Roo's Casa


Cork Shoe Insert DIY
October 12, 2014, 7:25 pm
Filed under: Health

We needed a 1 cm cork shoe insert for a leg discrepancy and couldn’t find one anywhere.  We bought some 1 cm cork from Michael’s and made our own.  Here is how we made our own:

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1. Take out the insoles and trace them onto the cork.  (Some shoes do not have an easy insole to remove.)  Cut out the new insoles.

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2.  I had to cut two and layer them to equal 1 cm.

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3.  Cut a piece of moleskin so that it will fit over the entire insole and wrap around the sides. I got this moleskin at Target in the foot section.

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4.  Peel off the sticker paper from the back of the moleskin and lay the moleskin on top of the insert.

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5.  Wrap the moleskin around the sides to secure both pieces together.  At this point you will try it out in the shoe to see if it fits.  I always have to peel back the moleskin and trim the sides to make it fit.  I even have to cut the bottom layer of the insert so that the toes have room in the shoe.  1 cm makes a big difference in a shoe.

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6.  Now you are ready to wear your new insert.  I change them out each quarter so that they stay the height that I need.  They do tend to cave in over time.

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