Orthopaedic solutions

If you or your employees cannot wear conventional safety shoes – for example due to very wide feet or diseases like diabetes – our orthopaedic shoe adaptations and comfort insoles can help.

Foot problems are lifestyle-related and often make it impossible for people to wear conventional safety shoes. However, since the revision of DGUV Rule 112-191, employees are no longer allowed to wear their own insoles inside safety shoes. Instead, the employer needs to ensure that orthopaedic safety shoes are available.

Our orthopaedic shoe-making experts and certified uvex medicare system providers across Germany develop tailor-made solutions for our existing foot protection range. For you, this means faster access to contact partners across Germany, and a uniform style for all safety shoes used in your company. All of our solutions are type-examined either by the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e. V. (Test and Research Institute for Footwear Production) or by TÜV Rheinland.

uvex provides the following orthopaedic adaptations (changes to the outsole) to its shoes:

  • shoe raising up to 3 cm
  • rocker sole
  • butterfly roller
  • inner or outer edge increase

Additionally or alternatively, we offer orthopaedically individually adapted comfort insoles.

Please note

Our orthopaedic uvex shoe adaptations and our comfort insoles are only certified with the majority of uvex safety shoes. To avoid safety risks, it is essential that you select the right safety shoe for the product.

Our safety shoes certified for orthopaedic adaptations are based on established uvex technologies. Suitable models can be identified by the uvex medicare symbol.

How to get your perfectly fitting safety shoes as quickly as possible:

Affected people/wearers: Please contact your employer.

Employers: Please use our distributor search to contact one of our orthopaedic partner companies. You also can get in touch with one of our orthopedic system partners or directly with your uvex sales contact.

Orthopaedic companies: You can purchase the materials certified for orthopedic adaptions or comfort insoles for uvex safety shoes directly. You can also become part of our partner network – please get in touch with us!

Any questions about orthopaedic solutions?

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