Who Are PolyFab orthotics Suited For?

Polyfab Orthotics are prefabricated shoe insert intended to provide supplemental support for the arch/heel of the foot. They are designed to suit typical pronation (rolled in/flat feet) that create the majority of issues in the general population. Our orthotics can be used by these people or can be modified and dispenced by Health Practitioners to address more complex lower limb pathology. 

People who suffer from more serious biomechanical problems should consult a podiatrist to discuss a customised orthotic. The severe foot conditions in this category include (but aren't limited to) excessive supination, where the foot roles outward, large bunions, foot ulcers, Diabetics and deformities or excessive flat feet (where the arch touches the ground or is convex in nature). 

See our page outlining common foot conditions to see if you have any conditions to be aware of. 

Choosing Your Size

This is a very important part of getting the best result out of Polyfab Orthotics. Follow the diagram below and compare your measurements with the size charts provided. 


Orthotic Measurements 

Small Kids  
Fore foot width 65 mm
Length 142 mm
Heel cup width 50 mm
Arch height 27mm
Heel cup height 15 mm


Fore foot width 70 mm
Length 150 mm
Heel cup width 53 mm
Arch height 28 mm
Heel cup height 15 mm


Extra Small  
Fore foot width 74 mm
Length 160 mm
Heel cup width 60 mm
Arch height 33 mm
Heel cup height 15 mm


Fore foot width 79 mm
Length 160 mm
Heel cup width 65 mm
Arch height 33 mm
Heel cup height 15 mm


Fore foot width 79 mm
Length 170 mm
Heel cup width 65 mm
Arch height 35 mm
Heel cup height 13 mm


Fore foot width 81 mm
Length 180 mm
Heel cup width 70 mm
Arch height 35 mm
Heel cup height 15mm


Extra Large  
Fore foot width 85 mm
Length 190 mm
Heel cup width 73 mm
Arch height 36 mm
Heel cup height 15mm



How to Wear and Fit Your Orthotics

1) Make sure your shoes are the correct size!

There needs to be sufficient room in your shoes to ensure your orthotics fit.  Footwear needs to allow at least a finger width between your longest toes and the end of the shoe.

2) Orthotic Placement in Your Shoe.

When inserting your Polyfab Orthotic in your shoes, please ensure the orthotic is pushed back into the heel counter of the shoe. You can put the orthotic on top of any existing flat shoe liner. Do not add on top of an existing arch support.

3) Putting Your Shoe On

You will need to ensure the orthotic doesn't slide forward in the shoe when putting your shoe on. To do this ensure your laces are loosened up. You can hold your finger on the orthotic heel to ensure it doesn't slide forward also. Lace your shoes up firmly to ensure your foot and orthotic stay in the correct position in the shoe. The front edge of the top cover on the orthotics will lift if you do not unlace your shoes to remove your foot.

Medical practitioners should also give a copy of these  instructions to there patients. This is not a substitute for medical advice rather offered in good faith and general in nature. If you have any questions regarding the use of this product  please Contact Us at info@polyfaborthotics.com.au.

Important Notes

  • Like all changes, it is important to gradually introduce your orthotics into your daily life. You  may wish to only wear them for an hour at a time initially and slowly build that duration. You should be wearing your orthotics comfortably all day after approximately 4 weeks. 
  • Minor foot and leg discomforts can occur during the initial adjustment time. If you have any questions regarding the use of  this product please Contact Us or see your local Podiatrist. If you experience excessive discomfort, develop blisters or feel something is not right stop using the orthotics immediately.
  • Avoid initially "breaking in" your orthotics with high impact sports such as soccer, football, running or impact sports. Only use the orthotics during sport when you feel your feet are ready. 
  • Ensure you wear orthotics in both shoe, never use just one orthotic. 
  • Polyfab Orthotics must be used with appropriate shoes and should never be used with shoes such as women’s high heels, ballet flat, sandals.
  • The orthotics should be checked after 12 months for suitability as the foot changes over time. In the case of children this should be done more regularly.
  • Orthotics may be cleaned with warm soapy water. Do not soak.