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naught_bbw
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Posted on Mon, Apr 05, 2010 21:13

Has anyone tried any shoe inserts or insoles that they've really liked? I've been tempted to try the new Dr. Scholl's machines but I'm leery of breaking it by standing on it(lol). I need arch support and I want to invest in something that actually works for someone other than the folks on the infomercials. So, if anyone has something that's worked, can you please share?


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Katwoman1968
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Posted on Sun, Apr 11, 2010 08:53

Well I have some insight into this. For years I managed a prosthetic/orthotic clinic. Here's what I can tell you from a professional angle. 1) If you are diabetic you will normally qualify for 1 pair of diabetic shoes and 3 pairs of custom molded insoles. Insurance pays for this 9/10 times. If you are on Medicare they pay for 1 pair of shoes and 3 pairs of custom molded inserts per year at no cost if you have a supplemental insurance along with Medicare. 2) If you are not diabetic but have some sort of foot deformity (hammertoes, pes cavus, varus valgus, etc.) and have private insurance they will usually pay for the custom inserts as well. 3) If you have no insurance my advice would be to go to the "Dr. Comfort" website. They carry specialty shoes and inserts that are usually "heat molded" to your foot. They are very comfortable and reasonable in price. You could also purchase shoes & inserts from "Drew Shoes" also found on a website. Hope this helps....if you need more info hit me up. Kat


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Posted on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 15:37

I have only used "real" orthotics but my sister likes Dr Scholl's insoles but think she uses for the charcoal/smell odor eater not so much for her foot. Good Luck


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Qadesh
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Posted on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 10:22

Hello Naught, I haven't tried any inserts, however I have tried many types of shoes, tennis shoes, nursing shoes, and they did not work for me. I have found that birkenstocks work the best for me. The arch in those shoes fit perfectly to my arch. Albeit not the most attractive shoes at times, they have come a long way. A bit pricey as well, but they last a very long time. Hope this helps. Qadesh


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Posted on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 03:24

Wish I could help ya Naught. Elaine


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