THE STEP INDICATOR

FOOT PRONATION AND SUPINATION CORRECTOR

Shoe Inserts with Built-in Step Indicating Device. U.S. Patent # 6,732,456

It is estimated that approximately 50% of the population suffer from either excessive pronation or supination of the foot to a varying extent. Many products currently available in the market do not attempt to cure the root cause of the problem. They merely provide temporary solutions. This patented invention addresses one of the main causes of excessive pronation and supination of the foot by a revolutionary method. These shoe inserts having the built-in step indicating device trains the user to inculcate the proper foot dynamics by indicating to the user the posture of the foot from heel-to-ground contact through final toe-off, thus improving the quality of motion. The User is informed of the foot posture by tactile sensation on the foot caused by the indicator.

"So simple yet so brilliant - this revolutionary product fixes the problem. Instead of merely acting as a prosthesis, this invention acts proprioceptively to reconnect the foot and brain - removing the dependency on an artificial substitute." - Dr. Matthew Nash - Sports Doctor for the 1998 World Cup Soccer.

These inserts can be manufactured for sale as an off-the-shelf product or integrally built-in as a standard feature in sports footwear, casual and formal footwear for the retail industry. Alternatively it can be custom made to suit specific needs on a case by case basis as recommended by a Foot Specialist.

FIG. 1 shows the rear view of a normal right foot.

FIG. 2 shows the rear view of a pronating right foot.

FIG. 3 shows the rear view of a supinating right foot.

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FIG. 4 shows a perspective view of a right shoe insert with the indicator device located near the outer edge.

FIG. 5 shows the side view of a right shoe insert with the indicator device located near the outer edge.

FIG. 6 shows a sectional view of the shoe insert.

FIG. 10 shows the rear view of a right foot in an outward roll (supinated) position with the indicator device located near the outer edge of the shoe insert.

FIG. 11 shows the rear view of a right foot in a normal position with the indicator device located near the outer edge of the shoe insert.

FIG. 12 shows the rear view of a right foot in an inward roll (printed) position with the indicator device located near the inner edge of the shoe insert.

FIG. 13 shows the rear view of a right foot in a normal position with the indicator device located near the inner edge of the shoe insert.

FIG. 14 shows a perspective view of a full-length version of a right shoe insert with the indicator device located near the outer edge.

FIG. 15 shows the rear view of a shoe with the insert in position.

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