The Sidas 3Feet Activ insole is a high quality and affordable specialist off the shelf orthotic specifically designed for sport. It is a shock absorbing device that also controls the medial arch and hind-foot providing improved stability and optimising biomechanics in the foot and lower limb. These features reduce impact and biomechanical stress contributing to reduced injury levels and energy expenditure thus improving efficiency and optimising performance. This product is a full shoe model, similar in size to a full inner sole and is suitable for all age ranges encompassed by the sizes available.
Who should use these insoles ?
Sporting individuals who require arch support, improved shock absorbance and increased stability of the ankle and foot. The Sidas 3Feet Activ insole is particularly suitable for individuals who suffer from mild to moderate pronation (flattening of the medial or inside arch of the foot) which can lead to a variety of injury issues in the biomechanical chain from the foot through the lower limb to the pelvis and spine.
Some examples of common conditions directly associated with Pronation include :
Ligament strain in the ankle, midfoot and at the knee
If you are unsure as to the cause of your pain seek medical advice about the suitability of orthotics in your case.
How do these insoles work?
This insole helps to support the medial arch and calcaneus (heel bone) aiding normalisation of kinematics and biomechanics in the foot, lower limb joints and musculo-tendinous units whilst reducing heel strike impact shock. This type of device helps to control pronation (flattening of the arch) improving alignment in the whole leg and foot.
Sizing and Technical Information:
Choose the ‘Mid ’ specification for lower or flatter arches and the ’High’ specification for higher insteps.
Choose your own shoe size and although they will fit most trainer designs these orthotics can be trimmed using scissors at the front using your existing trainer liner as a template. It may be necessary to remove your trainer's insole/liner and replace it with the Sidas Insole to ensure there is enough room for the foot inside the shoe. Please ensure you wish to keep the product before trimming as they cannot be returned after any alteration.
Off the shelf orthotics are suitable for mild to moderate problems. People with more severe problems may require podiatry or physiotherapy assessment and orthotic prescription a process which provides custom made orthotics. Off the shelf orthotics can be a very effective and inexpensive way to solve less severe biomechanical issues such as pronation, mal-alignment and calcaneus valgus (flattening of the medial arch and accompanying outward deformity of the heel bone).
This Sidas 3Feet Activ insole is one of the best value-for-money 3D insoles on the market today. It is light and breathable, contributes to forefoot propulsion and supports a dynamic gait cycle. Recommended for normal foot types with mild to moderate deformity. i.e not suitable for a grossly cavus arch ( very high arch ) or for pes planus ( congenitally flat feet )