Orthopedic shoes usually have the stigma of being bulky and ugly associated with them. In the recent years, several shoe makers have noticed that wearers of these shoes want style! In this article, pictures and benefits of several orthopedic shoes made by Aetrex are presented. Other brands will be discussed in future articles at The Orthotic Shop.

Orthopedic or “comfort” shoes are made with pedorthic and anatomically-correct comfort qualities, such as padded removable insoles to accommodate custom orthotics, wide toe boxes and arch support are made especially for those with problematic feet.

Aetrex Footwear

Aetrex has pioneered the application of perdorthic expertise to high performance footwear products and technologies. Aetrex provides many options for both Men and Women in their various line-ups, the following are the various lineups of their shoes and samples of the shoes styles from each line:

Essence Collection (Women)

The Essence line is a very popular choice for casual and dress use. Styles include slip-ons, mary janes, oxfords, straps, and stretchers. All footwear in the Essence Collection are made from luxurious soft full grain leather & incorporate linings made with moisture transferring polyester fabrics for maximum comfort and breathability. They feature 1/4″ removable depth in two layers – a patented Aetrex performance insole and Aetrex’s Mozaic insole for customization and fitting flexibility. Sample styles:


Aetrex Essence E360 orthopedic Mary Jane
Aetrex Essence E251 orthopedic slip on - brown
Aetrex Essence E251 Orthopedic slip-on
Aetrex Essence E194 orthopedic stretch clog - taupe
Aetrex Essence E194 orthopedic stretch clog

High Performance Orthopedic Footwear (Women)

The evolution of comfort and performance. Aetrex’s high performance line includes running shoes, crosstrainers, and trailrunners. Sample styles:

Aetrex Z593w Comfort Running Shoe
Aetrex Z593w comfort running shoe
Aetrex Z788w orthopedic trailrunner
Aetrex Z788w trailrunner
Aetrex V656 Cross training shoe
Aetrex v656w cross trainer

Athletic Walking Orthopedic Shoes (Women)

The Aetrex walking shoes are good for every day comfort whether you are out running errands, working around the house or on a walking-intensive vacation. Sample styles include:

Aetrex x923w walking shoe
Aetrex x923w orthopedic walking shoe
Aetrex x821w walking shoe
Aetrex x821w orthopedic walking shoe
Aetrex x826w walking shoe
Aetrex x801w orthopedic walking shoe

Gramercy Collection (Men)

The Gramercy Collection, ten distinct dress footwear styles for men, features elegant and modern slip-ons and sleek, classic lace-ups with an exceptional hybrid of style, function and customization. All styles in the Gramercy Collection boast:
• Luxurious, full grain leather uppers
• Soft, breathable linings made from leather
• 1/4″ removable depth to fit any orthotic
• Mozaic Customization Technology
• Sample styles:

Aetrex g220 - gramercy slip-on
Aetrex Gramercy G220 dress slip-on
Aetrex g301 - gramercy orthopedic dress shoe
Aetrex Gramercy G301 orthopedic dress shoe
Aetrex G650 Gramercy Dress Shoe
Aetrex G650 orthopedic dress shoe

Ariya Casual Collection (Men)

The Men’s Ariya collection features a variety of casual styles: boots, oxfords, and shoes with strap closures. These shoes are great for everyday casual wear. Samples styles:

Aetrex Y400M Chukka - Boot
Aetrex Y400m Ariya orthopedic boot
Aetrex Y514m - ariya orthopedic dress shoe
Aetrex Y514w orthopedic casual shoe
Aetrex y600 Ariya casual walking shoe
Aetrex Y600m casual orthopedic shoe

High Performance Orthopedic Footwear (Men)

The evolution of comfort and performance. Aetrex’s high performance line includes running shoes, crosstrainers, and trailrunners. Sample styles:


Aetrex Z589m comfort running shoe
Aetrex Z788w orthopedic trailrunner
Aetrex Z788m trailrunner
Aetrex V656 Cross training shoe
Aetrex v656m cross trainer

Athletic Walking Orthopedic Shoes (Men)

The Aetrex walking shoes are good for every day comfort whether you are out running errands, working around the house or on a walking-intensive vacation. Sample styles include:

Aetrex v854m walking shoe
Aetrex v854m orthopedic walking shoe
Aetrex x826m walking shoe
Aetrex x826m orthopedic walking shoe
Aetrex x826w walking shoe
Aetrex x801m orthopedic walking shoe

Aetrex is just one of the brands making stylish, comfortable, & functional orthopedic shoes. Please visit The Orthotic Shop to view other brands of orthopedic shoes.