If you’ve been considering ordering custom orthotics online, you’ve probably asked yourself this question. After all, the online world is awash with shoe inserts, orthotics and more.
Before you decide which custom orthotics are right for you, you might want to know a bit more about these products. They’re designed to fit your feet specifically. This doesn’t mean that you can simply cut them to fit the length of your feet. It means custom orthotics are specifically built to hug every contour of your feet.
Buying custom orthotics online can be a challenge, but doing so can be much less challenging if you look for a retailer that offers several specific things.
Three things to look for when ordering custom orthotics online:
- A home impression kit — People who are ordering custom orthotics on the internet will need to do a home impression kit. These kits include instructions on how to use them and an impression medium, which is often a moldable foam. You use the kit and then return it to the retailer so that they can customize the orthotic to your feet.
- A fast turnaround time — Every day that you have to wait for your custom orthotic is another day that you’re in pain. However, many retailers require two weeks or more to create your custom orthotic and get it to you. Fortunately, there are retailers that offer a turnaround time of less than two weeks, allowing you to start reducing your pain faster.
- Created by certified pedorthists — The difference between a custom shoe insert and a custom orthotic is in who designs and builds them. Custom orthotics are designed and built by certified pedorthists. Custom shoe inserts typically aren’t designed and built by these professionals.
Looking for custom orthotics online? Biocorrect can help you
Searching for your next, or first, pair of custom orthotics online? Our Biocorrect team offers custom orthotics from a virtual store, and we offer our customers the option to go through their foot evaluation, doing their impression kit and ordering their orthotics via the internet or at home. We offer these options so that we can help more people address foot and lower extremity pain.