The Formthotics™ Difference
Formthotics™ are custom fitted orthotics,
designed to provide the support
and comfort that you need.
With a unique design and
Formthotics™ have established
distinguishing features that create
the ultimate foot orthotics that
naturally fit your feet.
Thermoforming optimises the performance of Formthotics™ creating a close, personalised fit between the foot and footwear.
Formthotics™ can be thermoformed any number of times and will retain their new shape (even after intense use and re-heating) to ensure lasting total support.
Formthotics™ are mouldable at relatively low temperatures and retain their moulded shape in use. In comparison, most other foam orthotics that are compression moulded – typically EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam and cannot effectively be moulded or remoulded. The heat and compression moulding manufacturing process alters the EVA cell structure, preventing the foam from holding a new shape when fitted; this forces the foam to return to the original manufactured shape.
The arch support ensures your foot is supported in a neutral position, providing longitudinal, lateral and transverse arch support under the metatarsal heads.
The Formthotics™ arch support is assisted by a unique
teardrop shape milled into the foam on the
underneath side of Formthotics™.
Milling the material from
the outside (lateral) edge
enhances support on the
inside (medial) edge.
The deep heel cup creates a snug 3 dimensional fit around the heel, assisting with shock absorption and minimising heel strike.
The Formthotics™ deep heel cup provides increased support and control around your heel, creating a more accurate fit to your footwear that is customised to your feet.
Formthotics™ are antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal.
Formthotics™ contain Ultra-Fresh™ which inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi that create foot odour and staining, keeping your feet healthy.
Formthotics™ foams are developed by Foot Science International and are specifically formulated for orthotics.
Formax™ is made from high grade ‘closed cell’, proprietary polyethylene foam. The foam is firmer and will hold a moulded shape longer and more accurately than EVA foam. It is flexible, lightweight, supportive, waterproof, resistant to fungi and mould, and hypo-allergenic.
Formax™ is available in single density (one foam layer) and dual density (two foam layers) providing a harder, supportive base for control and a softer top foam layer for cushioning. There are a variety of densities (foam hardness) to meet performance and comfort requirements.
ShockStop is a hybrid EVA polymer foam for maximum shock absorption and cushioning. This minimises impact on muscles, joints and tendons and enables a faster recovery after performance. Independent lab tests have shown that ShockStop is more than twice as effective as other materials in absorbing shock.
Formax™ and ShockStop foams are made in New Zealand by Ultralon Products . Ultralon is recognised as a world leader in the manufacturing of high quality closed cell foam.
Formthotics™ are 3D milled from a block of foam. This process creates a consistent foam structure across the orthotic, minimising pressure points.
Formthotics™ use a unique manufacturing process where the foam is 3D milled from a block, not compressed or injection moulded like many other foam orthotics.
Because Formthotics™ are 3D milled, the foam structure remains consistent and does not have heavily compressed thin areas associated with compression moulded foam, and the foam still has the ability to be moulded.
The 3D milling of Formthotics™ ensure the heel, arch and forefoot structure of our feet are supported in the correct way and the thermoforming provides a customised fit for your feet.
Different activities require different types of support and fit into different shoes for different people. Formthotics™ are shaped to suit your activity requirements.
Formthotics™ have varied width, length, arch profile, heel profile, toe box shape and foam density options to suit the needs of your activity, ensuring they fit into the shoes required for your activity. For example, football boots have limited space available inside and do not need to heavily rely on arch support compared to other activities such as running, where there is also generally more space in the shoe to fit Formthotics™. Formthotics™ shapes have been developed over many years, following feedback from activity enthusiasts and medical professionals.