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post #16 of 19

Just curious on how one know if he needs orthotics, I find that I am have gaps on the instep area of many shoes:

 

the fore foot part is already snug, so sizing down will squeeze the toes.

 

I wonder if this means I simply have low instep, or I have flat feet and need orthotics?

 

@tchoy @Mike147 Thanks!

post #17 of 19
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Just curious on how one know if he needs orthotics, I find that I am have gaps on the instep area of many shoes:
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the fore foot part is already snug, so sizing down will squeeze the toes.

I wonder if this means I simply have low instep, or I have flat feet and need orthotics?

@tchoy
 @Mike147
 Thanks!

You can visit a podiatrist and have your feet examine. You may also just have a narrow heel , you may want to try a pair of custom shoes and have a pair make with a narrower heels.
post #18 of 19

If you think you have a problem with your feet, I think it is best to get a specialist doctors opinion. I do not think it is likely you will be able to get a good diagnosis from a few pictures on a forum. For me, I decided to see a specialist about orthotics when I was getting intense pain in my feet. I had known I had flat feet, and an issue with pronation since childhood but that did not seem to affect fit or function until I was in my early 20s.

 

OP: Do you have orthotics for dress shoes? My doctor said that he could provide thinner hard orthotics for use with dress shoes, as well as thick soft orthotics for use with sports shoes. Both do their job well, but really only your doctor would know what is appropriate. I was just wondering given how you said the orthotic was thick.

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by manasdirge View Post

Just curious on how one know if he needs orthotics, I find that I am have gaps on the instep area of many shoes:




the fore foot part is already snug, so sizing down will squeeze the toes.

I wonder if this means I simply have low instep, or I have flat feet and need orthotics?

@tchoy
 @Mike147
 Thanks!

If your feet aren't bothering you - I don't see why you need orthotics. You can try the Alden Modified last - has a narrow heel cup with plenty of room in the forefoot. Bespoke would help as well - you could certainly have a shoe built that will alleviate that buckling and tightness in the forefoot.

Orthotics will make the process of attaining a good shoe fit more difficult, not easier...
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