Can an orthotic be worn in a sandal?

An orthotic does not fit well into most sandals. Typically, a closed heel counter is required for the orthotic to not slide out. Some of my Houston podiatry patients have used Velcro or double-sided tape to hold an orthotic in with varied results.

There are some sandals specially designed to accommodate a custom orthotic. These include Aetrex, Bite, Finn Comfort, and Naot. They have a removable footbed that can be replaced with a custom orthotic. Also, select Birkenstock and Naot sandals can be custom made from a mold of your foot with an orthotic built in.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.