Supportive Shoes | Shoes That Help Support The FootUnfortunately there is a rising tide of people who are experiencing foot problems and need supportive shoes. The list of ailments ranges widely and also does not have any age barriers; whether young or old; all of us need to look after and take care of our plates of meat - feet! I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that at some point all of us have experienced uncomfortale feet. Whether major or minor they seem to amplify the message to the brain and upset our whole being, and it could just be a blister or ill fitting shoes.
Internet searches testify to this growing plague; shoes for bunions, orthopaedic shoes, shoes for plantar fascitis, shoes with arch support, orthotic shoes, arch support shoes for flat feet and podiatric shoes. The list could go on but there is a growing acknowledgement amongst footwear brands that comfort, good fitting and style can be achieved.
With all of this in mind, we suggest that with Arcopedico's innovative Twin Arch system at their core, plus all of its traditional integral comfort additions - make them genuinely, shoes that help support the foot.
Understanding your feet is essential in determining how they should be cared for and what shoes to wear. The foot is complex and has five main areas in its structure-
1. Skin - covering the foot and containing nerves which react to heat, cold, pressure and pain, blood vessels, hairs and sweat glands.
2. Bones - whether they be short or long have to be hard, strong and load bearing.
3. Tendons - connect muscles and bones. They are tough, fibrous cords with very limited elasticity.
4. Ligaments - fibrous bands which hold bones in position. By stretching them you cause damage leading to mis-alignment and problem joints.
5. Muscles - a band of fibrous tissue that can contract giving support, balance or movement.
The combined total of foot and ankle bones is thirty three, there are twenty six joints and over one hundred muscles, ligaments and tendons. Generally the foot is explained in three categories.
The Hindfoot is at the bottom of the leg where tibia and fibula meet the ankle bone.
The Midfoot where the five bones make up the foot arches. All arches are held together by ligaments, tendons and muscles. The arches are essential to flexibility and strength.
The Forefoot has five metatarsals which connect midfoot to toes and phalanges.
All are working in tandem to give a stable base, bear weight and allow movement so you can walk to the shops and buy Arcopedico.