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Do I need to buy bigger shoes to fit my custom-made insoles in?

Asked a year ago

Do orthotics fit in all shoes? If not, do I need to buy new shoes to fit my new custom inserts, or can I make them fit?

Upstep Staff

Upstep Staff

Monday, July 12, 2021

Fortunately, you don't need to buy bigger shoes for your custom orthotics.

Over-the-counter insoles often come in generic sizes and need trimming to fit a particular shoe. But, if it's custom-designed, you can have it made to fit into multiple shoes. Sometimes, you may need to remove the original shoe inserts to accomplish this.

Upstep factors in the shoes you'll wear the custom orthotics in (as well as the shape of your foot). This means the insoles will fit perfectly into your existing shoe. Our podiatrists also design custom orthotics to fit multiple pairs of shoes.

This will save you money in the long run, as you won't have to buy new shoes or different orthotics for different shoes.

Abel Austin

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Well, it would depend on the type of orthotics. But generally, you buy shoes that would just fit perfectly, and you don't really need to buy bigger shoes. If the show is designed to fit well with custom made insoles then buying a bigger size is unnecessary. Else, certainly go for it for your own comfort.

Rodney Wheeler

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

You only need to buy a larger shoe if you're using a store-bought orthotic. If it's a custom-made insole, you can design it to fit into multiple shoes. Often, you may need to remove the original insoles in the shoes to accomplish this. Here, your podiatrist will help.

Jackson Rice

Monday, July 11, 2022

Custom insoles are designed to fit into multiple shoes. Your podiatrist will factor this in during the design process, so you won't need to buy new shoes. If, however, your insole makes your shoe too tight, you may consider getting a bigger shoe for comfort or having the insole refitted.

Babafemi Adebajo

Babafemi Adebajo

Friday, October 28, 2022

Orthotics, especially store-bought orthotics, do not fit in all shoes. They come in generic sizes that may require trimming for them to fit. With custom inserts, however, there is no such need as the design of custom inserts factors in the foot size and the shoes in which they'll be used.





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