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  1. Do I Need a Prescription for a Shoe Lift?
    11 Apr, 2019
    Do I Need a Prescription for a Shoe Lift?
    The short answers is no you don't need a prescription but it you have never been measure by a professional it could be hit and miss to get your lift correct. we always suggest that you get measured for a shoe lift by a professional like your doctor or chiropractor. A common story with a lot of our customers is that they suspect they might have one leg shorter than the other. When your young and there is not a large leg length discrepancy it is easy to over look, but as you get older you may
  2. Custom Shoe lifts
    01 Apr, 2019
    Measuring for a leg length Discrepancy
    To start we always suggest that you get measured for a shoe lift by a professional like your doctor or chiropractor. That being said you will need to get several wood blocks or other firm material of varying known thickness. It is best to have a couple of very sizes that you can combine to determent your leg length discrepancy. Place them under the short limb, either under the heel or the entire foot. Whichever way is just personal preference in the function and feel of the lift. You should try
  3. Types of Material
    30 May, 2019
    Types of Material
    A rule of thumb when elevating shoes is to use material that matches the existing material used when the footwear was manufactured. On sneakers, or running shoes the shoe lift will usually have a soft, lightweight, shock-absorbing material. A hiking or work boot, on the other hand will usually have a stiffer more durable material. If one has a lift higher than 1” then a lighter material that is stiffer would be a good choice. If you are looking for durability, a stiff material would be
  4. 411 - The Color Adding Trend
    21 May, 2019
    411 - The Color Adding Trend
    A customer with a /2” shoe lift sent me a shoe with a brown upper and a vanilla colored sole. In most cases the idea was to match the elevation to the color of the existing sole. This customer requested that the 1/” layer be brown in color to hide the shoe lift, or “break it up”. It never dawned on me that this would look better, but it did. The brown material happened to match the upper near perfectly. When looking down at the shoe, the lift appeared to be part of the shoe, and was actually
  5. What You Should Know About Fitting Your Shoes
    28 Apr, 2019
    What You Should Know About Fitting Your Shoes
    The first thing you should realize is that shoe sizes are not uniform because each shoe manufacturer can make their own standards of shoe sizing on their lasts. So you may wear a size 8 in one brand by a 9 in another brand, so you shouldn't get hung up on sized. A last is a model that is the measurements and shape of a foot. The most common are made out of Hardwoods, but they are also made out of various other materials like cast iron and high density plastics. Each full shoe size differs from
  6. If the Shoe Fits: Foot Problems related to Shoes
    21 Apr, 2019
    If the Shoe Fits: Foot Problems related to Shoes
    Calluses Calluses are simply a hardening of the skin. It is the bodies natural way of protecting the epidermis layer of skin for the steady abrasions or pressures from above. When calluses do develop on the pressure-sensitive parts of the foot, such as under the ball or under the big toe joint, they can become sore, even painful, much like having a pebble under the foot, The remedies are simple. The callus may be removed by a podiatrist, or if not severe, by soaking and rubbing off the a

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