A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 307,942
Currently Running With Scissors:
291 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Making arches?  (Read 936 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Caya
« on: March 07, 2007 03:09:49 PM »

I would like to know how to make my own arch supports. The ones in the stores don't hardly do a thing for my flat feet, and getting orthotics is a royal hassle with red tape from the medical insurance. You don't even want to know the price if I bought them myself! I lost *one* and I need to get another pair made!! But I'd really like to know how to make them myself.

I was thinking something along the lines of what Birkenstocks do- the cork lining that molds to your feet. They really are TERRIFIC. What makes them so different than the cheap ones? Because they are better, no doubt.

Here are some ideas I've played with: Cork, custom-sewn hard-stuffed arch, molded plastic of some sort, plaster of paris in some fashion, modifying store-bought insoles in some fashion.

Using plaster of paris to create a mold is useless in this case because of the flat feet- I need an arch higher than what I've got naturally.

Do you clever folks have any ideas for me please??
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Caya
sarush
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007 05:20:19 PM »

what kind of store-bought arches have you tried?

this catalog/online store, footsmart.com, has all sorts of shoes and stuff for orthopedic/diabetic reasons but they sell arch supports too. my parents have bad feet problems and really like their products.

i have super flat feet too, i had medical arch support things when i was like 12 but never used them. i need to get the inserts again but i apparently don't care about my feet.

if you really want to make your own, maybe if you find a brand that fits your tastes, you can figure out how to make them yourself.

good luck Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

[ craft log ] [ wists ]

my job is sending me to training in the dc area from october to march. great for the career and social life but bad for the crafting.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
OOOOOHKLAHOMA! Where the wind...
Tute Tuesday: Hand-Bound Book
A Little Birdie Told Me

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.