Does Dr Scholl’s Foot Mapping Solve All Your Foot Problems?

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Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping is a kiosk that is located in stores and is supposed to tell you which parts of your feet take the most abuse and then recommend the proper inserts based on your unique make-up. This would seem like a better way than just buying a one-size-fits-all type of orthotic, but only if the machine actually works at identifying the right areas that need help. So let’s see if it really works.

What is Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping?

Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping is a system designed to identify, or “map”, the areas of your feet that receive the most pressure when you are standing, and therefore, experience the most discomfort and/or pain.


These systems or “kiosks” then provide you with a report that recommends which Dr. Scholl’s custom orthotic insert is right for you. This recommendation is based on the specific pressure pattern, type of arch, and length of your feet.

What Is The Benefit To Using A Dr. Scholl’s Footmapping Kiosk?

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The technology of the kiosk provides you with a “custom” fit. It can be expected that you will then be able to obtain a product specific to your needs, as opposed to a “one size fits all” product, which, let’s face it, seldom if ever “fits all”.

Removes the guesswork

It also helps to eliminate the potential of choosing the wrong product, which may end up resulting in making the issue you are trying to resolve worse instead of better.

Where Can You Find A Dr. Scholl’s Footmapping Kiosk?

Shopping Mall

Since Dr. Scholl’s Custom Orthotics is such a well known and popular brand, most stores that carry them also now have a Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping kiosk onsite.

Also, you can do an internet search for “dr Scholl’s custom orthotics kiosk near me”, and you should be provided with a list of stores near you where you can find a kiosk.

Who Would Benefit From Using A Dr. Scholl’s Footmapping Kiosk?

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Anyone who has trouble with their feet, and is looking for a reasonably quick and easy solution to their issue would benefit from using a Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping kiosk.

Foot Problems

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Common foot problems include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Have a job that keeps you on your feet for long periods, particularly on hard surfaces;
  • Or simply the type of shoes you are going to be wearing, such as high heels, which anyone who has ever worn them knows are a killer on your feet, your legs, and your back.

These things can make even simple tasks seem like a huge burden so having the right orthotic would be a huge benefit, and the Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping kiosk can certainly help to identify the correct orthotic for you.

How Does The Footmapping Work?

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Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping approach has been created to give a customized orthotic insert recommendation after you stand on the kiosk platform for the specified time.

  • While you stand on the platform, it is measuring how your weight is distributed across your feet, and identifying which foot, as well as which parts of your feet, takes the most abuse.


  • From there the machine will recommend a specific orthotic insert so that you can get the extra support and cushioning you need in the areas that need it the most.

This sort of analytical approach to correcting foot problems is not something that is new; however, Dr. Scholl’s is the first company to make it available in-store, so you don’t have to visit an orthotics specialist.

 The Hype


Dr. Scholl’s is definitely proud of their product line, as is obvious from their marketing approach, which certainly ensures widespread awareness of the brand and the product line.

The promotional ads for their custom-fit line of products gets its fair share of TV time, and are featured front and centre on their official site.

This would seem to indicate their faith in the accuracy of their FootMapping technology, and their recommended product, which they are then hoping translates into customer satisfaction and widespread recommendations from current users to any number of potential new customers.

What Is The Cost Of Using A Dr. Scholl’s Footmapping Kiosk?


That is one of the great things about this system, there is no cost involved in using a Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping kiosk.


The only time a cost is incurred is when you decide to accept the recommendation that has been provided to you and actually purchase the custom orthotics that have been recommended to you. The average cost of these custom orthotic inserts is about $45.

This option is far less expensive than going to an orthotics specialist. The only question is will they provide the same relief that you would get from the orthotics made by a specialist. Or would some type of foot treatment be of greater benefit?

What Type Of Commitment Is Involved In Using A Dr. Scholl’s Footmapping Kiosk?


There really is no commitment. It only takes a few minutes to get your recommendation. And, you don’t have to wait to get your orthotic inserts, provided the one recommended to you is in stock.

The Evaluation

Dr. Scholl’s has been around for years and they’ve developed a dedicated customer following. They have continued to improve on existing customer favorites as well as develop new products.

