Foot Levelers is excited to unveil our latest innovation in orthotic footwear: the Catamaran, custom orthotic flip-flops for men. Catamaran is individually designed using patented technology to soothe the feet while supporting the body—helping to prevent and correct body asymmetries, relieve pain, and ensure optimal gait. Perfect for the boat, the beach or the barbecue, Catamaran offers the style and ease of a traditional flip-flop but with the healthful benefits of orthotic support. Available now for pre-order in two shades of high-quality brown leather. Your healthcare professional can scan/assess your feet for us to create your very own pair–find one here.
Do you over-pronate?
If you do, should you care?
The answer is yes! Over-pronation can lead to a host of problems in the joints, bones, and muscles, not to mention the feet. These problems inevitably get worse over time.
But first, let’s back up a moment. What in the heck is “pronation” anyway?
In short, pronation describes the way your foot rolls inward when you walk and run, specifically, as your foot makes contact with the ground. Pronation is nature’s way of reducing shock on the feet, legs, and everything above, and it’s part of the “gait cycle,” or the interrelated sets of movements that keep you mobile while upright.
We love to hear from folks who have gotten better, faster, stronger, more pain-free-er using our custom orthotics. Here’s what Heather from Maple Grove, Minnesota shared with us last week:
“For years I suffered on and off with plantar fasciitis. Last fall it was so severe that I had to stop exercising because I was in so much pain. People told me to try custom orthotics, but I never did because I didn’t think they would help me. I finally tried over-the-counter orthotics but they didn’t help at all. After suffering for so many years, I finally decided I would try custom orthotics by Foot Levelers. Wow! What a difference they have made! I no longer wake up in the morning with heel pain. I can go running once again! I’ve also used the FootWheel which has been a tremendous help! The combination of the custom orthotics and the FootWheel have made such a difference in my life!”