The Miracle Maintainer arch support is sculpted in the same mold as the Flex and Mid-Flex, but is made of an ultra-rigid material for the maximum level of support available in a Maintainer.Designed to fit comfortably in most dress and athletic shoes, the Mid Flex Leather Maintainer arch support is the perfect companion for the athlete who needs a support that will stand up to the rigor of their sport, without interfering with the natural motions of the athletically active foot.
The “toes” end of the Miracle Maintainer arch support features a small lump. This is called the “metatarsal rise,” and it is designed to help take pressure off the ball of the foot and the toes every time the foot takes a step.What the metatarsal rise do and how does it help?
By properly supporting the metatarsal arch, the metatarsal rise lifts up the bones in the ball of the foot, effectively preventing them from hitting the ground too hard every time the foot pushes off for a step. This means that the metatarsal rise in the Miracle can help reduce pain caused by corns, calluses, and excess pressure on the ball of the foot. The Miracle is perfect for supporting a high arch and taking pressure off the toes in dress shoes.
The metatarsal rise on the Miracle Maintainer arch support is almost as aggressive as the same feature in the Exerciser arch supports. The Miracle metatarsal rise is designed to provide support to the active foot, preventing the ball of the foot from hitting the ground too hard, and distributing pressure away from the toes. The Miracle can significantly reduce the pressure to the foot during gait.
The metatarsal rise on the Miracle Maintainer arch support helps to support the ligaments and tendons in the forefoot as the entire foot works during walking or standing. The Miracle’s metatarsal rise helps to maintain the forefoot in the ideal pressure-distribution pattern, by properly dispersing body weight through the foot with each step. The Miracle can ensure that the pressure of body weight is properly dispersed through the entire foot during each step, and while standing on hard surfaces.
The heel end of the Miracle 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 leisure activities.What does a heel cup do and how can it help?
The heel platform of the Miracle Maintainer supports the transverse arch which is located in front of the heel. This arch area is where the Plantar Fascia ligament connects to the heel bone. By supporting the transverse arch, the Miracle Maintainer arch support can help protect the heel against inflammation of the Plantar Fascia ligament.
Though it supports the heel during gait, the heel platform on the Miracle Maintainer arch support is primarily designed to maintain the foot in the ideal position, for proper distribution of body weight during gait.
The lower profile of the heel platform allows the Miracle 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 Miracle 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. Miracle helps to properly distribute the weight of the body through the foot with each step, and prevent excessive splaying or rolling.What does inner and outer longitudinal arch support do and how does it help?
By supporting all four arches of the foot, the Miracle 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 under too much stress.
The Miracle’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 Miracle Maintainer arch support helps to promote proper gait, thereby reducing excess stress in the ankles, knees and hips. The Miracle’s rigid flexibility level makes it the ideal Maintainer in a complete arch support system for those with moderate to severe motion control needs and higher or more flexible arches.