They do not take their popularity for granted but are always striving to use new technology to ensure they are providing the best product possible to their customers.

Compared to a general one-size-fits-all insert, this system definitely does a good job of ensuring you get the insert that is right for you.

Final Dr. Scholl’s FootMapping Assessment


There are many that have used the Dr. Scholl’s Footmapping system and are thoroughly impressed with it. Then there are some in the professional world that don’t believe that the mapping is authentic.

They provide some solid facts as to why this may not be the case. However, it doesn’t seem to address those who have had great success with the system.


The Bottom Line

The bottom line is you have to be the judge. Keeping in mind that using the Footmapping device is free. It’s only when you go to buy the orthotics that you will have put up some money.

Bridging the gap

This system does a good job of bridging the gap between the quick and easy one-size-fits-all option, and the time consuming and expensive option of going to a professional might be eliminated.

The option

Although the custom fit inserts are more expensive than their original product, they are also better suited to the customer’s need, and therefore worth the additional cost.

If you have had a Dr. Scholls footmapping experience why not share the details with us.




51 Customer Reviews on “Does Dr Scholl’s Foot Mapping Solve All Your Foot Problems?

  1. I was having foot pain for about seven years I went to a foot doctor and she made custom insoles which cost 500 dollars never helped one bit which I thought was terrible so last week while at Costco I decided to try the foot mapping machine the machine recommended 440 for my feet I purchased them and boy what a difference at the end of the day I had no tingling in my feet I can say that the foot mapper really works and is a lot cheaper than 500 dollars thanks doctor scholls

  2. I had the same question. Tried just putting these on top of current stuff…not comfortable. Took out ordinal inserts and just used the new ones…love it.

    Found instructions online from dr schools and they say to remove the shoes original insert.

    I’ve had serious heel pain for a few years. Lately it’s been a bit better due to a new pair of shoes with a great cushion under the heels…an air chamber built into the soles…Nike.

    These inserts though are fantastic so far. Can definitely feel the weight has been taken off my heels and shifted slightly forward. It’s now spread between the front of the heel and the arch. Shoes feel fantastic.

    Feet are still slightly sore but have only been using for a few days now. I’m very optimistic that the pain will finally go away for good.

    Other reviews have people complaining that they got different readings from the machine. I took 3 readings from the machine I used and got the same recommendation each time. I’m guessing some machines might not be in the best shape.

    Overall, I could not be happier. Years of severe pain (at times nearly crippling) seems to be about over.

  3. I too have tried the Dr. Scholls foot mapping kiosk… Just 30 minutes ago, I stood on one, four different times, and within about a 10 minute period, I got three different readings. Decided not to purchase. $50 is still too much to “guess” which result might be right. 😕

  4. I understand that the Dr Scholl mapping technology cannot measure arch height, so I may have just gotten lucky. I’ve been using them for two months now and no longer experience foot pain. Compared to the almost intolerable pain I was experiencing, I was happy to spend the $50!

  5. My experience was amazing! I had immediate relief and use Dr Scholl orthotic inserts everyday. I am in restaurant management at a large university and spend most of my day on my feet. A couple weeks ago I had a day where I experienced quite a bit of pain only to discover I had forgotten to switch out the inserts and put them in the shoes I was wearing that day!

  6. I don’t …in fact I use a cushion my wife had in her shoe then put the Schools 430 on top of it. Doc said last week I have Planter Pain in the Assisitis . Soooo…he told me to order a foot splint from Amazon…my choice on the brand . Also 2 Aleve (I use generic) 2x per day. So I also bought new shoes today. I dropped in to Walmart ,Hooksett NH and re-measured my feet. Now @ 230. So does the change mean anything ? That is why I came here to read others opinions. I wear the foot splint at night watching TV. I have worn it to bed but it is a bit awkward under the sheets. All toll I think my feet ( mainly the right foot ) are improving. But like a lot of things it is not going to be any one thing that corrects the problem.

  7. my questions is… you need to remove the current insole from your shoe and replace with the Dr. Scholl insert?

  8. where can i find this machine in st.catharines , or Pen Center or Niagara falls . Please list the shops and the areas . Thanks.

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