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Is plantar fasciitis genetic? One in ten people suffer with plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain and discomfort on the sole of the foot, usually near the heel.

Did you know…

Current clinical guidelines include the use of orthotic inserts for plantar fasciitis and heel pain, but lack any reference to strengthening the feet.

Strong Feet vs Weak Foot

While it's true that temporary support from an orthotic insert may be needed during the acute phase of a painful foot injury - traditional orthotics are not the long term solution. Orthotic devices should be replaced as soon as possible with a foot strengthening program for those dealing with plantar fascia pain.

Barefoot Science offers an innovative solution to an age-old problem that has never been solved by traditional orthotics. Our insoles have a 97.6% success rate of healing users with plantar fasciitis - permenantely.

Pain and dysfunction is caused by muscle weakness, so it follows that strengthening is the path to wellness.

Through rehabilitation and strengthening work, Barefoot Science insoles build a better foundation for pain free feet.

Don’t let plantar fasciitis pain derail you! 

Our insole technology restores muscle tone, flexibility and strength to the arches of your feet - providing substantial and enduring pain relief. 

With the first in-shoe rehabilitative strengthening insole system, you’ll: 

🏋️‍♀️ Activate your muscle chain

🧘‍♀️ Improve balance and alignment

🦶 Strengthen the arches of your feet


Over six million people have asked: does walking in sand help plantar fasciits?

Similar to walking in sand, Barefoot Science insoles cause the 20 muscles in each of your feet to fire in a way that makes them stronger. As with any muscle group, the more they are exercised, the stronger they get. 

Why do you need strong feet? Because your feet are the foundation of your body - and strong, aligned feet are pain-free feet!

With increased muscle strength and efficiency also comes increased management of energy within the foot - resulting in less muscle fatigue, less soft tissue destruction and improved musculoskeletal alignment.

Barefoot Science progressive system of insoles addresses the cause of the pain, not just the symptoms, therefore providing long-term relief. Our inserts stimulate, strengthen and naturally restore optimal foot function.

From pro and Olympic-athletes to ER Nurses to Special forces military personnel, to a million and a half everyday people looking to enjoy pain-free mobility, BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ exists to make painless feet a permanent fixture across the globe. 

Invest in your health. Start your healing journey with BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ today!

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From our customers


I swear by these, after having spent so much money on custom orthopedic inserts that did nothing, barefoot science inserts are fantastic!!!! Use them as instructed and pain GONE.

Don't hesitate to try this product, it changed my life!!!

I never post about products but I had to about Barefoot Science. My plantar fasciitis was so bad that I couldn't even walk in the morning. 3 months later it was as if it never existed. Furthermore my back, my knees, my hips, it was like a miracle!

Lidia Marsigliesi 

I have Plantar Fasciitis, a heel spur, Neuroma and constant foot cramps. A friend in yoga recommended Barefoot Science insoles. Having tried physical therapy and shots; I was willing to try anything. And I’m so glad I did.

I’ve been wearing Barefoot Science insoles for a year and a half. It is so wonderful to be able to walk without foot pain. My feet were in such bad shape, I’ve taken my time working up through the levels. I’m currently on level 5 and about ready to go to level 6. I honestly can’t remember a time that my feet felt this good... I credit Barefoot Science insoles for my pain free walking now. Thank you for creating a product that has finally given me some relief. 

Nancy Anderson

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High profile running coach Jeff Stapleton shares a testimony of 2 clients who recovered from Plantar Fasciitis with BAREFOOTSCIENCE™.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Put simply, it’s a painful condition that causes discomfort on the sole of the foot, usually near the heel, the general medical consensus is that plantar fasciitis is caused by:

- excessive load
- over-stretching of the plantar surface (sole of the foot)
- overuse of the foot
- poor biomechanics

Additional factors include;

- poor shoe selection
- inefficient gait…movement from the feet up
- poor balance
- over-pronation (associated with flat feet)
- over-supination (associated with high arches)
- weak intrinsic muscles of the feet

At last…a consistently successful way to treat Plantar Fasciitis

There are many suggested treatments for plantar fasciitis with numerous studies presenting variable and inconsistent results, so success is mixed and recurrences can be frequent, leaving therapist and patient equally frustrated, which begs the question ‘what are we missing’?

Barefoot Science is incredibly effective at easing pain and getting people back on their feet quickly and safely. Not just by treating the symptoms but by stimulating, strengthening and retraining the feet which means;

- better performance
- pain free activity and
- minimal chance of recurrence!

