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I had some custom foot orthotic insoles made for me years ago. They helped immensely with my foot pain but now the orthotics have worn out. I am looking to buy some new custom orthotic insoles but the best price I can find now is about $125. Anyone know of a place that sells over the Internet that sells this decent quality product at a better price?

I did find one place that has a better price but they give about 2% of their profit money to the Black Lives Matter group and so I refuse to do business with them.
 
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Doesn't your medical insurance cover this?
Unknown. I can inquire but I doubt it would be cheaper. They would probably want me to go to a foot doctor to get diagnosed which would make it more expensive. I will look into it.
 
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Unknown. I can inquire but I doubt it would be cheaper. They would probably want me to go to a foot doctor to get diagnosed which would make it more expensive. I will look into it.
You should. Depending on how good or bad your insurance is and if you have a HSA its could be cheaper in the long run. If you have that much problems with it you should have already gone to the Dr.
 

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I bought a high dollar pair from the good feet store about 10+ yrs ago. $350ish otd and it was the best money iv ever spent. Went to get replaced and now tge try to sell you multiple pairs at $1500+. Go to dr and see what they say. Also , an upgrade on footwear may be in order too. Good luck man.
 

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Nothing online is going to be for the best. It’ll be generic formed stuff. You should really go see a podiatrist even though it’ll cost your more. But it may not and be covered by your insurance.
 

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Nothing online is going to be for the best. It'll be generic formed stuff. You should really go see a podiatrist even though it'll cost your more. But it may not and be covered by your insurance.
The place I am looking at takes a mold of your feet and makes the orthotic insoles from the mold. They also have a one year warranty on their insoles to not be defective.
 

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There's a lot that goes in to and comes from your feet. I'm going to agree with seeing the podiatrist. You may end up needing an orthopedist if you have an underlying musculoskeletal issue causing the pain.
 

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There's a much easier solution.
Sez the guy with a meat cleaver in his hand.

@1024Megabytes, if you're needing orthotics, I'm guessing you've considered you shoes as well?

After taking my FIL to his podiatrist appointment last year, the doc pulled me aside and said "Adam, you keep wearing those cheap WalMart shoes, you're going to have problems down the road. Tell me, who buys the shoes for your FIL?" I told him I did. He said "you buy a guy who has problems even walking a pair of Merrills and you wear cheap ass shoes?" I told him the the Merrills were better for his feet, and the doc looked at me and said "Did you hear yourself?" So now I spend more on my footwear.
 

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Years ago my right foot started hurting, thought I had a stone bruise from running. Hurt so bad I had 3 cortisone shots in my heel, broken bones felt better than those shots.

So me and the bride were in one of the big box stores at the mall and I looked at shoes. The teenager behind the counter sez "You need a wider shoe". I said BS but he convinced me to try on a pair of Dr. Scholls shoes, ugliest pumpkin colored shoes I've ever seen. But they did feel good.

So we left the mall and went to K-Mart where they sold Thom-McCann Shoes, had a 10.5 wide pair for under $40...my feet (by this time I had orthotics in both shoes trying to fix the problem) stopped hurting within 2 weeks. The young kid was right. I saw that doctor who gave me those shots in a hospital elevator some years later and told him about the wide shoes, he wasn't impressed but I think he felt a bit uneasy in the elevator with me and 3-4 other people.
 

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If you're needing orthotics, I'm guessing you've considered you shoes as well? After taking my Father in Law to his podiatrist appointment last year, the doc pulled me aside and said "Adam, you keep wearing those cheap WalMart shoes, you're going to have problems down the road.
Likely I need to look into better shoes as well. In the past I began to have problems with my feet doing security for a casino. I would stand for many hours during the day. I wear the cheap shoes. Going to try the custom orthotic insoles and I may also change my footwear as well.
 
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I second the better shoes thing. I'm on my feet 12-14 hours a day and I wear a 5.11 Tac boot that laces up over the ankle and an orthotic insert. I got a bad keft ankle and had surgery on it a few years ago. Good shoes and support make a big difference.
 

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Sez the guy with a meat cleaver in his hand.

@1024Megabytes, if you're needing orthotics, I'm guessing you've considered you shoes as well?

After taking my FIL to his podiatrist appointment last year, the doc pulled me aside and said "Adam, you keep wearing those cheap WalMart shoes, you're going to have problems down the road. Tell me, who buys the shoes for your FIL?" I told him I did. He said "you buy a guy who has problems even walking a pair of Merrills and you wear cheap ass shoes?" I told him the the Merrills were better for his feet, and the doc looked at me and said "Did you hear yourself?" So now I spend more on my footwear.
The Veterans Administration issued me two pair of Dr. Comforts for my feet because I'm diabetic.

Best pair of shoes I've ever worn.
$140 each pair retail.

Biggest surprise?

My feet got larger as I aged.

I was wearing size 10's and when measured, they fitted me with size 11 Wides.

It makes a huge difference.

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I was wearing size 10's and when measured, they fitted me with size 11 Wides.

It makes a huge difference.

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Falling arches.

I wear a 14E shoe. It's not exactly easy to find "cheap" shoes so I wear Mizuno running shoes and Ariat work sole cowboy boots.
 

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Falling arches.

I wear a 14E shoe. It's not exactly easy to find "cheap" shoes so I wear Mizuno running shoes and Ariat work sole cowboy boots.
The shoe brands definitely make a difference.

Wearing the right size even more so!

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Another vote for see a professional, and buy decent shoes.

I'm as cheap as it gets, and I own the $15 Walmart shoes. But I also own a pair of White's Hathorne boots, several pairs of New Balance shoes, and I "force" my wife to spend more on her work shoes than she wants to. She went to a guy out in Vernal for her feet, he's an old school guy, watches you walk, measures things you didn't know existed, and hand makes everything. Merrell Footlab is his company. https://merrellfootlab.com/

Funny thing was, he had a student years back, that ended up being my dad's boss in Oregon at a boot shop. This guy was a recovering drug addict, and for his final project, he made a pair of boots for himself, the podiatrist remembered them as the tallest bluest boots he ever saw, and he remembered that the guy was crying, because he had finally "made" something worthwhile. Great guy, my dad loved working for him. He wore those boots to dad's funeral. Passed a few years ago from the big C.

Small world.
 
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I had some custom foot orthotic insoles made for me years ago. They helped immensely with my foot pain but now the orthotics have worn out. I am looking to buy some new custom orthotic insoles but the best price I can find now is about $125. Anyone know of a place that sells over the Internet that sells this decent quality product at a better price?

I did find one place that has a better price but they give about 2% of their profit money to the Black Lives Matter group and so I refuse to do business with them.
Hey man, I make custom orthotics for a living. I specialize in every type of custom brace. Back, neck, knees, hips, arms, and lots of foot and ankle braces. What we've been doing more lately because of peoples finances etc., is just refurbishing the old orthotics. I've done mine twice now. I don't want to start over because these still work well. People think they are shot because material is peeling off and spots are worn down. If the base is still in good shape (if they are plastic or other durable material) new top covers and new padding/ materials makes them brand new. Question is, have your symptoms come back? Then it would make sense to start over because your feet have changed etc. In the old days you could bring them in every year or so and the fabrication lab that made them would refurbish them for $35.00. Some places still do that but the cost is greater. Can you post a pic of them and I can give you my opinion?
 

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I appreciate the offer Zimgir5000 and I will keep you in mind in the future. Presently I only have one of my old orthotic insoles. If I need any work done on the new orthotic insoles I am in process of getting I will let you know.
 
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