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Does Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Footmapping Machine Work?

Updated on December 3, 2015

Footmapping Machines in Local Stores

Dr. Scholl's now has kiosks in stores so you can have a machine recommend the correct custom insoles for your shoes. What you do is take your shoes off and stand on the platform. The machines are located primarily in select Wal-Mart stores and CVS pharmacies. This machine will take readings of your feet and how you stand. It will identify any problems (such as over- or under-pronation) to make a recommendation for you. The orthotic recommendation will let you know which of the products on display will suit your needs best.

Orthotics help correct problems related to your feet. If you are flat-footed, it is likely you "over-pronate" which means you need added support in the arch area. This does not mean you need a high-arched shoe, but the opposite. You need support and resistance to prevent rolling your foot in the wrong direction. People who "under-pronate" have high arches and roll their ankles outward.

This new innovative machine is designed for public easy access to custom products. Normally, these machines require the assistance of a sales associate in better running shoe stores. Custom orthtotics can replace your current insoles.

This site was started for people to post their experiences with products for other shoppers. As a customer myself, I often research products online and like to hear what other people say about it. This site is not affiliated with Dr. Scholl's.

Dr. Scholl's Machine Locations & Product Choices

Dr. Scholls site for locations of these machines in the United States.

You will see a box in the right-hand corner to search by zip code. Many of them are located in Wal-Mart stores in the pharmacy area. These machines include displays with products in each store.

For Canadian locations try Dr. Scholl's Canada.

I tested out the machine and was impressed by how it measured. You have to take a couple different measurements (one standing with both feet, and standing on each individual foot). The screen gives you a visual read of the pressure map of your foot and provides an orthotic product recommendation from their assortment for your individual needs. I had a high arch and low pressure on my foot and I was recommended the lowest number style.

The orthotic styles have numbers and the low number is for high arches and the highest number is for people with flat feet and need the most pronation control. I don't think this machine will tell you if you don't need an extra orthotic for support. It would never hurt you to have it especially if you are on your feet all day, so it appears they have models for people with neutral foot positions as well. It must be selling well; I saw a few of the orthotics were out of stock already.

The cost of orthotics at the station is $50 and there are 14 different support types. It may seem like a lot compared to other Dr. Scholl's products, but is significantly less expensive than other custom orthotics. You can get custom orthotics from a doctor or service for $200 to $500 and they are personalized for your individual feet. These reasonably-priced alternatives do work for many people and if you have concerns about your needs, check with your doctor.

Common Foot Problems Orthotics Can Help

Other Brands of Store Orthotics

If you are not interested in custom orthotics are just looking for basic cushion or support, Dr. Scholl's makes several lines of insoles. These can be cut to size for your exact shoe and come in men's or women's. Types include: Back Pain Relief, Tri-Comfort, Adjustable Arch pain relief and many more. These can be less then $20 and good if you need insoles for only one pair of shoes. Insoles can be a good way to get more miles out of running shoes, also. Many running shoes you think need replacing may just need new insoles.

Other orthotics in local retail locations include The Walking Company with over 200 retail locations and prices ranging from $44.95 to $79.95 for premium quality products with six-month warranties. If you have continuing knee of foot problems or require durable and serious support then I would recommend shopping around better shoe retail stores like The Walking Company or even medical supply stores whose inventory include several sizes and styles. Sometimes custom orthotics from a doctor's office are the most expensive option, but are a positive solution for individuals with back or spine misalignment or those with support needs a store brand can't satisfy.

Customer Comments and Returns

I have heard from people who have made a purchase that the insoles need to be worn a couple of times a week and take some breaking-in. Check the return policy of the store when you make the purchase but give them a chance to break in if they are uncomfortable for you. Also, wear them as a replacement insole to your current shoe instead of placing them on top of your current insoles.

You May Be Wearing the Wrong Shoe

If you have flat feet or high arches there are some types of shoes you should avoid. Filp flops, the incorrect type of athletic shoes and high heels may not be appropriate for your feet. If you have a flat foot I would advise finding an athletic shoe designed for 'stability'. Those with high arches need cushion. I sold running shoes for a couple of years and the type of shoe you wear can make or break your athletic performance or just hurt your feet and knees in general.

