What our shoes do for you

Our experienced orthopedic technical team has created fashionable shoes with an orthopedic inside for you who want to prevent strain injuries or who already have problems with pain in the feet, knees, legs, hips and back.

The pain and discomfort we target are not limited to feet and ankles. Have you already experienced or suffer from pain while standing, walking or moving during any activity? – this might be caused by how your body is built, how you use it and thereby – how you load it. If this is the case and the problems are related to the load and the foot arch, we are right here – ready for you, with high quality patented products that both provide relief, support and also look good.

Your feet are important

The arch of the foot and the ankles are the human shock absorbers. When these do not work as intended, the risk of overload injuries increases dramatically. A stable shoe in combination with our orthopedic technical inside provides the opportunity to correct misalignments, support the arch of the foot and relieve specific areas.

With the best shock-absorbing materials available on the market, the right shape and adaptation for the shape of your feet, we strengthen the foot's natural way of stabilizing and dampening micro-shocks.

The result? - increased endurance and less pain.

Human feet are fascinating and important – they affect our whole body in numerous ways.

Let us compare human body to a car: the lack of shock absorbers, incorrect wheel alignment or skewed tires put both you as a driver and your fellow passengers at risk. It also wears down the vehicles whole system putting extra pressure on other parts. From a biomechanical perspective human body works in a similar way.

When your low arch does not get enough damping support it pulls the lower leg in an inward rotation, angles the knee joint inwards and tilts the pelvis forward – ouch! High arches, on the other hand, give you rigid feet placing a heavy load on the pads and increasing pressure while directing it upwards to your knee joints and lumbar spine.

Depending on the type of the feet and the load, some parts of the body will be exposed to greater forces and wear down faster.

Anatomy of the foot

• 26 large bones

• 3 regions: the forefoot, the metatarsal and the heel

• The forefoot consists of 5 metatarsal bones and 14 phalanxes

• The metatarsal region includes 3 cuneiform bones (lateral, intermediate and medial), Cuboideum (Cuboid) and Navicular bone

• The heel consists of Talus and Calcaneus

Types of feet

We have examined the height of the foot's three arches. It tend to vary depending on population and continent but in average about 60 percent of population are flat-footed, 10 percent have high arches and 30 percent have "normal" arch heights.


• Flat foot - 60%

• Normal arch - 30%

• High arch - 10%


In our experience people with low and high arches have a greater need for orthopedic solutions, while the normal arches can withstand stress injuries better. These feet are more stable and have a very good ability to absorb shocks, while the others need more relief as well as shock absorption and correction of misalignments in the ankle.


Invisible weights and movement

When you walk, the pressure and the actual weight your feet carry doubles. So if you weigh 60kg your feet are exposed to the pressure from 120kg.
When you run, the pressure weight on your feet is multiplied by 3 to 5!

The right shoes can help to support your feet and we offer several different options for people with low and high arches as well as for you with overpronation or supination problems.

Pronation is how your feet move and their ability to absorb micro-shocks when hitting the surface. When you walk or run, your foot naturally angles inward a little to dampen the impact when the foot hits the ground.

When the feet are angled (rolling inwards) too much it is called overpronation. This is a bad for your body and we want to prevent and minimize this as much as possible. Approximately 60% of population struggles with overpronation.

When the foot does not roll inward enough, or even rolls outward instead, it is called supination.
Approximately 10% of population struggles with supination.

Overpronation and supination prevent the body from distributing the force from the impact evenly when the foot hits the ground. This means an increased risk of injuries to the feet, knees, hips and back.

Neutral step means that the foot does not pronate or supine when landing on the surface. The heel tendon is straight, and pressure is even through the entire sole of the foot. The neutral running step starts with placing the weight on the outside of the heel, rolling on over the midfoot and pushing away over the big toe.

Feet and leg problems


Foot

  • Hallux Valgus
  • Mortons neurom
  • Artros
  • Hallox rigidus
  • Bursit – bursitis
  • Low transverse arch
  • Hammer toe


Heel

  • Heel spur
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sever’s syndrome (disease)
  • Heel fat pad syndrome


Lower leg

  • Shin splints
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Achilles tendon

Knees, hips and lower back


Knee

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Jumpers knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Runners knee


Hip

  • Stress fracture pain syndrome
  • Hip arthritis


Back

  • Lumbago (low back pain)
  • Bad posture

 

We created the shoes that could and should be used if you have injuries or conditions in the list.

Treat your feet as your dearest asset – choose your shoes carefully and prevent injuries in time.

Stinaa.J helps you on this quest:

  • Our technicians have analyzed the shape of the feet and movement patterns of people across the globe to create a product that will work for most people
  • Our designers choose only best materials and design each shoe around the insoles for the seamless look and feel
  • We have a living practical knowledge of body biomechanics and work closely with orthopedic clinics of Stockholm
  • You finally get to experience that the inside of a good shoe is never flat

At last but not least – you enjoy shoes that are both beautiful and take care of your body.