My trouble in the past has always been at the diagonally opposite point on my feet (the sesamoid complex). My first set of orthotics helped somewhat but didn't fix the sesamoid problem completely. So these ones were made to shift the load even further. I fear that the right foot one may now have gone a tad too far given that I'm also feeling impact bruising on the underside of my right heel. But it could be that the load simply has to go somewhere and that the balance is now about right with the stress only appearing where it does because those parts of my foot have not been toughened up in the way that, over the years, the sesamoid has.
The history of damage to both my ankles (fracture to the left, sprain to the right) means that maintaning balance, especially in the current slippery conditions, is a constant battle with low-level pain. In fact my left ankle is generally better at it, as long as the path allows.
I do have an appointment early in April to get these orthotics reviewed. Unfortunately (for me) my podiatrist seems to be spending most of March on holiday in Italy. So these will have to get me through this month's walk as they are.