Modify Pedors Shoe Inserts
How do I modify Pedors shoe inserts using heat for a more custom fit?Pedors shoe inserts are not difficult to modify. See below for instructions on how to modify Pedors shoe inserts using heat for a more custom fit.
Fitting Technique for Direct Molding of Diabetic Inserts
Heat the insert using one of the following methods:
Position your foot for the molding process:
Cover your foot with a sock or other protective material. Place the heated Pedors insert on a foam block that is a minimum of inches thick. Position your foot on top of the heated Pedors insert.
Mold the insert:
Mold the Pedors insert up to your arch while it is warm. Remove your foot from the Pedors insert after it has cooled down.(approximately two to three minutes).
Check for total contact after molding:
Revome the Pedors insert from the foam block and place it on the floor. Position your foot on top the molded Pedors insert. Check to see if the arch on the Pedors insert is high enough to achieve total contact with your foot.
Modification of the device to achieve total contact:
Add additional material to the arch to achieve total contact when necessary.
Trip the insert to fit your shoes: