With clever aesthetic last design Reed introduce their new Solace last with the forepart width of our existing last but with a narrow heel and waist to hold the foot securely. The abduction of the 1st met allows the toe shape to be narrower giving a more aesthetic appearance and due to the fact 90% of RA foot problems are in the forefoot, this allows for a narrow seat and waist enabling the design of a more aesthetically pleasing shoe.
New feminine leathers have been used in 4 pearlised finish, 6 muted satin finish leathers and silver printed suede teamed with gold and silvers to creat beautiful casual shoes
- Feminine styling
- Lightweight ultra-soft leather in pearl and satin finish
- Extended opening for comfort and ease of donning
- Strong heel stiffeners
- Superplush anti-bacterial foam backed lining
- Leather stacked heels with flexible hard wearing rubber sole on the brogue
- Lightweight EVA wedge sole unit on the casuals and wholecut styles
- Locking grosgrain ribbon lace or velcro fastening
- Insole allowance of 9mm under the met heads, 6mm at the toes and under the heel
The Solacelast accommodates the incusion of a cushioning insole to provide cusioning and pressure reduction under the metatarsal heads. The cushioning is required to compensate for the degradation of the met joint tissues and alleviate the feeling of 'walking on marbles'.
The insole consists of 6mm softer, lighter PORON 94 and a 3mm met bar in high performance polyurethane with excellent shock absorbing properties complete the required depth and support.
The justification for an asymmetrical insole for the rheumatoid foot is that it benefits from increased levels of cushioning. However, the amount o fcushioning required at different parts of the foot to achieve a high level of comfort is variable.
- Provides advanced protection against pressure points
- Long term softness and flexibility
- Prevents excess stress to foot
- Conforms to the individual foot
- Cushioned for pressure reduction
- Durable and long-lasting