If you want to continue learning, please visit my shoe guide. If you are on your feet during the day and need the additional support, wearing a supportive athletic shoe if perfectly fine even if you are not participating in athletic activities.

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      Kathleen Aissen 2 years ago

      what cvs in miami fl has dr scholls foot machine

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      Samantha 2 years ago

      Is there a Kiosk that is not in a Walmart? I live in Tucson, Arizona and I cannot seem to find one.

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      Jackie 3 years ago

      I tested my foot on the Kiosks and left foot was 440 and right foot was perfect. I just purchased a pair of 440 and should I only wear the left insert or should I wear both foot with 440. Thanks Jacqueline

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      deka21 4 years ago

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      Used the machine today to see if I could get some relief for what I believed to be plantar faciatis and cannot believe the difference the insoles made just putting them into my shoes and walking out of the store (not limping as I had been going in). Amazing.

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      Michael Vaughan 4 years ago

      This machine is a total rip off. The machine doesn't allow you time to line up on the middle of the graph, the machine also gave me 2 different inserts sizes to buy. I will go to a real doctor because messing with your spine and feet of something that can cause damage later on. These machines should be taken out all the stores.

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      christina 5 years ago

      I got a 110 and 310 which 1 is the right 1 for me my fiancé got 130 and 310 which is right for him

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      Suz :-) 5 years ago

      This is my 5th pair. I have had 2 surgeries due to Acute Capulitis. Feet inflammed and swelling and pain. 5 years now and tried everything including the custom made @200.00 a pair form the orthopedic podiatrist. I am part time in a wheelchair and when I bought these (cf-310) I haven't had to use the wheelchair. Dr.Scholl's gave me my life back. I am not 100 percent pain free but my pain was 10 and now 1 to 2 :-) I am trully grateful to Dr.Scholl's and saving money by not buying the custom one's from the podiatrist.

      THANK YOU DR.SCHOLL'S xoxoxo

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      Danny 5 years ago

      I had a swollen Achilles tendon and my doctor gave me a one week off and order an X-ray been done on my left foot. I was given 800 mg of Ibuprofen to take 3 times a day and the swelling were gone but not the pain after resting for 7 days. X-ray results did say just Mild Osteophytosis or bone spurs. I am supposed to work the next day even though I am still with pain and still limping when walking. I tried the Dr Scholls Footmapping custom fit orthotic device and it gave me CF330. I bought it and was skeptical at first. I place them in both sole of my dress shoes and slid both my feet. That is the most wonderful feeling I had, not having any pain and walking normally. It is the first day yet so I would give another feedback after a week or two.

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      Deanna 5 years ago

      I received an injury to my foot several years ago that has caused continuous problems including a severe sharp pain. I purchased the Custom Fit Orthotics a year ago and will be buying a new pair in a little while because they worked amazing.

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      Doug 5 years ago

      You must be consistent with foot placement on the machine. Aligning the heels at the exact same location each time a measurement is taken is critical to accuracy and repeatability. Apparently, there are a lot of people that want to blame the machine for variable results rather then not properlly following the guides. I have noticed, however, that some of the kiosks no longer are requiring that the heel be aligned at the footplace so maybe Dr Scholls are made a software adjustment to counter improper foot placements.

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      Gene 5 years ago

      I bought 420 a year ago. How long do they last before you need a new pair? I just re-tested and the machine recommended 320. Now I don't know which I need. What is the difference between 420 and 320?

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      Frank J Corridori 5 years ago

      what stres in the worceer area has the machin that measures feet for dr. scxholls insertsthank you

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      Jackae 5 years ago

      They are great tried twice got same results! High pressure n low arches 420

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      Tonya. 5 years ago

      i went to a foot specialist about a year ago, he said i had very high arches. I went to a local store and stood on the foot mapping machine. I had three different result and only one said i had high arches. It was disappointing i was counting on these to work. I am starting a factory job and already i can barley walk from a eight hour job. I purchased the insole anyways and it didn't do anything to help my body. i don't recommend anyone to buy insole from the machine.

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      waldo 5 years ago

      I did 4 tries and 4 different results came up..320, 330, 430, & 440. went to the running sports store and bought some powerwhatever insoles instead for $32. we

      ll see, it's for my plantar fasciitis anyway.

