My custom orthotics are so comfortable, adjustable and therapeutic. They are simply the best arch support available at any price!
Custom Orthotics! Natural, comfortable, adjustable and conforms perfectly to your arch! The best arch support shoe insert you can buy!
* Natural foot orthotics handmade in Asheville NC. * Totally adjustable orthotics to create the perfect amount of support. The only completely adjustable orthotic. * Comfortable orthotics - fills with millet hulls, an all natural orthotic support mechanism that is firm but still movable, adjustable and comfortable, and conforms perfectly to the arch of your foot! * Made with all natural leather - comfortable - moves with the feet. The only all natural orthotic available anywhere! * Affordable - unlike synthetic orthotics from chiropractors, doctors and podiatrists! The least expensive and most natural arch support you can buy!
If you are looking for custom orthotics that are more comfortable, adjustable and natural - and you live in Asheville, NC or somewhere nearby please come and take a look at my wonderful orthotics! If you don't live close it's ok! I would be happy to send a pair to you! I can ship anywhere in the world!
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How to order your orthotics...
I need two paper patterns to make your orthotics.
First pattern: The easiest way to do that is to use one of your shoes inserts to draw around on a piece of paper. First take the insert out of a shoe that you want me to make the orthotics for. (If you cannot remove the insert then use a pair of shoes that does have a removable insert. Please note: The shoes you use need to be able to open up and have PLENTY OF ROOM IN THEM… laces or buckles work great but slip-ons, like boots do not because they don’t allow any extra room for the orthotics.) Place the shoe’s insert on a piece of paper and draw around it making a perfect pattern.
Second pattern: Put one foot right on a piece of paper and draw tightly around it so that I can tell where the balls and heel start and end.
Now send the two patterns to me in the mail.
270 Old Weaverville Rd. Asheville, NC. 28804
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Greetings, I'm Brett Rodgers, inventor and massage therapist. I would like to introduce you to my incredible custom orthotics made right here in Asheville, NC. These arch supports are completely different than any you have ever seen! Like Asheville people, they are very progressive and innovative.
My orthotics story: Many years ago I went to a podiatrist to help me with my aching feet. He recommended orthotics. After casting my feet he created a pair of plastic, rigid orthotics. After I wore them for a few hours my feet began to ache! These hard plastic orthotics were just not natural...just not comfortable and definitely not adjustable. He tried to adjust them by shaving them down to no avail... $180 (not affordable either!) out the door and I still had sore feet! This was ten years ago! Now the chiropractors, podiatrists and doctors are getting $300-$400 for a pair of non-adjustable, plastic or foam (petroleum) orthotics.
"Hey Brett, Thanks for sending the millet husks for my orthotics...the orthotics are so comfortable and supportive and I wear them everyday. Thanks again!
"I'm very happy with them! Especially the toe stimulation...my feet feel so alive at the end of the day when I take off my shoes. Great job! David"
"Thank you for the orthotics--I have been using them in my house shoes (I wear shoes inside because of my lift) and I've really enjoyed feeling the support. I also love that I don't have to wear socks! Awesome. I will let you know in a couple of weeks when to schedule another massage.
"About 2 weeks later my brother decided to purchase your insoles for a new pair of shoes that were irritating him. He had just spent $150 on these shoes and the support was tearing up his feet at work. After putting in your insole/supports he said he was pleasantly surprised. Your support was thinner than his previous insert and offered more support and comfort after a long day at the restaurant. He sends his many thanks!!
