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M&S introduce Insolia Technology

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Cameron, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/01/nshoe101.xml

    toeslayer
    Good work Howie!
     
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    Hmmmm

    Don't get it. How does this reduce forefoot pressure?

    Confused (perminantly) of maidstone.
     
  3. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Here is the patent that Howard Dananberg was granted for this:
    Comfortable high heel shoe
    http://www.google.com/patents?id=g90AAAAAEBAJ
     
  4. Dananberg

    Dananberg Active Member

    Insolia is a product which works by very subtly altering the position of the foot in a high heeled shoe. Approximately 20-25% of the weight borne by the forefoot is moved posteriorly towards the heel. Approximately 85% of women who try Insolia feel this immediately, and it truely makes high heels more comfortable.

    Insolia was created using in-shoe pressure analysis equipment. The thing that has always surprised me is how subtle changes to foot position can create such profound changes in function. Podiatrists have been geared toward visual observation of changes in foot position to assess changes in function. When measured via in-shoe systems, far less correction is required to achieve the improved outcome.

    Millions of pairs of Insolia have been sold worldwide. Our return rate is under 2%.

    Howard
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

  6. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    toeslayer ...

    we now have the ability to insert wikipedia pages here via the BBCode and the links from the insert are live (the instructions for Wikipedia BB Code is here).

    Insolia

    Insolia is a component in the design of the high-heeled shoe designed by New Hampshire podiatrist Dr. Howard Dananberg.[1] It reduces the pain associated with wearing high-heeled shoes by adjusting weight distribution back toward the heel through altering the geometry of the insole, rather than with padding.

    1. ^ [1]
     
  7. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

  8. Hylton Menz

    Hylton Menz Guest

    Howard,

    In the Biomechanics paper, it states that plantar pressures in high heels (with Insolia insoles) were compared to athletic shoes, and the increase in pressure associated with the heels (22%) was less than that reported in a different paper (Mandato). Does this mean that no comparisons were made with and without Insolia insoles in the high heel, or am I missing something?
     
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