Frequently Asked Questions
That depends on the usage patterns of the wearer. For instance, a runner may require refitting more often than casual walkers. Refitting is as simple as re-submerging our inserts in boiling water and re-molding to the feet.
No. Our custom moldable orthotics are designed to be fit to a NON-WEIGHT BEARING foot. As a result, they recall the attributes of your foot in a relaxed state. This allows a natural resistance or “shock absorption” to be built in, which buffers the impact of each step.
Our product is designed to be worn in supportive shoes. They cannot be worn in high heel shoes or sandals.
Corefit Custom Insoles® are designed to be worn on top of your shoe’s existing insoles.
Many people with flat or collapsed arches experience discomfort while walking. This discomfort emanates from foot-related stress as well as knee, leg, and back misalignment. Our inserts assist with correcting this misalignment. Initially, some wearers may experience discomfort as their feet become accustomed to our inserts significant arch support zone; in time, most feet become acclimated.
The majority of users have a comfortable experience with our orthotics. Please see our testimonials.
Many people with flat or collapsed arches experience discomfort while walking. This discomfort emanates from foot related stress as well as knee, leg, and back misalignment. Our inserts assist with correcting this misalignment. Initially, your feet may experience discomfort as they become accustomed to our insert’s significant arch support zone; in time, most feet become acclimated.
People with fallen or collapsed arches generally experience foot, leg, and knee discomfort while walking. Corefit Custom Insoles® help correct the foot misalignment which causes these issues.
Corefit inserts are custom fitted to each individual foot. This gives our product the ability to conform to different arch heights.
Yes. Our orthotic arch supports are 3/4 length, which allows for metatarsal arch support while relieving the pressure upon the instep and toes, a common occurrence with many full-length inserts.
Sufferers of the pain and discomfort related to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, high arches & flat arches.
Ideally, you shouldn’t be aware you’re wearing them at all.
No. However, some choose to customize them further by trimming with scissors or a razor blade.
No. They are not designed to be worn in high heel shoes or sandals.
No, it is not required.
Our inserts are handcrafted in the USA and designed to be custom fit to your feet in the comfort of your home. Additionally, our custom inserts are firm, which is generally preferred by podiatrists. Soft cushion or gel constructed inserts don’t provide needed support to a foot, which is bearing many multiples of a person’s body weight with each step. Our inserts are designed to cradle, stabilize, and insulate your feet from the stresses inherent in walking, running and standing.
No, in general, However, Corefit Custom Insoles® are specifically designed to relieve the discomfort experienced by plantar fasciitis sufferers.
Our inserts relieve the pain and discomfort related to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, high arches & flat arches.
Plantar fasciitis, heel spur, high arches & flat arches.
Depending on wearer usage patterns, our inserts can last from six months to three years.
Handcrafted in the USA, Corefit Custom Insoles® are specifically designed to relieve the discomfort experienced by plantar fasciitis, heel spur and arch pain sufferers.
While Corefit Custom Insoles® are handcrafted in the USA, they are relatively inexpensive when compared with prescription custom orthotics, which can cost up to $600 a pair.
They can be washed in cool water with gentle soap.
Depending on wearer usage patterns, our inserts can last between six months to three years.
There is no difference except for them being smaller in size.
Our inserts can be used in running shoes.
Our self moldable orthotics are specifically designed to relieve the discomfort experienced by plantar fasciitis sufferers by providing support from the heel to the metatarsal arch areas.
Pronation describes the movement of body mass weight from the outside towards the inside. When the center point of your bodyweight, known as your center of mass, is moving inwards, you are pronating. Overpronation occurs when your center of body mass rolls excessively inward.
Supination is the opposite of overpronation. It is the movement of the center of body mass from the inside towards the outside.
Bursitis is inflammation or irritation of a bursa sac. You have these sacs all over your body. They’re filled with fluid that helps ease rubbing and friction between tissues like bone, muscle, tendons, and skin. Bursitis is common around major joints like your shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee.
It’s always advisable to seek the advice of a qualified medical professional when necessary.
Feet are very often the catalyst for pain emanating from this area.
Hallux Rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe. It can cause pain and stiffness in the joint and, in time, make it increasingly harder to bend the big toe.
Shin splints are an inflammation of the tendons, bone tissue & muscles around the tibia.
