Advice on footware for osteoarthritis of the knee
I've had osteoarthritis of the knee for around 10 years now. I've managed with some off the shelf orthotics and standard footware e.g. trainers/hiking boots from regular high street shoe shops.
I overpronate quite badly and the orthoics(arch supports help with this)
I've found over the years that certain shoes work well for my knee and others just exacerbate the pain. I've tried to pin down what it is that make some shoes good and others bad for me and believe its a combination of lateral stability and cushioning. Elevated heels also seem bad. I have a pair of sketchers go walks which I've only managed to wear a few times and they are bad for my knee. They have loads of cushioning but virtually no stability. I also have an old pair of brookes stability running shoes from when I used to run and they aren't good for my knee either.
Increasingly I buy new shoes, wear them around the house to trial them, decide they are bad for my knee and then can't return them as the arch supports dig into the soles.
TLDR: Any advice on brands/models of shoe which are good for knee osteoarthritis ?
Any retailers which have a good range of suitable shoes?
PS I've looked at specialist footware shops which offer an extensive service of moulding and making totally custom shoes with correspinding price tags of several hundred pounds but this seems overkill as I think I just need shoes with the right type of sole.
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