“Necessity is the mother of invention” -English Proverb
After over a decade in private practice, I continue to believe one of the most effective tools for relieving sore, achy, fatigued feet is adequate but comfortable arch support. Sounds simple, right? Think again! One of the most frustrating experiences I have as a podiatrist is helping my patients find and obtain a product that does just this. I’ve evaluated massive numbers of over the counter arch supports, insoles, and orthotics, and have generally been underwhelmed.
When I also became a foot pain sufferer, I finally decided to design the “perfect” over-the-counter orthotic insole for my patients, as well as myself. Thus, the Samurai Insole was developed. By creating an orthotic insole that was comfortable, lightweight, affordable, and also fit in a wide variety of footwear, I was able to provide my patients with a convenient and effective way to get the arch support their feet needed. I quickly realized the magnitude of developing this simple little device. I could help so many people, many I’ve never met before, get back to doing the things they love.