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      susan 5 years ago

      love the pro arthritis inserts! immediate relief from hip and knee pain..

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      Amber Mourglea 5 years ago

      I just purchased a pair, yesterday. I have low arches and the inserts feel good in my shoes. I have a job where I stand, all day, and about 4 hours or so, in my arches were killing me. Does anyone know how long it will be until my feet are used to them?? I know there is a break in period...just wondering about how long it would be. As I go back to my new job, Monday.

      Other than that, I feel good. My back and knees aren't bothering me like they did the day before I bought these. I am impressed, so far.

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      pat 5 years ago

      went to a walmart in west berlin, nj - tried the machine 3X and each time I received a different support number - needless to say, I left without buying anything!

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      janice mckinnon 5 years ago

      I purchased a pair of Dr Scholls Footmapping custom fit orthotic inserts at my Wallmart here in Palm Coast FL. They are not what I expected and I would like to return them. Your instructions say send upc code along with receipt. Don't you want the inserts also? Please advize.

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      ann Walker 5 years ago

      I would like to know what do I need to fit inside my shoes because they are too big.

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      laura besaw 5 years ago

      are there any coupons available for these orthodics

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      Tommie 5 years ago

      I got to tell you i had pain in the back of my ankle that got so bad i could hardly walk. I Went to a Kiosk in NJ and it said i had normal arches with a high degree of pressure and recommended CF340. I have been using them for just about a week now and the difference is absolutely amazing. All the pain in my ankles is gone, i will never wear shoes without them again.

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      joseph gaynor 5 years ago

      why don,t you have shoe size marked on your box so if are shoe size is greater or less then what you have so we get the right size we need

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      X1nom3D 5 years ago

      Under "Customer Comments and Returns," it says "Also, wear as a replacement insole to your current shoe instead of placing on top of your current insoles or remove the insoles that came with your shoes."

      I hope that helps.

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      ivan 5 years ago

      I bought one Dec 30 in Walmart Bellingham, WA after testing my feet 6 times, 5 resulting in 120 and once in 310. Bought the 120 and test it. Great stuff and am impressed - testing this with my Reebok running shoes, my Nike running shoes and am happy so far... however I throw away the box and unable to claim the discount coupon since this will need the box barcode

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      montel 5 years ago

      Are you suppose to wear the Dr Scholl's under the soul or on top of your souls ?

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      Wilma 5 years ago

      Do you take your inserts out of your shoes or put Dr.

      Scholls Custom fit on top .

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      sfpodiatrist 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Ok Ellen, thank you!

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      Ellen_C 5 years ago

      please use the link provided on the site to locate a machine near you

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      sfpodiatrist 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Hi there- Was just wondering you had a chance to read my previous comment? Thanks!

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      sfpodiatrist 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Is there a location near San francisco that I can try out this machine? I've always had flat and they cause me to have shin splints! This limits my ability to run.

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      pathagey 5 years ago

      couldnt wait to get these.As soon as I put them on it was a relief.Starting having trouble with my knee.Got so bad I had to get a brace after 1 week.Leg and knee killing me.Took those out of shoes and pain in knee and leg gone.definately didnt work for me..

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      kat live 5 years ago

      Im trying to find a kiosk near me, but site on web will not let me spell my city correctly. I have fasciitis plantar.

      my city is san bernardino california zip 92404. I'm on foot and taking the bus.

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      MO 5 years ago

      Are there footmapping Machines in Local Stores across Alberta?

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      M.SCOTT 5 years ago

      will you soon have one in Regina Sask.It's needed thankyou

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      Amber 5 years ago

      Just bought a pair at Costco yesterday. I've heard that Walmart and other places sell 1 pair for about $50, well Costco sells them for about $64 for TWO pairs. I've been wearing them all day and they are quite comfy. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to directly place them in my shoe or take out my shoe's liner, so I just stuck them in. Immediate comfort.

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      Shirley Hutinger 5 years ago

      Are there ANY Machines in Jefferson City, MO

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      Kathie 5 years ago

      Went to Walmart to buy the arch supports. Tried the machine over and over until a Pharm. rep said it is out of order and has been, but they are not allowed to put a sign on the machine. THis is the Walmart on Center Dr. in San Marcos Calif 92069

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      Bleary 5 years ago

      Tried the machine - said I needed cf440's, so I got a pair.

