Why should you wear shoes indoors at home?

This article was published on: 06/21/22 11:35 AM

Why should you wear shoes indoors at home?

We spend a lot of time on our feet throughout the day. Most people think of footwear when going outside but rarely do we think of footwear coming back into our homes. Paying attention to your footwear indoors is half the battle!

Indoors the surfaces can vary greatly. Carpeted floors are easier on the feet, but the hardwood floors in the living room or tiled floors in the bathroom can be almost as stiff as what you walk on at work. Because of this, your shoe must support and cushion your feet throughout the day. Therefore, reducing the likelihood of many different foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, or even ankle discomfort.

Ideas for Indoor Footwear


There’s nothing like slipping your feet into a cozy slipper at the end of a long work day. One type of slipper to avoid is those with super flexible soles. While they might feel good after wearing your work shoes all day long, they don’t do much in supporting your feet. A stiffer sole also helps with your orthotic as it allows a stable base for the orthotic to function more efficiently and make your feet happy.

Footwear Brands to Watch: BioTime and Portofino


A good-quality stiffer soled sandal is a go-to when it comes to indoor footwear. The nice thing about sandals is that they are open, great for hot or sweaty feet or when you need to give your feet a break from being in a closed-toed shoe all day long.

Footwear Brands to Watch: Finn Comfort, Keen and Naot (most even come with removable insoles for your orthotics)!

Running Shoes

A running shoe can also be a great option for indoor wear as well, especially if you feel more comfortable with more support. The rigid heel counter, which most running shoes have, helps to control ankle motion during gait. Great for those who overpronate or supinate.

Footwear Brands to Watch: New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, Mizuno and Asics

Get the right footwear and fit!

In conclusion, your feet need proper footwear for both outdoors and indoors. To find out what shoe is right for you inside, contact your nearest BioPed Canadian Certified Pedorthist by booking online today!!

Tyler Ashurst |Canadian Certified Pedorthist, C. Ped (C), Honours B.Sc. Kinesiology