Sorry the email was so long, but I wanted to make a point to tell you how we feel about our purchases. In short we love them, and will continue to support you in your endeavors. Just wish you weren't so far away. We are very excited for your up coming stuff you mentioned in one of your videos too. :)
Thank you Brett for making such a wonderful product for everyone to enjoy. It is so refreshing to see someone making a living out of helping/healing or just sharing knowledge/experience without trying to be gimmicky. Your friends in Alaska, Jene and Travis"
Over the last seven years I have invented & developed the most wonderful, ADJUSTABLE, AFFORDABLE, NATURAL, custom orthotics right here in Asheville, NC. I am very excited to offer them to you! These orthotics are all natural, conform perfectly to your feet and unlike plastic or foam orthotics, they're adjustable to whatever amount of arch support that you need. (That amount of support changes constantly just like the seasons, because of course, you and your feet are also natural.) My Asheville orthotics are made out of durable leather and utilize a natural support mechanism (millet hulls) for your arch that can be changed as your feet adjust to the increased need for tension. That is the key to their success! Building more and more support over time makes your feet and leg muscles stronger! It also changes your posture for the better! Obviously these changes need to be gradual! With my adjustable, natural, comfortable orthotics you can start out with just a small amount of support and work your way up. These comfortable orthotics are so adjustable that you can add one teaspoon of millet hulls at a time and you will actually be able to feel the difference too!
Years of hard work! I have spent a long time perfecting these custom orthotics so that they are durable, comfortable, and all natural (healthy). I've probably made 100 orthotics prototypes over the last six years! First I started with having a seamstress sew a pocket on top of a foam insert that I bought at the drug store! These very experimental orthotics were actually a success! In the beginning I filled them too full of buckwheat hulls and I had to reduce the arch support by about half. It was so cool to have total control over my arch support! Within days I was very excited - wanting to create a patent for my new orthotics! Soon thereafter I learned how to sew and I could make my orthotics all on my own. Initially I thought that a heavy denim would be the best material for the orthotics. Unfortunately, after wearing them for a few months I would wear a hole in the ball or heal area of the orthotics. I tried heavy hemp, silk and other strong fabrics to no avail... Then, after I moved to Asheville I decided to use leather for the orthotics. The leather did not wear out and it lasted a long, long time. For a couple of years I was really happy with the leather orthotics until I read that leather is quite toxic. I had also recently become a vegetarian and really wanted to create an Asheville orthotic that reflected my new lifestyle and mindset. Last spring I shaved my dog Chakra and decided to take the hair out to the compost pile. When I tried to dig the hair into the dirt it didn't want to cut so I just buried it thinking that it would break down eventually. It didn't! Even months later that hair was in tact and still wouldn't cut with a shovel. That's when it dawned on me that the best custom orthotic needed to be made out of hair...sheep's hair...wool! (No, not dogs hair!) They make socks out of wool. Maybe the orthotics would be great made out of wool too! I happened to have some blue colored wool left over from a hat project. They came out great and I wore them all summer in sandals and without any socks. I had never wore sandals without socks because I like my feet to feel dry but the orthotics wicked away sweat so great that I no longer needed socks! Awesome! So now I make my North Carolina orthotics out of heavy 100% wool. Wool is so friction resistant and comfortable for the feet! I have not wore a hole in those orthotics yet and it has been almost a year. Now I'm making the arch supports out of wool that is twice as thick as the blue wool used in the beginning! The new ones are sure to last for many years. Also, you can easily wash the wool orthotics...just don't dry in the dryer or they will shrink! Hang them up to dry.
Wait, now I've discovered vegetable tanned leather! It's even more durable than wool for sure and it's very healthy and safe! You will love the veg tanned leather for years and it stretches and conforms better than any other material!
How we create these orthotics in your perfect size.
These orthotics are made to custom fit your feet/shoes. You draw a pattern of one of your shoe's inserts on a piece of paper and send it to me in the mail. No, it doesn't work to fax it. Sorry!.
Only $120! plus $10 shipping (usps Priority mail)
Try my orthotics! You will love them!
Two ways to pay. Your choice. 1. You may use Paypal below ... or 2. You may call to give me your information. I accept Visa and MC over the phone (828) 645-5228 or you could send a check. These are the safest ways to pay.
Guarantee: My orthotics are the only product that are guaranteed only for 2 years. They tend to wear out sooner than other things simply because they are being stepped on constantly. I can usually repair them if you return them to me. No refunds for any reason though.