      So far after a few days I see big improvement. I have seen some other websites where some podiatrists (or people claiming to be podiatrists) seem to have an ax to grind against all Dr Scholls porducts. One in particular was a big advocate of Powerstep orthotics (actually considerably cheaper at around $20) as the best over the counter orthotic. I'm not sure what their issue is with Dr Scholls, but so far I am pleasantly surprised at how well these seem to be working.

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      ed 5 years ago

      no chair to use machine and no stock Why?? This is at

      wegmans in Johnson city ny

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      Guadalupe 5 years ago

      Is there a foot mappung machine i'n las Vegas, nevada

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      Tamy 6 years ago

      There is one machine in Super Store Milton,Ontario

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      FrannieT 6 years ago

      Based on comments here, I'm going to my local Walmart to get a pair. I got $500 orthotics 3 yrs. ago & they're no longer helping. I wear them in New Balance shoes. Orthopedist said never to go barefoot - he recommends Crocs for wearing around the house. I need to get back to doing that too. Thanks for all the help.

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      BEA 6 years ago

      Where in Canada, Ontario, Tornto you have de machine?

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      Woody 6 years ago

      I didn't expect much from this kiosk. I have always had very flat feet and have worn custom or OTC inserts for most of my life. When I used this kiosk, it reminded me to take off my shoes even though I had already done so - no big surpise considering that the outline of my bare feet have NO visible arches. My Walmart is always out of the CF 440s, but I found a set in another town and have worn them for about two weeks. Considering that a recent set of $150 inserts left me with debilitating knee pain, I can't recommend these highly enough for a $50 OTC product. I had my doubts about $50 prefab inserts, especially since I have never worn half-length inserts before, but these really worked for me.

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      Aggie 6 years ago

      I tried one of these machines. It was a total waste of time. It said I have flat feet when, in fact, I have a very high arch and instep.

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      julie 6 years ago

      There are diabetic shoes you can buy. They come with an orthotic inside that responds to the heat in your feet and form to your foot type. I am now on a limited budget and mine are paid by medicaid and come with 3 orthotics that you change every 4 months. I think the shoes sale for about 120 dollars or more. I know the orthotics are like 70 dollars and you have to get a diabetic shoe for Diabetics. You can buy these shoes at Home Health stores here in the USA. I know they have them at save rite at 1-606-528-2515. The orthotics they have in the diabetic shoe you have to heat and form to your feet. I have heard good things about these shoes. I get mine soon. I am a diabetic also and have had major foot problems all my life. You need to research online what shoe is better for what type of feet. You need to take this lady to a foot Doctor in India to diagnose her foot type. They should have booklets of where you can buy the diabetic shoe with orthotics inside, that will form to her foot type. It is not only the orthotic that matters but the type of shoe, also. I wish you luck a_tanvi

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      6 years ago

      http://www.footmapping.ca/index.html

      Enter postal code to find the kiosk near you... they are usually in selected Superstore or Costco.

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      One more testimony 6 years ago

      I am such a cynic when it comes to this type of thing but I had lower back pain for over a year because I am about 40 lbs overweight and I tend to carry most of my weight on my heels. I tried the machine and used the inserts for about three days before I started feeling dramatically better. I have been using them for 6 months and it is awesome. I am so thankful

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      K. Lyn 6 years ago

      I found that the machine doesn't work well for shorter people. I have been diagnosed as an under-pronator by a podiatrist and a pedorthist. When I put my feet in the machine's outlines as requested, I had to spread my feet apart quite a bit, which caused me to turn my feet in so I wouldn't fall. This caused the machine to state that I over-pronate.

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      Linda B 6 years ago

      used the machine twice in a row and got the same reading. bought the insoles and my feet feel so much better. I was limping prior to this purchase. I need addresses for the kiosk in toronto as I purchase mine in new york state.

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      Mary 6 years ago

      How often do we need to replace these inserts. It does not say on the product.

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      Dan F 6 years ago

      Niagara region has one machine in St. Catharines. It's located in COSTCO. You must have a membership to shop there. It's like locating Tampax/Kotex dispensing mashine in Mens washroom. Not very good idea.

