Keep Your Feet Healthy and Happy at Home

Recall the lockdown period during the Covid pandemic when many of us spent extended hours at home every day. Despite the numerous challenges posed by this new normal, there was a silver lining for some – it felt like an endless casual Friday. We relished the freedom to wander around our homes barefoot or in our most comfortable house shoes.

However, for others, the pandemic translated to lengthy hours spent working on their feet. If you fall into this category, you likely vividly recall the ritual of kicking off your work shoes as soon as you returned home, eagerly slipping into more comfortable house shoes.

Whether you're still savoring home office casual Fridays, putting in long hours on your feet, or chasing after the kids throughout the day, it's essential to recognize that going barefoot or wearing comfy shoes at home doesn't always guarantee happy feet. That's why we're here to share expert tips on maintaining the health of your feet at home and providing them with the support they deserve.

Flip flops are unsuitable as house shoes

Slip-on flip-flops are a popular choice around the house. They offer the delightful freedom of going barefoot indoors and outdoors with the added convenience of easy on-and-off. However, without proper structure and support, these beloved flips can have unintended consequences. Most flip-flops feature a flat base made of soft foam, providing initial comfort but causing your feet to work harder during walking.

When your feet lack adequate support, your body relies on the stabilizing tissues in the lower legs and feet. This leads to muscle fatigue from balancing on a soft, spongy surface. The increased tension with each step can result in damage to connective tissues such as the plantar fascia and Achilles tendons. Excessive force on these tissues may lead to micro-tears, triggering inflammation as the body tries to heal itself. Inflammation in muscles or connective tissues manifests as the pain experienced with every step.

If you want to try similar sandals as your house shoes, just much more supportive and thus beneficial to your feet, try our cork orthopedic PROTETIKA sandals. Let us explain the benefits these sandals have:

Longitudinal arch support

Longitudinal arch support helps maintain the natural curvature of the foot's arch, providing stability and preventing excessive flattening or collapsing of the arch during weight-bearing activities. Proper support along the longitudinal arch contributes to better alignment of the foot's skeletal structure. This alignment can positively impact the ankles, knees, hips, and even the lower back, promoting a more balanced and comfortable gait. Longitudinal arch support plays a preventive role in minimizing the risk of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and overpronation by providing the necessary support to the foot's arch structure.

Longitudinal arch support in PROTETIKA

Deep heel cup

A deep heel cup in orthopedic shoes offers the benefit of enhanced stability and support for the heel and ankle. The deep contour cradles the heel bone, promoting proper alignment and reducing excessive side-to-side movement. This design helps distribute weight evenly, providing added cushioning and shock absorption during walking or other weight-bearing activities. The result is improved foot stability, reduced strain on the ankle joint, and a more comfortable and supportive experience for individuals with various foot conditions or those seeking preventative measures for foot health.Deep heel cup of cork orthopedic PROTETIKA sandals

Toe bed and metatarsal cushioning

A well-designed toe bed helps distribute pressure evenly across the toes, reducing the risk of developing pressure points that can lead to discomfort, calluses, or other foot problems. The toe bed plays a role in supporting the health of the toes and the overall foot structure. Shoes that accommodate the natural shape of the toes contribute to better circulation, reducing the likelihood of issues like numbness or tingling. Metatarsal cushioning relieves the burning sensation under the ball of foot and relieve metatarsalgia painToe bed and metatarsal support of cork orthopedic PROTETIKA sandals

Genuine suede leather innersole

Leather is a breathable material, allowing air circulation within the shoe. This helps to maintain a cooler and drier environment for the feet by wicking away moisture. It also keeps the feet dry and comfortable, reducing the risk of blisters, skin irritation, and other moisture-related issues. Leather is known for its soft and supple texture. A leather innersole provides a comfortable and cushioned surface for the feet, enhancing overall comfort during extended periods of wear.

Suede leather innersole of cork orthopedic PROTETIKA sandals

Leather upper and adjustable closures

Cork orthopedic sandals with one color upper are made from genuine leather. Multicolor upper models are faux leather, on the bottom of which there is a comfortable fleece layer. Adjustable closures are highly appreciated if you have wide feet, high arches or bunions. These allow you to customize the fit to the unique shape of your foot and avoid pressure points.

Leather upper and adjustable closures of cork orthopedic PROTETIKA sandals

Look at the whole cork orthopedic sandal by PROTETIKA. This is the currently most popular design, WALKER. If you switch to PROTETIKA cork orthopedic supportive sandals for your home, your feet will thank you.Anatomy of cork orthopedic PROTETIKA sandals

Change of shoes is the first treatment in case of Morton's neuroma - you can read more about it in this link.

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