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Just got a new pair of Brookes Beast and I'm wondering, whould I put my Orthotics under the sockliner or over the top?
Posted: 04/04/2008 at 19:38
Ask your pod. I was told to put mine under to minimise potential rubbing/blisters.
Or try both and see what happens???
Posted: 04/04/2008 at 19:54
I take the original insole out and put the prthotics in.
However the point of my orthotics was that they give me the correction I need, and If I were to put them in a MC shoe I'd be overcorrected. Hence they go into neutral shoes (for me anyway).
Posted: 04/04/2008 at 19:56
Posted: 04/04/2008 at 22:22
it all depends on the type of orthotic as to whether the shoe is wrong or right, for a rigid corrective device then the beast is probably overkill, if the device is either flexible or semi rigid then it may well be fine.
whatever type of device you have i would just get the whole thing checked before you go out.
as for where to put the orthotic, i would always suggest that you use a full length orthotic insert for use in a running shoe, if this is the case then simply remove the sock liner form the shoe and replace with the orthotic device, if there is then too much space in the shoe you can put a no compressible flat filler under the orthotic.... if the orthotic is 3/4 length then there is a few things which will not ever be 100%
if you place the orthotic under the sock liner then it will sit flat in the shoe but the sock liner over the top can throw the angles out between the device and your foot, similarily if the device goes on top of the sock liner the soft nature of the sock liner and any shape that it may have can throw the angles out, either way you may not get the best from your orthotic device.
one thing that can work is cutting the sock liner just behind there the front of the orthotic finishes and sanding the sock liner down to a fine taper underneath, this allowa the orthotic device to sit flat in the shoe, and the taper on the sock liner allowa the distal edge of the device to remain flat whilst eliminating a 'lumpy' join between where the orthotic finishes and the sock liner starts
Posted: 05/04/2008 at 11:29
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