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      Kathleen 6 years ago

      I just went back to ty mach. again after trying briefly a few months back... A few months ago I didn't pay that much attention to how to stand and lining up the yellow light in the center... This evening I did everything right and it took forever, but ultimately I believe it gave correct info. it said I have high arches(true), as well as very high pressure in heels(true), due to a headon collision in which I was almost killed almost 4 yrs. ago... My left foot was crushed(Dr. saved it), and my femur head punched through pelvic girdle, so major trauma, and soft tissue damage, as well as plates and screws everywhere. I work in a hospital on my feet during at least 1/2 of everyday on cement floors(major foot pain), almost in tears after standing all day. I will try them for the first time tomorrow, wish me luck I will repost soon... Some of the ppl. who had issues with the mach. may not have stood and lined up the yellow dots in the centers, etc... To store settings... The mach. was initially confused by my weight, and the extreme pressure on my heels(it was disproportionate)the pressure compared to my weight, so it kept asking me to rebalance etc....

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      lotsafootpain 6 years ago

      I just began working 60 hour weeks on cement floors. After three 13 hour days in a row, I was in so much pain that I was in tears. I tried just buying the normal Dr. Scholl's sole replacements and my feet were just as painful after the next 13 hour work day. So, I hobbled back into Walmart and found the custom fit machine. It was easy to use and amazingly showed the pressure points clearly (exactly where I was feeling the pain. I have plantar fascitis and high arches. I am a CF130. My feet hurt now but it is from the damage that was done before. I feel instant relief while wearing the inserts. It is worth the fifty dollars! I am now a customer for life.

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      Heather 6 years ago

      I bought my first pair of the Dr. Scholls Orthotics at Walmart, near the Pharmacy Dept. going on 9 months ago. They are just now showing signs of wear, in that I am having leg and foot pain again. I work as a cook, in a large buffet, and am running all day or half the night at times. These orthotics saved my life. I would come home crying from foot pain before I bought them. I am getting a new pair very soon! I have also found them in a local grocery store recently, but they seem to always be near the Pharmacy wherever I have seen them.

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      Anne 6 years ago

      I tried the machine and it was rubbish. Having had problems diagnosed with fallen arches and plantar fascitis, I was enthusiastic about getting something recommended. The machine didn't even pick up that I had any problems and indicated my feet were normal. Really disappointed with it. There is obviously nothing like a skilled human being checking your feet out.

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      cary 6 years ago

      Is there a Dr. Shcoll's footmapping machine in windsor,ont??

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      Greg Heller 6 years ago

      I was in the orthotic business for 20 years ('85 to 2005) and have worn orthotics for 37 years. In spite of this, both my knees have end stage arthritis and I could not walk without orthotics in all my shoes or using footbed sandals ...and definitely not in bare feet. In a quest to learn why my knees are so bad, I learned that bracing your foot with an orthotic causes the foot and leg muscles to atrophy, placing undue stress on the knees. Four months ago a friend suggested that I try Barefoot Science insoles. They are the anti-orthotic as they promote foot rehabilitation vs bracing; strengthening vs accommodation; 21st century science vs 1960's science. I've been wearing them for 4 months and the results are astounding. I can now stand and walk for much longer periods with less pain, I can walk barefoot and my shin splints that have plagued me for 30 years disappeared after 5 weeks. I will never wear an orthotic again. The Barefoot Science Insoles are 10,000 times better and at $40 are 1/10 of what my last pair of orthotics cost. Orthotics should be a last resort for only severe foot disorders and malformations. With regard to the Dr. Scholl product, they are using smoke and mirrors to sell a glorified insole. Try the Barefoot Science insole for the same price.

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      deadeye 6 years ago

      Had my first pair of Dr Scholl '440' for about a year and just replaced them. The $50 cost is nothing compared to the results that I experienced. Prior to using them, had real pain issues that resolved completely in about a month and a half. I was a skeptic initially, I have to admit but the product does work.

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      Juliet 6 years ago

      These arches are the greatest thing! I was unable to walk up or down stairs and limped everywhere. My fallen arches were killing me. I never thought these arches would help, but to my total surprise, they cured me!! I bought two pairs and am going to buy another to wear in my house slippers. They saved me hundreds of dollars by not having a podiatrist have them made for me.

