What’s the typical time period for breaking in custom orthotics?

Biocorrect, LLC


While custom orthotic insoles are crafted to the exact specifications of your foot, you should still expect a break-in period. There can be a number of reasons for this. In addition to the insole itself needing to loosen up and conform to your stride and mechanics, your foot will also need to slowly adjust to the orthotic. The time period for this can vary among different orthotics, with it varying anywhere from one to four weeks. 

At Biocorrect, we designed our fully custom orthotics to have as short a break-in time as possible, but it’s still important to ease into regular wear. By slowly adjusting your feet and mechanics to your new orthotics, you can give yourself a better chance of success and effectiveness. To help you better understand the process for breaking in a new pair of custom orthotics, we’ve prepared the following helpful guide. 

Guidelines for breaking in our custom orthotics

Our experts designed Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics to be used quickly and conveniently. When you receive your pair of inserts, simply place them on top of your existing shoe liners and begin wearing them. If you prefer, you can also remove your shoe liners and just use your orthotics by themselves. 

To ensure proper break-in and maximum support and comfort, please follow these guidelines:

  • Complete orthotic break-in should take about a week.
  • Start with small intervals and slowly work your way up.
  • Your first wear should be around one to three hours.
  • Increase wear time by two hours a day until your foot is accustomed to the inserts.

Everyone is different, and it’s important to listen to your body and not try to do too much too soon. Even if you find yourself adjusting quicker, it’s still recommended to take your time and stay within the guidelines. 

Discover the Biocorrect difference

Our orthotics are made from the highest-quality materials and are backed by decades of biomechanical expertise. Once broken in, our insoles have a very high success rate with our customers who come from all walks of life — from elite athletes to retirees. To learn more and find the right product for you, please visit our online store.