Archive for July, 2006

Alternative to Expensive Orthotics – CustomSelect Insoles

Presenting Amfit’s Custom Select Insoles. They provide the most precise fit and comfort available without the expense of custom orthotic insoles. I have been wearing them for a week now and am definately a fan.  They provide the same if not better comfort than the custom orthotics that were stolen from my gym bag! Try them out for yourselves, if you don’t like them – you get your money back!  Check out the wonder features these insoles offer. 

  • 100% satisfaction guarantee – 30-day Risk-Free Guarantee – Try them with confidence. If you don’t agree they give you the comfort, support, and pain relief you expect, just send them back for a full refund.
  • Optimal fit for exceptional comfort, whatever your activity.
  • Dozens of preformed insoles to ensure the best match for your feet.
  • Completely machine washable to stay clean fresh and comfortable – convenient and easy.
  • Comfort where it counts – Whatever your activity a matched interface between foot and shoe provides the long term comfort missing from the “stock” insoles that only feel good in the store.
  • Superb built-in arch support matches your own arch for complete support.
  • X-Static Silver-Fiber Anti-microbial topping – Silver is one of the most powerful yet gentle antibiotics known. The X-Static topping keeps bacterial odors to a minimum, keeping your footwear smelling fresh.
  • Space-age High-tech support shell is guaranteed to never crack. Ever.
  • Deep Heel Cup for a positive stabilizing grip – whatever your style. It deep-cushions as well as supports for exceptional control.
  • Hydrofil Moisture-wicking lining

Marketing blurb: Amfit’s custom select insoles are preformed in literally dozens of shapes. Now you have an unprecedented opportunity for exceptional fit, real foot comfort and full support in an affordable insole. Discover what real fit means! How do you end foot pain, to begin years of comfort? Through CustomSelect Insoles, discover the joy of walking again!

You can purchase from our store at http://www.OrthoticShop.com/custom_select_insoles and note the discount when you order more than one pair.

 

Orthotic Density Choices Explained

Soft, Medium, Firm, Carbon-Fiber, Combo? Choosing a custom made orthotic can be confusing due to the several density choices offered!  The following information in this article will help explain some of the common applications for each density.

Soft density is used for people requiring foot relief due to diabeties, arthritics, and for others requiring a soft cushion to relieve pressure. Very soft – Good for Diabetic or Rheumatoid Arthritis use. Ideal for elderly, diabetic and arthritic patients who require special consideration. Patients adapt easily and comfortably to the mild functional control while the correct biomechanical position is maintained.

Medium density orthotics are used by most people who require support for various problems and who have never worn a support before. These are the most common orthotics sold and are Designed for ‘average’ patients with general orthotic needs.

Firm density orthotics are used by those who have worn out their old device and require a strong support. They are ideal for athletic people who require firm control. Also suitable for overweight patients. They are considered Semi-rigid.

The Stealth-rigid carbon fiber orthotic is a unique carbon-fiber semirigid device and is touted that it is the most comfortable semi-rigid device in the market today. They are ideal for athletic people who require firm control. Also suitable for overweight patients. Semi-rigid. The full-length version features a Trimmable topcover.

Dual-1 Combo: A medium density insert with a heel cup of firmer material; used where heel control is required. (Dual-1 / Cobra Heel)

Dual-2 Combo: The rear part and arch area is firm and the forefoot part is medium. Used in a full-length device where the heel and arch need strong support but the forefoot needs flexibility.

Diabetic Orthotics are soft density orthotics featuring the Plastazote 6mm topcover for maximum cushion. Slightly bulky because of the soft materials required in fabrication. Comfortable, roomy shoes are recommended. Most athletic, outdoor and full volume shoes. Very soft – Good for Diabetic or Rheumatoid Arthritis use. Ideal for elderly, diabetic and arthritic patients who require special consideration. Patients adapt easily and comfortably to the mild functional control while the correct biomechanical position is maintained. 

Hopefully you are now more informed to make the proper orthotic density selection.  You can use the interactive orthotics selector application if you need additional assistance.