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 The Shoe Horn, we are superbly trained to assist you in getting 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 Spenco and Powerstep. We are sure to find one that suits you and your footwear perfectly!
Low Arch (flat feet)
You’ve got company…approximately 20% of the population has this condition. Low arches are more flexible and tend to roll inwards and over-pronate. If you have this condition, omprints or iStep scans for your foot type typically show almost your entire foot. Low arches are often biomechanically imbalanced making your feet more susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain, arch pain or plantar fasciitis, but the right footwear and foot orthotics can help you achieve proper body alignment, prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Approximately 60% of the population is lucky enough to be blessed with medium arches which are usually biomechanically efficient but can still be susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain or ball-of-foot discomfort. Typically, imprints or iStep scans for your foot type show about half your arch area with a well-defined forefoot and rearfoot. If this is your foot arch type, you can still greatly benefit from some extra cushioning, shock absorption and support. The right footwear and foot orthotics can help you achieve proper body alignment, prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Approximately 20% of the population has high arches, usually classified as supinated and more rigid than other feet. Typically, imprints or iStep scans for your foot type show mostly your heel and ball-of-foot, with very little in the arch area. With high arches you have less surface area for absorbing impact and therefore place excessive pressure on your rearfoot and forefoot areas. This can make you susceptible to foot conditions such as heel pain, ball-of-foot pain or plantar fasciitis. The right orthotics can help fill in your arch cavity to disperse this shock, providing the cushioning and alignment needed to prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.