The Powerstep company knows the truth – if your feet hurt, nothing can possibly go 100% right during the day. That’s why they created an entire line of orthotics that have been a trusted resource for podiatrists for several years. Their line contains the best selling Powerstep Orthotic insoles.
Two of their orthotics are called the Powerstep Pinnacle and the Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx. What’s the difference between them and when should you consider the Maxx version?
They’re both built for the effective relief of plantar fasciitis. They both have a double layer of cushioning – and what could be greater than that when you have plantar fasciitis?
Both have an anti-bacterial fabric cover that could help cut down on foot odors, perspiration, and slippage of your foot in the shoe.
Did you notice your feet hurt more as your weight increased? Let’s face it – if you weigh more than 200 pounds, your body weight is going to place a greater force per square inch on your soles that absorb the impact as you walk. There’s no judgment here; just straight scientific fact.
When Powerstep staff had an idea-generating meeting on who they could serve best in one of their next products, this answer came up – those who weigh more than 200 pounds. Some of their scientifically-minded technicians in development brought all the facts with them to the meeting and top management wondered how they could have overlooked this group of people in the past.
The fact is that if your weight is greater than 200 pounds, you need more strength in an orthotic. Ordinary ones won’t suffice because they will break down with the impact of the force per square inch from a greater weight. Ordinary orthotics aren’t built for those who weigh 200 pounds or greater.
There’s another thing too that should be considered. When you walk, it’s more difficult to keep the bones aligned and the heel aligned if your weight is greater than the average 150-lb person. This only makes perfect common sense.
Thus, the Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx is designed with these things in mind:
• It’s 25% firmer than the Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic.
• It has a deeper heel cup so your heel won’t slide. (Once your heel starts sliding in your shoes, the alignment of bones in your feet is off.)
• It takes into consideration the possibility or even probability that your foot will overpronate if you weigh more than 150 pounds. (Of course, there are other reasons for over-pronation.)
• The Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx has a more appropriate arch support and adds a two-degree angled varus wedge so your arch won’t collapse.
One testimonial on the www.TheInsoleStore.com site is summarized here: Someone had constant foot pain for 11 months straight and after wearing the Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx for only two weeks, their pain was almost completely gone.
Another person was told to get the Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx by their doctor. That person is so happy to have followed doctor instructions because now she/he is walking with much less pain.