Researchers at Armstrong
Atlantic State University conducted a study using the Foot Efx Symmetry
arch support in 2004. Test subjects in the study experienced a marked
decrease in pain and an improvement in balance and stability. You can
read that study on our website.
About Your Feet
Our feet are designed to move across uneven,
earthy surfaces. The hard, inflexible surfaces that we regularly walk
on today, such as concrete, tile or wood, leave our feet to absorb the
shock of walking and running.
The Importance Of Alignment On Your Feet And
There are 28 bones in your foot and all of them work to balance your
entire body. When these bones are in alignment you are able to absorb
the shock of each step and still maintain proper balance and alignment
in the rest of your body.
As the foundation of your body, if your feet are
not in alignment your entire skeletal structure becomes misaligned.
This forces your body to try to compensate for the lack of balance which
can lead to fatigue or foot, knee, hip or back pain.
Foot Efx Arch Supports give your feet crucial
stability for any activity or sport and offer a solution to many common
day, people come into our stores in pain, and they walk out amazed at
how easy it is to find relief. When the bones in the feet are in alignment;
when you support the arches of the feet and your weight is distributed
evenly over your entire foot, your feet will be able to absorb pressure
as they were intended to do.
Efx is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the Symmetry product
line of arch supports.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language says it best:
Beauty as a result of balance or harmonious arrangement. Which is what
our Symmetry product is designed to do: provide you with balance and a
harmonious arrangement of the bones and muscles in your feet.
is an arch support?? What does it do???
An arch support is a product that is designed to support your foot. The
Symmetry XT, Plus, Sport and Big Easy and the Endurance are all designed
to support the four arches of your foot, take the pressure off of the
metatarsal heads, and seat the foot in a stable position in your shoe.
Our Symmetry line (with the exception of the Endurance) also forces the
muscles on the bottom of your foot to move with each step you take, increasing
blood flow and building strength in those muscles. So, what does it do?
It supports the arches, relieves pressure, and it stabilizes the foot
while strengthening it.
I need one?
When the 26 bones in our feet are not aligned, that misalignment travels
up the body and the rest of the bones and muscles in the body must somehow
compensate. This can lead to associated foot pain in your ankles, knees,
hips, back or neck.
is this important to me?
Our feet were never intended to walk on flat, hard surfaces. If we lived
in a world where there was only dirt, rock and sand, where there were
no shoes to confine and constrict muscle development, we probably wouldn't
need arch supports. In today's world we wear shoes with little or no support
and we walk and work on hard surfaces like concrete and hardwood floors.
During the gait cycle, the impact of up to 5 times our body weight is
absorbed by our feet. Without support, our feet can not support the frame
- and weight - of our entire body comfortably. This is important because
routine activities such as standing at work or going shopping lead to
unnecessary foot pain.
Custom fit Symmetry arch supports are designed to provide support. Custom
fit Symmetry arch supports are designed to provide alignment. Custom fit
Symmetry arch supports are designed to provide flexibility. Custom fit
Symmetry arch supports are designed to provide exercise.
Support + Alignment + Flexibility + Exercise = SAFE.
Keep your feet SAFE from the pain caused by bad support, poor posture
and weak muscles. Get fitted today with Symmetry arch supports at your
nearest Foot Efx foot comfort store!