Friendly Shoes

Designed by an occupational therapist, Friendly Shoes are so easy to put on and take off that they have been called “game changers” and “the best shoes I’ve ever worn” by their customers.

We know how hard it can be to find footwear that is comfortable, functional and stylish - so we set out to create our own! All Friendly Shoes have a unique zip opening, from toe box to ankle or round the back. Open the zip up wide and slide the whole foot (and orthotic) in easily. 

As well as being easy to put on and off, the shoes are wide-fitting (up to EE), have removable memory foam insoles, are lightweight, have anti-slip tested soles and are padded and supportive.

Friendly Shoes are available in a variety of colours and patterns (from black to pink leopard pink) and sizes (K10 to adult 13) so there really is something for everyone. 

Buy Friendly Shoes online. You can get in touch on and follow them on social media @friendlyshoesuk

Aims of the Guide

  1. Help people to recognise the key features of footwear that will most likely offer a healthy and comfortable fit
  2. Encourage companies to manufacture shoes with these key features
  3. Encourage companies to join the Healthy Footwear Guide and actively promote footwear with these key features
  4. Help people find shoe stores that can advise on the correct fit of this footwear
  5. Offer advice to people who cannot get to a shoe store on the key fitting properties to look for when trying Healthy Footwear Guide recommended footwear