High Arch Feet
Characteristics: Very rigid foot with an arch that sits higher from the ground. Well defined arch. Excessive pressure to rearfoot and forefoot.
Potential Problems: Plantar fasciitis, heel pain syndrome, arch strain, metatarsalgia, calluses, claw toes
Orthotics: Orthotics should have proper arch support, metatarsal pads for forefoot relief, and strong cushioning properties.
Medium Arch Feet
Characteristics: Biomechanically efficient foot. Moderately flexible foot. Defined arch.
Potential Problems: Susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain and metatarsalgia from repetitive stress and improper fitting footwear.
Orthotics: Orthotics should have arch support, cushioning and shock absorbing materials for comfort and foot pain prevention.
Low Arch (Flat Feet)
Characteristics: Very flexible foot with an arch that sits low to the ground. Very little arch definition.
Potential Problems: Over-pronation, plantar fasciitis, post-tibial tendonitis, heel spurs, medial knee problems, bunions
Orthotics: Orthotics should incorporate medial rearfoot posting and arch support to keep the foot aligned and help control over-pronation
Aetrex’s patented iStep® Foot Scanning Technology quickly identifies your arch type, foot size and pressure points. This revolutionary technology then custom selects the ideal orthotic styles for your particular needs. With the right orthotic style and in combination with the proper footwear, you can prevent unnecessary foot pain and achieve maximum foot comfort to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. In a matter of seconds you’ll be on your way to a better life.