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Tarso Open Toed Boots

This type of footwear required careful fitting by a professional and our experts are here to help! Please review the product information then contact us to connect with a helpful person who will guide you through the fitting process. You can always call us as 914-963-2258.

Tarso Open Toe Boots are designed to be used to help maintain correction in babies with Clubfoot and Metatarsus Adductus. Tarso Open Toe Boots are made on both our Tarso Medius straight last and our Tarso Pronator full abduction last.

With the growing widespread use of the Ponseti Method of treating Clubfoot, Markell Shoe Company is pleased to offer two models of our Tarso Medius Straight Last Boot. These Tarso Medius Straight Last Boots have been specially constructed and provide superior comfort and support for babies’ tender feet. Since newborns treated using the Ponseti Method are ready for shoes and a bar as early as age 6-8 weeks, we offer Tarso Medius Straight Last Boots as small as 0000 (see sizing chart).


Tarso Medius TM 1644/ TM 2644

A Symmetrical Straight Last Boot made with soft tanned leathers, a well defined heel pocket, soft rolled top line and special built in padding at the back of the boot and under the tongue. These boots are made in a full range of sizes, from 0000 for newborns, up to size 14 for the older 4-5 year-old child.

Fitting Info

Tarso Medius TM 1644/ TM 2644

Tarso Medius TM 1645

A Tarso Medius Straight Last Boot made with the younger clubfoot patient in mind. Sometimes these patients with atypical or hyper-sensitive feet can experience difficulty in adjusting to boots and bars after serial casting.

TTo help, we designed our boots with a an open toe and special cut-out in the heel to hold the foot firmly yet gently, with the heel seated down in the shoe. When the strap is snugly secured across the baby’s instep, and the boot is laced tightly, the heel and ankle are locked in place, preventing them from slipping, rubbing, and blistering.

To help, we designed our boots with a an open toe and special cut-out in the heel to hold the foot firmly yet gently, with the heel seated down in the shoe. When the strap is snugly secured across the baby’s instep and the boot is laced tightly, the heel and ankle are locked in place, helping prevent slipping, rubbing, and blistering.

Sizes are from 0000 to 6 in Narrow & Medium width and 0000 to 1 in Wide.

Fitting Info

Tarso Medius TM 1645
Tarso Medius TM 1645e

Tarso Pronator 1934

The TP 1934 is made on a special full abduction last,which has a more pronounced curvature than our closed toe boots. The full abduction last is made to provide maximum correction for the patient with Metatarsus Adductus and also for the corrected Clubfoot. It’s available in sizes from 0000 to 5 in Narrow & Medium widths.

Fitting Info

Tarso Pronator 1934
Tarso Pronator 1934

The Tarso Splint Adaptor

All Open Toe Boots have two plated steel screw receptacles set flush in the bottom of each shoe so that splints or other appliances can be fastened directly to the shoe bottom without rivets or clamps. Four special screws are supplied on request with each pair of open toe boots. With economical pre-drilled Tarso Splints or Fillauer Plate Splints, attachment takes a minute or two.

Tarso Splint Adapter