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      Jenny 6 years ago

      I didn't find the machine accurate at all. My results indicated I had very low arches and recommended the 410 on one try, the 420 twice, and the 440 once. However, I have extremely HIGH arches, and plantar fasciitis (which I've had surgery for). The machine isn't able to read the difference between high food pressure and low arches.

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      Ellen_C 6 years ago

      @a_tanvi - I am not a medical professional so I can not give advice on what kind of product you need. I also do not know if any websites to send you that have product in Inida. Wish I could be of help.

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      a_tanvi@rediffmail.com 6 years ago

      we are looking for a suitable insole or shoe for a women with diabetic background.She has a tendency of injury at the corner end of foot thumb due to pressure.kindly suggest us the suitable product and its availability in Pune,India

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      6 years ago

      Where are the machines????

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      JIM PASSI 6 years ago

      DO YOU HAVE AN TESTERS IN OAHU HAWAII

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      Brian Aviles 6 years ago

      I am in the US Navy, and I want to have my command if not the Navy to purchase a machine that measures my foot and tells me what is the right shoe for my foot (high, normal, or low arch) I found one on the base in Port Hueneme CA, and I run faster, stronger, and less injuries compare to the past (shin splints, ankle sprains, and wrong shoe for my feet). I need to know what machine can do that. I use motion control shoes for flat feet and it has benfitted me. I want to help all military people around the world. jmatwa@yahoo.com or brian.aviles@navy.mil...current command brian.aviles@me.navy.mil Can you help?

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      Don Klugh 6 years ago

      I would like to know why there are no kiosks in my area. My e-mail address is imthnlypoppy@aol.com. Would anyone like to give me an answer?

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      Jeffrey H 6 years ago

      Tried the machine--4 times. Got 3 different recommendations for 3 different types of insoles.Obviously the machine isn't ver accurate...

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      gary wallo 6 years ago

      I went to two stores and was given two different insole types. I was measured for a 240 at one store and a 440 at another. At $49.95 a pair, I was relictant to by either. I have nueropathy and thought these could help.

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      Jeffrey 6 years ago

      I've used Lynco inserts for years, fitted by a Walking Company machine. Life-changing and welcome after paying hundreds of $ for orthotics and doctor's care. One important tip: The doctor diagnosed plantar fasciitis and urged me never to go barefoot or wear non-orthotic footwear. To do so re-injures the foot. (He said he'd slip them on to go to the bathroom during the night) I took this advice to heart. I've gone from scarcely being able to walk to being able to hike!

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      Holly 6 years ago

      I tried the machine I need to get inserts due to spraining my planter fasciitis and the doctor told me I had high arches. When I tried the machine it said I have normal arhces so something must be wrong the machine or the doctor? I chose not to buy them because I didn't want the wrong ones.

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      high_arches 6 years ago

      I love these inserts, I bought 2 for myself, gave one to my friend for her birthday gift and she loved it as well. We both have the same problem, plantar fasciitis due to high arches and being on our feet a lot, we are both nurses. The foot pain was instantly relieved on the first application. Now, where can I get a rebate for 3 pairs, can someone tell me please, thanks.

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      Annette 6 years ago

      Hi I am looking for a machine near Barrie, Ontario Canada. Are they located in the walmarts yet in canada

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      Ellie Scott 6 years ago

      Does any1 kno where the closest stand is? thanx Im in N Florida

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      emcgovern 6 years ago

      I have size 13 feet that are so flat they make sucking noises when I walk barefoot across a tile floor.

      When I saw the ads for the Dr Scholl's self-service kiosk a few weeks ago, I immediately logged in and tried to find the one closest to me. Unfortunately, I encountered the web site problem described by so many others here. Note to Dr Scholl's: don't run a national advertising campaign until AFTER the referenced web site is working. They almost lost me as a customer because of this, since I gave up and almost forgot about it. However, I tried again yesterday, found that the web site was now working, and found that a Wal-Mart near me had a machine.

      (I have no problem with Wal-Mart and consider the hysteria concerning them to be manufactured and hypocritical.)

      Long story short: The machine spit out its recommendation, I bought the inserts, and then (thanks to the recommendations I read here) bought a new pair of walking shoes that I could easily pull the stock inserts out of. I got home, switched the inserts, put the shoes on and...

