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Arches® Orthotics Type 1 posts a corrective wedge from end to end and brings the foot to neutral – providing a stable foundation for your body and better use of tendons and muscle for a stronger off-step. In addition, this immediately takes pressure off of the ankles and knees, which can ultimately affect alignment in the hip and back. The materials in the orthotic will also absorb shock to the foot and heel.

  • The Arches® line of Orthotics by FootScientific was initially created for collegiate and professional athletes for correction, comfort, and performance and has been found equally effective for the lay user.
  • Three distinct designs balance and stabilize each of the three major foot types.
  • The materials used surpass comfort of most custom footbeds while retaining corrective features. The primary material, a cork amalgam, holds its comfortable shape over time with extra cushion for the heel and ball of the foot.

What’s Your Foot Type?

Type 1: "Pronating", "Overpronating", "Flat Foot", "Fallen Arches"

Corrective for proper arch support, relief of undue ankle and knee pressure, off-loading stressed tendons and muscles, creates a more efficient gate and better performance.  
A wet footprint reveals most of the foot. With your foot flat on the ground you cannot put the tip of your index finger under your arch.
Most people know if they are pronating. If you are not sure, you will also find relief, comfort, and performance in the Type 2.  

Type 2: "Neutral Arch”

Type 2 is for additional arch support, weight distribution off pressure points, and foot stabilization for a more responsive and comfortable foot. Wet footprint reveals moderate space where the arch rises. With foot flat on the floor, the tip of your finger will disappear to the first joint.  

Type 3: "Supination", "High Arch", "High Rigid Arch", "Cavovarus Foot" , "Inner Knee arthritis"

Corrective for a more flexible foot, better pivot, minimizes outer-foot stress fractures and ankle rolling helps open space at the inner knee to lesson the pain of arthritis.  
A wet footprint reveals the front of the foot and the heel with very little between. With your foot flat against the ground the tip of your index finger can disappear under your foot.  
Each of these orthotics neutralize the foot agains the ground. This has the noticeable effect of increasing performance given large muscle groups are more effectively engaged.  
Each also minimizes undue stress to small bones, ligaments (such as the plantar fascia), muscles, and cartilage.


Each pair of orthotics is designed with 4 layers.

  1. Form Correcting Molded Cork: allows for shock absorption, maintains the alignment, and maintains the correction of the orthotic
  2. Heel Stabilizing Padded Foam: stabilizes the heel, providing comfort and support
  3. Comfort Layer of EVA Foam: allows for persistent shock absorption and comfort of the wearer
  4. Stay Dry B.K. Mesh: works to control perspiration, odor control, and transitional cushioning

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