hiking orthotics

Pete came to Foot Factor having had issues with his feet and knees for many months, aches and twinges especially on longer hikes and when walking downhill. He was worried about how this might impact the enjoyment of his hiking honeymoon. His consultant recommended orthotics to support his feet and thereby reduce the tensions and pain caused his plantar fasciitis.

Orthotics were tailor made to Pete’s specific requirements, the orthotics needed to provide the support needed for long hikes, constant pressure and uneven terrain for several hours over several days. He had a pronating foot so we supported the arch to provide stability.

Pete noticed an immediate improvement, his feet felt more relaxed, he could walk more confidently and there was a bonus he didn’t expect – improved posture and the sensation of ‘standing taller’. The pain from his plantar fasciitis disappeared completely which gave him confidence at many levels – after all, walking without pain is the key to enjoying so many activities.

This is what Pete said about his experience with Foot Factor…

‘I have had issues with feet and knees recently and ahead of my hike heavy honeymoon I decided to get custom full length insoles from Foot Factor. The product was amazing, I was able to happily walk >20km a day with no issues and can definitely feel improvement to my posture and and comfort as well. Would highly recommend’

We are so happy we were able to help Pete to enjoy his hiking trip of a lifetime, pain free.

Why you should consider orthotics for hiking

When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors and embarking on exhilarating hikes, proper footwear plays a crucial role. However, even the most high-quality hiking boots might not provide the tailored support that every individual’s unique feet require.

One of the key benefits of orthotics is their ability to evenly distribute pressure across the feet, reducing strain on specific areas. This can alleviate common problems like foot fatigue and plantar fasciitis, enabling hikers to tackle longer and more challenging trails with confidence. Moreover, orthotics can contribute to improved posture and balance, which are essential for navigating uneven terrains.

Quick and convenient

We are conveniently located in central London, near Oxford Circus tube station. After an in-depth biomechanical, gait and posture analysis, customised orthotics are hand-made to provide perfect support. Your Foot Factor orthotics are ready to wear at the end of your appointment!


If you’d like to find out more about orthotics for hiking, call 020 7631 0077 or email info@footfactor.com to book your FREE initial consultation and take a step in the right direction today!

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