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Do you know your arch type?

Understanding your arch type is important to help you achieve total foot comfort and avoid unnecessary foot pain. Thanks to Aetrex’s iStep® Foot Scanning Technology, you can identify your arch type in less than 30 seconds.

iStep is powered by 3,744 gold plated barometric sensors and 1,326 infrared LEDs and receptors. In addition to your arch type, this patented technology identifies your pressure points, measures your foot and recommends the ideal footwear and orthotics for your needs

Low arch feet (Flat feet)
Low Arch (Flat Feet)

Characteristics: Very flexible foot with an arch that sits low to the ground. Very little arch definition. 
Potential Problems: 
Over-pronation, plantar fasciitis, post-tibial tendonitis, heel spurs, medial knee problems, bunions 
Orthotics: Orthotics should incorporate medial rearfoot posting and arch support to keep the foot aligned and help control over-pronation.

Medium arch feet

Medium Arch Feet

Characteristics: Biomechanically efficient foot. Moderately flexible foot. Defined arch.
Potential Problems: Susceptible to common foot problems such as heel pain and metatarsalgia from repetitive stress and improper fitting footwear.
Orthotics: Orthotics should have arch support, cushioning and shock absorbing materials for comfort and foot pain prevention

High arch feet

High Arch Feet

Characteristics: Very rigid foot with an arch that sits higher from the ground. Well defined arch. Excessive pressure to rearfoot and forefoot.
Potential Problems: Plantar fasciitis, heel pain syndrome, arch strain, metatarsalgia, calluses, claw toes
Orthotics: Orthotics should have proper arch support, metatarsal pads for forefoot relief, and strong cushioning properties.

How to Choose Shoes for Low Arch and Flat Feet

Matt Schwartz describes low arch and flat feet, and the technology available to determine your foot type. This video includes an overview of how low arch and flat feet function, the kind of conditions and setbacks associated with them as well as some potential solutions to help avoid the setbacks.

How to Choose Shoes for High Arch Feet

Matt Schwartz describes high arch feet, and the technology available to determine your foot type. This video includes an overview of how high arch feet function, the kind of conditions and setbacks associated with them as well as some potential solutions to help avoid the setbacks.