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Ortolab’s insoles are built on advanced technology, unique materials and qualified craftsmanship, and they work by enhancing the foot’s natural stabilization and shock cushioning. This reduces the risk of strain injuries and shortens the rehabilitation time if you have pre-existing injuries. The insoles are based on Ortolab’s previous international patent, which makes them unique. The patent builds on and augments the natural dynamics of the foot, providing the foot arches with support and maximum shock absorption in all positions.

The dynamic support in the arches reinforce the natural movement of the foot. Ortolab insoles are unique in that they provide dynamic support for both the longitudinal and transverse arches, and concentrate the fat cushion under the heel. Thus, the insole reinforces the foot’s own shock absorption, without locking or inhibiting the natural movement. The foot’s own muscles are able to work naturally and thus will not atrophy.

Common conditions that Ortolab’s insoles can prevent.

Or assist in healing.

  • Plantar Fasciitis. Inflammation in the tendon attachment, the precursor to the heel spur
  • Tendonitis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Morton’s toe. Nervous cramping at the lower anterior foot arch
  • Hallux valgus. Large deformed tuber
  • Conditions involving the periosteum
  • Hallux rigidus. Osteoarthritis of the big toe
  • Impaired fat cushion under the heel
  • Lowered longitudinal and transverse arches
  • Hip and lumbar problems

At work and at exercise

Our feet bear a load of up to seven times our body weight depending on movement. Each foot has 26 bones that work together but they react differently to load. Add to that the foot arches that help distribute the load. Any bumps and jolts that are not absorbed by the foot continue through the body and thus affect the health of the lumbar, bone, knees, hips, back and further up.

Frequently asked questions & answers

How much does a pair of Ortolab insoles cost?

Between SEK 500-2200/pair depending on the type of insole.

Where can I buy your products?

Check out “BOOK A FITTING”. There, you can find a list of our partners and retailers all over in Sweden.

I have a Plantar Fasciitis. How can your insoles help me?

In cases of Plantar Fasciitis (“pain under the front of the heel”), it is important to have the support of a highly shock-absorbing material under the heel and the longitudinal arch of the foot. In addition, the orthopedic technology provides relief at the pain point. Many people try soft heel wedges, but this is not advisable as it leaves the tendon ski (Plantar Fascien) under the foot ”hanging” even more in the air without support. This increases the strain placed on the tendon sheath attachment to the heel bone, where the pain originates.

Do Ortolab insoles work with the new generation of thinner running shoes?

Because thinner shoes provide less protection against impact and lower stability, dynamic insoles are all the more important. With optimal shock absorption and extra stability close to the foot, you will be able to use lighter and thinner shoes without negatively impacting your feet.

Do Ortolab insoles alleviate pronation?

Yes, when used in a suitable shoe, the foot can be “steered” and corrected so that the pronation is kept in check at a normal level.

Can the insoles be used in high heels?

No, wearing high heels and pumps while using our insoles is usually not possible.

Can you move the insoles between different shoes?

Sure, since the insoles are adapted to your feet which are the same size and shape no matter what shoes you use. For this reason, the insoles are initially fitted for e.g. a pair of sports shoes or walking shoes and can then be transferred to most of your other shoes.

Will Ortolab insoles fit all types of shoes?

They are best used with shoes where you can remove an existing insole. But they go great with most shoes for walking, running, indoor sports and such. Boots, ski boots and knee boots also work well. For soccer shoes and ice skates, the orthopedic technician must shear the insole extra thin and narrow to fit. The insoles will not fit some slim and tight formal shoes.

How long does a pair of Ortolab insoles last?

While their exact longevity depends on how often they are moved between different shoes, they can be expected to last several years. The HGP shock absorption material is able to withstand millions of compressions without significantly losing capacity.

Can you wash the insoles?

The material in the insoles consists of “closed pores” that do not absorb moisture/sweat. Due to this, they produce minimal odor. They can be hand washed with liquid detergent.

Where does the extremely shock absorbing material HGP found in Ortolab's footbeds come from?

Ortolab imports HGP directly and exclusively from the USA. HGP is a product of NASA research and is used for shock absorption in space capsules, among other things.

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