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Orthotics - Orthotics are orthopedic insoles designed to correct foot malpositions and prevent or relieve pain. Orthotics are custom-made and are fitted to the needs of the customer to promote healthy movement. An orthopedic insole can be easily inserted into shoes with a removable insole. Unlike the insole, insoles do not affect foot posture.

Insole - The insole can be made of a variety of materials and is loosely inserted into the shoe. Most insoles are designed to either cushion, warm or improve the climate of the shoe. Alternatively, the term footbed is used.

ENCAP - ENCAP is a cushioning system of the brand New Balancewhich is processed in the midsole. It consists of a lightweight, soft EVA foam in the core, which provides comfortable cushioning. A durable polyurethane rand allows for a good grip and increased durability.

Espadrilles - Espadrilles is the name given to lightweight summer shoes that originated in Spain and the south of France and are also called alpargatas. With an airy upper made of linen or cotton, they are Espadrilles a real cult shoe in southern countries and available for women, men and children. However, the popularity of this summer shoe, which is comfortable to wear due to its simple slip-on design, is also increasing in other countries. The knotted sole, which is made of plant fibers, gives espadrilles a characteristic look. Due to the variety of colors, espadrilles can be combined with a wide range of outfits.

EVA - EVA is short for ethylene vinyl acetate and usually refers to a foamed material that has cushioning and padding properties and is incorporated into the midsole of shoes.

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