July 17, 2011 — Leonardo da Vinci once said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Unfortunately, when you add stilettos or narrow, pointy and impractical shoes into the mix, the human foot also can be the source of all types of aches, pains, and serious complications.
Standing apart from the blister and callus-inducing norm, Arcopédico is manufactured to provide the “barefoot” shoe alternative with lightweight, anatomically designed, arch- and circulation-supporting footwear. Soft, supple uppers supported by balancing, metal-free twin-arch soles, are hand-made to protect the masterpiece that is the human foot from 10 of the most common foot-health pitfalls.
Corns, calluses, and ingrown toenails: Arcopédico’s soft, anatomically designed, natural-fitting footwear is designed to help smooth out friction-based corns and calluses, and avoid ingrown toenails caused by tight, constrictive shoes.
Bunions and hammer toe: Bony bunions (which can cause pain, pressure, arthritis, and corns) and joint-damage such as hammer toe can be complicated by tight, rigid, and narrow shoes. Arcopédico’s lined insoles; supportive, soft-shank, twin-arches; free-form uppers; and wide-toe boxes aim to help accommodate any foot shape or toe position.
Athlete’s foot and fungus: Fungal infections like athlete’s foot thrive in the warm, wet, dark, and stuffy environment of most shoes. Arcopédico offers the patented Lytech line of shoes, which are said to be made with breathable, soft, water-resistant and machine washable fabric, and an anti-microbial, moisture-wicking sole. The non-binding uppers also help provide greater air circulation to the feet.
Flatfoot and dropping arches: Since arches help distribute weight in the foot and affect the way you walk, flat or dropping arches need extra support in order to avoid pain throughout the lower body. Arcopédico’s twin-arch system bolsters the underside of the foot to help spread out the pressure placed there when walking and standing, and to support and protect against dropping arches.
Morton’s neuroma and the diabetic foot: Squeezing feet into pointy-toed heels can pinch nerves and constrict circulation, leading to Morton’s neuroma (a painful build-up of tissue between the toes) as well as complications with diabetic foot problems involving circulation and infection. Wide, anatomically shaped soles and forgiving, flexible uppers help allow healthy circulation and give toes room to thrive.
Source: Arcopédico, www.arcopedicoUSA.com