The L.E.A.P. Program
TYPES OF SHOES
1. Custom: individually made from a positive image of the individuals anatomy, fabricated according to the needs of that individual.
2. Customized: mass-produced and then modified to fit an individual.
3. Custom-made shoe: shoe that is individually patterned and made over a modified positive model of the individuals foot. Custom-made shoes can be therapeutic or standard.
4. Custom-molded shoe: Shoe that is individually made by a molded process over a modified positive model of the individuals foot. Custom-molded shoes can be therapeutic or standard.
5. Depth shoe: any shoe that has a full length, heel to toe inlay; when it is removed, it must provide a minimum of 3/16 of additional internal depth.
6. Functional: design with the primary goal of controlling an individuals anatomical function, such as providing support or stability, or assisting ambulation.
7 Footwear: anything worn on the foot, such as shoes, slippers or socks. Footwear can be protective, accommodative, functional, therapeutic, standard, decorative, or a combination.
8. Shoes: a form of footwear which provides protective covering. For the purpose of these definitions, the term shoe includes but is not limited to, shoes, boots, slippers, sandals.
9. Standard custom shoe: non-therapeutic, individually constructed shoe.
10. Therapeutic custom shoe: a shoe designed and fabricated to an individuals medical condition. A therapeutic custom shoe is made over a modified positive model of the individuals foot and can be either custom molded or custom made.
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