Custom Modifications

Custom Modifications

Custom Orthotics
Shoe Modifications

Custom Orthotics

Dr. Comfort’s custom orthotic inserts are created using foam impressions of the patient’s feet.

Custom inserts are a sure way to guarantee total contact — particularly for patients with needs more complex than can be addressed with our heat-moldable or Gel Plus inserts.

Our lab can make custom inserts with off-loading areas, metatarsal pads, heel cups and more.

Partial Foot Prostheses | Diabetic Orthotics | Heat-Moldable Inserts | Insert Spacers | Gel Plus | Quality Materials

Partial Foot Prostheses

Trans Metatarsal | Lisfranc’s Joint | Chopart Amputation

Trans Metatarsal | Lisfranc’s Joint | Chopart Amputation

FEATURES:
  • Total-contact PE
  • Shock absorbent heel pitch
  • Toe spring for better toe-off
  • Contoured and shaped toe filler
BENEFITS:
  • Provides medial and lateral stability.
  • Protects and supports distal stump.
  • Ensures bio-mechanical balance.
  • Fits all types of footwear.
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First Ray Hallux Digital Amputation

First Ray Hallux Digital Amputation

FEATURES:
  • Intrinsic metatarsal pad
  • 55 durometer cork base
  • Shock absorbent heel pitch
  • Quarter-inch distal end pad
  • Rolling PE with additional quarter-inch PU
BENEFITS:
  • Provides medial and lateral stability.
  • Relieves metatarsal head pressure.
  • Reduces shearing and vacuum forces.
  • Ensures bio-mechanical balance with less bulk.
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Lateral Column / Fifth Digital Amputation

Lateral Column / Fifth Digital Amputation

FEATURES:
  • Intrinsic metatarsal pad
  • 55 durometer cork base
  • Shock absorbent heel pitch
  • Quarter-inch distal end pad
  • Rolling PE with additional quarter-inch PU
BENEFITS:
  • Provides medial and lateral stability.
  • Relieves metatarsal head pressure.
  • Reduces shearing and vacuum forces.
  • Ensures bio-mechanical balance with less bulk.
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Diabetic Orthotics

Custom Diabetic Orthotic

Custom Diabetic Orthotic

FEATURES:
  • Generous arch contour
  • 1.5 CM deep heelcup
  • Blue PE top cover (pink PE available upon request)
  • 35 durometer EVA for patients under 190 lbs.
  • 55 durometer EVA for patient over 200 lbs. (by request only)
BENEFITS:
  • Provides good arch support.
  • Increases medial and lateral control.
  • Compliments extra-depth shoe design.
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Hammertoes | Claw Toe | Digital Abnormalities

Hammertoes | Claw Toe | Digital Abnormalities

FEATURES:
  • Sulcus area in the forefoot
  • Generous arch contour
  • 1.5 CM deep heelcup
  • Blue PE top cover (pink PE available upon request)
  • 35 durometer EVA for patients under 190 lbs.
  • 55 durometer EVA for patient over 200 lbs. (by request only)
BENEFITS:
  • Provides good arch support.
  • Increases medial and lateral control.
  • Leaves extra room in the toebox.
  • Compliments extra-depth shoe design.
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Metatarsal Pad | Metatarsal Bar

Metatarsal Pad | Metatarsal Bar

FEATURES:
  • Blue PE top cover
  • 35 durometer EVA for patients under 190 lbs.
  • 55 durometer EVA for patient over 200 lbs. (by request only)
BENEFITS:
  • Provides metatarsal support.
  • Reduces pressure on plantar abnormalities.
  • Increases medial and lateral control.
  • Compliments extra-depth shoe design.
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Anatomical Metatarsal Bar

Anatomical Metatarsal Bar

FEATURES:
  • Sulcus length base with first and fifth MPJ accommodations
  • Additional PU in the forefoot area
  • Blue PE top cover
  • 35 durometer EVA for patients under 190 lbs.
  • 55 durometer EVA for patient over 200 lbs. (by request only)
BENEFITS:
  • Increases forefoot shock absorbency.
  • Leaves extra room in the toebox.
  • Compliments extra-depth shoe design.
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Heat-Moldable Inserts

