Reed Medical

Having moved from Liverpool, the home of Orthopaedics, in 1960, S. Reed & Co. soon became established in Blackburn, Lancashire, manufacturing a wide range of bespoke surgical appliances and orthopaedic footwear for the NHS. Hard work, fuelled by youthfull enthusiasm, saw the business grow from strength to strength. In 2001, now bearing the name Reed Medical Ltd, the company relocated to a purpose built factory in Shadsworth, concentrating operations on the manufacture of Orthopaedic Footwear.

The product range includes stock and modular, to complex bespoke orthopaedic footwear, making Reed Medical one of the leading orthopaedic footwear manufacturers to the NHS. Investment in new technology and modern machinery is enabling the Reed Medical design team to combine high street styling with orthotic function. Reed Medical; EVOLVING IN STEP WITH TRADITION.


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