Specialty Footwear & Modifications

Specialty Footwear & Modifications

OKAPED' s Specialty Footwear

Darco Wound Care Shoes (WCS)

The ultimate for off-loading lesions of the foot to permit healing of diabetic foot ulcers and infections. The deep rocker sole contains 4 layers of differing density insoles that may be altered for off-loading. Leather upper lined with Plastazote® material.

* Rocker sole to provide easy ambulation. 
* Easy hook and loop closure 
* Sold in pairs to avoid sole height problems with the unaffected foot. 
* Permits off-loading ulcers, infected area, bony prominences on both the plantar surface of the foot and protection of other areas of the foot. 
* Allows health provider to off-load areas of the foot while the patient remains ambulatory. 
* Available in 6 sizes.

VIONIC Sandals

All of Vionics shoes come with a trusted orthotic technology built right inside. This Orthaheel Technology is designed to provide you with proper alignment, which can help reduce common aches and pains by aligning you from the ground up. The Orthaheel Technology are biomechanically engineered with a deep heel cup to enhance stability, substantial arch support and a firm yet flexible midsole. You will love these sandals!

Here at Okaped we have stocked a variety of Mens and Womens Tide Sandals.

Tide II features the same great Orthaheel Technology and fit you've come to love and expect! This iconic, best-selling style now features leather trim and an updated tread pattern. The Vionic Tide II is the most-advanced version of Orthaheel’s best-selling women’s sandal. The Tide seamlessly incorporates enhanced arch support, unmatched comfort and classic flip flop style into one seriously innovative shoe. The Tide II will allow you to stand on your feet for hours with little distress on the lower limbs. This is the thong sandal you've been waiting for!

Health Benefits of the Vionic Tide with Orthaheel Technology:

  • Soft woven toe post and foam-lined strap ensure a comfortable fit.
  • Orthaheel Technology is biomechanically designed to hug your arches and support your feet in comfort. Vionic sandals' built-in orthotic is shown to be effective in helping to treat heel pain (plantar fasciitis).
  • Lightweight, flexible medium-density EVA midsole absorbs shock, reducing stress on feet, ankles and knees.
  • Durable TPR outsole with patterned tread helps improve traction.
  • Woven/leather uppers with padded neoprene upper liner.

These sandals can’t get much easier to clean, wipe off with damp cloth and air dry under indirect sunlight only.

Vionic footwear has been recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Which means Vionic is one of the footwear brands to have demonstrated ability to promote good foot health.

Conditions we recommend Vionic sandals for:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Contused / Bruised Heel
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Buinion / Bunionette pain
  • Length Length Discrepancies with added correction lift
  • Cuboid Syndrome
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Morton's Neuroma with added custom MT pad.

OKAPED Pedorthists can easily modify Vionic Sandals with lifts for leg length discrepancies, wedges to reduce pronation or supination and add increased metatarsal support to meet your specific needs.

Dunham Footwear for Men

Men's Casual Footwear - Dunham Windsor Waterproof

Too often a classic looks comes at the cost of comfort. Not so with the Windsor. Sure, its oxford style adheres tightly to tradition. But its construction and extended size range are designed especially for those hard-to-fit feet. Add superior underfoot comfort and tumbled leathers and you have a shoe that always seems to fit just right.


Specialty Sizing Available from 8-18 B - D - 2E - 4E - 6E

PW Minor Footwear

The History: The year was 1867.  Two brothers, Peter Wycoff Minor and his brother, Abrahm, were making the long trek back from the Civil War to their home in Interlaken, New York.  As they walked, they began to envision a new company.  A company that hand-crafted quality shoes and boots for men and women.  Footwear that helped people stay on their feet, that kept people comfortable as well as productive.  150 years and four generations later, the Minor family remains true to this commitment. 

OKAPED stocks extra depth and extra width walkers that have increased room for orthotics and braces. Some versions have excellent forefoot rocker soles and seamless uppers as added features.


OKAPED Orthopeadic Shoe Modifications


A stock shoe can be altered in many different ways to improve its fit and function. We specialize in footwear modification services that enable many types of foot and leg deformities as well as injuries to be accommodated in most stock footwear.

Some examples of these services are:

  • Lifts: to accommodate leg length differences and angular deformities of the feet.
  • Stretching: to improve the fit of a shoe over various regions.
  • Rocker soles: to relieve pain in the ball of the foot, aggressively offloading certain areas of the foot or to improve walking by reducing heel impact or push off loads.
  • Ballon patches: to increase the room in the shoe not accommodated by shoe stretching.
  • Sole splits: to make the sole of the shoe wider so that it more closely matches the actual foot width
  • Excavations: to reduce the pressure on sensitive areas within the shoe.
  • Reinforcements: to strengthen an area and reduce premature wear.
  • Flares and buttresses: to directionally strengthen the shoe and stop the foot from distorting the shoe on the sides.


These modifications can be made to everyday footwear – as well as athletic footwear. OKAPED's Canadian Certified Pedorthists have the experience and knowledge to modify sports footwear such as hockey, speed or figure skates, and boots for hiking, skiing or snowboarding. Some modifications are not appropriate for all types of footwear and your options should be discussed with your Pedorthist at OKAPED.