I'm amazed that the NHS won't provide you with orthotics
I've always had orthotics supplied by my local Orthotics department. First for a Morton's Neuroma and now for that and flat feet. The wonderful orthotics lady looked at my son's flat feet when he came with me for my fitting and did say that they don't like giving kids orthotics and that they would probably make his ankle instability worse but just to keep an eye on him and see what happens.
I did find that I went over on the outside of my ankles for a few days when I first got mine but noticed a massive difference in my knees
wonder if I'm needing new ones coz my knees have been awful recently.
As for boots, I've got a pair of Doc Martin shoes that are fantastic (boys ones). I have really wide feet, my left foot is even worse than it was because the surgeon cut the ligament holding my toes together while removing the neuroma so I'd guess Doc Martin boots would be good for wide feet too. I have worn good quality leather trainers since I was about 10 and am currently sporting Nike Air Max trainers which are nice and wide and my insoles fit in too (and the extra height the give me is a bonus
). I find kids shoes, especially boys ones tend to be wider. Luckily my feet are size 5
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