About Kennedy & Associates

Kennedy & Associates are Prosthetic & Orthopaedic Footwear Consultants , the company was established in Cork, Ireland in 1988. Our speciality is designing and manufacturing bespoke, made to measure footwear for a variety of conditions.

We also build custom Orthotics (insoles) made from casts taken from your feet.

Desmond J. Kennedy M.A.F.D

Desmond made his first Orthopaedic shoe in 1964. He has had previous experience working as a designer with “Keelams” in Birr, “Dubarry” in Ballnasloe. Desmond was also the Chief Designer at Lee Footwear Ltd. in Cork. He also worked as a consultant designer for many London based companies where he collaborated with designers from Germany, France and Italy.

Bernadette Sheehan:

Bernadette is the company General Manager.
She will be your first contact with Kennedy & Associates and will liaise closely with you. She has been with the company from the start and she has over 35 years’ experience in the shoe manufacturing industry.
Bernadette’s role also includes the preparation and machining of all footwear uppers and foot castings.

Kenneth Fitzgerald:

Kenneth has been with the company for over twenty years. He is our senior orthopaedic footwear technician and is highly specialised in this field. Kenneth is responsible for the production of our prosthetic & orthopaedic footwear.


Article in the Independent

“Renowned Cork designer reinvents the orthopaedic shoe”

Article in the Irish Examiner

“Footwear specialist has big shoes to fill with expansion”