

Shoes for diabetics supplied and fitted so they do not cause sores or blisters that can be dangerous for diabetics.

Shoes for Hammer Toes cater for a range of foot deformities often caused by muscle imbalance.

Shoes for plantar fasciitis these alleviate heal pain caused by a number of conditions.

Orthopedic shoes  are designed to cater for a wide range of footwear problems for all disabilities and special needs.

Mens Velcro Slippers are perfect for those having problems putting on or taking off footwear.

Wide fit sandals solve a range of problems including catering for insoles or swollen feel.

Womens wide fit shoes are designed specifically for women with swollen feel and come in a larger range of colours and styles.


Many answers or problems can be undertaken over the phone but parents or carers of the disabled and specials child or adult are most welcome in person in our Harrow based shop.  We also assist orthopaedic hospitals, podiatrists, foot clinics, general health clinics and doctors’ surgeries throughout all London Boroughs by offering personal referrals and specialist advice so that the footwear needs of people with disabilities and specific health conditions and correctly catered for.

Advice and consultation is provided free for all conditions that cause buying standard footwear to be difficult.  There is no obligation to purchase shoes or footwear or even to visit our store, telephone advice is always available to cater for all areas. 

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Site owner
Wide Fit Shoes

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Mon to Friday 9am to 5pm
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