This brochure discusses the functions of footwear and its contributions both to comfort and problems. Separate sections are dedicated to children’s, women’s, men’s, and athletic shoes. Purchasing and shoe care tips are also provided, along with information about the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
This brochure contains a broad overview of bunions. Information includes causes, treatment, and if absolutely necessary, surgical options.
(Many people do not have uniform feet. If one foot is slightly larger, purchase shoes that fit the larger foot. Whatever the shape of your foot, a shoe exists that has been designed specifically for your comfort. Some people’s feet require more narrow shoes; others more wide shoes. Don’t settle for a near-fit!)
This brochure highlights the development of infant feet from birth through walking. It includes examples of abnormalities that may affect walking as well as information about shoes and socks for children when they begin playing sports. (We do not sell children’s footwear online. Please visit our store to have your child properly measured and fitted. We carry several different brands including Jumping Jacks, New Balance, Pediped and See Kai Run.)
This brochure discusses over-the-counter shoe inserts. With it, you will learn about the different types of inserts as well as tips for choosing the right one for your specific needs. It also highlights the limits of shoe inserts for biomechanical problems. (Click HERE to view a variety of different arch supports and insoles that we carry in our store.)
Imagine a technology that can get you on your way to feeling great on your feet in less than 30 seconds. Thanks to Aetrex’s iStep technology, you can now benefit from an extraordinary fitting experience that will provide you with a custom selected solution to help lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Aetrex produces and dispenses iStep, the most revolutionary digital foot scanning technology ever developed. Incorporating state-of-the-art digital scanners and pressure sensors, iStep accurately measures your foot size and determines your arch type and pressure points. The iStep immediately recommends a custom selected orthotic for your individual footwear needs. The net result is an extraordinary experience that will properly match you with the ideal orthotics for your feet that will make you look and feel your best. In a matter of seconds, you will be on your way to a better life.
Arch Types: Understanding your arch type is important to help you achieve total foot comfort and avoid unnecessary foot pain.
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 rear foot posting and arch support to keep the foot aligned and help control over-pronation.
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.
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.