Techfeet Custom Running Orthotics

Why use Custom Orthotics in your Running Shoes?

When we run our feet are required to absorb an incredible amount of force, between four and ten times our body weight. If our foot isn't correctly supported this can lead to a multitude of lower body injuries, including to the ankles, knees, hips and lower back. 

When we run our feet might over pronate or supinate, meaning that when our heel strikes the ground our feet collapse inwards or outwards, this can cause long lasting issues to your knees. This will be analysed during your appointment and you will be advised if you're at risk. 

A custom orthotic specific for running will stabilise and improve alignment through your whole body. 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.  

Our running specific orthotics feature a double heel pad for increased cushioning and shock absorption, a PE foam topcover for cushioning and durability and a flexible pad at the forefoot for dynamic propulsion. 

A custom orthotic is vital for preventative care, as the orthotic supports your plantar fascia and other muscles and ligaments in the feet. This will help you to avoid conditions such as plantar fasicitis, shin splints, hammer toe. tendinitis and even blisters. 

Correctly fitted footwear

We stock a wide range of running shoes in store and your technician will be happy to help you find the correct shoes for you. If you already have a pair of running shoes then your technician will inspect your shoes and advise if they are suitable for use with a custom running 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.