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My podiatrist has me confused. He says the mold for the

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My podiatrist has me confused. He says the mold for the orthodics must be made from sneakers, as sneakers are perfect for that purpose, and that my regular "topsider" shoes will have to be a not so perfect second pair. The orthodics made from my shoes did not fit.
Am I destined to have to wear sneakers all the time? Can this be possible? It doesn't make sense.
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

if the orthodics made from your shoes did not fit, you should bring them back to the podiatrist and have them make another pare for you which will fit.

you should not be paying for orthodics which do not fit.

good fitting sneakers give your foot the most support and cushioning

topsider shoes often don't have much cushioning or support

what sort of problems are you having from your feet?