Wootten offers a tailored footwear service for people with an orthotic or prosthetic requirement. Wootten is a registered provider to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (existing customers only). We work closely with orthotists, prosthetists and podiatrists and support many of Melbourne’s public hospitals. If mobility is a problem for you, you can engage Wootten’s orthopaedic, orthotic and prosthetic footwear service knowing you’ll get the very best of modern cordwaining practice combined with the millennia-old understanding that comfort is everything. That means you’ll get a shoe that fits you both physically and aesthetically.
Historians reckon footwear — in one form or another — has been around for as many as 15,000 years. Where once we wrapped our feet in the hide of a cow, today we put a bit more time into covering up our primary walking tools. Despite this, the age-old principles of protection and comfort remains the same. In essence, shoes are there to make getting around — be it up a rocky hillface to hunt goats, or down the street to buy milk — easier.
Timeframes for orthopaedic footwear are on average 3-4 months, with pricing falling on average between $1000-$1500 for shoes, but can be more in the range of $1500-$2000 for more orthopaedic fits and/or cast measurements.
Considerations: Clientele will need to book an appointment for measuring, foot casting and consultation. Clients may need a referral in order to be able to claim through various funding schemes so should contact us to discuss this before making an appointment. Please contact your insurance provider to find out if you can claim our services through them.
Please note that our custom footwear and accessories are by appointment only. Please feel free to contact us or use the form to schedule an appointment.