Features of Our Website Useful to Podiatrists
Various features of our website can help podiatrists and other health practitioners - including assessing health providers of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Medical Grade Footwear (MGF) - in recommending suitable footwear for clients.
DVA MGF Product Listings
See Medical > Men’s Medical Grade and Medical > Women’s Medical Grade in the website’s navigation menu for photos and descriptions of the DVA MGF styles we most commonly offer. All footwear on these pages is on the DVA Register of Medical Grade Footwear. We may also be able to order in other styles from the register.
Prices shown for MGF products are the retail prices for non-DVA customers who may also need these shoes.
Our fitting process may occur in-store, on a home visit, or remotely with the help of foot tracings, measurements and photos. Home visits for DVA MGF occur only when referring assessing health provider indicates a home visit is required.
Podiatrists’ Referral Form (for non-DVA cases)
The Information for Podiatrists page includes a link to a referral form that podiatrists (and other health practitioners can use to provide information to us about non-DVA clients’ footwear requirements.
Product Category Links
The page at Home > All Categories provides links to pages for all product categories, including numerous ones for orthotic capability (e.g. full-length, three-quarter-length) and a shoe’s physical structure (e.g. arch support, tall/firm heel counter, rocker sole, fastening types).
The Search Function
After entering search terms, users can then limit results by clicking on a category filter. Further clicked category filters are then additive, not subtractive.
For example, searching for "enclosed sandal" will prioritise search results from products that use both terms in their descriptions. So footwear in the first results will mostly be sandals that have either an enclosed toe or an enclosed heel. Clicking on the "Women" category filter will then remove men's results (e.g. the Naot Martin sandal).
But then adding another category such as "Orthotic: Full" will add back results from that whole category insofar as they relate to the search terms. So in this example, adding the “Orthotic: Full” category filter will cause the full-length-orthotic-friendly Naot Martin to reappear, even though it is not a women's sandal.
In other words, filtering by "Women" and "Orthotic: Full" displays all women's footwear containing "enclosed" or "sandal" and all full-length-orthotic-friendly footwear containing "enclosed" or "sandal". It does not display only women's full-length orthotic-friendly sandals containing "enclosed" or "sandal".