At Shoes Feet Gear our speciality podiatry services enable us to diagnose a wide range of lower limb problems and provide effective treatments including orthotics and orthotic inserts to Brisbane and Gladstone and beyond.
Our soft prescription orthotic inserts feature leading edge technology designed to provide you with the very best treatment and get you moving again sooner. Our 3D laser scanned orthoses are designed and milled in our Brisbane store. Brisbane orthotic patients can have their feet scanned, orthotics designed and milled on site and fitted within an hour.
What type of orthotics are best for me?
There are many different materials, technologies and methods to manufacture orthoses. Things to consider when choosing prescription orthoses are what type of support needs to be provided, the type of shoes they will be worn in, the types of activities performed and how long they need to last. Shoes Feet Gear manufacture all types of orthoses from the latest in 3D laser scanned orthotics through to traditional thin hard plastic orthotics. Our experienced podiatrists will help find the best solution for you.
Shoes Feet Gear Orthotics
If you wear running shoes, are a child, wear safety footwear or other low-heeled shoes then these orthotics are the best choice for you. Shoes Feet Gear has all of this technology on-site and we scan, design, manufacture and fit your orthotics in an hour if required. We have put together an overview of what happens behind the scenes.
Step 1 - 3D laser scanning
3D laser scanning allows our podiatrists to capture high definition 3D images of your feet in any position we like. This is critical for an accurate orthotic made exactly for your feet.
Step 2 - Computer design
Advanced software allows our experienced podiatrist us to use CAD CAM style programs to digitally correct your foot, design your orthotics and add any components to the digital drawing of your orthotics.
Check out this time lapse video of one of our podiatrists in action designing a pair of orthotic inserts.
CNC Milling machines inside our Brisbane clinic have computer driven drill bits that drill out the digitally designed orthotics from soft foam materials with an accuracy of 0.2mm. Shoes Feet Gear imports different density foams that are the same material as the midsole of your running shoes – makes sense doesn’t it!
Step 3 - Computer milled
Here is a time lapse video of our CNC milling machine computer routing a pair of orthotics:
Digital files are saved for easy design adjustments and re-making of orthotics in the future with perfect accuracy at a much cheaper cost.
Other orthotic treatments includes:
- pre fabricated and purchased in store with no need for an appointment
- cheaper cost at $55 per pair or less
- very mild support and high chance of irritation or discomfort
Traditional prescription orthoses
- the slim hollow design is great for dressier women’s shoes
- hard materials last longer
- hard materials can be uncomfortable and cause problems
- slow manufacture process of weeks
Our experienced podiatrists will help determine which orthotic type suits your foot complaint, footwear and personal situation.