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Fitting orthotics to shoes

Posted by Buck T. on 8/07/04 at 20:01 (157179)

I wear the SAS and Brooks shoes because my orthotics fit better in them. But even so, my little toes were being pinched.

I bought a cheap shoe stretcher and used it for three days. It can be adjusted to stretch the areas needed. Since my SAS shoes are leather, I lightly wetted the leather to help it stretch. Or, you can go to a shoe shop and it will stretch your shoes.

In addition, my wife suggested I loosen the shoe strings at the bottom and tighten the top ones. This also provides more room for orthtoics.

I cut the bottom of the shoes as described in Scotts book and that was the key to flexibility. Take care, Buck