As chiropractors who analyze and treat the feet on a daily basis, we get exposed to tons of people so it is very easy to observe the types and styles of shoes they are wearing.
We know that patients feel their best and get better results from their chiropractic care when their bodies are properly supported through custom stabilization. However, many popular women’s shoe styles don’t comfortably accommodate custom orthotics due to their tight-fitting, low-profile designs. For the purposes of this discussion, I want to hit on a topic that can be a sore spot, especially for female patients. This has to do with wearing “high heels”.read more
A woman’s unique physical structure requires special support to help them stay posturally healthy in the shoes they love, while doing the activities they enjoy. Foot Levelers 5th Avenue Collection offers custom flexible orthotics to align women’s feet and balance their bodies, to help keep them feeling great throughout their busy days. Custom stabilization helps reduce pain and fatigue and contributes to better overall health.
WOMEN AND FOOT PROBLEMS
A woman’s foot is structurally different from a man’s, and their knee alignments and gait styles are not the same. Research shows that these structural differences cause women to be more likely to develop foot problems such as bunions, hammer toes, callus formation, interdigital neuromas, and metatarsalgia.1 As women age, these issues tend to be more severe.read more
Orthotic insoles offer essential support and pain relief for individuals suffering from foot and ankle conditions. But with so many types of insoles available, choosing the best ones for you can be tricky. Read on to learn more about what the right custom orthotics can do for you.
What Are Orthotic Insoles and What Do They Do?
Foot orthotics are also sometimes called “arch supports” or simply “orthotics.” They can be made of different materials and vary in quality. However, their purpose remains the same: orthotic insoles are designed to support your feet and ankles so that you can stay active without experiencing pain and discomfort. Orthotics guide your foot in maintaining natural and healthy motion and can prevent over-pronation or over-supination.read more
Foot Levelers is pleased to introduce our most advanced custom orthotic yet! In honor of our 70th anniversary, we’ve taken our most prescribed custom orthotic, InMotion, and added advanced materials and features to create InMotion+.
InMotion+ is a meticulously crafted and rigorously tested orthotic that incorporates premium cushioning, stability and comfort features offered in our other top performing orthotics, while maintaining the core elements users expect from Foot Levelers: durability, temperature regulation and odor control.read more
Over-the-counter (OTC) orthotic insoles are foot supports made from various materials including foam, leather, and plastic. OTC insoles are designed to go inside your shoe and provide some type of relief. OTC insoles are popularized by clever branding and packaging techniques and can be bought at local pharmacies and grocery stores. Some are marketed as providing additional comfort. Others promise to relieve pain from common conditions like bunions, plantar fasciitis, and arch support issues. Additionally, you can buy OTC insoles for a variety of shoes like high heels, athletic shoes, and boots, so as to seemingly work with every consumer’s lifestyle.read more
We’re pleased to report that we’ve finished building his pair of custom orthotics and they’ve already made their way across the pond to Drs. Bloom and Greenfield at Stanmore Chiropractic Clinic outside of London, England. Rory and his family will come back to the clinic soon to pick up his new orthotics and make sure they’re just right (they live several hours away), and we’ll keep you posted when they do!
Here’s Tammy on our team holding Rory’s new custom orthotics before we shipped them out.
We hope Rory enjoys his new orthotics, and that they’ll help him grow into a stronger, healthier young man. You can give to support Rory’s recovery here.
DOCS: Our 65th Year celebration continues! Call 800.553.4860 to learn more about our NEW fabulous orthotic footwear plus NEW fabulous ways to save!
Patients: Visit Your chiropractor or call us at 800.553.4860 to find one near you!
Docs: May is a great time to make sure your patients have the footwear they need for spring and summer, and Foot Levelers is here to help with even more additions to our already extensive Shoethotic® and custom orthotic flip-flop collections. Plus, big savings in May with code STEP20—call 800.553.4860 to take advantage today!
Get to know our brand new custom orthotic footwear styles below…
New Clarks Marus Edge Shoethotics: Casual styling meets sporty versatility in the new Clarks Marus Edge for men. This trendy lace-up evokes a boat shoe vibe, with a breathable textile upper and soft lining that offer instant comfort—no break-in required. A high-rebound, lightweight outsole offers limitless flexibility, perfect for spring and summer lounging and outdoor enjoyment. Mention SAVE20 and save on these brand new beauties today!
1. The feet are the body’s foundation. Just like a building, fixing problems in the foundation can help with problems throughout the structure.
