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I want to try using orthopedic insole, but found them extremely expensive if one want to get an individual design for some pair of shoes. In my basic understanding it should not be difficult to create it by our own means.

Do you have any such experience? What are the materials I need to this (plaster?)?

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  • This is not about a life hack, you are asking for medical advice. If you mess this up you can hurt yourself quite thoroughly.
    – Doug Watkins
    Jun 28, 2015 at 18:03
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    @DougWatkins thanks for a comment. In my basic understanding the ortho soles just copy our foot "plate" landscape, thus we should create the basic plaster form, cut it to some pieces and glue them on some other "sole". nytimes.com/2006/06/22/fashion/thursdaystyles/…
    – Ilan
    Jun 28, 2015 at 19:30
  • Medical hack, possibly affecting health of OP or others in a negative way
    – holroy
    Jun 28, 2015 at 22:23
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    If you are trying to address Plantar Fasciitis you can buy DIY insole kits from most decent pharmacies for a lot less than the custom orthotics that you mention.
    – Chenmunka
    Jun 29, 2015 at 12:13
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    If you have a pronation problem rather than plantar fasciitis, you need a specialist custom insole - there's a reason why podiatrists spend so long training - they know better than we do.
    – Bamboo
    Jul 1, 2015 at 14:18

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