HOW TO MEASURE?
- To measure your feet, stand on a level floor with the back of your heels against a straight edge or wall.
- Take the measurement (in centimeters CM) from the wall to the end of the longest toe (see image below). This is your foot length measurement.
- Selecting a shoe size: If your foot measurement is halfway between sizes, select the larger size.
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT WIDTH?
The wide-width insoles are designed for those who use wide-width shoes ( e.g., Vivobarefoot or Xero Shoes).
If you use regular shoes, we recommend the standard width.
ACTIVATE YOUR CHILD'S SENSES
As of 12 months, the arches of the feet start developing in toddlers. Proper development of the feet depends on your child’s tactile senses.
HOW TACTILE DEVELOPMENT AFFECTS ALIGNMENT
The sensory receptors in the skin of your child’s feet are responsible for collecting information about their environment.
The information collected is sent to the brain for analysis.
After interpreting the results, the brain commands your child’s posture, mechanics, and movement patterns.
Unfortunately, most shoes interrupt your child’s tactile senses. As a result, inadequate information is sent to their brain. This can result in poor posture.
Studies indicate that poor posture can impact:
- Energy expenditure
- Overall well-being
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Our postural insoles use 3D technology and texture along the entire length of your child's foot. This stimulates the receptors in their feet as they respond to deep pressure, stretch, and frequency.
- The signal from the skin of your child's feet travels to their brain through channels known as the ascending sensory pathways.
- This signal arrives in the sensory cortex, located in the parietal lobe.
- It is then transmitted to the motor cortex located in the frontal lobe. This is where your child's brain plans the execution of movement.
For their brain to properly dictate their posture, they need adequate stimulation of their feet.