Anybody who spends time on their feet can understand the soreness and pain that can come from exerting yourself, or even just standing for too long. If you’ve seen me shuffling around at CES the last two years you’ll know that I know that feeling all too well. You can buy insoles for your shoes, but those don’t always do the trick. You can order custom orthotics from your podiatrist, but those are expensive. Maybe there’s third way. ExoSOLS are a custom-fit orthotic that are created, customized, and ordered via the SOLS iOS app. The company wants you to be comfortable on your feet.
I should be getting my hands… well, feet… on a pair of ExoSOLS insoles soon, so my impressions will be forthcoming. In the meantime, I was able to poke around through the SOLS iOS app to see what the ordering experience is like. I’ve mentioned iOS a couple of times, and yes, the app is currently iOS only.
The ordering process is honestly very straightforward. You’ll answer a few questions, select options based on the types of activities you’re involved in, where you’d like your feet to be more comfortable, etc. After you’ve answered all of the applicable questions you’ll need a few more things to continue. Mainly a white piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper (for size reference) and a friend to take some pictures of your feet. The app will help you through the necessary pictures, and then you’ll be on your way. ExoSOLS can be ordered for $99 directly through the app, and once finalized, orders should start to ship within six business days.
For anyone thinking that $99 might be too expensive, consider that some of the best non-custom orthotic shoe inserts generally cost between $75 and $100, with custom-fit inserts costing significantly more depending on your insurance. If ExoSOLS can deliver on the experience that they promise (and I’ll be sure to provide a fair review once I’ve had a chance to try out the product) then $99 is honestly a steal.
You can check out the SOLS website or read the full press release below for more information.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Now Shipping: ExoSOLS 3D Printed True Custom Orthotics, Tailored to Your Feet
A new kind of foot support packs years of medical knowledge into a simple, unique custom orthotic
New York – May 17, 2016 – SOLS, a pioneer of custom manufacturing, today announces the availability and shipping of ExoSOLS. It’s now easier than ever to find comfort in your day to day life, starting from the ground up. No prescription is required, simply download the SOLS app and capture images of your feet to render your true custom foot support. Made for you, on-demand, ExoSOLS will be shipped six days later.
SOLS was founded by Kegan Schouwenburg, who was recently named one of Inc.’s 30 under 30. “SOLS believes in a foot-first approach to total wellness, meaning comfort starts from the ground up. We believe everyone deserves to go forth with healthy feet that truly feel good,” says Schouwenburg. “Proactively taking care of your feet helps you look and feel great, while preparing your body for the journey ahead.”
ExoSOLS offer a fresh take on true custom foot support, aligning the body to promote proper posture, improving stability and comfort from the biomechanical stress of everyday life. ExoSOLS help promote alignment of your entire body by stabilizing your gait and supporting your arch, while absorbing shock to redistribute pressure for immediate comfort and support. Finally, ExoSOLS are uniquely designed to increase energy efficiency and dynamically propel you forward, making them ideal for people who spend a lot of time on their feet, live active lifestyles, or are looking for simple ways to improve wellness.
ExoSOLS are plush and responsive with a base made from Flexxon, a proprietary polymer that allows your orthotic to be elastic yet strong. The ExoSOLS are built to your weight for the exact right amount of flexibility. Pressure is distributed evenly across the foot bed, reducing shock on the feet, ankles and hips. ExoSOLS also offer two top cover fabric choices that are both anti-microbial, moisture-wicking and odor-controlling.
ExoSOLS’ patent pending technology offers all the wellness benefits of custom orthotics – healthy posture, comfort, and long lasting support – without the doctor. The process is simple: measure, model and make. Download the SOLS Custom Fit iOS app and measure your feet by taking foot selfies with a friend. SOLS’ FORM3D Technology will identify the key contours of your feet and translate your unique biochemical data into a 3D model. Finally, your true foot support is 3D made right here in the United States with durable, state of the art materials.
ExoSOLS are now available for $99.