In complicated cases, it is not possible to make well fitted shoes without an intermediate testing. Intermediate testing helps a customer to be 100% secure of a result or when it is a part of high quality patient service.
For intermediate testing prototype shoes, or so called test shoes, are produced. They are available from the following materials:
Hard PVC foil is the most common choice
Soft PVC foil is used for diabetic patients
Test shoes from leather give a most realistic imagination of the final product
If it is necassary, after the intermediate testing, the adjustments of custom-made lasts are made according to the customer‘s remarks.