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    Waaaaayyyy OT- Custom Orthotics

    Because of my freak physiology, I have a weird monkey toe. My doc wrote me an RX for custom orthotics and recommended Sawtooth Orthotics locally. Has anyone here used them for sports orthotics for their cycling shoes? If so, any opinions you'd like to share? (You can PM me if you'd rather not post it for all to see). I've tried OTC inserts like Superfeet, Dr. Scholls and Sof Soles (and all kinds of combinations between the 3 brands) with no true relief...
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    Hey Gary.....

    Sawtooth Orthotics will take care of you......nice folks, and they know what they're doing.

    More experience in that facility with orthotics than anywhere else in the valley.

    BTW.......you are a freak.......anyone who rides their singlespeed up Bogus Basin road to ride the Stack Rock trails is a freak.

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    I run a neurosurgical practice. We use Sawtooth quite a bit, and I've had no complaints.

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    thanks for the quick response guys...

    gotta love this board... unfortunately, my health insurance doesn't cover the cost so it's all out of pocket so I wanted to check to make sure Sawtooth is worth it. The kicker is that I'll have to get orthotics for 3 sets of shoes... Man, it's good I'm working again...

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    Sad, but true. I've never figured out why, but most health insurance plans won't touch orthotics, even the customized, prescription-only kind.

    Crappy deal.

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    Flip, I don't use my orthotics for my cycling shoes, however, I do use the specialized bg shoes that have some correction for those of us who overpronate. I really haven't tried putting my orthotics in cycling shoes. What I would do is bring my cycling shoes in. Since your paying for them, I would have them customize it to your shoes. A good place will be able to make one that isn't as bulky. I would also stick with full length ones. They tend not to migrate as much the short ones do. You can also opt for covers that are waterproof, if you plan to get wet a lot. Sucks that your insurance won't help you out. You would think prevention would be their top priority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 95Stumpy
    Flip, I don't use my orthotics for my cycling shoes, however, I do use the specialized bg shoes that have some correction for those of us who overpronate. I really haven't tried putting my orthotics in cycling shoes. What I would do is bring my cycling shoes in. Since your paying for them, I would have them customize it to your shoes. A good place will be able to make one that isn't as bulky. I would also stick with full length ones. They tend not to migrate as much the short ones do. You can also opt for covers that are waterproof, if you plan to get wet a lot. Sucks that your insurance won't help you out. You would think prevention would be their top priority.
    thanks stump... i'm bringing my running shoes, biking shoes and work/hiking boots with me so they can fit all three. It's probably not going to be cheap but might as well do it now before the foot gets worse... Oy...

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    Orthotics

    Hey Gary, Glenn at Sawtooth is a person I would recommend, I have used him for several of my patients with good results.
    I would also recommend Kerri Whitted at St Lukes Idaho Elks, she is in the site at the Idaho Athletic Club on State Street. She also is a great foot/orthotic specialist.

    Kerri may also be able to do a discount for cash transaction for you so that you won't have ot spend quite so much out of pocket.
    BoiseBoy

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