      Heaven.

      Honestly, I feel like I've got clouds on my feet. No break-in period here. I don't want to take my shoes off, I feel like wearing the darn things to bed.

      Granted, it's only been one day. If I'm singing a different song a month from now, I'll update this review. But my initial recommendation is: If you have giant scuba flippers for feet like I do, give these a try.

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      Gaye LaFoe 7 years ago

      I just purchased them because I am in therapy for inflammation of my tendon in my left foot and I have flat feet. I did purchase them at Walmart. My question is I got the ones suggested, and it seems they don't fit in all of my shoes and my feet kind of slip off the back of the shoe with them in. I don't have anything additional in the shoes but to be honest, I don't feel anything great or different yet.

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      Hopmoney wizard 7 years ago from barak

      though its expensive but i usually see a podiatrist to have my custom ortothic insert done its much accurate and better.

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      Ellen_C 7 years ago

      I checked out the link and it does not look like the zip code search is working for me either. There must be something going on with the Dr. Scholl's site. I don't have the latest version of firefox so I am wondering if that might be the cause as well.

      @LeslieP you are right it is necessary to wear insoles with shoes that are not worn in

      @Yvette I posted the national chains where most people will find them. If you use the zip code search on the site (if it works :( ) then it will show you the locations. I did not include limited regional stores.

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      Greg 7 years ago

      Something seems messed up with the web site. I can't locate any kiosks anywhere, even near major U.S. cities.

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      Leslie P 7 years ago

      I see some of you are having problems--and my guess is you are probably putting the new orthotics into shoes that have been "worn" and are already worn and misshaped by your foot problem!! Then by placing the new orthotic in your "old worn shoes" ( which have been shaped to your foot problem)--it could be a real disaster! No wonder some of you are having problems. By putting the orthotics into old worn down shoes you are screwing up the new device. It's probably like trying to walk on rubber balls! Best to use "new" shoes with the new orthotics--and best to remove the interior "lining" of the shoe, then put the new orthotic in it. I have had prescription orthotics for my feet for years--but my insurance only covers part of the cost once a year. I decided to give the Dr Scholl's product a "try" since I find it time consumming to change my orthotics every time I want to wear a different shoe. Voila!!! These are MARVELOUS!!! Mind you--in the past, I have tried putting orthotics in some old worn shoes--and it doesn't work! Also--sometimes orthotics just don't feel "right" in certain shoes. When you buy new shoes at the store--you obviously can't rip out the interior when you buy them! You take a chance ( I suppose) if you get shoes--and rip out the interior only to find it's not going to "work". I'm very careful about what shoes I buy so I can get my orthotics to fit in them. Sometimes,I even leave the interior of the shoes in the shoes if it feels "right"!!!! I don't like putting them in shoes that have all kinds of linings with "shapes" designed for everyone. The orthotics fit best when the interior ( lining) is fairly "flat"--and let the new orthotic do the work designed for your foot! I love how they fit in some of my sandals. I had given up wearing sandals because my feet hurt sooooo bad!! So my advice is--- it's a great invention--but don't expect miracles if you put them in old shoes--or put into the shoes incorrectly!!!!!

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      Yvette 7 years ago

      The insoles are sold at london drugs and superstore as well, do your research. They are actually NOT at walmart where I live. But I have no problem with walmart.

      Also, 50 bucks for some relief is better than nothing. I don't have a plan where I can purchase 300 dollar insoles so until I can, these will do. People that think they will solve all their problems and be as good as a 3D mapping will obviously be disappointed. 50 dollars is cheap for insoles that are "somewhat" custom fit. I haven't purchased them yet, but I will be this evening.

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      JulieG 7 years ago

      Heads up: Get the $10 rebate on Dr. Scholl's website. Also, at Meijer, I even used the $2 coupon off that was supposed to be used on the "Pain Relief" inserts. It's also on Dr. Scholl's website.

      I just bought them today (CF120). It said I had average arches, which was a shock, because they seem very high to me. I went to the podiatrist two weeks ago for plantar fasciitis. His only advice was to stretch my feet and get decent walking shoes.

