Legendary experience, quality and shape in proven polypropylene


Why does an innovator like NWPL craft orthotics using a material as ubiquitous as polypropylene?

One of the keys to our longevity and success centers on our willingness to listen to the needs of healthcare professionals and people suffering foot pain. Our new polypropylene custom orthotics are thoughtfully designed to maintain the core values thousands of healthcare professionals have trusted since 1964.

— Value – The industry-leading NWPL experience is now more accessible than ever.
— Shape – The one-of-a-kind shape of our orthotics is simply superior and transcends a specific material.
— Experience – We spent 1000’s of hours on new systems and processes to raise the bar for NWPL poly orthotics.
— Innovation – Polypropylene allows for new options including integrated posts crafted into the orthotic shell.


Polypropylene orthotics


— Trusted Northwest Podiatric Laboratory shape.
— Standard heel grind (flat area on bottom of shell in the heel) on non-posted orthotic to minimize bulk and improve shoe fit.
— Sleek and strong integrated heel posts and forefoot posts (featuring the classic NWPL shape).
— Maximum strength with minimal bulk.
— Unmatched NWPL look and feel. Polypropylene orthotics you can truly be proud of.


Benefits of polypropylene custom orthotics from NWPL

  1. Orthotics designed and finished by NWPL. Shell made by a trusted partner to our specs.
  2. Northwest Podiatric Laboratory’s best value in decades.
  3. As easy to prescribe as they are to fit in nearly any type of shoe – from soccer cleats and running shoes to hiking boots and casual shoes.
  4. A great option for healthcare professionals seeking new tools for their treatment toolbox.
  5. Unbeatable support, reliability and patient outcomes.


When to order poly

Polypropylene is a versatile and reliable foundation when functional foot orthoses are required. Activities and pathologies where healthcare professionals most often choose polypropylene include:

— Patients seeking maximum bang for the buck
— Applications where maximum durability is a must
— As a replacement for existing custom orthotics


How to order

Healthcare professionals (podiatrists, physical therapists, etc.) can ship casts/impressions and print Rx form to NWPL OR scan and submit order via the new SmartCast® app.



We’re here to help! Contact Customer Care at [email protected] or 800-443-7260.



Northwest Podiatric Laboratory is an industry leader in custom foot orthotics and related technologies. Dennis Brown, a retired British soldier, elite athlete and natural-born inventor founded the company in 1964 and was joined by a pioneer in the biomechanics of the foot, Dr. Chris Smith, in 1974. With an exclusive blend of science, craftsmanship and innovation, the partners have built a company that utilizes proprietary production techniques and technology to produce orthotics with a unique shape and unparalleled performance. Northwest Podiatric Laboratory has helped over a million people suffering from foot pain to lead better, pain-free lives. Learn more at www.nwpodiatric.com.

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