Sole Supports Custom Orthotics are a unique design in orthotic engineering. Unlike many other orthotics, Sole Supports support the foot and arch throughout the entire gait cycle. The average orthotic provides support for only 10-20% of the time. This fact can be observed through a test called the Fowler test as explained below:
- Hold the orthotic against the arch
- Roll the foot forward up onto the toes (toe-off position in walking)
- The orthotic should match up with your arch in this position as well as when the foot is on the ground
What To Expect?
Sole Supports Orthotics will remain in contact with your arch while many other brands of orthotics will show a space between the device and your foot. If the orthotic is not matching perfectly with your foot through the entire gait cycle, then there is less support provided to the foot and less shock absorption.
Sole Supports have inherent flexibility providing shock absorption during dynamic activity (jumping, running, etc.).
The orthotic shell is extremely durable and all of the correction is built into the device versus using external posting like many other orthotic brands. This external posting can wear down over time and then the orthotics need to be replaced much sooner.
Sole Supports come in normal width and depth that are for tennis shoes, hiking boots,etc. There is no need to buy a larger size shoe – they are designed to fit your feet and shoe size. They are also available in a lower profile, narrower style for men’s and women’s dress shoes.