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How Orthaheel Can Help You!

Hi my name is Philip Vasyli, I'm an Australian Podiatrist and I've been in practice for over 25 years. I'm the inventor of the Orthaheel product range and I designed these products to treat excess pronation. Now excess pronation has been commonly linked to aches and pains like heel pain, knee pain and even back pain. So, if you're suffering from any of these conditions, I encourage you to give these products a try. Thank you. You can see I've drawn a line down the front of Lauren's leg or tibia as we call it. Right through the ankle, through the foot to the second toe, second metatarsal joint. I've also drawn a dot on Lauren's knee, so you can see the rotation of the knee and have the how the foot effects it. Now if you look at Lauren, she's standing on hard flat ground, which commonly causes excess pronation rolling over the foot, which is this sort of curve in here. Now if you have the foot, the way I would like it, in this sort of curve, if she stood on soft natural surface like ground, support her foot, you can see how the line is much more straightened and the knee now lines up with the ankle right through the second toe. You let her foot relax, you can see how it rolls in and you get this excess pronation, which commonly causes aches and pains like heel pain, tired aching legs, knee pain and even back pain. We turn the foot to the side, you see how the arch is also very collapsed. Again, if I correct the foot, watch the arch, you'd see a great improvement of the height of the arch. And this is how we'd like to keep her foot, but unfortunately with standing on hard that ground, this allows the foot to roll in, which in turn collapses the arch. Now if you get Lauren to stand on the Orthaheel product, you'll see from the front view, a very nice correction of the alignment, straight from the second toe, through the ankle right up through to the knee. If you look at the side profile, you'll see the heel is nicely cupped, which holds the heel in alignment and the arch is contoured right up through the mid foot, stabilizing the whole heel, mid foot and fore foot. Now if you take that off again, look at the arch, you'll see how it collapses and again many people wear flat sandals, like this. If Lauren puts this on you'll see, that provides no support, no correction and again if you look from the front, the same scenario of the excess pronation. Take the product off, put Orthaheel product again and look at the great improvement of the alignment. Nice alignment from the mid foot, arch, right up through the leg and knee and again, looking at the arch, the heel contour is beautiful and so is the arch contour right, through the whole foot.


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Mar 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm JanS42107 said:

Too bad this video is not close captioned for the hearing impaired. Information should be accessable to all.

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Sep 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm AnneR68947 said:

Amen to closed captioning. Us deaf people hae problem feet too

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Nov 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm SharonA91456 said:

If you can walk, you are doing better than me.

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Apr 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm MaryJ136615 said:

I would like to see the video done with BOTH feet barefoot. I suspect that having an Orthaheel flipflop on her right foot accentuates the pronation on the left foot.

Give an HONEST portrayal of how the brand works.

That being said, my in-laws swear by this brand, and I'll give it a try.

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May 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm LindaY142704 said:

Does this brand carry 1/2 sizes or do you need to order a whole size up or down?

I do wear a 7 1/2 in almost every other brand!

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May 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm LessaG142753 said:

Linda Y-- Depending on the shoe style for Orthaheel the company usually encourages you to size down if you are a half size. Their reasoning has something to do with how the sudden arch support shortens the length of your footprint to what it would be if your arch wasn't flattening on hard surfaces like floors, concrete, etc. I have many pairs of Orthaheels and have discovered that this rule isn't always true depending on their shoe design. Some of Orthaheels "softer" soled sandals have better support than normal sandals but the "softer" soles are not as supportive as Orthaheels "stiffer" soles. Therefore, the softer soles don't really shorten your footprint as much and sometimes dropping to the smaller size doesn't always work well. Once you do find the fit though they are usually pretty great. Good Luck

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Dec 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm ArleneD156192 said:

I have tendonitis in my toes. Will the orthaheel give me any comfort? Would appreciate any information.

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Apr 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm june said:

hi, i would like to know which styles have the most arche support. i have several pairs and notice it it does vary. i do love my othaheels!! thx

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Apr 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm june said:

yes,some styles have half sizes, some do not.

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Apr 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm june said:

yes, some styles have half sizes, others dont. they run large,after reading several reviews with the same comment, i downsized from a 10 to a 9. the fit was perfect.

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Jun 23, 2013 at 1:11 am Brian242757 said:

I purchased Orthoheel flip flops in hopes that something would work for me at the pool other than my running shoes as i am very flat footed, overpronate and have plantar fasciitis. I figured I didn't have anything to loose since Zappos has an excellent return policy. I love these flip flops! In fact, I have even worn them all day with no foot pain. The shoe is very well made. My husband, who also has foot pain, put his foot on top of the flip flops and has decided they would work for him, too. I just ordered another pair of Orthoheels so I have more variety.

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Jun 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm Sandy275326 said:

I have achilles Tendinitis and a really big bone spur on my heel. Will these shoes help me?

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Nov 20, 2014 at 9:05 am mk286938 said:

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Mar 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm Jennifer294963 said:

Can anyone tell me how long it takes to correct the problem once you start wearing these shoes?