CUSTOM MOULDED INSOLES
- Made out of a wide range of thermo-mouldable materials to suit your body type, type and level of activity, age, lifestyle and underlying conditions.
- Moulded directly onto your feet (without the use of foot casts) and crafted in front of you, your orthotics are ready to wear at the end of your 90 minutes appointment.
Clinic & Workshop
28 Mortimer Street, 2nd Floor
Info / Booking
020 3301 2900
HIKING WITH ORTHOTICS
Hiking and walking are two different sports.
Both hiking and walking require the right footwear but also some professional recommendations to truly make the most of those activities when attempting to improve your health and wellbeing.
Likely to be the best activities for your cardiovascular system and mental health, a hike or an active walk will either be good or bad for your joints. It all comes down to your equipment and how you use it.
At PODO you will learn essential tips such as to unlace the top eyelet of your hiking boots when walking uphill and more advice that's bespoke to you and your feet, level of activity, gait biomechanics, chosen gear... and so on.
What shoes to get ?
Hiking shoes are quite robust with rugged soles, suitable for walking over rough terrain, protecting your sole from injuries when stepping on stones. They give you enough grip when walking up or down hills and simply stopping mud from sticking under your sole, making you slide and fall.
Spend some time bending those soles in store, give the shoes a hard time or they will give you one. Potentially while you’re out in the wilderness!
High or low profile? Here is an important question to answer. On a hilly walk, high boots which surrounding and maintaining your ankles will be safer. Not only to protect your malleolus from the environment but also to stabilize your rearfoot and prevent sprains and strains.
Orthotics: One pair is enough!
A pair of PODO orthotics is made for your feet. On the other hand, you choose your shoes for a particular activity.
Your orthotics are transferable between different shoes. This is why they are considered as an investment in your health.
However, remember to have your orthotics / insoles checked, replaced, or updated every 18 to 24 months.
At PODO all check-ups are complementary. This way, we can make sure you keep focusing on comfort and/or performance rather than money.
PODO Orthotics on the Strong Women Trek 2021
4 recovery tips to stop foot, calf and thigh muscle ache after hiking and walking
"Having walking shoes that fit your feet is essential. But I’ve tried shoe after shoe and none seemed to limit my shin splints. So, before walking the half marathon route, I booked in with podiatrist Christophe Champs at PODO. [...]
Insoles were the answer I didn’t know I needed. PODO makes them on-site during your 90-minute appointment, so they were ready for me to walk in. They supported under my arch so I could actually spread the weight through more of my foot and stop putting my tendons under extra strain."