iStep Technology & Arch Types


Imagine a technology that can get you on your way to feeling great on your feet in less than 30 seconds. Thanks to Aetrex’s iStep technology, you can now benefit from an extraordinary fitting experience that will provide you with a custom selected solution to help lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Aetrex produces and dispenses iStep, the most revolutionary digital foot scanning technology ever developed. Incorporating state-of-the-art digital scanners and pressure sensors, iStep accurately measures your foot size and determines your arch type and pressure points. The iStep immediately recommends a custom selected orthotic for your individual footwear needs. The net result is an extraordinary experience that will properly match you with the ideal orthotics for your feet that will make you look and feel your best. In a matter of seconds, you will be on your way to a better life.

Arch Types: Understanding your arch type is important to help you achieve total foot comfort and avoid unnecessary foot pain.

    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 rear foot posting and arch support to keep the foot aligned and help control over-pronation.
    Medium Arch
    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
    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.

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