Darco OrthoWedge Shoe
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Darco OrthoWedge Shoe

  (9 Reviews)
  • Ankle strap seats foot firmly in shoe to eliminate friction
  • Reduces weight on the forefoot, promoting healing
  • Useful for infections, ulcers, trauma and surgery
  • Square toe bumper for excellent protection
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Darco OrthoWedge Shoe

Weight-bearing pressure on the forefoot can be painful, especially when you've just had a foot operation or trauma, or you have forefoot wounds or ulcerations. In such cases, the pressure can make recovery times longer. The Darco OrthoWedge Shoe is an effective, ideal off-loading post-operative shoe. Darco's OrthoWedge has been clinically proven to effectively reduce weight-bearing pressure from the forefoot to promote proper healing.

What's Included?

  • 1 x OrthoWedge Boot

What Size Shoe Do I Need?

The Darco OrthoWedge Shoe is sold as a single item suitable for either foot and is available to buy in five sizes. Please select the relevant size from the table below.

OrthoWedge Shoe Size UK Men's Shoe Size EU Men's Shoe Size
Extra Small UK Size 3 - 4.5 EU Size 33.5 - 37
Small UK Size 5 - 6.5 EU Size 37.5 - 39.5
Medium UK Size 7 - 8 EU Size 40 - 41.5
Large UK Size 8.5 - 10 EU Size 42 - 44
Extra Large UK Size 10.5 - 12 EU Size 44.5 - 47

Who Can Benefit from Darco's OrthoWedge Shoe?

When forefoot off-loading is required to allow wounds or ulcerations under the metatarsal heads and toes to heal, nothing beats the OrthoWedge. The shoe can be used for a number of conditions, including:

  • Post-surgical healing
  • Forefoot trauma
  • Wounds or ulcerations present under metatarsal heads and toes
  • Any situation that requires pressure off-load of the forefoot

Features and Benefits of the Darco OrthoWedge Shoe 

  • Square toe design acts as bumper to protect toes
  • Reduces forefoot pressure by as much as 57%
  • Ankle strap seats foot firmly in shoe to reduce heel slippage and eliminate friction
  • Removable forefoot closure eliminates buckle pressure
  • Zoned outsole has aggressive tread under midfoot
  • EVA insole has twice the padded of a standard insole
  • Insole can be modified as needed
  • Suitable for left and right feet
  • Promotes healing by reducing weight from the forefoot

Peg Assist Compatibility

The Darco shoe features a fully removable insole that can be replaced with a Darco Peg Assist Insole if additional pressure off-loading at precise points on the foot is required.


The images below demonstrate the decrease in pressure to the forefoot area that can be attained by using the Darco OrthoWedge.

What If This Shoe Makes Walking Uncomfortable?

Due to the depth of this shoe, you may find that walking is uncomfortable due to the leg length discrepancy it creates. To correct this issue, we recommend the Evenup Shoe Balancer, which will raise your other foot to provide a more even and comfortable gait.

Can I Wear the OrthoWedge Outdoors?

While the OrthoWedge isn't specifically designed for outdoor use, it is made with a robust tread on the bottom and should provide enough traction and support for most terrains. While getting the OrthoWedge wet or dirty won't immediately prevent it from working properly, we recommend that you wipe down and clean the shoe as soon as possible to ensure it stays in good condition for as long as possible.

Darco OrthoWedge Product Video

For a demonstration of the OrthoWedge in use, please see the video below.

UK Delivery Information & Fees

This product is normally dispatched by Royal Mail. The normal delivery expectation of this service is 1 to 3 working days.

When ordering before 2.00pm (Monday to Friday), your item will usually be dispatched the same working day.

We offer free delivery on all orders of £40.00 and over. On orders below £40.00, a £3.95 delivery charge is applied.

Order Value Delivery Fee Delivery Timescale
Up to £39.99 £3.95 1 to 3 working days
£40.00 and over FREE 1 to 3 working days

Please see our specific delivery information page for more information. For up to the minute delivery information, please call our customer care team on 020 7501 1102 who will be happy to help.

Our Guide to Finding the Perfect Size and Fit

Using Your Shoe Size

For most of our insoles, the easiest way to find the best size for you is to go off of your current shoe size. The majority of our insoles are available in a range of sizes and you can simply select the size that best fits your existing shoes.

