Good for the sole
19 February 2015
Walking on hard tiled or concrete surfaces takes its toll on the feet as well as the ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
This constant pounding can cause pain, discomfort and fatigue. We aren’t helped by our boots and shoes which often have no arch support and over time the development of serious disorders such as Plantar Fasciitis, arthritis and hard calloused skin can lead to people being forced to take weeks off work.
One solution could be Sole Mates’ liquid orthotic insoles. Unlike gel or foam, fluid won’t compress, flatten or wear out providing longer-term increased support. Also, because it has no shape, the fluid moulds to the shape of the foot, lifting and supporting the arch and helping to spread the weight more evenly across the whole of the foot.
Because fluid moves when pressure is exerted, the insoles act as a simple but very efficient shock absorber inside the shoe or boot, relieving pressure on the joints and reducing the pounding to the lower back. This movement in turn creates a gentle massaging action which increases the circulation to the feet and lower leg reducing tiredness caused by standing or walking.