“…I have to load 5,000 pigs every 4 months. This entails many hours of walking on cement alleyways. I couldn’t help load without my Foot Levelers!” –Farmer Donita Koberg Platz of Minnesota
2. “Bad” feet are linked to bad backs—the research proves it. Fixing bad feet can make a huge difference in the treatment of low back pain.
3. Your feet may feel just fine—but they could be causing problems up above. Foot imbalance or dysfunction is often “silent,” but it can have ripple effects, transferring problems (and pain) to the low back.read more
MEDIA ALERT: To celebrate 65 years of relieving pain and improving patient outcomes, Foot Levelers launched an exciting, year-long patient sweepstakes: “Where Have Your Orthotics Taken You?” (“WHYOTY”). There’s a prize for every month; April’s was recently revealed to be a pair of Brooks Shoethotics®. Brooks are the go-to shoes of serious runners; our Brooks Shoethotics combine this exceptional brand with Foot Levelers custom-made orthotics built in.
Whether it’s running their first marathon or walking to the mailbox pain-free, patients who post their photos and/or videos of them “in action” with their orthotics to Foot Levelers’ Facebook pageare entered to win a fabulous WHYOTY prize each month.
“My Foot Levelers took me hiking through an old volcano on the island of Hawaii!” said Danielle Evans of Michigan, January’s winner. “I never travel without them. Two foot surgeries and metal in my feet have made me so thankful for the support they offer my three arches (or lack there of), the lightweight design, and soft foam inserts. I had tried ones from my foot doctor who did my surgeries and the hard inserts made my feet hurt worse! Foot Levelers orthotics are a life changer!”
Another submission from WHYOTY contestant Claire Welsh!
It’s easy for patients to enter WHYOTY. Here’s how:
1)Posts a photo or video to our Facebook page of an activity in which you’re wearing Foot Levelers orthotics or orthotic footwear.
2) Say a few words about what’s happening and where.
3) Each post, post like, and post comment equals entries into a monthly sweepstakes. At the end of the month, we announce the winner!
The more you post, and the more your friends “like,” share, and comment on it, the greater the chance of winning that month’s prize!read more
Every Use of Code SHINDIG through March 31 = 1 Entry to the Kiosk Sweepstakes! The More Uses of Code SHINDIG, The More Chances to Win!
ROANOKE, VA—March 22, 2017—Foot Levelers turned 65 years old in 2017, and we’re celebrating throughout the year with special contests, savings and more! The latest “guest to the party” is code SHINDIG, with incredible savings for healthcare providers on all our custom-made orthotics through April 30th. Plus, with every use of SHINDIG from March 22 through Friday, March 31st, doctors are entered to win Foot Levelers’ revolutionary new Kiosk!
Every use of SHINDIG is another chance to win! There’s no limit to how many times docs can save and gain a Kiosk sweepstakes entry. read more
Docs all over the world have been going wild for our NEW Kiosk, Foot Levelers’ revolutionary cloud-based technology that empowers patients to scan themselves while waiting for their Chiropractic appointment.
The Kiosk makes it even easier for docs to ensure that EVERY patient gets evaluated for custom-made orthotics, plus it offers patients an exciting, immersive educational experience. The benefits of custom-made orthotics are made crystal-clear before the patient’s exam even begins.
The Foot Levelers Kiosk…
Saves time: Patients “do the work” of scanning!
Is fast, easy and fun! With a touch of a button, the scanning experience begins
Scans 2 feet at once
Is cloud-based, so doctors can access their patients’ information from anywhere
It’s like a new digital assistant for the office. Docs, call today to find out how you can be among the first in your region to offer this exciting technology.
WE’RE VEGAS-BOUND, BABY! WITH A NEW KIOSK, NEW PRODUCTS, AND A NEW MASCOT – IT’S FOOT LEVELERS’ BIGGEST, BOLDEST PARKER EXPERIENCE YET!
Foot Levelers turns 65-years-young this year, and fueled by the birthday spirit the team is headed to Parker Experience Las Vegas, one of Chiropractic’s largest annual events February 23-25 in the stunning Paris Hotel!
This year, attendees will get to handle a number of exciting new products fresh from the Foot Levelers’ R&D and testing labs. Here’s what to expect should you find yourself in Vegas this weekend and wander over for a visit…
The revolutionary new Foot Levelers Kiosk: For the first time ever, Chiropractors will have the opportunity to experience the revolutionary new kiosk. The ideal digital assistant for the busy Chiropractic practice, the kiosk allows patients to scan themselves for pedal imbalances. Results captured through an easy-to-use touch screen are cloud-based, so doctors can access them from anywhere in the world.
