I have a pair of "formthotics" in my gillies, the doc put these bright blue
orthotics in the microwave (on high for 2 min or until tender) then put them in
my gillies, I then quickly put on the shoes and stood for 2 minutes until they
had molded to the contour of my foot.
They are a full length orthotic, which does mean when you point your toe the
end of your gillie looks like a pixie's slipper, but it's better than having
sore feet. (plus it gives you an excuse for turned up toes!)
I've had them in for a year now with no trouble, but I have heard of them
breaking, which is only to be expected given the flexing we do to our feet.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Dianna Shipman wrote:
> I had an appointment with the doctor who makes my orthotics today and I was > describing and demonstrating to him the Scottish Country dance steps and > he's doing some research on what's available on the market. I have some > info but don't recall if I found the sources thru the newsgroup or > elsewhere. If anyone has any suggestions or experiences to share with > orthotics for Scottish Country Dance, I'll appreciate the feedback and I'll > share with the group whatever I find out. > Thanks, > Dianna > PS I have wide, flat feet which aggravates the problem - and we usually > dance on a tile floor over concrete - so I'm especially interested in info > anyone has on this combination of problems. > > Dianna L. Shipman > email@example.com > PMB 134, 1436 W. Gray > Houston, TX 77019-4946 > Scottish Country Dancing and More > web page: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman > phone: 713-522-1212