Are cork orthotic shoes good for you?

Orthopedic (orthotic) shoes are designed to support the natural shape of the foot by providing superior comfort and support. Often stiffer, they prevent ankle sprains and thus limit the pain caused by wearing unsuitable footwear. Orthopedic shoes are designed to give greater support to the arch of the feet absorbing well the pressure on the heels and even helping realign the footprint. All this reduces the occurrence of pain, inflammation and muscle injuries.

An orthopaedic shoe is one made with properties a normal shoe would not typically have. These types of shoes are made to accommodate foot abnormalities or foot deformities and improve biomechanical foot function.

Orthopedic shoes can help to support the feet and promote proper foot positioning. They can help prevent a person’s feet from rolling excessively inward or outward. They correct feet that aren’t ideally positioned. For example, when feet overpronate, they roll slightly inward or downward. This is usually the case for those with very flat feet. Wearing orthotics can help provide additional arch support to try and prevent this.

With the sunny weather in the UAE, the crunch is on to find supportive sandals that are breathable, slip-on, and provide extra cushioning.

Cork footbed sandals absorb the strain of every step. Due to its impact resisting properties cork is the material choice of most podiatrists. The great elasticity of cork offers a low impact transference to your ankles, shins and knees, reducing joint stress. Cork and its shock absorption capacity, is able to hold the heel and foot in an orthopedically correct position. Walking on cork shoes is not only comfortable underfoot but throughout the body.

Cork footbed is lightweight and molds to your feet to provide arch, metatarsal, and heel support. Cork is naturally springy. A cork foot bed provides a soft cushion, while being shock-absorbent. Each step feels comfortable while you're hitting your daily step goal. Those shock-absorbing qualities can reduce ongoing distress to the foot's muscles. The extra bounce, therefore, alleviates pain attributed to Plantar Fasciitis

Cork footbed also forms a good foot climate by insulating against hot and cold. The comfortability of cork allows you to be on your feet longer. Because of the "nice deep heel cup," these shoes are podiatrist-approved, especially because the cork sole makes them comfortable. These orthopedic footbeds are designed to ensure proper weight distribution and aids good posture and balance.

One of the best PROTETIKA benefits is its ability to aid in the healing of common foot problems. PROTETIKA’s cork orthopedic insole offers both stability and cushioning for your feet. As a result, our slip on sandals can avert problems such as calluses, bunions, foot and knee pain, and improve your posture.

The cork footbed allows your feet to feel cushioned with firm arch support while walking, making them comfortable for long periods of time when exploring cities or run your daily errands. 

When you choose from a wide variety of our PROTETIKA slip on sandals, your footbed will thank you.

Cork orthopedic sandals PROTETIKA brand

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