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      aly alden 7 years ago

      I agree with Mare,... I am intrigued.,,even though I already have a pair of orthotics but all the locations in a 25 miles are Wal-mart stores which I for fair labor/ trade reasons will not step foot in. I saw some CVS locations but they are very far away. After reading some of the negative comments I don't feel so anxious to take the long drive to try it out.

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      bob 7 years ago

      have an issue with both feet and doctor gave me a script for an orthotic insert. made an appointment for a fitting ant was told cost would be $270 +. Not covered by my insurance plan. Happened to be at a Meijer and saw the Dr. Scholls machine and gave it a try. For $49.99 I bought a pair and within eight hours had relief. Maybe their not for everyone, but with a money back offer if not satisfied, i had to try them and have been very impressed in my first day of wearing them. Would the $270 pair have been better? not sure, but the relief for $49.99 is real for me

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      Peggy 7 years ago

      Was at Wal-Mart and the machine recommanded the "right" insert for me. I wore them for a few hours at a time, daily and felt little change at first. I am a waitress. After about 2 months my left leg, knee and foot had swelling and pain. I was considering a visit to the doctor as the symtoms had me worried. I held off with the doctors visit, as the family took a vacation and my shoes with the inserts were left at home. My left leg swelling and pains greatly improved. The next scheduled waitressing shift I put on the shoes with inserts and had strong pain after taking two steps.!!!

      Needless to say I sloved the problem with the swelling and pain in the leg. The inserts have been thrown. Its been two weeks....I'm feeling that I made the right decison. I am amazed at how great it is to be pain free in my legs. (felt like a fool for my wasted $$, but glad to have learned a valueable lesson.)

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      Paul 7 years ago

      Sorry I should say for Jorge

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      Paul 7 years ago

      For Tom footmapping.ca will give you Canadian locations

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      Jorge 7 years ago

      I live in Toronto, is there a machine location somewhere?

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      Jim 7 years ago

      I am trying to find a machine in my area,,New Braunfels, Seguin, or San Marcos....Do you know of any pharmacies that are close to me that have the foot machine? zip codes, 78155; 78130; 78666

      Thank you

      Jim

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      tom 7 years ago

      I bought a pair of the inserts. The insoles did not help my feet. I sent the information back to the company for a refund.

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      Bill 7 years ago

      I have a rightclub foot low arch highfoot pressure I brought the CF440 and it works for me I am on my feet 8hrs. aday.

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      mrmags58@hotmail.com 7 years ago

      Where are the Dr Scholl's machines

      How do I find out

      Oswego, NY 13126

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      Vancouver Orthotics 7 years ago

      Great website and information. Thanks for sharing!

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      Suzanne 7 years ago

      I LOVE these. My left foot is so flat that my ankle bone nearly touches the floor. Walking caused severe pain in my ankle (like a knife sticking in the ankle with every step). I purchased these the beginning of July 2010 and have worn them almost everyday since then. When I slip on flip-flops to walk around the house, the severe pain returns. I'm so happy to have found these.

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      Cliff 7 years ago

      I used the machine and it was quite simple. The price looks shocking at first, but is not bad being that you can pay up to 200 for pediactric help that could turn the same results. I just wonder about people like myelf that have had medical issues with feet or ankles in the past. I had a sprain years ago and still have issues with that foot and finding shoes that fit.

      I plan on buying a pair this weekend so I will wear them a week or so and let you all know. I work 60 plus hours a week on my feet. 50 bucks may be well worth it.

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      Nan 7 years ago

      I just bought these inserts (C420) two days ago on July 30, 2010, and absolutely love them. My feet have always been a problem since I was a child wearing Buster Brown shoes for flat feet. Have already done two hikes with them in my running shoes and have absolutely no complaints. A lot cheaper than going to a podiatrist for inserts. Thumbs up!!

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      mare 7 years ago

      I think it is a HUGE rip off that the only places you can find these are at a WalMart. They are evil and I don't go there.

      ps: I also ignore comments from people who can't type or spell correctly.

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      Juan NaZARIO 7 years ago

      NECESITA PLANTILLAS

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      Mike K 7 years ago

      I tried the machine this weekend. I tested it several times. (You know, ... measure twice, cut once). It gave me the dame measurement each time. They felt perfect from the moment I put them in my shoes. The people who are having difficulties need to follow the instructions exactly and only purchase the insole that is consistently recommended.