Title:
Total body insoles ˜ shoe inserts
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A foot pad for shoes comprised of an insert that has a toe section and a heel portion connected. A pad is disposed inside the shoe and is angled to lift the toe portion therein. The lift extends angularly from the heel area of the shoe sole forwardly towards the toe portion of the shoe at a 35 degree angle. The foot pad has an angle designed to lift the toe portion higher than the heel portion to allow better posture and health.



Inventors:
Labogin, Gloryann A. (Livermore, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/434506
Publication Date:
11/19/2009
Filing Date:
05/01/2009
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A43B13/38
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Primary Examiner:
PRANGE, SHARON M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Gloryann A Labogin (Livermore, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A shoe insert comprising: an envelope of impervious material, said envelope, as seen in plan, tracing the basic outline of a human foot; said envelope having an upper surface and a lower surface and a side surface joining said upper and lower surfaces, said outline having a lower heel zone, the heel slightly scooped, an intermediate zone higher than the heel zone and a forward zone higher in elevation than both the heel and intermediate zone a medical grade silicone pad cushioning in the envelope nestled between the upper and lower and side surfaces; said incline pad of cushioning shall increase said side surface from the heel zone to the forward zone

2. The device as set forth in claim 1 wherein a shoe insert is provided where more lift and padding is provided in the forward section than the heel section.

3. The device as set forth in claim 1 wherein less cushion pad is provided in said heel surface than in said forward surface.

Description:

This application emanates from a previous provisional application (61/053,119) filed May 1, 2008.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a resilient shoe insert that is insertable into a shoe system.

BACKGROUND AND PRIOR ART

Many efforts have been made to develop an effective spring mechanism for the shoe or shoe sole. However, many of the earlier insert designs for shoe soles have not been entirely satisfactory. Despite many elaborate shoe sole solutions, symptoms of poor posture, core muscle stresses including abdomen, back, neck, shoulder, shoulder blades, pelvis, hips, groin and buttocks muscles are still common due to poorly designed shoes. Injuries due to poor shoe designs are particularly common in sports and heavy duty work activities. One important function of a shoe, such as a running shoe, is to protect the foot from the stresses of running. The forces and motions that occur in different sports vary greatly. Because of these differences it is important that active participation in varied sports require varied shoes. For example, tennis and other racquet sports require much side-to-side motion and the shoe must provide lateral stability. If the shoe is unstable and has high heel elevation when the athlete is moving from one side to another the likelihood is great the athlete may suffer an ankle sprain. The majority of shoes are not well designed. Some insufficiencies of the current shoe designs may be overcome by the present invention.

The shoe system of the present invention differ from existing shoe inserts as the heel of the insert sits 35 degrees below the toe.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The shoe inserts differ from existing shoe inserts as the heel of the insert sits 35 degrees below the toe. The angle of the shoe inserts raises the front of the feet to shift body weight back, leaving the shoulders relaxed and in the proper position for correct alignment of the spine. This limits the forward and downward movement of the shoulders to prevent slouching. Stress from improper posture is relieved from the muscles supporting the neck and between the shoulder blades, the mid- and low-back. The core muscles stabilize and improves posture, balance, strength and coordinated movement. Further, proper posture raises the rib cage resulting in easier, better breathing. And by raising the front of the feet, muscles of the foot, calf, butt and thigh are strengthened; and plantar fascitis pain is relived because the achilles and heal are in a stretched position.

The inserts are made with medical grade silicone to provide exceptional pain-relieving qualities for plantar pain or sensitive feet and to reduce painful shock waves to the body and lighten the load on joints, knees and spine. They are designed to relieve problems associated with bad posture and/or core muscle stresses (including abdomen, back, neck, shoulder blades, pelvis, hips, groin and buttocks muscles).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1—Right Shoe Insert.

FIG. 2—Right Shoe Insert.

FIG. 3.—Top, front perspective view.

FIG. 4—Top, front persective view.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS