Hi and welcome to my first instructable. I thought I would start with something that I use on a daily basis and which has pretty much become a necessity for me. To start it should be known that I have pretty large feet size 16 in the US and due to this size I also tend to experience discomfort in my feet when not properly supported. Having larger feet it can be difficult to find shoe inserts in my size, often times they run only to a size 13 and in my shoes slide around and leave a sharp edge towards the toes. My solution was to create my own inserts from cheap readily available materials which I could size however I wanted.
Last Updated: November 5, References. To create this article, 13 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Building your own shoe insoles can save money and help recycle items you no longer need, such as cardboard or an old exercise mat.
Don't throw away the Styrofoam plates from meat packages. Instead, have your child place his or her foot on one, trace the outline of the foot in marker, and cut the shape out. Do the same for the other foot. Then stick them inside the child's shoes or boots as shoe inserts. They will keep the dampness out all winter so that your child's feet will remain warm and dry.