I need to wear orthotics. I have sore feet. It's a postpartum issue that I have not been able to resolve for 8 years. I have to wear Birkenstock's around the house and I have to wear orthotics in my shoes. However, I have learned from experience that I do not need to wear orthotics with these shoes. I wear these to work and I'm on my feet much of the time, and there is enough support built into the shoe. AWESOME not having to switch my orthotics out of my other shoes or boots to wear these at work. So convenient. I am now looking for Merrell boots to see if I can get the same amazing support!