The Carbon Graphite Shoe Plate - Flat is a thicker, rigid orthotic insert designed to stiffen shoes, limiting motion in the midfoot and forefoot within the shoe. A shoe's rigidity or flexibility significantly affects the biomechanical properties of the foot and ankle. Shoe rigidity is important when treating fractures or arthritis of the midfoot or forefoot.
Place the Carbon Graphite Shoe Plate beneath the shoe's existing insole, or wear the Carbon Graphite Shoe Plate with an over-the-counter insert or prescription orthotic. It is important to wear your plate in a shoe that does not have a very flexible sole, as the lack of rigidity will put stress on your plate when you flex your foot, which could cause the plate to crack.
Carbon Graphite Shoe Plates are puncture resistant insoles, protecting the foot from injury. Sold individually left or right, not as a pair. By Myfootshop.com. 1 plate/pkg.
Sizing: We strongly suggest that you use length rather than shoe size as the determining factor in deciding which size Carbon Graphite Shoe Plate to purchase. The best method is to take your current insole out of your shoe and measure it from the back of the heel to the tip of the toe, then choose a plate that is the same length or slightly shorter than your current insert.
Dimensions: Medium width only. 1/8" thick. See individual sizes for length and the Measurements tab above for detailed dimensions.
Indications - The Carbon Graphite Shoe Plate - Flat is used to treat metatarsal stress fractures, Freiberg's infraction, turf toe, midfoot arthritis and hallux limitus.
Foot Care Tip! What are the differences between all of the carbon fiber/graphite plates sold at Myfootshop.com?
Disclaimer: Shoe designs (called the shoe last) vary so much that matching insoles and shoes is never a precise science. Placing a rigid insert (Spring Plate, Molded Turf Toe Plate, Flat Turf Toe Plate, Flat Carbon Fiber Plate) into your shoe may cause wear. The rigidity of these carbon fiber inserts may damage the softer cloth shoe last. Myfootshop.com is not responsible for any damage to your shoes that may be caused by the use of these products.
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