What's the best inset?Posted by Scott R on 10/20/03 at 09:31 (134726)
I'm looking for a new insert to sell at heelspurs.com. Do you have any recommendations?
Re: What's the best inset?Mar on 10/20/03 at 11:39 (134729)
The Birkenstock ones are pretty good for the heels. Unfortunately they don;t help with my metatarsal problem -- not enough padding there like in birks themselves. Mar
Re: What's the best inset?HilaryG on 10/20/03 at 12:05 (134733)
I love the Birkenstock blue footbeds. Hilary
Re: What's the best inset?john h on 10/20/03 at 15:52 (134743)
I just came back from one of the largest prosthetic and orthotic labs in three states. I had a one hour visit with a guy who had been making and fitting orthotics for 35 years. I showed him my $400 Footmax and my $39 off the shelf Sole orthotic. He looked at them on my feet,.examined them, and said for my foot and PF the $39 ones were more appropriate. The cheap ones had a deep heel cup and though not rigid are very supportative. The Footmax has no heel cup. He said if I wanted to spend the money he could make any kind of orthotic I wanted from soft to rigid to semi rigid but to give those $39 ones a go as they seem to fit my foot very well. By the way all this was for free as they only charge if you buy something so he was obviously giving me his real opinion.
Re: What's the best inset?john h on 10/20/03 at 15:55 (134744)
Scott: I would sure take a look at SOLE. I think I ordered them from a Podiatrist for $39. You order by foot size. You can heat them in the oven for 2 minutes at 200 degrees. Place them in your shoes and they conform to your foot. You can do this up to 3 times. They came with a money back guarantee. Good support. Almost semi rigid.
Re: What's the best inset?john h on 10/20/03 at 15:59 (134746)
Forgot: their website is
Re: What's the best inset?monte on 10/20/03 at 16:34 (134748)
These are the OTC orthotics that I told you about a while ago. They are from Canaga and I pointed you to their website. I liked them...I have 4 pairs for them.....I now have custom orthotics....but I like the other ones more.
They are heat moldable..right?
I thought someone else had ordered them around the same time that we did.
Re: What's the best inset?HilaryG on 10/20/03 at 17:15 (134751)
To John or Monte- Do these insoles have any metatarsal padding? I find I need that for my neuromas. Hilary
Re: What's the best inset?John H on 10/20/03 at 18:13 (134753)
They are heat moldable Monte. The website i listed describes them very well. It is a full length orthotic.
Re: What's the best inset?Ron B on 10/20/03 at 22:10 (134783)
where can I find the shelfSole? I Had rigid orthotics made ( (over $400.) they don't seem to help. I've had PF for over nine months. Nothing seems to help. I'm going to try MSM and Coenzyme Q10
Re: What's the best inset?Ron B on 10/20/03 at 23:05 (134787)
heres a site. heel that pain.com click on the first web site. I think I'll give these a try. all my pain is in my heels any thoughts on this site?
Re: What's the best inset?Mar on 10/21/03 at 17:01 (134844)
I was reading about CoQ10 and thinking of trying it also -- has anyone tried it for anything here? Mar
Re: What's the best inset?Richard, C.Ped on 10/22/03 at 09:55 (134978)
Re: What's the best inset?nancy s. on 10/22/03 at 10:04 (134979)
lol, richard. but it's probably true.
Re: What's the best inset?Carole C in NOLA on 10/22/03 at 18:55 (135065)
Richard, you probably have so many patients that you have to give them numbers, like at a bakery, and line them up on the sidewalk and around the corner while they wait. If you don't, it's just because you are living too far from all of us. :)
Re: What's the best inset?RACHAEL T. on 10/22/03 at 22:29 (135094)
I agree w/ Carol C. ~ wishing you & your talents, Richard, were nearby!
Re: What's the best inset?Aly on 10/23/03 at 08:20 (135118)
Me too! Richard, perhaps you should plan a cross-country tour. I think you'd be very popular. ;)