tomtom wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:08 am
Imo only viable option.
Hardshell must be custom
Many people in my region have benefits through work. Most get coverage for some form of orthotics. The general state of shoes out there and what the average person is wearing is ridiculously sub standard when it comes to support, many rushe out there to get their feet measured by fancy electronic force pad and have themselves a fancy custom made orthotic done up. They run about $600-700. People buy in because its a fancy machine and the word "custom" makes them feel special.
Its a complete rip off. Most of the "custom" orthotics are barely modified off the shelf pieces. Most people don't care because they get the money back from their benefit plan.
The reality is that for the vast majority of feet that don't have something really individual about them, a simple $45 birkenstock insert will bring the level of support of their sub standard shoes up to snuff. Primary arch, secondary arch, torsion control and flex resisting structure in the last of the shoe.... this is not rocket science. If it were, we would all need custom shoes let alone orthotics.
Harnesses are exactly the same. You take 1000 custom formed low back supports and your going to find very little difference between them except for overall size. Some poor dudes and dudettes out there are of course more than one standard deviation outside the norm, but the reality is that you can accommodate the vast major of us with a few size options.
You are an individual, but your not that much of an individual !!