OTC Orthotics for Arch Support?
May 12, 2011 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Based on your experience, what would be a really excellent brand and model to go with for over the counter orthotics for arch support and stabilization of the foot?
posted by watercarrier to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Superfeet. I like the green ones.
posted by anderjen at 12:28 PM on May 12, 2011

Best answer: The lady has Superfeet Berry Premium Insoles and they have more or less completely resolved her lower leg issues. They have a variety of insoles and I've heard nothing but good things.
posted by Loto at 12:29 PM on May 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

Also on the Superfeet recommendation. Many outdoors stores have a display where you can put your foot into the various sizes. I find this helpful since I actually fit better in the size above what the box would have you believe.
posted by advicepig at 12:38 PM on May 12, 2011

Powerstep Pinnacle (I liked it better than Superfeet). I think Powerstep has since made another one even more arch supporting.
posted by Neekee at 12:50 PM on May 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

I've been very impressed and happy with Superfeet, although I haven't tried another OTC brand of similar quality to compare them to, only crappy things like Dr Scholls.
posted by crabintheocean at 1:19 PM on May 12, 2011

Superfeet, superfeet, she's super feety!
posted by matildaben at 1:58 PM on May 12, 2011

Just as a datapoint - Superfeet didn't work for me. And they squeaked in my shoes. I ended up with custom orthotics from a podiatrist - still in the trial period to decide if my feet are really feeling better or not.
posted by CathyG at 4:54 PM on May 12, 2011

Best answer: Seconding Powerstep Pinnacle. I like these more than the Superfeet, which are also good. It depends on how much arch support you need.
posted by Gadgetie at 6:12 PM on May 12, 2011

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