Types of Orthotics
Standard Half Length Orthotics
Half length orthotics are orthotics where the top cover stops at the end of the orthotic shell. The orthotic shell is the main part for most people that provide the support and so having the cover half length will not make a difference to the orthotics support. Half length orthotics are generally for people with less room in the toe box of shoes and for ease of moving between shoes. Half length orthotics have a variety of colors that can be chosen from.
Orthotics for comfort walking or sport specific. Generally sports ones will be made softer to prevent blistering, and support-modified dependent on the sport and footwear. A full length orthotic will generally be made for a shoe with a full-length removable lining. The full-length cover prevents the orthotics from sliding in the shoes. This can mean extra padding can be added to the forefoot of the orthotics for extra comfort.
Slim line / dress orthotics are made for more specialized shoes such as sandals, football boots, cycling shoes where other styles of orthotics just won’t fit. Due to the fact the orthotics are made digitally we can make then any width to the nearest millimeter. Slim line / dress orthotics. Can come in full length or half-length and a variety of colors can be chosen from.
Ultra slim are for shoes that just won’t take a normal orthotic. These have an adhesive base and can be fit into practically any shoe for that extra support. They are recommended for heels and open shoes. A variety of colors can be chosen from.
At Adelaide Podiatry Centres, we guarantee our orthotics. If you are unhappy with them in any way, we will adjust them with our inhouse laboratory until you are.