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Thank you for the prompt responses and good advice!!!

Posted by Lanie on 6/14/99 at 00:00 (007804)

I was pleased with the prompt responses, I have posted to other boards and gotten much slower results. You have confimed my worst fears, there is no easy answer, it could get expensive, and I have to rest my feet (I have two teenagers and a toddler!!!) I appreciate the recommendations on inserts, I could never afford orhodics, are there any successful ready mades?

Re: Thank you for the prompt responses and good advice!!!

Jenny Lewis on 6/15/99 at 00:00 (007829)

Hi Lanie

The Birks blue inserts helped me a lot. I now wear Birks shoes and sandals most of the time, but still use the inserts for a couple of pairs of shoes that they worked well with. Before I got them, I had also gone to a Scholls shop, they do inserts which were more expensive, but included in the price was a regular visit (every 6 weeks or so, I think) for any adjustments needed. This goes on for about a year. But then I tried the Birks blues and they felt MUCH more comfortable anyway, quite apart from being cheaper which was not the main consideration at the time, but it helped!

I also found inserts but cannot remember the make, in a pharmacy, the sort of place that does stethoscopes and bedpans and all sorts of other medical aids and supplies. It's quite a big place, I wandered around looking for arch supports, saw a sign in the distance that said 'Supports', beetled over, and found myself gazing upon acres of trusses. I was on my own so got a few funny looks when I burst out laughing... oh well.

jl


Re: Thank you for the prompt responses and good advice!!!

Phyllis on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008072)

Jenny, I do appreciate your humor. Did you say you are in London? I didn't know the English humor was this sharp. I have not tried the Birk blue liners, but have used the very hard green liner that I believe was made by Spenco. I don't have them with me at this time and can't check. When my husband's back was bothering him and I was wearing my Birks, I told him to try my green inserts. He's never without them now. Ah, the aging process stinks!

Phyllis


Re: Thank you for the prompt responses and good advice!!!

Jenny Lewis on 6/15/99 at 00:00 (007829)

Hi Lanie

The Birks blue inserts helped me a lot. I now wear Birks shoes and sandals most of the time, but still use the inserts for a couple of pairs of shoes that they worked well with. Before I got them, I had also gone to a Scholls shop, they do inserts which were more expensive, but included in the price was a regular visit (every 6 weeks or so, I think) for any adjustments needed. This goes on for about a year. But then I tried the Birks blues and they felt MUCH more comfortable anyway, quite apart from being cheaper which was not the main consideration at the time, but it helped!

I also found inserts but cannot remember the make, in a pharmacy, the sort of place that does stethoscopes and bedpans and all sorts of other medical aids and supplies. It's quite a big place, I wandered around looking for arch supports, saw a sign in the distance that said 'Supports', beetled over, and found myself gazing upon acres of trusses. I was on my own so got a few funny looks when I burst out laughing... oh well.

jl


Re: Thank you for the prompt responses and good advice!!!

Phyllis on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008072)

Jenny, I do appreciate your humor. Did you say you are in London? I didn't know the English humor was this sharp. I have not tried the Birk blue liners, but have used the very hard green liner that I believe was made by Spenco. I don't have them with me at this time and can't check. When my husband's back was bothering him and I was wearing my Birks, I told him to try my green inserts. He's never without them now. Ah, the aging process stinks!

Phyllis