WHY DO CUSTOM ORTHOTICS COST MORE THAN OFF-THE-SHELF INSOLES?
With an average cost of £400 per pair in the UK, this is a common question we are asked at EqualFeet.
So, are custom orthotics really better than a £20 pair of off the shelf insoles?
QUITE SIMPLY... YES, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
Everyone has a unique walking (gait) pattern. The way your body moves from your feet up to your head is so unique it can be thought of as like a fingerprint.
Injuries, poor posture, bad habits and arthritis can change the way you walk, but your body always strives to return to its natural gait pattern.
ARE OFF THE SHELF INSOLES ANY GOOD?
They may support your arch, but only in the same way as everyone else who buys the same mass produced insoles. Hoping that generic off the shelf insoles will correct your complex and subtle imbalances, ease your pain and reduce injury risk is akin to buying reading glasses from the pound shop and expecting them to work the same as prescribed spectacles.
In order to improve the function of YOUR UNIQUE GAIT pattern, you need orthotics made specifically for YOU. They need to be custom made to your body and your lifestyle needs.
SO WHY ARE CUSTOM MADE INSOLES SO EXPENSIVE?
Firstly, it takes a team of expert technicians half a day to make your bespoke orthotics. They use data from an impression of your feet that is scanned by a 3D laser together with your clinical questionnaire and computer design your custom orthotics.
Secondly, we use high quality materials, which are either:
1. Layers of EVA foam with different properties to match your biomechanics, your clinical history and your lifestyle. Our EVA orthotics can be produced with up to SEVEN layers: The foam layers are moulded into a block which is milled by a computer guided machine that costs more than a luxury car! 2. Carbon-Fibre Composite. A super expensive material used in race cars is heated up to high temperatures and vacuum formed to the perfect shape.
EVA AND CARBON-FIBRE ARE SUPER LEIGHTWEIGHT. If you have worn hard heavy plastic orthotics in the past you will LOVE EQUALFEET orthotics.
Both options are topped with a high quality cover for extra comfort. They use top quality materials, require a biomedical lab full of expensive equipment and a team of experts to run it.
At EqualFeet we also employ a team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and rehabilitation consultants to consider the need of your entire body... not just your feet!
To reassure our clients, we offer a 60 day satisfaction guarantee and FREE DELIVERY.
OF OUR UNIQUE PRESCRIPTION PROCESS
Custom Orthotics for all occasions!
Our expert team will manufacture the perfect orthotics for you. Start designing your custom insoles or buy one of each using our HUGE MULTI-PAIR DISCOUNT.
Sufferers of Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, bunions, Diabetes & more LOVE our SuperSoft Comfort Medical orthotics
3D DESIGNED ORTHOTICS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME
Our lab has invested in state of the art 3D scanning equipment that is millimetre accurate. When combined with our Italian engineered computer guided milling machines; we can assure you of the perfect fit.