Stop by!If you live in Asheville or any North Carolina city, Albemarle, Albemarle, Apex, Asheboro, Boone, Burlington, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clemmons, Concord, Cornelius, Eden, Elizabeth City, Garner, Gastonia, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Greenville, Havelock, Hickory, High Point, Huntersville, Jacksonville, Kannapolis, Kinston, Lumberton, Monroe, Salisbury, Sanford, Wilmington, Wilson...please stop by take a look at my wonderful orthotics!
Orthotics & Arch Supports - Educate Yourself - Natural and Adjustable is Better!
Orthotics for supporting the arch of your feet are so important for good health. Too much pressure on the balls and heels of the feet creates imbalance and dis-ease. Putting some of the pressure created from the weight of your body onto the middle of the foot by using an arch support in your shoes can prevent plantar fasciitis (an irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot) and also heel spurs (a hook of bone that forms on the bone at the back of the foot). This article addresses exactly what makes a good insert and why.
For the last 20 years it has been my firm belief that the human body will thrive in good health when it is rewarded with natural things and usually fails in sickness when exposed to synthetics. For example, lets talk about arch supports for shoes, or as they are often called, orthotics. Almost all of the foot supports made now days are made of plastic or foam. These materials are created from petroleum (oil) and various chemicals. It has only been in just the last several decades that we have been exposed to so many synthetics and chemicals that are toxic to our bodies. We have much to learn about the ramifications of our ignorance. Wouldn't it be smart to stay way from direct exposure to these toxins?
I recommend that everyone learn about environmental hazards and how to reduce them from an incredible book called "Creating A Healthy Household" by Lynn Marie Bower. This is a powerful reference guide to removing the toxic materials in your environment.
Besides toxicity, plastic and foam orthotics are just not functionally able to move well with your feet. On the other hand, arch supports made from a natural material like leather (cow skin) will form well and flex properly when walked on. Every time you stride you create movement in your arch.
Our bodies are constantly changing. Millions of cells are produced and millions die each day. In ten years we won't even be the same people in many ways! Like your body, your feet are regularly changing, especially when you are adding support to them. It only makes sense that you need to be able to adjust the amount of support in your arch to create the muscular and connective tissue transition required for maximum foot health. Millet hulls (an all natural body support mechanism) are the natural answer to the need for alternating arch support. An orthotic with a pocket that can be filled with varying amounts of millet hulls to create different amounts of support is a better mouse trap. Over time, as you add more support to the orthotic, your body will change and get stronger. This process takes patience and persistence so keep with it and you will see results.
Another good book for you to read might be, "Natural Foot Care", Herbal Treatments, Massage, and Exercises For Healthy Feet by Stephanie Tourles.
Now you know why natural and adjustable arch supports are superior to the conventional ones so that you won't experience the agony of "de-feet".
Online Instructions For Brett's Incredible Orthotics...
Brett’s Incredible Orthotics Instructions
Thank you for choosing to buy a pair of my orthotics! I hope they serve you well.
Reading these instructions is required for proper use of the orthotics!
Open the zipper on the side of the orthotic and use a spoon to fill as much millet hulls inside that you think might be a good starting point for your arch. Place the orthotic into the shoe. Try out your new orthotics to get a feel for the amount of support. Having support for the first time feels strange but you will get used to it over time. As your arch gets used to support AND as the leather stretches, you will be able to add more and more hulls for support. The leather will continue to stretch and open up the arch area over time. To add more support, open the zipper and use your finger to RAM the hulls deep into the pocket. Push the hulls all the way into the back corners so that you can spoon more inside. Then, after you’ve closed the zipper you’ll be able to re-conform the hulls back to where they need to be. Additionally, the shape of your feet will force the orthotics to conform perfectly to create a perfect “mold”.
Do reflexology on your feet (rub them) regularly so that they can get used to the orthotics better and faster. You are conditioning your feet and legs to be stronger and healthier the more you walk with support and the more you rub your feet. You can watch reflexology videos on Youtube for free! Do not underestimate the importance of doing reflexology! Rubbing your feet regularly is required for healthy feet.
Care and maintenance: Please remember to change out the hulls every 4-8 weeks and/or add more whenever necessary… This is the one thing people forget! Gradually you lose support because the hulls grind down into powder. All things natural decompose and break down… as they should.