Footcare & Insoles
We stock a wide range of foot care products to support toes, heels, arches and soles. Whether you need bunion pads to ease pain and discomfort, require orthotic insoles or heel supports, our specialist range from quality brands has something for every kind of foot-related ailment, making walking and wearing shoes more comfortable.
All you need to know about Footcare & Insoles
What conditions can orthotics treat?
Orthotics can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including arthritis, bunions, lower back pain, diabetes, flat feet, heel spurs, hammertoes, high arches and other foot-related injuries. You should always consult a GP or orthotic specialist for proper consultation on orthotics treatment, as feet treatments can affect your overall posture.
How long will it take to get used to my foot orthotics?
It usually takes the average person around 2-3 weeks to get used to new orthotics. Start by wearing them for 30 minutes at a time, 2-3 times each day and gradually build from there, extending wearing time by 15-20 minutes as you go. It is normal for orthotics to feel uncomfortable at first, and your feet may feel tired or sore. If this happens, rest your feet for several hours and then try again. If your feet are still sore after 3 weeks, you may need your orthotics adjusted.
How should I clean my orthotics?
You should never clean your orthotics in a washing machine or dry them in a tumble dryer. Wipe them with an antibacterial wipe if required, or a damp cloth, or a cloth that has been soaked in warm soapy water. Dry with a towel before putting them back into your shoes. Don't leave your orthotics in a very hot place, such as in a hot car, and always wear socks with them to prevent extra wear and tear.
How do you use gel foot pads?
If you suffer with pain on the balls of your feet due to bunions or corns, gel pads can be placed into the shoes to cushion the balls of the feet, providing instant pain relief. Just place them into the front of your shoes and you're good to go!