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How much for orthotic insoles privately?

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Honorocarrollkelly Wed 07-Oct-20 19:36:12

I over pronate really badly, think I have very flat feet.
Just wondering how much it would cost to have a pair of insoles made privately?
Is it worth it? Or should I go to Boots and get a pair?

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VictoriaBun Wed 07-Oct-20 19:38:15

I don't know where you live, but can highly recommend Andrew Stanley based in Settle in North Yorkshire. Not cheap but excellent.

Honorocarrollkelly Wed 07-Oct-20 19:39:33


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DramaAlpaca Wed 07-Oct-20 19:40:04

Yes it's worth it, at least it was for me.

I'm in Ireland so the price won't really be of much relevance to you, but it might give you an idea. I paid €250 for the first pair, and once they have your measurements any further pairs are much cheaper. I got mine from a physiotherapist who specialises in foot problems.

Batshittery Wed 07-Oct-20 19:40:39

I have paid between £150 - £200. Be warned that it is hard to find shoes that they can fit into, as they raise your foot out of the shoe. Try find something that has a removable footbed.

PineappleUpsideDownCake Wed 07-Oct-20 19:42:34

I was refered on the NHS. V different to off the shelf in boots and have made a huge difference.

MyShinyWhiteTeeth Wed 07-Oct-20 19:43:53

I buy mine online for about £10. Boots have some in their range.
Ebay sell them from £4 upwards.

Guiltypleasures001 Wed 07-Oct-20 19:44:25

Hi op

I paid £125 about 10 yrs ago near Peterborough the relief was amazing

XFPW Wed 07-Oct-20 19:47:23

I’m in NI and might end up down this path for DS. He has NHS prescribed orthotics but they were prescribed when we lived in Scotland. He has had his first check up here and they have told us that what he has currently isn’t available here in NI. (I think the exact phrasing was something like “no fancy insoles like that here!”) He is on the highest level of support in a pre-made insole and we were told in Scotland that replacement ones would cost in the region of £80.

Once he outgrows his current ones then we are hoping the NHS will pay for custom made ones seeing as they can’t provide the ones he currently has, but if they try to fob him off on lesser ones we’ll have to go private. He is a runner and his insoles literally protect his joints from serious injury - we won’t be settling for less, but I’m expecting that it could cost us several hundred pounds.

Warmjumper Wed 07-Oct-20 19:49:01

£500 South East and that includes the consultation. Is it worth it - only if it did for us - both my kids have flat feet - they wear their insoles all the time!

Blueroses99 Wed 07-Oct-20 19:49:24

I paid around £200 for a pair that lasted 5 years and then £150 for a pair that lasted less than a year and now need replacing. The telltale sign for me is that due to my flat feet, my big toes burrow through my shoes and make holes in the top. When my feet are properly supported, this doesn’t happen and my shoes are more comfortable as well as lasting longer. So for me it’s more cost effective to have expensive insoles than to keep replacing shoes every 6 months. And that’s not taking into account all the physical benefits of having my feet corrected.

I’m going to be investigating a company called Foot Balance, which seems to be a franchise and they are in a local store. If suitable, I’ll get them (£55). If not, I’m going to look for somewhere else to make insoles based on the moulds of my feet. I no longer have the details of the place I went to originally, otherwise I’d definitely go there. It was on or near Harley St, that’s all I remember, after a recommendation from a biomechanical podiatrist! I would go with foot specialists rather than Boots, definitely.

MyShinyWhiteTeeth Wed 07-Oct-20 19:49:30

My insoles are just standard fittings though so I can easily replace them. I spoke with the orthotics department after a referral and they recommended the suppliers they used.

MrDarcysMa Wed 07-Oct-20 19:55:17

I would get them made. I had some done (NHS) and they are VERY different to the standard ones you buy in boots. Raised my heel up also which I didn't know I needed.

Longdistance Wed 07-Oct-20 20:04:08

I’d be interested in this as dd1 has really bad flat feet. We have BUPA through dhs work, so might use that instead.
Dds feet look dreadful, I don’t know how it got this bad (possibly through lockdown and not wearing shoes).

Toddlerteaplease Wed 07-Oct-20 20:10:29

I got some custom made NHS ones through staff physio at my trust. They were unbelievably comfortable!

Honorocarrollkelly Wed 07-Oct-20 20:28:46

I’m an NHS nurse so deffo going to look into this. Thanks all!

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EnterFunnyNameHere Wed 07-Oct-20 20:54:14

Mine were £300 and lasted years, but I replaced them last year (another £300) and they've come apart already - not best pleased!

Cocolapew Wed 07-Oct-20 21:02:20

I'm in NI and self referred to podiatry, the forms are online. I got an appointment within a couple of weeks. I need new insoles and will get them free.

Guiltypleasures001 Wed 07-Oct-20 21:35:06

I walked on a computerised pad on the floor which showed how I stepped or walked, also measured by a lazer to fit. They are the same as the day I collected them, indestructible

PajamasnoDramas Wed 07-Oct-20 22:27:00

I paid £240 in SE for mine 7 years ago, while waiting for NHS ones. They are quite different and offer a little more support than NHS versions, which I’ve been informed that even though I have a progressive condition will not be reviewed or renewed.

redvest Thu 08-Oct-20 10:42:39

£50-70. I had some made for my ice skates, but you can use them in any shoe. You stand on a mat and they fix your feet into the correct position, then the machine makes the custom insole. Much better than the bought ones.

redvest Thu 08-Oct-20 10:45:15

Go to a specialist store that sells sports and particularly skiing equipment. I'm a bit horrified at the prices quoted here because the machine that fitted mine was very high tech and I can't imagine anything being different for a higher price.

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