Footwear & Modifications


A foot orthotic works best with an appropriate Orthopaedic shoe.  A shoe must allow foot function and movement without being constrictive. Orthopaedic shoes provide extra depth, extra width, a firm heel counter, adequate cushion, and of course comfort. At Burnaby Orthopaedic we fit and provide orthopaedic shoes that provide a proper shoe fit and allow appropriate foot function.

We carry various types of wound care shoes which off load any plantar ulcers (wounds at the bottom of your feet).  We also carry many extra width, extra depth shoes which range in width from a B to 5E.  These shoes can be worn with foot orthotics, or AFO’s or KAFO’s.  The brand names we carry are Propet, Apex, and Pedors.


In some situations, people require modifications to their footwear and this can be done at our office.  Some examples of modifications include: rocker soles, external heel lifts, sole widening (buttress, split sole, flare), shoe stretch, balloon patch, excavations, internal heel lifts, metatarsal support, etc. Many of these modifications are covered by extended benefits.  Please check your benefits for full descriptions.

If an off the shelf shoe or a modified shoe is not appropriate, we do cast for custom made shoes, but these are quite rare and cost $950.00-$1400. If you have extended benefits we suggest you read the description on your insurance very carefully to confirm exactly what type of footwear you are covered for.

We also carry a small variety of paediatric shoes which make it easy to be worn with DAFO’s, SMO’s, or foot orthotics.  These brands are Hatchback and Keeping Pace. We also carry Dennis Brown boot and bars for tibia torsion.


Propet provides an excellent propet logoinventory of footwear including the most popular LifeWalker series.

Check out Propet Footwear here.


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Footwear from Pedors are great for “hard to fit feet”.  Most of the shoes include an elastic upperwhich can accommodate most foot abnormalities and deformities.

Check out Pedors Footwear here.


Apex provides a premium line of orthopaedic footwear.  Included in this line are the Apex Ambulator which are a great option for diabetic feet.

Check out Apex Footwear here.

Ossur Wound Care ossur

The DH Offloading shoe is a leader in footwear for managing wound care.  The insert of the shoes comes with removable hexagons for easy ulcer offloading.

Check out Ossur Wound Care Footwear here.

Darco Wound Care darco logo

Check out Darco Wound Care Footwear here.

Sole sole logo

Check out Sole Footwear here.


Shoe Modifications

We offer multiple shoe modifications that can be completed on most shoes.


Check out Shoe Modifications here.