So today I went to get footbeds made, as I have heard nothing but rave reviews of a custom bed. I also run quite a bit, and have logged some miles over my time running competitively. I have custom orthotics crafted from my podiatrist, and never really gave any thought to using them in my boot. Should I be using them? It was kind of off putting to stand in my boots after they had new custom molded foot beds today, and my right foot feels like it is lacking in support. I had them remold it, and it felt the same. I said I would try it out. This was the case too with my custom orthotics, the right foot needed additional increased arch, which they were sent back, and this was corrected. The support is to correct pronation, when I am in a flexed, knees bent, position. I also somewhat rely on the built up inside portion of the orthotic to take care of some plantar fascitis issues.
Any boot fitters on here who double as podiatrists? One final note, my orthotics on the bottom heel are kind of in a squared off form, so they would be fixed in position, if I were to put them in my boot. I have read that the custom foot beds are intended to move some.