Many people wonder why custom-made orthotics are so costly, particularly when you can buy so-called “orthotics” on Amazon for $5 and up. However, as the old adage goes, “you get what you pay for.”
The majority of over-the-counter arch supports on Amazon and in some brick-and-mortar stores are NOT custom designed. As a result, they are not real orthotics. They’re all over-the-counter arch supports that are mass-produced in a factory, so the left and right supports are mirror-images of one another. They are not custom-made for your unique feet.
True custom-made orthotics are more expensive than mass-produced arch supports.
The following are some of the reasons why custom-made orthotics are more expensive:
Depending on how they’re designed, custom-made orthotics can be very different. To build a true custom orthotic, foot care professionals can use a casting procedure, a foam impression, or 3D computer imaging. These procedures can take a long time and can be messy at times. Furthermore, they necessitate a lot of “hand work” on the part of the foot care specialist. Over-the-counter arch supports and certain orthotic laboratories/factories, on the other hand, have streamlined the process so that they can produce hundreds/thousands of mass-produced arch supports in a short amount of time. As a result, the lower the cost, the less time it takes to create an arch support. The more time it takes to make a custom orthotic, the more money it costs.
The development of a custom-made orthotic necessitates a high level of expertise and experience on the part of the maker. Certified pedorthists, orthotists, and podiatrists are health care professionals who have studied human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, gait analysis, and other topics related to foot care extensively. They will precisely determine your particular foot issues and produce a foot impression that is tailored to your specific requirements. The majority of people who sell over-the-counter arch supports have only been qualified to sell. As a result, the higher the ability level required to build a custom orthotic, the higher the cost.
True custom-made orthotics are designed to monitor the unique biomechanical defects on an individual basis, which mass-produced arch supports simply cannot. Arch supports that are mass-produced are mirror images of one another. Your feet, though, are not.
It’s funny how few people seem to wonder why contact lenses or glasses are so expensive. They are considered cost-effective if they correct the person’s vision. So, what makes custom-made foot orthotics unique?
Better Value for Your Money with IDEASTEP® Custom Orthotics
Excessive pronation or other foot problems may lead to subtle changes in your posture and walking style, resulting in structural imbalances, discomfort, and injury. Custom-fitted orthotics, such as IDEASTEP® Custom Orthotics, offer spine support from the feet up, monitor pronation, and direct the feet to a more biomechanical gait.
Karl Kang, a professional pedorthist, creates IDEASTEP® Custom Orthotics. Karl has created a one-of-a-kind seven-step casting method that produces a precise biomechanical impression of your foot, enabling it to measure your arch height. With each step you take, this strategic mechanism regulates your hind foot and allows proper operation of the 1st metatarsal joint, resulting in a better step. Your impressions are used to make handcrafted, custom-fitted orthotics that alleviate discomfort while also enhancing the function and protection of your feet. We guarantee that better impressions result in better orthotics.
So forget about over-the-counter arch supports and orthotics created from a collapsed foot impression. These items will not adequately support your feet or assist you in walking. So, place your order for IDEASTEP® Custom Orthotics right now. They provide you with the highest value for your money while still delivering long-term health and wellbeing benefits. But don’t take our word for it; read what others have said about our custom orthotics.
Because… when your feet are happy, you are happy.
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