The right orthotic goes in the right shoe, and the left orthotic goes in the left shoe.
The arch-support is supposed to comfortably conform to the arch of your foot. The arch support is not supposed to be a painful lump on the outside of your foot. This is according to the people who filled my prescription from Dr. Foote.
I laughed at them. And asked, “Do you seriously have to tell people that?”
The professionals assured me that some people can’t tell them apart. For people who continue to have difficulty, they have to be labeled “right” and “left.”
I’d still rather go barefoot, but am hopeful that these things will help.