Why types of medical conditions are your shoes designed for?Pandere shoes are made for people who don’t fit into off-the-rack shoes. Our customers have many medical conditions or just want a comfortable pair of shoes. Pandere shoes are great for lymphedema (or any swelling), diabetes, bunions, venous insufficiency, injury, arthritis, pregnancy and a host of other problems. They allow for expansion to accommodate “unique feet” like moms-to-be, folks who work long hours, and travelers.
Do the shoes have removable insoles?
Yes. Insoles can be replaced with custom orthotics or any other preferred commercial insole.
What if I only need expansion in one area?
Our patented design features neoprene and adjustable lace toggles, allowing you to expand the shoe in only the needed areas, while the rest of the shoe remain snug on your foot.
Some days my feet swell more than others. Can I adjust the amount of expansion in the shoes as needed?
Yes! Our shoes expand up to one-and-half sizes in width and volume, but tighten back up with adjustable toggles when minimal expansion is needed.
I have wide feet. Are Pandere shoes a good option for me?
Absolutely. In fact, Pandere shoes were designed with you in mind! Our shoes are all made in a comfort width and are designed to handle B, C, D and E widths. Better still, our shoes are designed to expand a full one-and-a-half sizes in width and volume. Our philosophy is to start wide and accommodate wider. We are currently working on an extra wide width (E+).
How do I know what shoe size to buy?
Our unique, patented design makes our shoes different. They expand where your feet expand: over the midfoot, around the ankle, and in the toe box. They can accommodate up to an E width comfortably. We don't offer half-sizes yet. If you typically buy a half-size, we recommend that for moderate to significant swelling you lean toward the larger size. (Our cofounder Laura normally buys an 8.5, but she has a lot of swelling over her midfoot and wears a size 9 in our shoes.)
If you have minimal swelling, lean toward the smaller size. Our shoes are roomy, especially in the toebox area. If you have questions about which size to choose, feel free to email us!