FootBalance Announces the Henrik and Hilkka Custom Orthodic Sandals

by Brian Mullin on September 3, 2013

FootBalance products are customised footbeds/footwear, that increase
health, foot comfort and overall performance. FootBalance
footbeds/footwear support your feet properly to prevent overpronation,
ameliorate the effects of excessive supination, and improve overall foot
function. Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. When this
foundation is misaligned or functioning poorly the effects can be felt
throughout the body, whether in muscle and joint pain or through more
serious injuries. Over 75% of the population suffers from overpronation
or excessive supination, yet most of us are unaware of our own foot type
and how it affects the rest of our body.

Henrik and Hilkka Sandals

The built-in footbed is heated and molded into the user’s foot shape, making the sandals unique for everyone

 FootBalance
is proud to announce its entry into the footwear industry by unveiling a
sandal that is 100% custom molded in fewer than 15 minutes. While
active users have been enjoying the benefits of perfect fit, better
performance and comfort provided by the FootBalance line of custom
footbeds, there has not yet been an option for sandal-wearers. Now, the
company is unveiling its revolutionary solution for sandal fans–the
FootBalance Henrik for men and the FootBalance Hilkka for women.

“While
we’re known for our footbed technology, this is the first time we’ve
come out with a shoe,” says Jeremy Town, managing director of
FootBalance North America.  “With the Henrik and Hilkka, we’re able to
offer unsurpassed comfort and support since the entire shoe is
heat-molded. There’s no reason people should have to give up the
benefits of custom footbeds just because they want to wear sandals.”

The
sandals feature dynamic arch support, a flexible toe-off, rounded heel
cup to reduce impact and guide toward natural motion, an EVA horseshoe
for stability and the FootBalance Pet-G Balance Plate in an exclusive
U-shape.

“When
our R&D department came up with this, we knew the sandals had to be
heated and molded the same way as our footbeds, and the end result
should reflect our idea about dynamic support, better foot alignment and
natural movement,” says Hilkka Liponkoski, FootBalance global
brand and marketing director. “With these angles in mind, we created a
product that separates us from the competitors in the field of flip-flop
sandals and gave us the chance to enter the footwear market.”
The
core of each FootBalance product is the patented balance plate that
easily molds according to each foot, cools down quickly and keeps its
custom shape for life. In the Henrik and Hilkka, the balance plate is
modified to a U-shape to allow adding a PoronR XRDtm insert to the heel for long-lasting comfort and a softer feel.

The
Henrik and Hilkka are molded on-site at retailer locations in fewer
than 15 minutes, as part of the FootBalance Recommendation System. The
system also provides users with a unique foot analysis and report.  The
result is dynamic support, better foot alignment and natural movement.

  • Available – Spring 2014
  • Length: (size 42) 280mm long
  • Thickness in eva: min13mm toe area, max 18mm heel area
  • Materials sole: cut eva, pet-g, Poron® XR D™ cushion under heel
  • Materials strap: faux leather, pu-suede, pu-foam with lycra cover
  • Features:
    Dynamic arch support, flexible toe-off, rounded heel to reduce impact
    and guide toward natural motion, soft strap, EV A horseshoe for
    stability
  • Technologies: Pet-G Balance Plate (U-shape/half-circle)
  • Size range: Hilkka (Women‘s) 36-44, Henrik (Men‘s) 40-50
  • Weight (Size 42): 3.7oz/106g
  • MSRP: $89.99

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