Men's Orthopedic Build Ups and Shoe Lifts
in Austin, Texas
Men's Orthopedic Build-Ups and Orthopedic Shoe Lifts by Austin Shoe Hospital
Orthopedic Build Ups and Orthopedic Shoe Lifts for LLD Patients
Our cobblers can perform orthopedic build-ups, or orthopedic shoe lifts, on shoes or boots for anyone with leg length discrepancy (LLD). These buildups range from an 1/8 inch lift and up to 3 inches tall, as needed, and we work hard to ensure a balanced orthopedic adjustment.
For these build-ups, we use an orthopedic material called “cloud crepe”, a cushion-type rubber that is light-weight and flexible—yet extremely durable. Cloud crepe comes in many different colors and thicknesses and can be used for any type of shoe lifting project.
A crepe build-up is either placed on top of the original sole to closely match the other shoe, or we can remove the very bottom (1/4 inch) of the original sole (also called a split-sole process), place the prescribed cloud crepe buildup onto the shoe, and then re-cement the original sole bottom back to the crepe build-up. This is called a "sandwich build-up" and it allows you to keep the original manufacturer's sole tread and cosmetic look. To finish, we create a comfortable rocker toe for proper rotation during wear.
After a professional orthopedic build-up is completed by our Austin Shoe Hospital cobblers, it really shouldn’t be too noticeable. However, the comfort and protection it provides to the user will change daily life in the best of ways!