Orthotics is Important
WHY YOUR SHOES AREN’T ENOUGH: AN INSIDER’S LOOK INTO THE SPACE BEHIND THE LACES
In Addition to Custom-made Orthoics, Foot Relief Clinic offers premium , pre-fabricated orthotics engineered to provide biomechanical support and correction with every step. Carefully selected materials provide unique benefits through different lines.
Pre-Fabricated Orthotics are off the shelf insoles that fit into your current or new pair of shoes to give you comfort and support your feet.
It is true that the thought, time and effort each shoe and boot manufacturer puts into making every pair look good. We appreciate the value of a well-constructed boot: the protection a durable upper and rugged sole give our feet.
With their focus on the exterior look and function, there is one component of a shoe that is often overlooked: the space inside. The exact spot your foot will occupy the whole time you’re wearing the thing.
Take a load off
Consider your feet. In fact, take a seat, pull off your shoes, put both flat on the floor and look at them. Now, stand up. Put a pen by the tips of your toes as a gauge if you’d like. It’s likely as you stand your foot spreads out and elongates to support your weight.
The flatter the surface, the more your foot flattens out.
Flat surfaces – Your Arch Enemy
It’s all the flat surfaces that tire your feet. Tired feet ache. Aching feet are no fun. Just ask anyone with plantar fasciitis.
Now let’s consider that overlooked space inside your shoes. What’s the surface like in there? That’s right: Flat again. Remember: the flatter the surface, the more your foot flattens. Think about that. Your foot expands and elongates on the flat surface inside the constricted space of your shoe. That can be a real problem. But it doesn’t have to be. The shoe and boot manufacturers get it as close as they possibly can, but they’ve got their hands full with the design and the function of the whole unit.
We think about feet. A lot.
Your foot is not flat. The bottom is 3-dimensional, with distinct curves and contours.
Add a contoured insole in your shoe to adapt the 3-dimensional contours of your foot to the flat, 2-dimensional surface in your shoes. With the no-longer-flat, contoured shape under your foot, it uses less space to spread out and elongate, while supporting your weight.
It all comes together
The insoles make those great-looking shoes even better – better fit, better function, and way more comfortable for your feet and ankles, your knees, back, and overall body.