Is an orthotic made to fit my shoes?

Orthotics are made from a mold of your foot.  They are not made to fit your shoe. They are made to be taken out of one shoe and put into another shoe.  You can however ask the podiatrist to custom fit your orthotics into a specific shoe. If you should choose to where that specific shoe often

Orthotics are customized shoe inserts made specifically for your feet. You can purchase gel or padded insoles at most stores but these are typically just for comfort as opposed to correction. A podiatrist can make a mold of your foot from which a technician creates a custom orthotic. These take into account your specific foot size and shape and any specific problem they are trying to correct or address.

Customized orthotics can be expensive so people may use the same orthotics in multiple pairs of shoes. Since they are made to fit your feet as opposed to your shoes, they may fit better in some shoes than others.

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