The “breaking in” period for new custom orthotics will differ for each patient. However, there is a similar process that everyone can use as their feet learn to love being in the correct position. Just like a bad habit, it takes time for the feet to feel good once they are properly aligned. However, once they are in their proper place—your entire body will benefit!
The best rule of thumb is to start slowly. Wear the prescription orthotics for a short time (start with two hours), and then give your feet a rest. Gradually increase the time that you are wearing them each day. By the second week of wear, you will likely be able to enjoy the orthotics all day.
Remember, let your feet guide you. While it takes time to adjust, your feet should never be in pain due to an orthotic.