Heel or foot pain -- whether it be from plantar fasciitis or some other foot condition -- can be more than just an annoyance or inconvenience. And if you suffer from heel and foot pain, you're not alone. In fact, a recent study found that nearly 10% of adults over the age of 49 had heel pain from plantar fasciitis, and almost 8% of adults said the pain was disabling.
Knowing this, we put our team of experts to work to find a solution -- something that was simple, easy and could be done at home. What they came up with was nothing short of a revolution.
The Basis and A-Wave Bundle
On its own, the Basis is a revolution in around-the-home footwear, combining the simplicity of a sock, the footbed of a shoe and the comfort of a pair of slippers. Adding an A-Wave, which is available in three different levels of support, allows you to take things a step further and create a completely customized experience that meets the unique needs of your feet, whether it’s arch support, pain relief, or added comfort.
How the Basis Works
The Basis was created specifically to relieve foot pain from plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions. With the same footbed we use in our shoes, you can count on the Basis to provide comfort and support where other slippers fall short.
In addition, its stretchable, breathable fabric and oversized pull-tabs mean it’s as easy to put on as a pair of socks. But we didn’t stop there – we wanted to create something that could be customized and adjusted to accommodate an orthotic shoe insert. That’s why we made the insole and depth insert completely removable, so you can use your own inserts or wear them with an orthotic device like the A-Wave.
How the A-Wave Works
The A-Wave Orthotic Shoe Insert is designed to provide an added layer of support, stability, balance and comfort to your shoes that is customized to your arch height. With three levels of support – XFirm for high-level arch support, Firm for mid-level arch support and Flex for low-level arch support – you can use the A-Wave to quickly and effortlessly transform almost any pair of shoes into a customized, comfortable and supportive pair of shoes.
Utilizing a proprietary blend of thermoplastic resins, along with performance memory foam and supportive gels, the A-Wave works by supporting the arches so that the foot can do its job in the most biomechanically efficient and pain-free way possible as you move about.
How They Work Together
What makes this such a dynamic duo is because they are designed to work around the home. Even those folks have the world's most comfortable and supportive shoes still take them off at the end of the day and walk around the home in a flimsy, non-supportive pair of slippers, or even worse, barefoot.
And that's where the trouble can arise.
Because the cruel irony of it all is that even though plantar fasciitis or heel pain can be caused by the wrong pair of shoes, skipping shoes altogether and going barefoot in the evening can make matters worse. That’s because you’re switching from wearing shoes that provide poor support for the arches to wearing nothing, which provides zero support.
In fact, the experts at Cedars-Sinai and the University of Michigan both say that going barefoot can make the pain worse. The University of Michigan even goes so far as to recommend putting on “your shoes as soon as you get out of bed” in the morning to avoid the pain.
And that's where this Bundle really sings -- it offers the support and comfort of a pair of shoes with an orthotic shoe insert in a package that's cozy, comfortable and something you wouldn't mind kicking your feet up on the couch in.
Are You Ready to Tackle Foot Pain?
The Basis and A-Wave Bundle represents the next step in around-the-home comfort by combining the comfortable, easy-wearing design of the Basis Slip-On with the customizable support of the A-Wave to meet the unique needs of your foot. Available in three levels of support – XFirm, Firm and Flex – the A-Wave provides an added layer of support, stability, balance and comfort that’s customized for your arch type.