Basic Heel Elevators
There are a variety of situations in which heel lifts can be of great benefit: from adjusting the height of one heel to correct leg length discrepancy, to adjusting the height of both heels to boost height, or simply to promote good positioning and alleviate heel pain.
The Basic Heel Elevators can be applied to a wide range of orthotics to provide an extra lift at the back of the shoe, which can help promote good, natural foot positioning. They can be stuck down onto an orthotic or sole to give a secure, non-slip application.
Sizing of the Basic Heel Elevators
To find the perfect size heel elevator for you, please remove an existing lift, elevator or insole and measure it at the widest point as demonstrated in the image below. Once you have this measurement, please consult the sizing chart beneath to find the perfect size for you!
|Size ||UK Shoe Size ||Dimensions (Length x Width) |
|Small ||Size 4 - 6 ||103 x 60mm |
|Medium ||Size 6.5 - 8 ||109 x 63mm |
|Large ||Size 8.5+ ||119 x 66mm |
Who Can Benefit from Wearing the Basic Heel Elevators?
Most podiatrists would be able to recommend whether a heel lift would be suitable for your needs. Indications for use include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Heel pain
- Leg length discrepancy
The Basic Heel Elevators are adhesive-backed and available in three depths - 4mm, 6mm and 8mm.
Key Features and Benefits of the Basic Heel Elevators
- Easy to use heel lifts
- Can be applied to a range of orthotics
- Self-adhesive backing for easy application
- Available in three thicknesses and three sizes
- Sold in pairs and packs of 10
Which Thickness Should I Buy?
These elevators are available in three different thicknesses: 4mm, 6mm and 8mm. If you suffer from leg length discrepancy, we would recommend speaking to your GP about which degree of elevation you require. If you suffer from heel pain or a heel condition, then choosing one of the lower sizes might be a better choice for you.
How Do the Basic Heel Elevators Work?
The Basic Heel Elevators work by supporting your heel and ankle with a layer of high density EVA polymer. This material can redistribute pressure and reduce the day-to-day strain that your heel feels. Alternatively, if you suffer from leg length discrepancy, using just one elevator can reduce the difference in length between your legs.
How Comfortable Are the Basic Heel Elevators?
These elevators have been designed to fit comfortably inside your shoe, and won't feel overly bulky or uncomfortable during use. The elevators use a firm yet shock-absorbing material that means your heel is always cushioned while walking. This can actually improve comfort if you spend a lot of time on your feet.
Will the Top of My Foot Rub On the Top of My Shoe?
Due to the downwards sloping nature of the Basic Elevators, you should find that the top of your foot won't rub on the top of your shoe. The elevators quickly get thinner as you move down their length, meaning that your foot should fit snugly inside your shoe without it feeling tight. These elevators are designed to fit inside a pair of shoes with thicker insoles present.
Do the Basic Heel Elevators Move During Use?
A self-adhesive backing on the downward facing part of the elevators means that they won't move around during use. This means that they provide superb comfort and won't cause blisters due to a constant moving underneath your foot.
Buy in a Two Pack or in Bulk
The Basic Heel Elevators can either be supplied as a pack of 2 or in a pack of 10. The self-adhesive backing means that you don't need to remove your elevators from your shoes, so if you like to change the shoes you wear regularly, we would recommend buying a pack of 10.
High Density Foam
The Basic Heel Elevators have been designed with high density foam, enabling you to provide excellent support to the base of your feet. With high density foam you can encourage recovery by providing unparalleled support, helping to prevent your feet from feeling the full impact of the ground. By reducing this impact, you can increase comfort and reduce injuries while on the move.
What Are These Heel Lifts Made From?
These heel lifts are constructed from a high density EVA polymer. They are flexible but offer a firm surface and support.