Hello all, it's been a while since I've posted on here, and a fair bit has happened since. Passed my briefing thanks to the help I got on here, so I'm back for more! This time, I need help regarding the use and cost of orthotic inserts. Not soft inserts such as Sorbathanes, which I already use, but solid plastic inserts. I've just been to a reccomended chiropodist in my area, who has explained why I've been suffering from mild shinsplints and occasional knee pain. Apparently my feet don't sit propely on the ground, but slouch inwards. I'm no doctor and won't pretend to be, but he explained how that knackers me and does the damage it does. I'm quite seasoned now, a lot fitter than I was when I first posted on here, so overtraining really isn't the problem here. I know my limits. However, the inserts he reccomended were very expensive, to the tune of Â£400 plus casting fees. This I simply can't afford, at least not for a year or so! So I desperately need advice from you chaps in the know, what kind of difference does all this money make? I don't doubt the effectiveness of orthotics, but what's the difference between this Â£400 set, and an Â£80 set out of Scholl on the high street? Both are apparently custom made. Will I be able to notice a difference? Has anyone been in my situation and gone with Scholl? Should I do the same, or go with a normal chiropodist, for 3 times the cost minimum? I'm losing a considerable amount of training time nursing my bloody feet, and it's extremely frustrating. Ideally I'd love to go to Scholl tomorrow, have these orthotics sometime this week, and hit the running tracks even harder! Many thanks for all replies, if you feel you might have a snippet of relevant knowledge, please chip in!