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orthotics shoe alterations

WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Member - under moderation Posts: 216 Pioneering
I'm a bit lost I had my feet mouldings taken, that will then be cast and scanned?

Also I have two pairs of shoes steel toe cap ones I hate-but would like to keep my toes for work and a going out pair can I get both of these done and what am I liable to have to pay? I have a prescription payment certificate- will this cover it or will it cost hundreds I haven't got.

Secondly when the shoes wear out can I get the adjustments out like a normal inner sole or are the glued in and does it cost to swap.

Sorry for all the questions, but I didn't feel comfortable asking today


  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    My son had a appointment months ago to see his foot consultant at our local hospital.After the foot is measured and shoes have been ordered, I always ask for a second fashionable pair in case. It should not cost you much. I was like you at the very first appointment. I did not know what to ask and I was confused too. What type of shoes do you prefer to wear? 

    I recommend asking the doctor if this is possible or not. Alternatively you can also order special needs shoes from this company via their website https://www.orthoticshop.com/
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,164 Disability Gamechanger
    It may depend what type of alteration you need.  I do have a bit of experience with a thicker sole adaption.  It's glued on so non transferable.  And takes about 2 weeks between drop off and collection.

    You can have one per year for free but have to pay for another within that 12 months, I can't remember the cost though.
  • WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Member - under moderation Posts: 216 Pioneering
    I have work boots I hate with a passion but must wear for work
    And some light slip on one's. 
    Thanks for replying, could I work this in as PPE as work boot alteration?
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