Arch Supports or Insoles
Arch supports are usually premade from hard or soft, static materials and designed principally to support the medial arch but being static cannot bring about change. If the arch has weakened or dropped, this brings a feeling of comfort and reinforcement. An insole, likewise, cushions and props up the medial arch. Gel insoles are very unstable and while providing a feeling of softness, may disturb or inhibit the proprioception of the body.
Foot Correctors are dynamic! This is the biggest single difference between arch supports (or insoles) and foot correctors. Foot Correctors move so as to stimulate and exercise and strengthen the connective tissue in the feet. This means fitness as well as support, and fitness usually translates as good health. Foot correctors restore functionality and elasticity, a major factor in foot rehabilitation and maintenance.
The flexibility of the Foot Corrector means all three arches of the foot can be supported, in ratio, and simultaneously. This is vital for alignment, balance and stability. Flexibility means greater comfort too, providing a surface with ‘give’ and a certain rebound action. Sports people, especially, will appreciate the greater shock absorption, improved blood circulation and superior, balanced control in all activities. Higher performance levels become possible.
Soft Steps provide all of the above properties and more. Thousands of people with fasciitis, injuries, and other foot problems, have found relief wearing Soft Steps. People with poor posture – backache, knee, hip and neck pain – have been amazed at the difference a good foundation makes. Sports people have finally licked painful conditions like shin splints and ITB.
See the Step Forward website for further information and happy stories. Order your pair today and open the door to foot comfort, better posture and pain free activity!