ericm98’s AchillesBlog

Orthotics Advice/Tips?

February 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

I’ve been thinking about getting fitted for some going forward. After some hesitation after looking at some un-stylish ones online I found this site which has some good looking ones

http://www.footlevelers.com/products/orthotic-footwear/brooks

Anyone using or planning to use orthotics on a regular basis or just going back to regular sneakers? I have flat feet and over-pronate quite a bit.

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  • donna // Feb 8th 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I had flat feet corrected in childhood and had the same feeling as you to use a Podiatrist and orthodics, however, when I actually needed sneakers for the standing PT that started for me at 8 weeks, I just went out to the mall in my boot, went to several good shoe stores, and tried on dozens of different kinds of shoes.

    I found that Nike Free were the best fit for me to use in PT. They are the only shoes with backs I wore up until this week. I had only been able to wear my open backed sandals or clogs and always with thick socks.

    But, I just got this new ankle brace and I love it! It’s a achillotrain and you can google it. I got it from my OS at my 12 week check up.

    For the first time I’m able to wear some of my old hiking/biking/work shoes with this under my sock. It’s bulky in the shoe and not a long lasting solution, but at this point in my recovery it’s quite fine.

    I guess I’m suggesting that you may not need “special” shoes…and your shoe needs may change at different stages of recovery…however, as always take what’s helpful here and leave the rest!

  • ericm98 // Feb 8th 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for the tip on Achillotrain, just bought in advance of potential 2 shoe transition Wednesday (amazon must think i’m a medical supply store at this point!).

    I have a couple pairs of free’s and I just bought some asic gt 1000 off a zappos recommendation. We’ll see how it goes, the new frees have a sock like top which is nice but worries me about stability. I don’t have that model

    I plan to bring the achillotrain and multiple sneakers Wednesday and inquire about PT’s feelings on orthotics.

    Thanks for the advice!

  • donna // Feb 8th 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Great Eric!

    Also, my PT showed me how to retie the two top loops of my sneakers for better support, basically you reverse them….you can ask about that.

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