Podotech Express Kit: What Is It and How Does It Work?
Friday, 7 June 2019
The idea behind the Podotech Express Kit is to offer a quicker and easier alternative to bespoke foot orthotics. Here at ShoeInsoles.co.uk we stock a broad range of orthotic components that you can mix and match to assemble your ideal orthotic insoles that meet your clinical requirements. To shed some light on what the different available components even are, and how you can assemble them, we've prepared this short guide that should answer all your questions about the Express Kit.
What Is the Podotech Express Kit?
The Podotech Express Kit allows you to assemble the perfect insole for your needs by combining any component you need with the Flat Base Insole. This template insole is provided with the measurements for other orthotic elements, which can be positioned in the right place to guarantee the ideal support is provided.
How Do I Assemble My Ideal Insole?
The best place to start with assembling your custom orthotic is the Flat Base Insole, which includes guidelines to help you position the components. This template insole is 2mm thick on the forefoot, and 3mm thick on the heel, and features a non-slip bottom, which ensures good grip when the insole is placed in your shoe.
Please note that while it is possible to use the Podotech orthotic components with other insoles as well, we strongly advise against it. All Podotech orthotic components have been designed to work best when used in conjunction with the Podotech Flat Base Insole.
You can select from a wide variety of orthotic components, which are suitable for a range of conditions. This includes:
Can I Do This Myself?
It's strongly recommended that you do not assemble your insole without first consulting a podiatrist or other specialist to ensure you're getting the right support. The components can be attached to the insole using two-sided tape or specialist glue. It's important, however, to keep in mind that the right amount of ventilation needs to be maintained, so if you're not experienced in assembling orthotics, it's best to seek help from a professional.