HealthyStep Alleviate Evolve+ Foot Best Orthotic Insoles
Developed by British podiatrists at HealthyStep. Offering you similar support and treatment options to the Powerstep and Pinnacle devices but with excellent customization options Alleviate prescriptive best orthotic insoles are there to treat all conditions.
The Evolve+ offers unique features over and above the Evolve.
- A durable EVA shell with an elevated arch and deep heel cup
- High lateral flange
- Reinforced medial flange geometry
- Deeper 1st MTP joint cavity
- Evolve wedges can be applied to change the geometry and properties of the device in effect offering 3 arch profiles in one product.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best orthotic insoles?
Some people refer to orthotics as “arch supports,” but they do more than that! Orthotics are shoe inserts that help to correct improper foot alignment during activities like walking and running. Even though the best orthotic insoles work directly on foot position, they also affect the alignment of ankles, knees, hips, and the low back, because everything is linked together in a biomechanical chain!
What types of feet need the best orthotic insoles?
Low arched feet or flat feet are those that do not have much of a gap between the floor and the arch of the foot when standing. This foot type is very flexible and needs a rigid orthotic.
- Rigid Orthotic: These types of best orthotic insoles control the motion in the foot. Look for an orthotic that is inflexible with good arch support. Push down on the arch. If it collapses under finger pressure, it is not rigid enough. Note that this type of orthotic may feel strange when first worn because of its rigidity and shape.
High arched feet are those that have a large gap between the floor and the arch of the foot when standing. This foot type tends to be rigid and needs a soft orthotic.
- Soft Orthotic: This type of orthotic is somewhat flexible and is cushioned so it can absorb the shock of running. Look for an orthotic that has flexibility and cushioning, but that still supports the arch and has some stiffness. Note that this type of orthotic may need to be replaced more often once the shock absorption capabilities have worn out.
What conditions are the best orthotic insoles used to treat?
- Arthritis. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis can cause discomfort in the feet and poor positioning that orthotics may help to correct.
- Back pain. Sometimes poor positioning of the feet, such as arches that roll inward, or lack of cushioning can cause pain that orthotics can lessen.
- Bunions. Bunions are painful bumps that can develop at the base of the big toe and cause foot deformities. Orthotics with a wide toe box can help to reduce pressure on the big toe.
- Bursitis. Inflammation of fluid-filled sacs in the heels and toes can cause bursitis pain and discomfort. Orthotics with heel and arch support can help to reduce bursitis discomfort.
- Flat feet. Flat feet can cause foot, ankle, and back pain. Orthotics can help to support the feet and promote proper foot positioning.
- Hammer toes. Hammertoes often occur as a side effect of bunions on the big toe. They cause second-toe pain and deformities on the ball of the foot. Orthotics can provide additional support to the feet and reduce the likelihood that hammer toes will worsen.
- Heel spurs. Heel spurs are conditions where excess bone grows on the back or bottom of the heel. Orthotics can support the foot and reduce inflammation.
- The Evolve midfoot support stabilizes the foot when loaded and is engineered to be more comfortable than a traditional ‘arch support’. The unique ‘Midfoot Saddle’ arch profile, heel cup, metatarsal support and big toe dell is designed to affect motion in the sagittal plane. The best orthotics insoles features are designed to respond to the three main phases of gait; heel strike, midstance and propulsion.
- Features heel cradle and midfoot contoured support for maximum comfort compared to a traditional ‘arch support’
- The best orthotic insoles are full-length and can be quickly and easily trimmed to fit most comfort shoes
- The brushed nylon surface allows easy passage of the foot into the shoe
- Evolve wedges can be applied to change the geometry and properties of the device.
- Additional heel lifts and forefoot lateral raises also available
Best Orthotic Insoles are Suitable for:
- Arch aches or pains from foot strain, Stage 1 PTTD
- Pain under forefoot and toe area (metatarsalgias)
- Heel and ankle pains, including mild Plantar Fasciitis. (policeman’s heel) and Achilles symptoms (Achilles Tendonitis)
- Fits sizes 4-13 (US)