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SUPPORT BEYOND INSOLES
Three Keys to Every Superfeet Product:
stabilizing the rearfoot.
The study of how muscles, bone, tendons and ligaments work to
produce movement; the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the
At Superfeet, we focus on supporting the rearfoot because it is where the majority of foot motion (standing, walking and running) originates.
1. The forefoot
2. The midfoot
3. The rearfoot
Each joint must maximize its work capacity in order for your foot to work efficiently. Superfeet help the Midtarsal Joint stabilize your foot, so the Subtalar Joint can act as an effective shock absorber, while restoring full function to your 1st Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint, helping you propel forward.
The 1st Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint (propulsion)
The Midtarsal Joint (stabilization)
The Subtalar Joint (shock absorption)
The foot has two primary motions:
The body’s natural way of absorbing shock. During pronation, the foot expands as it absorbs your body weight and adapts to the surface underneath. Because of the hard, flat surfaces we walk on, our feet tend to stay in a pronated position too long during the gait cycle.
The foot’s natural way of providing a strong, supportive foundation for the body. During supination, the foot rebounds from pronating to become a rigid lever, helping the body stand upright and propel itself forward.