orthotics types

Custom Orthotics Selection & Models.

Welcome to the U.S Orthotic Center. We specialize in sports orthotics, dress orthotics, fashion orthotics, and everyday orthotics to meet your needs. We customize high-quality orthotics, among the best available on the market.


The sports orthotic at U.S Orthotic Center is specifically designed for athletic performance. It boasts a fully customized arch with a deep heel cup and an additional 1/8” bottom layer. The running version includes a runners’ wedge to help prevent pronation of the foot. The tennis orthotics model features a bottom layer of cushioned poron for enhanced shock absorption. NBA basketball orthotics incorporate a layer of hidden poron beneath the top layer to aid in shock absorption, thereby enhancing vertical leaps. Golfer orthotics feature a moderate heel cup with a layer of performance EVA material that prevents collapsing while adding power to your swing. Cyclist orthotics offer extra forefoot control to enhance pedal cadence. These athletic orthotic solutions offer the perfect fit for your needs.



The dress orthotics model is an insole designed for dress or casual shoes that feature a thin removable insole. This model boasts a lower profile compared to the dress-sport version. U.S. Orthotics Center has developed a line of functional devices specifically tailored for dress shoes. These custom orthoses are typically narrower devices with a shallow heel cup, allowing them to fit easily into dress shoes.


U.S. Center fashion orthotics are suitable for use in both women’s and men’s dress shoes, including flats and up to women’s 4” heels. This model features the lowest profile among all the options. Some doctors may refer to this model as a whale or cobra tail orthotic. All orthotic models can be modified with corrections and additional top and bottom cushioned layers.


US Orthotics Correction

The different layers (differentiated by color) of materials are added to the bottom of the orthotic for a specific effect. Here is a description of each orthotic correction from left to right. The first orthotic has a yellow wedge for forefoot supination and a well/drop to relieve pressure from a painful metatarsal head. This model shows a drop on the 3rd metatarsal, but multiple metatarsals can be dropped. For golfers and cyclists, we often incorporate this type of wedge without the drop so the knee tracks to the outside. The second orthotic is for sesamoiditis. The brick-red layer has a cutout for the 1st toe that off-loads the painful area. Under the 1st metatarsal cutout is a layer of poron (light blue material). Poron is a fat pad substitute to cushion painful areas of the foot. Some doctors use this correction to relieve painful bunions. The third orthotic is for a cavus foot (high arch) correction. The tan wedge is used for supinated feet (feet that roll out) commonly found with high arch feet. The post is thick on the outside and tapers to a thin edge towards the arch. This model rolls the foot in. It can relieve ankle pain, peroneal tendonitis, and inside knee pain. The fourth orthotic is used to treat posterior tendonitis. The blue wedge on this insole is called “posting.” It is a modification used for a pronated foot (a foot that rolls in or has a collapsed arch). The “posting” is thick on the inside and tapers to a thin edge on the outside of the foot to prevent the foot from rolling in. This correction is also used as a treatment for posterior and tibial tendinitis, knee pain, and hip pain. It also can relieve symptoms of scoliosis.


U.S Orthotic Center also produces orthotic insoles for children. The orthotic models are the same as those for adults but sized according to the child’s foot. Children can inherit the same foot problems as their parents. If addressed early, orthotic support can help prevent the problem from worsening as the child grows into adulthood!



The UCBL, which stands for the University of California at Berkeley, offers maximum stabilization and control. It is used for extremely pronated (rolled-in foot), unstable, or arthritic foot/ankle conditions. It features an extremely deep heel cup and high medial and lateral flanges for ultimate support.

The Basketball orthotic model is the same model and color that the US Orthotic Center makes for the Brooklyn Nets. It includes a hidden layer of shock-absorbing impact material sandwiched into the orthotic, offering outstanding rebound cushioning for quick stop-and-go and jump maneuvers. The rockered carbon graphite plate can be used under any full-length model. The plate is ultra-thin and is utilized to relieve Hallux rigidus (stiff 1st toe), plantar plate tears, and arthritic feet. It prevents the toe(s) from bending while stabilizing the arthritic midfoot and ankle.


Most U.S. orthotics are made from EVA, a moldable rubber. EVA can be as soft as a sponge or as hard as a car tire. Our EVA thickness ranges from 1/16th” to 1/2” thick in gradients of 1/16th of an inch. The EVA can be glued and stacked to make heel lifts for short legs up to 6 inches. We also use poron material in 1/2″, 1/4″, 1/8″, and 1/16” sizes. Poron is a cushioned shock-absorbing material used as a bottom underlayment. Additionally, we stock rigid to flexible plastics, including carbon graphite. At the US Orthotic Center, we custom design all orthotics according to your activity level, height, and weight, combining different materials for the desired effect. 

the orthotics according to your activity level, height, and weight, combining different materials for the desired effect. 

US Orthotics Center

US Orthotics Center