NEW Vegas™ custom orthotic flip-flop, featuring over 220 brilliant rhinestones, is aptly named for the City of Lights, where it makes its big debut!
NEW custom orthotic flip-flop colors for spring! In our waterproof styles: Twilight, Twilight Polka and dazzling Shimmer. Our custom orthotic waterproof flip-flops feature a super soft insole for a “walk-on-water” feel; slip-resistant, waterproof outsole; EVA mid-layer to absorb heel shock; and a silky, chafe-free nylon strap.
New Shoethotics® from many of the world’s finest shoemakers including OluKai,New Balance, Merrell and more!
Founded in Hawaii, OluKai believes everyone, no matter where they are, can “live Aloha.” Unlock your inner Aloha with footwear featuring quality materials and handcrafted details inspired by ocean culture.
Olukai is formed from two Hawaiian words: “Olu” meaning comfort and “Kai” meaning ocean. We’re especially excited to be partnering with them because of the Olukai philosophy: creating great products while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the planet. In every facet of its business, OluKai is committed to respecting the people and the environments it touches.
Want a pair of Olukai Shoethotics? Talk to your Chiropractor to learn more, or give us a call to find a doc near you: 800.553.4860!
We’re excited to introduce our newest innovation in custom-made orthotics: AM7™, designed for teens ages 13-18. AM7 features:
Super durability for teens’ active lifestyles
Odor protection designed specifically for teens
3 Arch Advantage™ to promote healthy posture, help prevent injury and improve biomechanics
AM7 is available with Foot Levelers’ Posture Protect Program™, for savings with each replacement orthotic for the rapidly growing teen. It’s the perfect “step up” for young patients who have enjoyed the support and protection of Foot Levelers’ Ultra Young Soles®, designed for ages 5–12.
AM7 and Ultra Young Soles are developed specifically for the growing body. Ask your Chiropractor to learn more!
We’re introducing 2 new colors: deep, lush Jungle Green and invigorating Wild Orange. Our custom orthotic waterproof flip-flops feature Aquatrek™ footbed that repels moisture while massaging the foot, plus cushy EVA mid-layer to absorb shock. The silky smooth nylon strap will never rub or chafe.
All of our custom orthotic flip-flops are individually designed for your unique foot, body and health needs based on a 3D image or cast of your feet and a health professional’s assessment. Talk to your Chiropractor to get yours! Don’t have a Chiropractor yet? Call us at 800.553.4860 to find one near you.
Check out this coverage on Foot Levelers’ participation in this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. We’re on-site to present to the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS), also known as the 32 Chiropractors who officially serve the 32 teams of the NFL.
About the NFL Scouting Combine: Each year in February, over 300 of the very best college football players are invited to Indianapolis to be considered for eligibility in the upcoming NFL Draft. They’re joined by NFL execs, coaching and training staff, healthcare personnel and more to be evaluated for the opportunity of a lifetime. This intense four-day job interview is a thrilling time for athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.
We’ll be talking to the PFCS and others about the clinically proven benefits of Foot Levelers custom-made functional orthotics on the field: how they can help treat and prevent sports injuries while improving biomechanics and proprioception. Already, many of the world’s elite athletes trust Foot Levelers custom orthotics to stay on top of their game. Shouldn’t you?
Looking for a custom-made orthotic to support you through your toughest, most grueling workouts and competitions? Consider Foot Levelers’ XP3® and XP3+™–guaranteed to provide results on the road, the field, the gym… Wherever you want to beat your best time or crush the competition.
For shorter term intensity: The original XP3 is whisper thin, feather light, yet a powerhouse of support. Revolutionary MPAX™ material throughoutabsorbs up to 90% of shock, shielding your feet and lower extremities from pain and strain. It slips comfortably into cleats and most low profile athletic shoes.
For the long-haul: XP3+doubles up on MPAX, making it ideal for the endurance athlete. XP3+also features brand new MPAX Pro™ in the forefoot–it amps up propulsion at toe-off for the competitive edge.
MPAX is the most cutting-edge protective material on the market, and only Foot Levelers has it. Lightweight, thin and breathable, MPAX instantly “freezes” at the moment of impact to shield the feet and body from the harmful effects of shock.
Request a List of Healthcare Providers near you who offer Foot Levelers products and outstanding care.
We will email a list of Foot Levelers healthcare providers near you who care about treating the source of your pain or biomechanical issue. Get your feet scanned to understand why your feet may be causing trouble for your whole body.