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No, it is only an element that provides support and rest to the transverse arch of the foot. It helps the foot to not lose its arched shape and serves as a natural cushioning element for our body.
Yes. The shape of the insole provides optimal support to the internal and external plantar arch producing an improvement in the tread.
The flat foot lacks height in the inner arch. SMOU gives you that shape that the flatfoot is missing. At first you will feel the extra padding in the arch area but you will end up adapting and resting your foot more.
If your feet point toward each other it is called: Valgus Foot. Slightly valgus ankles are normal, but if your case is more severe, you should visit the traumatologist or podiatrist to check if you need extra support. In this case, it is very important to wear shoes that support the structure (hard buttress) to help avoid future deformations. If you wear good shoes and do not need extra support, you can use SMOU without problems.
As with all medical conditions, you must assess the level of severity. If you suffer from recurring sprains, you should opt for high-top boots that hold your heel or insole with a snug fit that avoids the usual sprains. Consult a specialist if you need to wear a wedge.
If you don’t have these problems, SMOU can fit you perfectly for its ergonomic, resistant and comfortable design that will balance your structure.
No. You would cause a 6mm asymmetry (one leg taller / shorter than another) that could, and most likely would, cause back pain.
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What our clients saying about SMOU
"Great to endure long work shifts"I work in a pharmacy and the weekend shifts are long. I tried the insoles out because working so many hours in a row I always ended up with achy and tired feet. Like most footwear you need about 3 days to adapt the insoles but I have done very well with them. After a long and very busy day at the pharmacy, my feet were much better! Of course, I had to change the style of shoe I was wearing because the back was very low and my heel was popping out. However, with clogs they have been great.
"If I don't wear them, I miss them"I have suffered from plantar fasciitis for a long time. I do regular physical therapy sessions yet progress with them is slow. I continued playing paddle tennis every week, against my therapist’s recommendations. I just can’t slow down. Then, he recommended these insoles to me. I am feeling much better with them and I have also slowed my activity levels a bit. I continue with therapy sessions as well, overall, I am very happy. If I don't wear them, I miss them!
"I don't have shin splints like before"I had a few shin splints from my knee to my ankle. They caused me to walk with a limp they were very painful. Since I started wearing these insoles it hasn’t happened again. I have cave foot, to say, a very high arch.
"My feet feel more rested, they are very comfortable"I have flat feet. I am a freelance worker and am very busy. I have a bone spur and I suffer from heel pain. I had had some custom insoles made but they were hard and I ended up sticking a piece of foam to cushion the heel area myself. Then, my niece bought me a pair of these insoles and my feet felt much more rested. The shape and position of the hole coincide perfectly with the area that hurt. I still wear them. They are very comfortable.
"I can walk longer"I have plantar fasciitis and pain in my heel. When I would go walking, I would always end up with significant discomfort. Since I started wearing the insoles I can walk longer and it hurts less. For me, it’s more comfortable with the salmon piece than without it.
"It is a good alternative to surgery"I had a bad summer because of the pain I had in my foot. The doctor told me that I had fasciitis. I even had to take time off of work! I live in the south and with our hot summers it is difficult to put on a closed shoe. [With these insoles] it’s best to look for a wider shoe, to accommodate the removable insole or wear a half size up. The bump on the insole is not a bother. In the beginning you notice it but after a week you don't even remember its there. The hole in the heel is well placed but, in my case, the pain sometimes also occurs around the heel of the foot. I had a complex problem that did not have a single solution. However, the insoles took away my pain when walking, which is huge! It is a good alternative to having surgery. Patience + exercises + insoles for fasciitis is what my doctor ordered.
"I will continue testing them with my patients"I went to the local orthopedic shop in town to see what insoles existed for plantar fasciitis as I have many patients with this problem. The orthopedist recommended these to me and gave me a pair to try. I had no specific problem myself, however they also work very well for me. I work many hours at a time on foot and so they relieve a lot of pressure, they are very comfortable and adapt perfectly to any shoe. For my patients they are great because they keep the structure of the foot balanced. I am very satisfied with them and will continue testing them with my patients.
"I have been able to recover my life"I have plantar fasciitis and calcification of the Achilles tendon in my left foot, which has caused me to take two months leave from work. My job requires hard and heavy safety boots, and I think that this has been a big part of my problem. On top of it all I have cave feet. My doctor recommended rest and 10 physical therapy sessions. I had to find myself private sessions because what was covered in public health care was not enough. I hadn’t been wearing any special insoles at the time when I went to an orthopedic specialist who recommended these insoles to me. Between not wearing safety boots, resting, the physical therapy sessions and wearing these insoles I feel like I have been able to recover my life. But I must admit that the results of all of the above began as soon as I bought the insoles. I have been able to return to work.
"The difference is amazing"I would like to go on record for the great results I’ve had with these insoles. I had plantar fasciitis that was causing me a lot of discomfort and since I’ve started using them, the difference has been amazing. To whomever it may be helpful, for me, I am very grateful for the improvement I have experienced with these insoles.
"The pain has dropped from 10 to 6 just to put them on"I bought the insoles today. My heel hurt a lot and I just put them in my shoes, the pain went down to 6 from 10. And I also suppose that as you wear them it will continue to improve.
"It was like going from hell to heaven"I have a fairly large bone spur on my right heel and no insoles I had tried helped. I even made my own holes in some insoles with little effect. Since I started using SMOU insoles, it was like going from hell to heaven. I'm doing great, and the stabbing pain has dropped dramatically to a slight discomfort. I absolutely recommend them. The only pain I have now is from my sciatica, not from the bone spur.