What is Arch Support?

Arch support supports the natural arch of the feet and distributes the body weight throughout. This helps diffusing the pressure around the ball and heel of the feet and relieving you from stone bruise, heel pain, and lower back pain. Arch support also prevents your feet from developing pronation (i.e. fallen arch) and supination, the [...]

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What type of feet do I have?

There are three basic types of feet based on the heights of your arch – low arch (i.e. flat feet), normal arch, and high arch. To determine your foot type, you could simply ask your friend or spouse to observe your foot arch as you’re standing straight on the ground and see which of these illustrations give the best match. You could also do a watermark test, i.e. [...]

2016-10-13T00:01:04+07:00April 9th, 2016|

What level of arch support should I get?

Klas & Sylph offers three different levels of arch support that are compatible with three different types of foot. We generally recommend low arch support for flat feet, medium arch support for normal feet, and high arch support for high-arch feet. This, however, does not mean that you cannot wear different levels of arch support. [...]

2016-10-13T00:01:03+07:00April 10th, 2016|

Is higher arch support better?

Different individuals have different types of feet, so until we know what your foot type is, we cannot conclude whether or not higher arch support is best for you. In fact, higher arch support is best for customers with high-arch feet, but if you normal or flat feet, we would recommend you to go with [...]

2016-09-03T18:27:18+07:00April 10th, 2016|

I have flat feet. Can I go with medium arch support or high arch support?

Whereas it’s possible for flat-footed individuals to go with medium arch support, we do not recommend you to go with high arch support since it could cause pain instead of comfort. Please note that higher arch support doesn’t mean that it’s better. Rather, the best level of arch support is the one that is most [...]

2016-09-03T18:27:25+07:00April 10th, 2016|

I have normal feet. Can I go with low arch support or high arch support?

While medium arch support is generally the best option, it is possible for individuals with normal feet to go with either low or high arch support instead if they prefer. Please read our arch support recommendations for normal feet on our Health Benefits page  for complete reference.

2016-09-03T18:27:33+07:00April 10th, 2016|

Is Klas & Sylph’s footwear suitable for over-pronated or over-supinated feet?

Klas & Sylph’s footwear is embedded with orthopedically contoured arch support, hence it is suitable for both over-pronated and over-supinated feet. Over pronation is the condition in which the feet roll inwards and the arch of the feet flatten (i.e. fallen/collapse arch). This symptom usually occurs to flat-footed individuals. If your feet are over-pronated, then [...]

2016-10-13T00:01:03+07:00April 10th, 2016|

How is Klas & Sylph’s footwear compared to traditional shoe inserts?

Klas & Sylph’s footwear has similar arch support and heel cup contours as those of the shoe inserts currently available in the market. But while shoe inserts give you the convenience in that you might be able to use them with your existing pairs of shoes, finding a perfect match could be difficult since different [...]

2016-09-03T18:27:56+07:00April 10th, 2016|

How is Klas & Sylph different from other brands of comfort shoes?

Comfort shoes can be divided into two broad categories – non-orthopedics and orthopedics – according to the presence/absence of arch support. Klas & Sylph is embedded with arch support, so it belongs to the orthopedics category. Orthopedics footwear is NOT the same as toning shoes. Toning shoes belongs to non-orthopedics category that promotes “good health” [...]

2016-09-03T18:28:03+07:00April 10th, 2016|