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A 37-year-old member asked:

How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

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Dr. Eric Trattner
Podiatry 34 years experience
Minimally: Off-the-shelf orthotics are minimally beneficial to some people. It is best to have them made specifically for your feet.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
They CAN be great!: Keep in mind that they are an over-the-counter product, but they can be very good for your feet. Their thinthotic can be heat molded to give more (or less) arch that it come in the package. Their newer line of polysorb total support has really surprised me in how beneficial it can be. They have a large number of products and I have found them to be all some patients need. Good replacement insoles!
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Depends : On your foot type. In many cases they could be adequate.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Spenco is a effective brand in some cases depending on your foot type. The do not last as long as the custom manufactured orthotics but cost less.
Jan 21, 2019

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