Your feet are the foundation of your body and often pain and discomfort stem from incorrect alignment of the feet.
It’s widely accepted that there are three different foot types; overpronation, supination and neutral, and on top of that three different arch types; low arch, normal arch and high arch.
It is also quite common for people’s feet to differ from right to left. The insole you choose should meet your specific needs and goals whether you use them for performance, posture alignment or simply comfort reasons.
Once you have had your feet analysed in one of our stores it’s time to choose your FootBalance 100% Custom Insoles with the help of one of our in-store experts.
Tested by 50 doctors and 5 physiotherapists with over 3000 patients before launching there are a number of different insoles to meet your personal needs in regards to your daily activity or a type of footwear sizes.
FootBalance Custom Insoles
First we have 100% BALANCE custom insole. Our best seller is a great all-round model offering great shock absorption and comfort with medium cushion and moderate stiffness. 100% BALANCE is an ideal insole for running and other sport activities.
100% BALANCE NARROW has the same benefits as 100% BALANCE but is specifically designed for narrow feet and footwear.
100% IMPACT insole offers superior shock absorption via heel & forefoot PORON® XRD™ inserts. This insole is ideal for high impact activities and for feet that require increased cushioning. Featuring a stiffer core designed to give more support for individuals with excessive overpronation.
100% CONTROL is a perfect choice for those who want stiffer support with a minimalist feel. A slim and tapered insole designed especially for tight-fitting sports shoes, such as football and cycling shoes. Features stabilizing heel cup for pressure off-loading and increased energy transfer.
More than 75% of us live with a foot misalignment.
Our mission is to improve health and wellbeing through personalised foot products and services.
Free Foot Analysis
Our free foot analysis service is a fast, computer aided assessment that will result in you knowing everything you need to know about your unique feet.
During the analysis, Intersport Elverys’ expert staff will analyse your arches, check the position of your feet and ankles and the effects they have on your total body alignment.
As part of your personalised foot analysis you will receive a recommendation and fitting service that delivers an unrivalled experience and is supported by Intersport Elverys staff members expert advice & guidance.
Footbalance: The Analysis
Your feet are the foundation of your body differing from anyone else’s and often differing from your left foot to your right foot.
Any imbalance from your feet up through the body may result in pain, discomfort or loss in performance stemming from this common misalignment.
More than 75% of the population suffers from misalignment such as overpronation or excessive supination.
Our FootBalance 100% custom insoles support your feet properly in a neutral position aiding a balanced stance and correct total body alignment, addressing a wide range of extremely common issues caused by foot misalignment.
The effects of our FootBalance 100% Custom Insoles can be felt throughout the body improving performance in your sport, reducing the risk of injury through total body alignment or just offering extra support and cushioning working in the office or chasing the kids around the house.
So let’s talk about your feet!
When you next visit one our stores be sure to have your feet analysed. You will find you have one of three common foot types.
You could you have the most common foot type, overpronation. This is when your foot rolls excessively inward, distributing weight unevenly across the foot.
Supination, the least common of the three foot types. This foot type vastly reduces the body’s natural shock absorbing capability. Highlighted by an external rotation, pushing the body’s weight along the outside of the foot.
Neutral foot type is where your foot and ankle maintain a straight line. Weight is distributed evenly across the forefoot and down through the heel. This is the ideal foot type but if foot health is not maintained has the potential to collapse into overpronation.
The medial arch, which starts from the heel and continues to the ball of the foot, tells us a lot about the foot.
It functions to distribute body weight and impact and is the body’s natural stock absorber. Think of it like a spring, once you put your foot on the ground the medial arch compresses and springs your foot into your next step.
Similar to different foot types your arches are unique to you and differ from person to person, foot to foot. We break it down into three categories: low arch, normal arch and high arch.
When your arch is normal your body suspension works naturally absorbing the impact of every step you take.
Low medial arches can how ever lead to poor shock absorption as your suspension to the body comes ineffective, resulting to discomfort and stress injuries in your muscles and joints.
People with high medial arch tend to have a rigid foot structure and there also suffer from poor shock absorption, resulting to discomfort and stress injuries in muscles and joints.
BENEFITS OF CUSTOM INSOLES
FootBalance Custom Insoles support your unique arches for better position, increasing shock absorption and improving even weight distribution and there fore help to prevent injuries.
The insoles are dynamic and flex with your feet, helping to keep your feet and arches active, healthy and toned. They can also help to prevent your arches from falling further.
Our expert staff will identify your foot and arch type in-store using our FootBalance analysis system while FootBalance Custom Insoles are individually moulded to your unique feet to support them in a neutral position aiding a balanced stance and correct posture.
Find out more about FootBalance at Intersport Elverys HERE.
Hayley Coleman is one of the most sought after make-up artists in the country and will this year be running the VHI WMM for the first time. Elverysblog.com will be following her progress as she gears up the run on Monday June 6th.
She may be one of Ireland’s most popular make-up artists and social media bloggers, but Hayley Coleman admits that she is a novice when it comes to her running career. The Mayo native is looking to change all that however as she prepares to take on her very first Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon this June and is hoping to encourage other first timers to join her on her journey.
To give herself the best chance of taking on the challenge Hayley dropped into her local Elverys Intersport where she had her Footbalance done and she pointed out that came as a revelation to her but it has already paid dividends.
“It was all really, really new to me. Before this I always just went in to the shop and picked a pair of runners that looked nice! I never really knew anything about the Footbalance. I had heard of it, but I was probably too shy to ask when I went in to the stores.
I learned a lot from it though – I wouldn’t have known that my feet were so different, I wouldn’t have thought that at all. The guys in there were a great help too, they really know their stuff,” she added when she found out she tended to over pronate on her right side.”
Since then though it has helped her to feel more comfortable as she stepped up her training.
“You’d notice it straight away – I went out running in my old trainers recently because the ground was mucky and I didn’t want to run my new ones but I definitely noticed a difference almost immediately. There is so much more bounce with the Footbalance insoles, there is way more cushioning and it is completely different now.”
“They do make a massive difference from what I can see. The comfort, the support… my feet feel like they are more upright rather than caving in as they used to be. There is so much more support – I feel like I can even run faster!”
With the correct footwear chosen and her gait analysis done Hayley believes that having a goal – in her case finishing the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in June – is the perfect way to ensure you get out there and get training.
“Absolutely – it’s like you have someone behind you telling you not to give up and giving up is something I would do! It is pushing me on though and it’s giving me a goal, I have a time I would like to do it in and that’s what I’m trying to get towards as well. That little thing behind me – I’m telling myself at the moment that I *have* to do it rather than just wanting to do it. I’ll try and schedule it into my day and push myself to do it.
Lately I’m doing 5k three times a week and that’s on top of gym work. I think you need to be able to build strength and an overall fitness regime. I wouldn’t be an athlete. I find it hard to train, I’m not someone who will say I love exercise. I’d love to sit down and eat a burger and chips everyday but I know once I do my run I feel better and I’m, achieving something.”
I haven’t a plan yet, at the minute I’m just trying to train better and do the right things. People ask how do you find the time but there will always be an hour at some stage in your day. I have a young son who is five years old, he’s a bundle of energy and I have to work, but I try to think of it as work and fit it into my weekly timetable.
I do enjoy it when I get out there, the feeling afterwards, you feel great, and I do love it. I just need a kick at times but I do love it when I get out there then!”
You can follow Hayley’s progress on her own social media channels as well as on Elverysblog.com and you can register to run the 2016 Vhi WMM here – http://bit.ly/21z6LWo