1. Barry Vandeberghe
    July 2, 2020 @ 8:59 am

    I have flat feet with almost no arches at all. I am currently in therapy to strengthen my knees because of cartilage damage from working out. I’m 71 years old and don’t quite need knee replacement. Do you have orthopedic shoes that might help my condition? My son currently wears your shoes because of knee damage hat happened just after basic training. Do you make a shoe that might help this condition? Thank you.


    • Lemuel @ Reviewgem
      July 4, 2020 @ 3:18 am

      Hi Barry. A lot of the people with knee problems find comfort on a lower heel-toe drop shoe (between 4 and 8 mm differential) because it tends to redirect pressure away from the knee and hip. Although the lower the shoe differential, the more calf flexibility and ankle mobility you need. The New Balance shoes on this list have 10-12 mm differential (with NB 1540v3 as the only shoe having 10 mm differential) so they may not be very comfortable if you have an issue with your knees. The only New Balance stability shoe with low drop is Fresh Foam Vongo v4 (4 mm drop) but it is not listed as an orthopedic shoe.

      There is another brand known for its lower heel-toe drop: HOKA ONE ONE. Here are HOKA’s APMA-certified stability shoes (with 5 mm drop): Arahi 4 and Gaviota 2.


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