Custom insole is always better, I have one that I paid $500 for it. I need it to keep the Plantar fasciitis from coming back so I use it when I play competitive high level 4.5 or above matches. I wear Protalus when I just go jogging or walking with my dog.Just a quick question. Have you ever tried actual custom orthotics in your shoes? Ones made from molds taken at an orthotic office or physician office? Just curious if you had what you thought the differences were. I have custom orthotics and always seem to need another pair for different shoes I need to wear. Boots, walking shoes, tennis shoes, etc. Right now I am either rotating them into the shoes I need to wear or using older orthotics in them.