The Flex Leather Maintainer arch support is our Flex Maintainer arch support topped with a compact, lightweight cushion and covered with luxurious leather for the ultimate in comfort and support. Built on the foundation of our most flexible maintainer; it is designed to support all four arches with a material that gracefully flexes with the foot during gait, or even high-impact sports.
The Deluxe Leather is covered with an eighth-inch of shock-absorbing comfort foam, finished with a durable layer of supple top-grain leather. The leather finish is available in a warm coffee color.What the metatarsal rise do and how does it help?
Far from being merely a luxury, the leather covering of the Deluxe Leather arch support serves an important biomechanical purpose. It is the first line of defense for feet that need a little extra shock absorption to help prevent inflammation of ligaments or pain due to excess pressure. This added cushion helps the Deluxe Leather provide extra comfort for sensitive and unstable feet, knees and hips.
The heel end of the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support is a “heel platform”; a tapered end that fits the shape of the heel, yet does not cup the fatty pad of the heel to align each step. The heel platform helps to support the transverse arch, while allowing enough freedom for the heel to roll and twist naturally during sports and leisure activities.What does a heel cup do and how can it help?
The heel platform of the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support supports the Transverse arch, which is located in front of the heel. This arch includes a sensitive spot where the very important Plantar Fascia ligament connects to the heel bone. By supporting the transverse arch, the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support can help protect the heel against inflammation of the Plantar Fascia ligament, while still allowing the foot the freedom it needs to perform during sports or leisure activities.
Though it supports the heel during gait, the heel platform on the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support is primarily designed to promote the ideal alignment of the foot during athletic and leisure activities. Because the heel platform on the Flex Leather allows the heel to move, the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support is ideal for use during sports that require the foot to roll or propel the body from side to side, such as tennis or basketball.
The lower profile of the heel platform allows the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support to fit comfortably in open-heeled dress shoes, with the aid of some Good Feet velcro attached to the bottom of the support. The leather cushion on this support provides perfect comfort for those whose heels get dry, cracked or split while wearing their favorite open-heeled shoes.
The Flex Leather Maintainer arch support also features support for the inner and outer arches of the feet. These are designed to stabilize the foot during gait, to help prevent it rolling inward or outward with each step.What does inner and outer longitudinal arch support do and how does it help?
By supporting all four arches of the foot, the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support helps to properly distribute pressure through the entire foot, thereby preventing any one part of the foot from taking on too much pressure. This can help alleviate pain in areas of the foot that are straining under too much stress.
The Flex Leather’s inner and outer longitudinal arches stabilize the foot during gait, helping to prevent pronation and supination (rolling inward or outward). By stabilizing the foot, the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support helps to promote proper gait, thereby reducing excess stress in the ankles, knees and hips. Because the Flex Leather Maintainer arch support is very flexible, it perfectly meets the maintainer needs of all four arches, for those who have sensitive or flatter feet.