New Technology: Orthopedic Insoles that Offer More Comfort For Your Feet

Also available in: French

Would you like to know if you have a collapsed, normal or arched arch of the foot? Would you like to alleviate the pain you may feel after hiking or skiing? SIDAS has found a solution that will allow you to analyze your feet to find an insole that meets your needs and offers comfort to your feet. Let’s take a closer look at the new Feetbox® technology.

Discover a new technology that will make your feet more comfortable.

  1. What are the benefits of analyzing your feet with Feetbox® technology?
  2. How does the Feetbox® technology offered by SIDAS work?
  3. Where can I try the Feetbox® technology?
  4. For whom are the Feetbox® foot analysis technology and SIDAS orthopedic insoles designed?
  5. For what types of outdoor activities is it recommended to wear an adapted insole?

Take this opportunity to shop for SIDAS orthopedic insoles that you can slip into your everyday footwear as well as your ski or hiking boots.

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What are the benefits of analyzing your feet with SIDAS Feetbox® technology?

Most people have a misconception about what size shoe is right for them, partly due to the arch of the foot. This is why wearing an insole that matches the arch of your foot can help you choose the right size and be more comfortable in your casual shoes, sneakers, hiking boots or ski boots.

The new SIDAS Feetbox® machine not only measures the length of your feet and determines your shoe size, but also determines your arch type to recommend a SIDAS insole model that fits your feet.

For example, a low arch or flat foot can cause joint pain, ankle instability and a feeling of narrowness in the foot as it expands in width. Therefore, a sole that raises the arch helps to restore stability and gives the foot more room when wearing shoes.

An arch that is too high can cause loss of balance, poor posture and cramps. An insole flattens the arch to restore balance.

Even a foot with a normal arch can benefit from the advantages of wearing an insole: greater comfort, increased support and less foot fatigue.

 

How does the Feetbox® technology offered by SIDAS work?

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The process to analyze your feet is very simple and consists of 5 easy steps:

  1. Go to the store, locate the Feetbox® machine, from SIDAS, located near the shoe department. Remove your shoes before stepping onto the mat.
  2. Press the touch screen and set the language as needed. The program is available in English, French and Spanish.
  3. Place both your feet on the mat. While looking at the screen, position them within the delineated spaces. Press the “Analysis” button.
  4. Once the results are displayed (length, width and size), position the vertical bars in the center of your shins.
  5. Press the “3D Feet” button in order to generate a dynamic analysis of your footprints and to display information about the arches of your feet.

You will then know which orthopedic insoles to choose from among the wide range of SIDAS models: gel insoles, 3Feet Outdoor insoles for outdoor activities, merino insoles, etc.

Watch this video for more details.

 

Where can I try the Feetbox® technology?

For now, the machine is exclusively available in our Laval, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Ottawa locations. 

 

For whom are the Feetbox® foot analysis technology and SIDAS orthopedic insoles designed?

Almost everyone! Consult a health care professional before wearing insoles if you have existing medical conditions or muscle or joint pain.

 

For what types of outdoor activities is it recommended to wear an adapted orthopedic insole?

  • For light walking and everyday life: a cushioning gel insole may be sufficient.
  • For hiking and trail running: a 3Feet Outdoor insole designed for outdoor activities will provide cushioning, breathability, flexibility and foot support.
  • For winter sports: an insulated sole made from merino wool that protects from the cold and wicks away moisture.

 

Also available in: French