Great shoes are just the first step to comfortable feet and good health. Most of us need the added customized support that only an orthotic insert can provide. At Healthy Shoes, we are superbly trained to assist you in betting the ultimate comfort from your shoes and in the process, ensuring that you get the maximum mileage out of your shoes. We carry a wide selection from both Lyncos and Powerstep. We are sure to find one that suits you and your footwear perfectly!
We carry patented, biomechanically designed insoles for all dancers and athletes – a unique combination of a recoiling arch support and a layer of shock-absorbing material. Designed for dancers to promote better posture and performance, they help reduce muscle fatigue and repetitive stress injuries and can create a stronger foot by encouraging the foot muscles to work harder. Unlike conventional insoles, they provide firm and continuous support without limiting your foot movement or flexibility. They won’t slip and they won’t bulge, regardless of your foot position.
Low Arches (flat feet)
Characteristics: Very flexible foot with an arch that sits low to the ground. Very little arch definition.
Potential Problems: Over-pronation, plantar fasciitis, post-tibial tendonitis, heel spurs, medial knee problems, bunions.
Orthotics: Orthotics should incorporate medial rear foot posting and arch support to keep the foot aligned and help control over-pronation.
Characteristics: Biomechanically efficient foot. Moderately flexible foot. Defined arch.
Potential Problems: Susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain and metatarsalgia from repetitive stress and improper fitting footwear.
Orthotics: Orthotics should have arch support, cushioning and shock absorbing materials for comfort and foot pain prevention.
Characteristics: Very rigid foot with an arch that sits higher from the ground. Well defined arch. Excessive pressure to rearfoot and forefoot.
Potential Problems: Plantar fasciitis, heel pain syndrome, arch strain, metatarsalgia, calluses, claw toes.
Orthotics: Orthotics should have proper arch support, metatarsal pads for forefoot relief, and strong cushioning properties.