Arch 2 hi question?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by john blackman, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. john blackman

    john blackman New User

    Jan 13, 2011
    Foot dr says I have extremely high arches. Gave me the highes arches he had in the office. Didnt work. Still had plenty of pain on the side of foot under my ankle. I know its tendonities but cant find anything to put in shoes to help my problem. Does anybody know of an insert that will fit my need before I spend the big money for custom soles. Have tried double soles, make my own (not very good) and various kinds of soles like the orange and black stuff that everybody uses. Already spent enough on inserts to pay for custom. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
  2. Larrysümmers

    Larrysümmers Hall of Fame

    Jun 29, 2009
    1313 Mockingbird Lane.
    not sure how to help. ive got flat feet. you give me some arch, its a win win.
  3. Sreeram

    Sreeram Professional

    Sep 27, 2010
    I have a flat feet as well, I used the insoles that Sports authority sells and it worked for me. Are you using 2E or 4E wide shoes with these insoles? Shoes are the main culprits as they have to give support for the sides.
  4. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

    Feb 13, 2009
    Have you tried the Dr. Scholls Custom Fit Orthotics?


    In many pharmacies, and even Wal*-mart, you'll find the kiosks. Stepping on the foot sensor device triggers the machine to do a pressure mapping of your feet, then recommend which of the 14 stocked orthotics is most beneficial for you.
    I think the cost for the orthotics is about $50.


    (But you may be a person who just will ultimately need custom orthotics from your podiatrist.)
  5. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    I have flatter feet than the above two guys. FULL footprint when feet are wet.
    OTOH, had a g/f with super high arches, and her feet hurt as often as mine.
    Buy some of those 42 dollar head moldable footbeds, mold it to your foot, then add some arch support ONLY's, not a full bed, under the arch of the head moldable insert, shaving it down to fit with a sureform and razor blade.
  6. movdqa

    movdqa G.O.A.T.

    Sep 19, 2006
    I use New Balance Ultra-Arch Insoles and have used them for many years for running and tennis. Before that, I made my own.

    I bought Dr. Scholls inserts and glued pieces of leather to build up an arch support. The inserts were cheap as was the glue and a guy at a leather manufacturing company gave me a piece of leather from a waste container. I have a sharp cutting tool to cut through the leather. I made several sets of these so that I didn't have to move them from shoe to shoe.

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