Techfeet Custom Walking Orthotics

Why use Custom Orthotics in your Walking Shoes?

Whether you're organising an expedition to the Andes, hiking in the Brecon Beacons, or just walking the dog, excess movement of the foot and lower leg can increase the likelihood of ligament or muscular injury.

The optimum fit from a pair of Walking Shoes is never achieved out of the box. When we walk a combination of direct and indirect forces through the foot can cause overpronation or supination, our foot collapsing inwards or outwards, which can lead to fatigue and subsequent injury.

Many cushioned insoles are made from gel or soft foam alone. They may seem comfortable at first but without something firm and stabilising to support our foot they fail to adequately promote the natural shape of your feet. 

A custom orthotic specific for walking will stabilise and improve alignment through your whole body. The orthotic features a double heel pad for greater cushioning and shock absorption, an antibacterial Ion foam topcover and a flexible forefoot area to allow your hiking shoes to flex correctly.

When your foot is correctly aligned and strikes the ground the rest of your lower body, ankles, knees, hips and lower back work in alignment. 

Correctly fitted footwear

We stock a wide range of walking shoes and boots in store and your technician will be happy to help you find the correct footwear for you. If you already have a pair of walking shoes then your technician will inspect your shoes and advise if they are suitable for use with a custom walking orthotic. If fitting to preexisting footwear we recommend that you have done less than 50 miles in them.

We offer a four stage fitting process to help ensure that perfect fit.

Stage 1: Biomechanical Analysis

We analyse your gait and biomechanics, through evaluation of your feet and lower body movement. We then evaluate and identify movement patterns which enables us to identify likely problems that may lead to recurring injuries, discomfort and inhibited performance.

Stage 2: Computer Aided Foot Scan

We take static and dynamic foot scans that create a 3D computerised image of your feet. Then we examine and analyse the forces placed through your feet to help you choose the correct footwear and manufacture custom orthotics needed for increased support.

Stage 3: Custom Sports Orthotics

We take a custom moulding of each foot, made using silicon vacuum technology. A TechFeet technician then manufactures custom orthotics specific to your needs whilst you wait. We manufacture a wide range of unique orthotics for most sports from flexible running ones to rigid skiing orthotics all of which cushion impact, stabilise, guide your feet and evenly distributing pressure.


Stage 4: The Correct Footwear

We have an wide range of footwear for several sports in store. Our highly trained technicians will use all the information gathered above to select the right footwear for you depending on your sport, participation level, foot shape, foot type and biomechanical movement. If you already have your own footwear we can assess those and can manufacture and fit a custom orthotic to these as well. If fitting to preexisting footwear we recommend that you have done less than 50 miles in them.


All custom orthotics are manufactured in store by one of our highly trained staff. The analysis and manufacture of a custom orthotic takes around 1 hour and is a while you wait service. 

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All custom sports orthotics services are by appointment, please ring 01446 775 778, or click here to book an appointment.