Orthodox vs Alternative

The Orthodox View

The accepted and traditional beliefs about foot health and arch supports include the following:

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Hard surfaces and stagnation seldom figure in the equation at all. Yet most foot problems, apart from injury and genetics, can be traced to excessive pressure and lack of appropriate movement.

The Alternative View

Here the following are taken into account:

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How It Works

Unatural walking surfaces

Hard surfaces pound the bone structure and damage our feet. Natural surfaces, like sand and grass, with ‘give’ or mobility, stimulate the moving structures in our feet, increasing strength and suppleness. A fit foot has very few problems! But running, most sports and indoor exercise programs are carried out on hard surfaces. This does not provide the stretch, massage, flex action required to keep our feet truly fit.

Moving Foot

Vertical movement, as in high tech shoes, or on memory foam, does not provide the lengthwise stretch movement vital to the plantar fascia. Years of experience has shown that a supple, elastic foot is resistant to injury, including the microscopic tears related to fasciitis.

Shoes neutralize the effect of natural surfaces – we need to be in touch with a surface that enables the foot to use all the moving parts effectively. Happily, Step Forward brought the answer to South Africa eighteen years ago...

Soft Steps® are the perfect solution – right inside your shoes! Order a pair today and open the door to a new world of pain free movement and foot fitness.

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