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Information for Doctors, Therapists, and Specialists.


  1. Cuboid Pad: the cuboid bone has been called the “keystone” of the arch. The Peroneus longus muscle passing under this bone appears to be stimulated to fire by the presence of the Barefoot orthotic adhering to the plantar skin. This helps to plantarflex the 1st ray, as well as providing midfoot support.
  2. Balance Rail: centered between the lateral and medial columns of the foot, both pronation and supination misalignments show improvement with the orthotic.  This appears to be secondary to increased proprioception, and the foot adapts by centering itself on this balance beam.
  3. Metatarsal support: the lesser metatarsals are protected from overloading, and flexible hammer toes are seen to lie flatter during weightbearing.  Many times, neuroma pain & plantar MTP joint pain can be successfully treated with this device.


  1. Shore A, 50 durometer gel material has been utilized to provide shock absorption as well as viscoelastic recoil. Patients often comment on the springiness in their step while wearing these orthotic devices.
  2. Our evidence based research studies show a shortened stride and increased midfoot strike while wearing the barefoot orthotic™ with running shoes. The devices create a healthier stride and gait pattern similar to running barefoot.
  3. The bottom cover, or substrate: creates a firmer base for the gel devices, limiting travel to enhance the visco-elastic recoil effect, increasing dampening of shock, while wearing the self-adhesive material from which the orthotic is made.

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