Foot orthoses with the X factor
ErgoPad® weightflex is an innovative patented foot orthotic based on a core element combining two types of plastic with different levels of firmness. The unique core allows for variable support based on individual foot conditions, therapeutic goals and body weight. Thanks to a low profile design and integrated hinges in the forefoot and heel areas, Ergopad® weightflex fits well in most shoes including dress-shoes and even higher heel shoes.
- Variable support (soft, medium, strong) allowing for a patient specific solution based on individual foot conditions, therapeutic goals and body weight
- Patented design which provides longitudinal arch support combined with torsional flexibility for optimum physiological and muscle stimulating support.
- Low profile design which will adjust to different heel heights
- Comprehensive assortment for excellent patient fit and wearing comfort
- Available with and without cushioning
- Comprehensive size range
Narrow: W 4½ – 10, M 3½ - 9
Wide: W 8½ - 15, M 7 ½ -14
The integrated X-shaped component of the core (dark blue) has a positive effect on the dynamics and torsional stability of the feet. The side sections, which vary in elasticity, guide the forces that arise over two pivot points. The mutual exchange of force supports the natural heel-to-toe movement resulting in active foot guidance and gait correction.
Orthotic cores with variable support
The weightflex orthotic core is available in soft, medium and stron designs to suit each patient's individual foot conditions, therapeutic goals and body weight.
Comfortable – even in high heels
Whether you are wearing dress shoes or high heels, the product can easily be adapted to suit different heel heights thanks to integrated hinges in the forefoot and heel areas.
Available from trained clinicians and select medical retailers
ErgoPad® weightflex is exclusively dispensed by trained clinicians and select medical retailers. For best therapeutic results with ErgoPad® weightflex, final product selection is based on a thorough foot assessment and capturing of accurate foot measurements.
- High-grade plastic orthosis
- Two plastic components with different levels of firmness in the orthotic core
- Variable support offered by the "weightflex-X"
- Integrated hinges in the forefoot and heel areas
1) Flexible orthotic core
The flexible orthotic core, offering three different levels of firmness, boosts the torsional movement, supports the longitudinal arch and provides optimal guidance for every step.
Thanks to integrated hinges in the heel and forefoot areas, Ergopad® weightflex adjusts to a variety of heel heights making it suitable for women’s dress shoes.
3) Anatomy taken into account
The edging at the front of the core is anatomically contoured, leaving the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints free. The edges are thin.
4) Reduced strain at the base of the MTP V joint
The outer area of the orthotic core is lower at the base of the fifth metatarsal bone. This takes into account the biomechanical requirements of this part of the foot.
The rotational and counter-rotational movement of the forefoot and hindfoot affects the complex spiral structure of the foot arches – which guarantees high stability under loading, postural stability and dynamics.
In the case of a loss of function, the new ErgoPad® weightflex synthetic orthosis, with its asymmetrical "weightflex-X" incorporated into the orthotic core, helps actively support the natural spiral dynamics in the foot.
Tips for healthy feet
You can find information here about how to keep your feet in top condition!
When selecting your foot orthosis, think about the area of your life in which you wish to use it. The type of foot orthosis depends on the footwear worn. The shoe and the foot orthosis must fit together.