The best answer we can provide is–it depends. In order to determine if you need custom orthotics, your podiatrist or other healthcare professional will complete an evaluation of your overall health and it may also include a biomechanical exam. Fees for these services vary greatly.
If custom orthotics are indicated, your doctor will select the proper orthotic for you. Are your orthotics for running shoes? Will you wear them at work? Do you have calluses or sores on your feet? The doctor will select the orthotics and then indicate if additional padding, cut outs, high performance materials, arch support and other additions and accommodations are needed based on your examination and your pathology.
Much like eyeglasses, it’s difficult to say how much they will cost before knowing exactly what you need. We recommend having a discussion with your provider about the cost before ordering your orthotics.