Sole Support: A home casting system for custom orthotic insoles
Custom orthotic insoles are an essential part of daily life for 600,000 children in the UK, providing comfort and correction for medical gait conditions, most commonly high arches and flat foot. However, whilst these insoles are custom fit to the child’s foot and their specific needs, there is a lot of pain, cost, time and embarrassment associated with the poor fit of these devices in standard shoe styles.
Sole Support is a home casting system which allows parents to quickly and easily create custom children’s orthotic insoles which fit perfectly inside the chosen pair of shoes. Designed to be as quick, simple and fool-proof as an at home baking kit, the system has three core features: silicone putty which comes ready to use in an air-sealed packet, a 3D printed custom foot last which acts as the mould for the insole and a pine alignment handle.