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A 44-year-old member asked:

Will orthotic's work effectively without supportive shoes?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Not nearly as much: Maximize your stablity and minimize your chance for problems. Wear supportive shoes to complement the orthotics.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Most of the time they will, as they turn an unsupportive shoe into a more supportive shoe.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
They will work: Best in supportive shoes that are in good condition. If orthotics are needed, everything that lies between your foot and the ground needs to be in good shape--a good orthotic and a good shoe between the orthotic and the ground.
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