Darco OrthoWedge Shoe
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Darco OrthoWedge Shoe

  (7 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.

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.

Sizing of the Darco OrthoWedge Shoe

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

Size UK Shoe Size
Extra Small UK Size 3 - 4.5
Small UK Size 5 - 6.5
Medium UK Size 7 - 8
Large UK Size 8.5 - 10
Extra Large UK Size 10.5 - 12

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 £2.95 delivery charge is applied.

Order Value Delivery Fee Delivery Timescale
Up to £39.99 £2.95 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.

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Customer Reviews
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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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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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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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