The plantar fascia is a large ligament that runs from heel to forefoot, acting as a shock absorber and providing stability to the joints of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the attachment of the plantar fascia underneath the heel bone, causing degeneration and in some cases inflammation.  

Teachers are prone to suffering from plantar fasciitis as they spend so much time standing and moving on hard surfaces. To prevent and reduce painful symptoms for good, we’ve put years of clinical podiatry practice to work by developing shoes that pass the comfort and style test with flying colours.  

Risk factors:

  1. Activity/occupation: harder surfaces and repetitive actions.
  2. Limited ankle movement: Results in increased strain on the plantar fascia (Riddle D 2003).
  3. Foot type and biomechanics: both flat feet and high arched feet are at greater risk than "normal" arch types.
  4. Increased body mass.
  5. Gender: women are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.

Thankfully, FRANKiE4 footwear has been developed by podiatrists with body mechanics in mind. We have used our years of clinical experience in managing plantar fasciitis day in, day out, to design our footwear with purpose – with the aim to reduce painful symptoms in the heel. Here’s how:

The FRANKiE4 Support Footbed:

Having flat feet may cause excessive tension on the plantar fascia and has been identified as one of the major contributors to the development of plantar fasciitis. The medial arch support provided by the FRANKiE4 Support Footbed is designed with the aim of allowing the joints that run along the inside of the foot to be supported, thereby reducing abnormal load on the plantar fascia and reducing symptoms or the likelihood of developing the disease.

Likewise, high arch feet may put you at risk of suffering from the condition. These feet have reduced contact with their supporting surface and therefore less shock absorbing ability.  The FRANKiE4 Support Footbed aims to spread load more evenly through the high arch foot by improving foot contact with the ground. This even load distribution encourages the plantar fascia to function optimally.

The contoured shape of the heel on the FRANKiE4 Support Footbed also helps to distribute weight evenly throughout the heel, compared to a flat heel surface. This encourages excess pressure to be directed away from the painful area underneath the heel (Telfer 2014).

Podiatrist designed soles and cushioning:

By cushioning and supporting the space between your foot and the ground, we aim to provide immediate relief from symptoms caused by hard surfaces and repetitive actions for comfort that makes the grade. This is achieved by promoting healthy foot and ankle function with a pitched heel elevated 10mm higher than the forefoot, and by supporting your foots natural alignment. The contoured shape of our winning support footbed also helps to direct pressure away from the painful heel area.

Prevent or alleviate painful heels and plantar fasciitis with FRANKiE4 podiatrist-designed shoes for results feet can’t wait to feel.

The plantar fascia is a large ligament that runs from heel to forefoot, acting as a shock absorber and providing stability to the joints of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the attachment of the plantar fascia underneath the heel bone, causing degeneration and in some cases inflammation.  

Teachers are prone to suffering from plantar fasciitis as they spend so much time standing and moving on hard surfaces. To prevent and reduce painful symptoms for good, we’ve put years of clinical podiatry practice to work by developing shoes that pass the comfort and style test with flying colours.  

Risk factors:

  1. Activity/Occupation: Harder surfaces and repetitive actions.
  2. Limited Ankle Movement: Results in increased strain on the plantar fascia (Riddle D 2003).
  3. Foot type and biomechanics: both flat feet and high arched feet are at greater risk than "normal" arch types.
  4. Increased Body mass
  5. Gender: women are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis

Thankfully, FRANKiE4 footwear has been developed by podiatrists and a physiotherapist with body mechanics in mind. We have used our years of clinical experience in managing plantar fasciitis day in, day out, to design our footwear with purpose – with the aim to reduce painful symptoms in the heel. Here’s how:

The FRANKiE4 Support Footbed:

Having flat feet may cause excessive tension on the plantar fascia and has been identified as one of the major contributors to the development of plantar fasciitis. The medial arch support provided by the FRANKiE4 Support Footbed is designed with the aim of allowing the joints that run along the inside of the foot to be supported, thereby reducing abnormal load on the plantar fascia and reducing symptoms or the likelihood of developing the disease.

Likewise, high arch feet may put you at risk of suffering from the condition. These feet have reduced contact with their supporting surface and therefore less shock absorbing ability.  The support footbed aims to spread load more evenly through the high arch foot by improving foot contact with the ground. This even load distribution encourages the plantar fascia to function optimally.

The contoured shape of the heel on the FRANKiE4 Support Footbed also helps to distribute weight evenly throughout the heel, compared to a flat heel surface. This encourages excess pressure to be directed away from the painful area underneath the heel (Telfer 2014).

Podiatrist designed Soles and Cushioning:

By cushioning and supporting the space between your foot and the ground, we aim to provide immediate relief from symptoms caused by hard surfaces and repetitive actions for comfort that makes the grade. This is achieved by promoting healthy foot and ankle function with a pitched heel elevated 10mm higher than the forefoot, and by supporting your foots natural alignment. The contoured shape of our winning support footbed also helps to direct pressure away from the painful heel area.

Prevent or alleviate painful heels and plantar fasciitis with FRANKiE4 podiatrist-designed shoes for results feet can’t wait to feel.

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