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WHY ARE INSOLES WITH VRB TECHNOLOGY BETTER FOR YOUR FEET

WHY ARE INSOLES WITH VRB TECHNOLOGY BETTER FOR YOUR FEET

FOCUS ON ARCH SUPPORT FOR A GREAT BASE OF HEALTH

Arch support is a term being used a lot in the “Health Awareness” community.  When shopping for almost any type of shoe today, you’ll undoubtedly be asked..”what’s  your foot type?”.  You should know that if you have an abnormally high or low arch and if you tend to overpronate or underpronate and choose a shoe accordingly.  Even more importantly, complimentary to most shoes, it is worthwhile to consider an orthotic insole to put in that shoe in replace of the factory insole.  More often than not, they DO NOT provide the proper Arch Support that coincides with your individual foot type. 

Studies have shown a reduction in pain after using arch support, mainly because arch support provides a cushion to the affected area. Neutral cushioned shoes can result in the reduction of pain in flat-footed athletes with plantar pressure. Another trial was held on 43 patients with plantar fasciitis.  According to 2016 National Runner Survey, motion control (adjustability), cushion, stability, and injury prevention were some of the biggest concerns on buyers' mind.

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO DYNAMICALLY ADJUST YOUR ARCH SUPPORT

Insoles are all generally “static”, meaning once they are inserted into your shoe they do not move at all through your gait cycle.  Whether they are hard plastic conformed insoles that are custom made, or even over-the-counter insoles with a foam footbed that degrades relatively quickly, they all essentially to not move with the foot in a conforming manner through your gait cycle. 

There is however, a new groundbreaking product in the insole arena called SelectFlex that does exactly this through their VRB technology and PowerLiftArch™ system.  SelectFlex is the first dynamic insole that lifts your arch into alignment with each and every step from 3 Arch support levels.

The PowerLiftArch™ has 3 selectable arch support settings, with setting#1 providing 10 lbs. of arch lift per step, setting#2: 14 lbs. and setting#3: 18 lbs. This is significant when multiplied over one mile or 2,000 steps:

  • Setting#1: 2,000 steps X 10 lbs = 20,000 lbs of arch support per mile
  • Setting#2: 2,000 steps X 14 lbs = 28,000 lbs of arch support per mile
  • Setting#3: 2,000 steps X 18 lbs = 36,000 lbs of arch support per mile

This unique dynamic insole provides continuous lifting arch alignment with every step to promote lower extremity health, reduced overuse injuries, less pain and refreshed feet at the end of a long day standing at work.

If you are on your feet all day, stand for long periods of time for work or looking for enhanced athletic performance & reduced recovery time, SelectFlex delivers daily and long term benefits.  A recent multi-phase study measured the PowerLiftArch delivering up to 89% more arch support. This means your foot is kept in ideal comfort and healthy alignment, with more arch deformation control.

In addition to this benefit, the patented heel PowerCup™ cradles the heel with up to 50% more ankle stability that provides balance and sure stride, with a super soft elastomer shock absorbing heel.

When the body is in alignment, it requires less energy and wear and tear to move. SelectFlex lifting arch insoles were designed to keep you in greater alignment and less pain, especially if your feet pronate or roll inwards like 80% of the population.

A recent University survey showed participants in the performance studies loved the ability to customize arch support with 3 different settings and valued the comfort of the adjustable insole molding to their foot arch.  After long walks, the comfort felt from the active arch control with each step gave SelectFlex an 82% comfort rating for everyday wear.  SelectFlex insoles are as effective as custom made orthotics, at 1/4 the cost.

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FLAT FEET vs. HIGH ARCHES

Meta description: This post compares the foot conditions of Flat Feet vs. High-Arch arches. It also gives an award-winning solution to manage both of these conditions.


As a runner for more than three decades, you can say I certainly have experienced my share of foot ailments. Now that I'm in my early 40's, I've come to realize that I want to stay active as long as possible. There is some good news. Runners or anyone else who is flatfooted or has high-arch arches can run free of pain if they follow certain strategies.

Let's compare the differences between being flat-footed and having a high-arch condition. You might identify with any one of them. Next, we can review a proven solution, the one that worked for me.

Flat Feet

Mayo Clinic defines someone who is flat-footed as one who has flat arches. Upon standing, your whole feet touch the floor. Flat-footedness is a common condition. During childhood, the arches may not have developed. Injuries to the area could have also occurred at some point in life.

According to a study conducted by the
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, flatfootedness is a condition which impacts our quality of life as the 40+ crowd ages. Many times people do not report feeling any pain at all when they are flat-footed.

Symptoms include:

  • Heel or arch pain that increases during physical activity
  • Swollen ankles

High Arches

According to MedlinePlus.gov a high arch area is from the toes to the heel. If you don't have flat soles, you may have a high arch. This condition is rarer than being flatfooted. They're also more painful because the discomfort is in the middle of the foot. This is the part of the foot where the bones join the toes and ankle are called metatarsals. Higher than average arches are caused by a bone or nerve condition.

Symptoms include:

  • Length of the foot is shorter than average
  • Pain while running, standing, or walking
  • A struggle to fit into shoes


I have a high arch condition with occasional Morton's neuroma flare-ups. My high arch condition used to exasperate when I ran long distances. I said "used to" for a reason. Since I found a SelectFlex, I can say that I am happily running again pain-free.

An Effective Solution

The safest remedy for me was and still is SelectFlex Arch control insoles. A high-arch or flat-footed condition can be debilitating. But I always seem to find comfort when I wear my SelectFlex. Matter of fact, it feels like something is missing when I don't have them on throughout the day.

Here's what I like best about these specific orthotic insoles:

Fast and simple customizable arch support - The unique, proprietary arch control adjuster allows me to quickly modify the support. No need to drop the shoe inserts off to a specialist every time I need an adjustment. I can get running again without interruption or having to wait to receive my insoles back from an ortho facility.

Fits my shoe collection - My sneakers and boots are more comfortable. They require medium to thick socks and this works fine with the SelectFlex inserts. Thin socks nor loose type footwear are not recommended for insoles, and understandably so. I want my feet to stay secure, not wobble.

Provides long-lasting wear - I run daily. I can get a good six months of wear out of one pair. They'll last up to a year if I were to stop running and resume "normal" activity. Not a chance!

It's an award-winning solution- SelectFlex won the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Best Foot Protection Product of 2020 Award. I must say for me, it's also the best non-surgical solution.

SelectFlex brings comfort for those with:

  • flat-feet conditons - having entirely flat soles
  • high arches - having higher than average arches
  • Morton's Nueroma - experiencing nerve pain near the toes
  • plantar fasciitis - feeling a sharp foot pain caused by inflamed tissue near the heel
  • And a host of other foot conditions

SelectFlex is changing lives for people who run like I do, walk, or just stay active in completing their daily chores. You can take control of your foot condition today! Find out more about this special arch support that is working for me. I bet it will do wonders for you too.


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