How to Perform a Measurement for a Full-Length Insole
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to measure for a full-length insole, made specifically for more rigid shoes, such as cycling shoes or ski boots.
- The phits full-length insoles are full-length 3D-printed devices that allow you to add a medial or lateral forefoot wedge to the design of your insoles. The full-length protocol will give you an idea of the needed correction in the forefoot and is an excellent addition to a cycling shoe fitting.
- Our full-length insoles are specifically made for more rigid shoes, like a cycling shoe or a ski boot. They should not be recommended in regular everyday shoes.
- For the full-length protocol, we advise taking a walking and a running measurement, both barefoot. The walking measurement will act as a backup; the running measurement will be used when making the insole’s design.
- A unique feature of the full-length protocol is the single-leg squat. It is intended to simulate, for example, stepping on a bicycle's pedals or the patient’s alpine skiing position. When explaining this measurement to your patient, make sure to stress that it's not a training exercise for them. You want to test their balance in the forefoot when performing the squat. It’s best to put something in front of them, a chair, for example, so it's easier to keep balance. Also, ask them to lean towards their forefoot as much as possible.
- The full-length protocol is performed in six steps, which must be followed within the same time interval:
- Do a sidestep on the footscan plate with foot A
- Bend the knee of foot B and raise the leg to make sure it is not influencing the measurement
- Bend knee A to start the squat
- Extend knee A to end the squat
- Place foot B next to the footscan® plate
- Position foot A next to foot B The patient's position is back at the starting position.
- Try to have at least three steps per foot making sure you measure left and right in separate sessions. This will make it easier to evaluate the results afterward.