Heat-Moldable Inserts

FEATURES:
  • Soft PE top covers 40 duromoter blue EVA base
  • 3/16-inch blue 55 durometer EVA base tapers to 1/16-inch
  • Additional 45 durometer reinforcement on plantar surface to prevent compression
BENEFITS:
  • Provides medial and lateral stability.
  • Ensures bio-mechanical support and balance.
  • Accommodates contracted digits.
  • Matches patient’s arch contour.
  • Lasts longer than off-the-shelf inserts.
  • Fits any style of footwear.
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Insert Spacers

Insert Spacers

Every pair of Dr. Comfort shoes comes with insert spacers to relieve the pressure associated with foot edema. Patients should remove spacers in the afternoon and other times that swelling occurs.

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Gel Plus Inserts

Gel Plus Inserts

Provides medial and lateral stability for proper bio-mechanical support and balance. Gel met pad and gel heel pad provide extra comfort. Comfort - all day!

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Quality Materials

Quality Materials

We use only the finest materials to create our custom orthotics inserts. State-of-the-art technology and the kind of craftsmanship that comes with hands-on experience have helped countless patients take better care of their feet.

1/8th-Inch Pink PE

Used for partial foot prostheses, top cover and some diabetic orthotics.

1/8th and 1/4th-Inch PU

Used for shock absorbency and distal end pads.

1/8th-Inch Blue PE

Used for top cover for custom diabetic orthotics.

40 to 50 Durometer Cork

Used to create bio-mechanical balance for partial foot prostheses.

35 Durometer Yellow EVA

Used for shock absorbency for custom diabetic orthotics.

55 Durometer White EVA

Used as a shock-absorbent base for custom diabetic orthotics — as well as for patients requiring additional support.

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Shoe Modifications

The Dr. Comfort Laboratory can modify most models of our shoes to accommodate a patient's gait or other unique need, as determined by the prescribing medical professional or another qualified expert.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

Heel & Sole Lift | Rocker Bottom Sole | Medial Arch Fill | I-Post Rocker | Lateral Flare | Strap Extension/Reduction | Sole Lift | Toe Skater | Leg Brace Prep

Heel & Sole Lift

Heel & Sole Lift

Heel-and-sole lift modifications accommodate leg length discrepancies and ankle equinus deformities.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Rocker Bottom Sole

Rocker Bottom Sole

Rocker bottom sole modifications relieve ankle motion, forefoot stress, hallux rigidus limitus and other diagnoses that may impede mobility.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Medial Arch Fill

Medial Arch Fill

Medial arch fill modifications provide medial stability and can be used for severe pes planus, tibial tendon deficiency and other diagnoses that may require additional medial stability.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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I-Post Rocker

I-Post Rocker

I-post rocker modifications are recommended for patients with severe mid-forefoot ulcerations. Suggested angle 15° to 35° dorsal flexion with PU plug at point of ulceration.

Should be worn only four to six weeks, or longer depending on your patient’s discretion.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Lateral Flare

Lateral Flare

Lateral flare (or lateral heel wedge) modifications are commonly used for lateral ankle instability, severe calcaneal varus and other diagnoses that require additional lateral stability.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Strap Extension/Reduction

Strap Extension/Reduction

Closure strap length modifications can help patients obtain a better fit. Strap length can be changed on any style with a Velcro closure, as recommended by a physician or practitioner.

Extensions are often beneficial for patients with severe edema.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Sole Lift

Sole Lift

Sole lift modifications are recommended for patients with a leg length discrepancy.

The Dr. Comfort Laboratory can accommodate any height. Heights greater than 3/4 of an inch will have an automatic heel and sole rocker for heel shock absorbency and toe-off.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Toe Skater

Toe Skater

Toe skater modifications allow the patient’s toe to slide over various surface conditions, preventing tripping and toe catching on uneven surfaces. Recommended for patients with drop foot, shoes with toe skater modifications should be worn with or without an A.F.O.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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Leg Brace Prep

Leg Brace Prep

Dr. Comfort’s leg brace prep modification includes the addition of a full-length or a 3/4-length spring steel shank and a 1/8-inch mid-sole.

Orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic labs can request shoe prepping for stirrup attachment.

Shoes that have been modified cannot be returned to Dr. Comfort for a refund, so please confirm style and size before submitting your order.

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