If your feet have low arches or arches that are completely flat then you may have what is called pes planus or fallen arches more commonly referred to as flat feet. Flat feet are more common than most people think, did you know that it is estimated that up to 30% of the population have flat feet.
Whilst the majority of people with flat feet are born with them there are other causes that can lead to you developing them such as obesity or an injury to the foot leading to the weakening of the foot muscles resulting in the collapsing of the arch.
Whilst having flat feet isn’t anything to be overly concerned about, having flat feet can lead lead to biomechanical imbalances such as excessive pronation which can cause foot injuries to occur.
One of the most common injuries that flat feet can cause is plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia of the foot and is extremely common amongst runners and athletes . The plantar fascia is the one of the strongest ligaments in the human body, it spans the length of the arch of your foot acting as a shock absorber and support to the rest of your foot whilst you walk. Those with flat feet are more prone to over pronation during the gait cycle which can lead to excessive strain on this ligament. Overtime this strain can damage the plantar fascia making it inflamed, sore and painful when this happens usually it means that you have plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is just one example of many foot injuries which are linked to having flat feet.
If you have flat feet you can help protect you feet and stop yourself from developing painful foot injuries. One of the best ways to do this is by wearing supportive insoles in your shoes. Insoles will help to prevent common biomechanical issues such as excessive pronation, insoles do this by using orthotic support technology to realign your feet to the correct position when you walk. Insoles also help to ease strain and absorb shock from damaging your feet. Our range of Shoewawa insoles are ideal for those with flat feet. All of our insoles have been made with the very best materials. ergonomically designed with flat feet in mind and rigorously tested to ensure that they give your feet the very best comfort and support.
When purchasing from Shoewawa you can shop with confidence because all of our insoles come with a guaranteed no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee. If for whatever reason whether the insoles did not fit properly inside your shoes , failed to ease your foot pain or simply weren’t up to your high standards then you can return them to us to get a complete refund. This means when buying your insoles from us you have nothing to loose and everything to gain.
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