Tendinitis (also referred to as tendonitis) is the inflammation of the tendon. Tendinitis occurs when a person overuses or injures a tendon.
It is a dysfunction that occurs when the posterior tibial tendon becomes inflamed or torn.
A hammertoe is a toe that has an abnormal bend in the middle joint, making it bend down to look like a hammer.
Symptoms include pain in the bottom of the heel or arch of your foot. Some describe the pain as feeling bruise like or as an ache.
Foot stretches and exercises can help plantar fasciitis by relieving pain, improving muscle strength, and promoting flexibility in the foot muscles and ligaments. Custom orthotics can also assist with relieving pain and discomfort.
Plantar fasciitis experiences differ from person to person. Healing periods depend on the severity of your condition. Resting your feet is one of the most important things you can do.
Plantar fasciopathy (or fasciitis), which is also called “heel pain” is pain under the heel during weight-bearing activities.
It can take up to 24 months in most cases.
- Avoid high heels.
- Wear supportive shoes.
- Avoid walking barefoot on hard surfaces.
- Avoid high impact activities like jumping.
Running experience plays a part in deciding whether it’s a good idea to run with plantar fasciitis. Experienced runners should refrain from running; taking a few days of rest to allow your feet to recover is a good idea.
- Prolonged Standing
- Excessive Exercise
The arch absorbs the physical forces placed on the foot by the body while improving balance when a person is standing or moving. Arch supports are critical to this fulcrum of the foot.
If your feet have high arches, flat arch supports would be inadequate for your feet. Likewise, if you have flat feet, insoles with arch support could cause discomfort while your feet adjust to the additional support.
Similar to a first time denture wearer whose gums must adjust to the sensation of a denture appliance against its surface, flat feet could experience initial discomfort while your feet adjust and become accustomed to the additional support provided.
Try taking a foot arch test at home!
It’s always advisable to seek the advice of a qualified medical professional when necessary.
A simple way to determine whether you have flat feet or high arches is to follow these easy instructions:
- Pour water into a pan (one big enough to fit your foot with the water just deep enough for all parts of the bottom of your foot to get wet).
- Step into the water one foot at a time, carefully removing each foot from the pan of water and stepping onto a flattened brown paper bag or piece of cardboard that will show your footprint. Be sure to place your body’s full weight on it).
- Remove your foot from the bag/cardboard and take a photo for comparison.
Examine your footprints. You should see one of the following three imprint types:
If the middle portion or arch of your footprint is just about halfway filled in with a minor curve along the arch, your arches are at the proper height to absorb and distribute the impact from walking and other physical activity.
If you see in your footprint only your heel, the ball of your foot, and your toes, you have high arches. This means your feet have an extra hard time absorbing impact and need extra support.
If your footprint looks like a flattened, complete foot, you most likely have flat feet. This will cause your feet to “pronate” when you walk or run (your foot will roll inward), which is not so great for your knees and legs; your chances of developing plantar fasciitis as your arch is strained are higher.
You should notice a discernible, supportive resistance against your arch, noticeable where before it was not.
Using a supportive high arch insert like Corefit Orthotics is advisable.
Yes. It’s important to use not a “one size fits all” type of support, but rather one which can be custom molded to the unique attributes of your feet.
- Try to go bare foot on carpeted, grassy or sandy surfaces as often as possible.
- Achilles Tendon stretch exercises.
- Do toe curls, ankle curls and foot stretches.
Corefit Orthotics are made malleable by heating them in boiling water. They are then fitted to your NON Weight bearing feet while in a sitting position. This fitting process allows our appliance to “recall” the relaxed attributes of your feet. As a result, your Corefit Inserts provide isometric resistance, which acts as shock absorption with each step.
Our custom moldable orthotics address plantar fasciitis, heel spur, high arch, and flat arch conditions.
If, while using orthotics, your feet and body experience a measurable improvement in mobility and lessening of pain, then congratulations! They are working.
Most custom orthotics can cost between $200 to $600 a pair. Corefit Orthotics are currently available for as low as $79 per pair.
By custom fitting orthotics to individual feet, the notion of using them is to improve the weight bearing ability of the feet while lessening the strain, pressure, and pain inflicted upon the entire body.
One to four years is the general lifespan of a pair of orthotics, dependent on the wearer’s usage patterns.
An orthotic appliance which is custom tailored to an individual foot.