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.