Please be aware that, as with shoes, there can be slight variations in the size of insoles. For example a size 8 of one brand might not be exactly the same size and width as the size 8 of another. To help account for these discrepancies, a number of our insoles include dimensions to help you ensure you're getting the right size.

Measuring Your Current Insoles

While using your shoe size to find your best size is a good guide, it is not always foolproof. If you want to guarantee that your insole fit your shoes as closely as possible, we recommend measuring your existing insole and using this as a guide to your size.

To do this, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Remove the existing insole from the shoes you wish to use your new insoles with (please note that not all insoles are removable)
  2. Measure the insoles at their longest and widest points (see the below diagram for an idea of where this will be
  3. Match the measurements to the dimensions of the insoles listed, and choose the size that best fits your results

How to measure your insoles

Where Can I Find the Dimensions?

The dimensions for insoles can be found on the "Product Details" tab (please see below) and are usually found in the sizing section of the listing, in a table. Please be aware that not all products currently have the dimensions listed.

Product Details Example
The dimensions of insoles can usually be found on the "Product Details" tab

What If There Are No Dimensions Listed?

If you do not see the dimensions listed on the Product Details tab, please fill in the form below and we will work to get the relevant information as quickly as possible. We will email you once we have the information that you have requested.


Trimming Your Insoles to Fit

To get the ultimate level of fit from your insoles, you can trim them to make a small adjustment. To trim your insoles, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Remove your existing insoles from your shoes
  2. Line up your existing and new insoles at the heel
  3. Trace the outline of the insoles against the new pair at the toe end (see the image below for an example)
  4. Carefully cut along the traced line
  5. Your insoles should now fit your shoes better

Trace the outline of your existing insoles
Carefully trace the outline of your insole

Please note that not all insoles are suitable for trimming. Most insoles are unsuitable for return once they have been trimmed to fit; we recommend bearing this in mind prior to trimming.

If you would like a more detailed guide to trimming your insoles, please read our full guide on How to Trim Your Insoles.

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Customer Reviews
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Excellent product
Monday, 7 March 2022  |  Kathryne

Very happy with this product and service. Would purchase from this vendor again.😀

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OrthowWedge shoe
Thursday, 20 January 2022  |  Janice

Really pleased with speed of delivery, via Royal Mail, straight after the Bank Holiday weekend. The shoe has been fantastic, helping me get about without crutches, whilst waiting for my final check up. I am really pleased with my purchase and recommend this shoe to anyone who would benefit from heel weight bearing footwear, following surgery. The quality is excellent, very sturdy and easy to adjust the two Velcro straps.

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Great for purpose and excellent service
Wednesday, 3 March 2021  |  Madeleine

I bought this shoe so I had one to wear outdoors (keeping the NHS-issued one for indoors). It did the job, I was very pleased with sizing, fit, comfort, quality etc. I was even more pleased with the fantastic service as the shoe arrived within 24 hours of placing the order. Highly recommend ShoeInsoles.co.uk.

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Wedge boot
Sunday, 3 March 2019  |  Carla

This boot is great it has given me more freedom to move about after having surgery on my toes. I would recommend going up a size though I ordered XS (3 - 4.5) I wear 3-4 and my toes are just over the edge. Overall great product.

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Brilliant returns service
Wednesday, 26 September 2018  |  Lucy

I had to return this item as it was the wrong size for me. The retruns process was really easy, and shoe insoles processed my refund really quickly - much appreciated

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good wedge shoe
Friday, 7 September 2018  |  David

This is a good wedge shoe

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A painless way to heal your toe and walk
Wednesday, 31 January 2018  |  A.

This is a very clever design that allows you to walk with a broken toe without bending it and so allowing the healing process to speed up. No pain at all when walking.

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It works
Wednesday, 6 December 2017  |  Michael

If only I had this shoe after the first operation I might not have needed the second operation and second year of pain and suffering.

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Darco Orthodox Wedge Shoe
Monday, 31 July 2017  |  Tim

First, excellent service from ShoeInsoles.co.uk. Ordered on a Sunday evening arrived first thing the following Tuesday. The shoe was as an extra as I had already received one from the hocspital after havige a toe straightened and pinned. Used one indoors the other out.

The weather being wet causing mud having two allowed me to go outside without bringing mud inside. Very easy to put on and off. A bit " cloppy" when walking. A very well made product .

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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