The Pedipod is a unique children’s foot insole device designed by HealthyStep.
Easy to fit in most sensible children’s shoe styles, the Pedipod children’s foot insoles gives immediate pain relief and stabilizes children’s feet, but the best results are achieved when exercises are done to strengthen the feet and legs.
The Pedipod has been specifically designed for children’s feet reflecting their more mobile foot joints. These aren’t just undersized adult insoles. The Pedipod orthotic device captures abnormal foot motion and controls it while the foot grows and strengthens more naturally.
- Forefoot contoured support to stabilize the foot as the load moves from the heel to the forefoot, preventing instability and foot hyper-pronation.
- Deep heel cup to hold the soft tissue around the heel keeping the heel fat pad under the heel, preventing it from squeezing sideways
- Deep casual shoes.
- Deep lace up shoes.
- Trainers (recommended).
- Hiking boots.
- Unsuitable for very flat shoes.
Additional information on the design features
Deep Heel Cup
The Pedipod has a deep heel cup, allowing a little more anti-pronatory control. This means added comfort and that feeling of being properly supported.
The midfoot ‘saddle’ is a contoured profile that improves dynamic function by reducing the amount and speed of pronation in the hindfoot of the child.
More Efficient Gait
Under the first joint is a recess which allows the big toe to bend (dorsiflex) effectively when walking, making the gait more efficient.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are children’s foot insoles?
Some people refer to children’s foot insoles as “arch supports,” but they do more than that! Children’s foot insoles are shoe inserts that help to correct improper foot alignment during activities like walking and running. Even though orthotics work directly on foot position, they also affect the alignment of ankles, knees, hips, and the low back, because everything is linked together in a biomechanical chain!
How to tell if children’s foot insoles are the right fit?
Once you have selected a pair of children’s foot insoles, take them out of the packaging and place them on the floor. While barefoot or in just stocks, stand on both pieces before you place them in shoes. If you are shopping for children’s foot insoles for flat feet, note the arch support in the insole: does it work? If you are shopping for a soft orthotic, does it seem to absorb shock and provide enough cushioning?