That’s a great question. There are many reasons for being fitted with an orthotic. A lot of today’s footwear provides a simple, generic support of the longitudinal arch and/or heel cushioning to help with the comfort of your feet.
There are also many generically fit inserts to help address issues that come with the feet, be it changes in the foot structure as we age, aggressive use or high endurance activity. These may also provide some simple correction to the progressing problems.
Custom molded foot orthotics on the other hand optimize the support and correction if necessary to your feet. Your feet are as individual as your fingerprints. No two are exactly alike! When you combine the overall structure of your body, your movement of that structure, and the way your feet accommodate and support that structure and its movement, we are all different!
At SoleymyFeet we believe that the proper support and positioning of your feet has to be intimate, supportive and dynamic. When you place most orthotics under your feet in a seated position, you will notice a gap between your relaxed, natural arch position and the apex of the orthotic. We have found through years of experiment and most of all, customer feedback, that a dynamic arch support that matches the shape of your relaxed foot will optimally support the foot and correct the complications that you have been experiencing. When you get your custom molded orthotics from SoleymyFeet, you will notice that they fit your feet with no gaps when you place them under your relaxed foot. This allows maximum support and correction that is very tolerable, thus successful in the treatment of so many foot pain issues. .
And what do we mean by dynamic? A foot orthotic that intimately fits the shape of your foot, provides aggressive support yet flexes in all planes of movement as you walk, run, climb, pedal, jump, pivot, hike on trails, etc., making them very tolerable. The foot is very complex having numerous points of articulation through the progression of different movements. The materials SoleymyFeet uses in the design of your orthotics support like a rigid material, but move with your foot in all planes of motion, not just linear. We don’t just move in a straight line. SoleymyFeet orthotics provide optimal support and correction in all your planes of progression!
Once again, your feet are as individual as your fingerprints. So how should a custom molded foot orthotic fit? Like a glove!