Evenup Shoe Balancer
Following injury or surgery to the foot, a walker boot is an effective way to retain mobility and protect your foot as it heals. However, the thick protective soles of most walker boots can result in an imbalance when wearing a normal shoe on the other foot, making ambulation awkward and difficult.
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is the ideal way to offset the discrepancy brought about by wearing an orthotic walker boot or other apparatus.
Sizing Information for the Evenup Shoe Balancer
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is available in three different sizes based on shoe size. Please consult the table below for details and select the appropriate size for you from the drop-down menu above.
To ensure a precise level of fit, we recommend removing your shoe and measuring its base at the longest and widest point before consulting the sizing chart below. This ensures the best possible fit for your Evenup Shoe Balancer.
|Size ||UK Shoe Size ||Dimensions (Length x Width) |
|Small ||Size 4 - 6 ||265 x 100mm |
|Medium ||Size 7 - 9 ||295 x 110mm |
|Large ||Size 10 - 13 ||325 x 120mm |
What Degree of Lift Does an Evenup Foot Balancer Have?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer provides a ½" to 1" lift, helping to correct an uneven gait. It also helps to reduce the hip and knee pain that the leg length discrepancy can cause.
What Conditions Does the Evenup Foot Balancer Help Alleviate?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is also suitable when physical leg length discrepancies are present, as is often the case following hip replacement surgery. A full list of indications follows:
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- Ankle joint fractures
- Anthrodesis of the metatarsal joints
- Calcaneal fractures
- Hallux valgus / rigidus
- Hammer and claw toes
- Lapidus operation
- Leg length discrepancy
- Matatarsal fractures I - IV
- Metatarsal fractures
- Severe sprains
Key Features of the Evenup Shoe Balancer
- Equalises the patient's lower limb length when walking in a leg or boot cast
- Evens the length of lower limbs if one leg is shorter than the other for easier manoeuvring
- Adjustable with nylon straps
- Fits various shoe sizes with a universal left/right design
- Durable EVA sole for shock absorption
The Evenup Shoe Balancer equalises the patient's lower limb length when walking in a leg or boot cast
What Is the Evenup Shoe Balancer For?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is designed for use with a walker boot or foot brace. You wear it on the opposing shoe to your injury support, where it can be altered in height between 1/2" and an inch in order to correct gait. This allows the patient to walk with more fluidity and comfort, preventing the limp that is usually associated with wearing a Walker Boot.
Can I Wear the Balancer for Leg Length Discrepancy?
If you suffer from leg length discrepancy, either from birth or from knee and hip surgery, then the Evenup Shoe Balancer can be used on a short-term temporary basis. We would recommend looking at the Clearly Adjustable Discrepancy Insole for living with leg length discrepancy.
How Do I Wear the Evenup Shoe Balancer?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer features a simple nylon strap that fits over the top of your normal shoe (the shoe opposing your injury). You can tighten the strap to prevent movement, and the balancer itself can be adjusted between half an inch and an inch, offering excellent versatility depending on the height of your walker boot.
How Does the Shoe Balancer Work?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer works by allowing you to walk with both legs being the same height. It adds up to an inch onto the leg with discrepancy, while the shock absorbing sole prevents the foot pain associated with leg length discrepancy.
What Shoes Can I Use the Evenup Shoe Balancer With?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is versatile and is suitable for use with most shoes. It can be adjusted with a nylon strap, meaning that you can fit it over most shoes. Suitable shoes include:
- Casual Shoes
- Flip Flops
- Work Boots
How Comfortable Is an Evenup Shoe Balancer?
It is designed to improve the way you walk, but it does improve comfort too. Firstly, the balancer offers a secure fit through the adjustable nylon straps, meaning that you can walk freely without it coming loose. The balancer also includes a durable EVA sole that can absorb shock, perfect for reducing pain and improving comfort while walking.
How Easy Is the Evenup Shoe Balancer to Use?
If you do suffer from an ankle or foot injury, then you want your Shoe Balancer to be easy to use. The balancer works by simply fitting underneath your shoes and adjusting the strap, where it is then held in place by the straps that surround it. Then, all you need to do is start walking again which should be made far easier and far more comfortable.