I've just been advised to get some custom made, was wondering what the cost should be or at least a guide. I know its going to be different depending on what part of the country your in but pretty sure I'm being ripped off or I need to move/change jobs.
My quote £400.00
Sounds like a lot.
I got mine 3 years ago but they were about £114
I suppose I should have said that I got mine from BUPA Wellness Centres.
I'm not a member of BUPA but the consultation was about £35 and I think the follow-up fitting was free.
my carbon fibre ones were £150 and my full length ones I run with were £200,
Free....... I got my doctor to refer me to our local mobility centre where the podiatrist worked part time NHS and part time private (I knew where he worked private, so knew he was good) He sorted me out with orthotics and also refered me to a NHS physio for exercies to help as well, and now I am fine (touch wood).
Whole process took about 2/3 months
You'll need to ask your pod Richard as opinion varies.
I have always been told to use mine in stability shoes but I do put them in neutrals for shorter distances.
Thanks - It just seems I am a bit limited to shoes at the moment everyone recommends Brooks Beasts so thought if I had orthotics I would have more choice.
How long do orthotics last, are they like shoes and need replacing on a regular interval?
Mine need "renovating" annually - in other words they replace the plush on the top.
Mine are well overdue
I am told that your feet (and therefore your "orthotic needs" ) change over the years but mine never have. At least not yet.
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