Instruction for use
When you receive a new pair of custom orthotic insoles, do not wear them all day long right away. Your body needs time to adjust to the new foot position. We recommend that on your first day, you wear the insoles for only about two hours. On the second day, you can increase the wearing time by a couple of hours. Keep adding one or two hours until you feel comfortable wearing your insoles for the length of the entire day. Keep in mind that each body is unique, and different people require different time to adjust to their orthotics. Discomfort and mild painful sensations in your feet and connected body parts (legs, back, knees) are normal in the beginning for some people, as your skeletal position undergoes change. However, if pain persists or intensifies, consult your doctor.
- For full-Length orthotics:
Before placing full-length orthotics in your shoes, remove the original manufacturer insoles or any other paddings and arch support. If the insole doesn’t fit inside your shoe, you can slightly trim its edges (don’t overdo it though!).
- For ¾ Length orthotics:
Insert the orthotic in your shoe. Do not remove any original manufacturer inserts from the shoe. However, do not combine the insoles with other additional outside orthotics or arch support.
- Be careful not to misplace the right orthotic in the left shoe and vice versa.
- For best results, use our orthotics with comfortable closed-heel shoes. Laced up shoes with deep or moderate heel sit would be a perfect choice. Try to make sure that your shoes are not too big or too small for you. For example, in athletic shoes, there should ideally be a gap the size of a thumb between your toe and the end of the shoe. If you wear dress shoes, we would advise against high heels (more than 1.5.’’) or any other shoes which may cause your orthotic to rock over the arch area.
- We do not recommend placing insoles in the washer. If you want to clean them, you can use a damp cloth or a sponge. Choose a milder household cleaner over a harsher one.
- Avoid exposing the insoles to high temperatures (dryers, direct sunlight, close proximity to heaters, etc.)
- If the insoles squeak in your shoes, you can apply wax on the edges or put a slight amount of powder in your shoe.