Roughly one third of the whole population suffers from flat feet. With severity ranging from mild discomfort that flares up after a long day walking all the way to rolling ankles on any uneven ground and foot pain daily, wearing flat foot insoles is one of the best ways to correct the posture and relieve pain.
When looking at flat feet insoles, Bauerfeind should be the first port of call for anyone, no matter their age. With special paediatric flat foot insoles for children, to high core density orthotics for even the largest and most chronic of cases, there's something to suit everyone, no matter their feet.
Do I need to keep wearing these to fix the issue?
Everyone's feet are different. Even your left foot is different from your right. As a result, 6 months of good insoles might be more than enough for one person, while another may need to wear them ongoing for years. While it's hard to say for each person, in general, the more serious the issue, the more serious the solution needed. So if you've got foot issues, don't wait for it to get worse.
Will these weaken my muscles?
While cheaper and less effective braces can cause an issue known as reliance (where the muscles become weaker and rely on the brace), Bauerfeind have perfected the blend of stability and movement. By restricting or immobilising specific parts of the ankle that need it, and freeing up the rest, you can continue to exercise, building and maintaining strength in the joint.
Can I wear these all day?
Virtually all our medical supports are designed to be worn for any length of time, whether it's half an hour after exercise to recover the muscle, or first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).