I have been suffering from relative severe plantar faciitis and or fallen arches for several years now. At one point, it was getting severe enough that I was worried about my ability to actually walk...it was that painful! After spending a considerable amount of money on store bought insoles and other orthotic types, I decided to think it through and see if I couldn't come up with some thing that would bring relief and not cost an arm and a leg....some of the prices charged are quite high. This instructable shows how I made insoles for my shoes. Insoles that relieved most of my pain, along with another item, shown in another instructable. (See:http://www.instructables.com/id/ELKWOJ7GH4A6AQW/ The cost to make these is next to nothing if you have a few necessary items lying about.
Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
To make the insoles shown in this instructable, I used the following:
Molded, high compression polyurethane foam. I found a tailbone support cushion in
a thrift shop...$2!
Boards and plywood to make cutting jig
Bandsaw...Craftsman 9 inch
Cloth/material for liner(s)