If you are reading this you’ve probably got it, or had it and are worried it will come back to haunt you! So, what can you do? Best professional advice, research studies, folk-lore, blind faith and of course the internet have probably led you to try some or all the following methods;

Here’s the thing

Wearing Barefoot Science insoles is like having your own ‘in-shoe’ personal trainer reminding you to strengthen your intrinsic muscles and activate your proprioceptive nerves to improve balance… Nearly 3 million people worldwide say Barefoot Science works!

What about Orthotics?

Current clinical guidelines include the use of foot orthotic devices for heel pain and plantar fasciitis, but lack any reference to the strengthening of the foot. Temporary support may be needed during the acute phase of an injury but it should be replaced as soon as possible with a strengthening program just like with any other part of the body.

Many of our customers explain that they have tried many different orthotics to heal plantar fasciitis pain prior to discovering BAREFOOTSCIENCE.

This article describes that scenario.

Other Treatment methods for Plantar Fasciitis
If you’ve visited a Physiotherapist or Podiatrist with plantar fasciitis, they may use treatment protocols including;

- Shockwave therapy
- Ultra Sound therapy
- Laser

- Red-light therapy
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
- Taping

The success of such treatments is variable and recurrence is not uncommon... so what is being missed?

Barefoot Science insoles:‘the missing link’. How do they help treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Barefoot Science insoles are specially constructed insoles (shoe inserts) with a patented dome shape in front of the heel in an area of the foot called the mid-arch. On the underside of the dome there is a socket in to which you place our plugs. These plugs increase progressively in size - providing a gradually increased amount of nerve stimulation to ‘switch on’ your body's proprioceptive system. This retrains and strengthens your foot muscles - with every step you take.

Barefoot Science insoles will improve your balance, help control pronation and encourage re-supination of your feet - which means your feet and legs can function as nature intended.

Results include:
- Better foot control at ‘ground contact’
- Improved propulsion at ‘toe off”
- Better balance
- Pain free movement
- Strengthening the feet rather than permanent dependency on bracing or support for a weak foot

Many of our customers tell us: ”they just make sense“!

What is Proprioception and why is it so important?

Proprioception: the Body’s Built-In Injury Avoidance System.

There are 200,000 proprioceptors (nerve endings) in the sole of each foot. With every step they transmit information about movement, balance and spatial awareness, nourishing the brain with sensory information that;

- tells us where we are in space relative to things around us.
- tells each bone where it is relative to the bones adjacent to it.
- provides information about movement, balance and stability

Proprioceptive nerves also trigger the stretch reflex without us consciously thinking;

- Our “Stretch Reflex” is activated when the proprioceptors sense too much stretch or force on a muscle or tendon that could lead to injury. The stretched muscle or tendon responds by contracting or shortening in a fraction of a second, automatically protecting us from injury.
- Olympic Coaches have commented that Barefoot Science insoles have reduced their athlete’s ankle sprains by 50%

The Barefoot Science foot strengthening system of insoles was developed specifically to stimulate proprioception from the feet up. In 201, we became an approved product by the British Chiropractic Association.

One of the US military’s leading foot specialists, Dr. Michael Olden stated that 60% of the cases he has treated during his 30 year career are Plantar fasciitis.

His report continues as follows;

“I’ve been using Barefoot Science insoles on my patients for the past 7 years with a 97.6% success rate on plantar fasciitis“.

“I have constructed and tried many orthotics but found most of them were more accommodating to ‘functional foot conditions’, keeping the foot aligned and rigid, yet never strengthening the foot, although there is a myriad of devices that claim they do so. In my experience none of them worked for the purpose of strengthening the intrinsic muscles. I started working with Barefoot Science a few years ago, and it has really turned our practice into a healing clinic”.

He goes on to say; “Strengthening the arch and feet and their respective intrinsic muscles effectively allows the patients feet to become self-supportive over time and eliminates revisits for the same issues”.
“We’ve moved away from bracing the feet with orthotics which tended to provide short term benefits but caused additional weakness and instability, to progressively strengthening the feet with every step my patients take“.


Mike Olden H.t; Ost; C-Ped; Pmac. American Board for Certifications in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. *Board Certified Pedorthist

As Mr Olden said “the proof is in the pudding, try it for yourself!
By Dr. Stuart Gordon

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