Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition, that causes pain in the heel and/or medial arch of the foot. A pair of shoes with a stiff heel counter (the rear upper of the shoe) is a widely suggested treatment for plantar fasciitis, as it helps to put the subtalar joint of the foot in a neutral position, thereby taking strain off of the plantar fascia. Of course, with no heel counter, there is no such support if you wear sandals, slides, or walk barefoot.
HeelSnaps mimics an excellent shoe's strong heel counter, without the shoe.
HeelSnaps assist your feet in returning to "subtalar neutral". This decreases plantar fascia strain and inflammation.
Wear them with backless footwear including sandals, slides, and flipflops.
Be free and move barefoot in the house and around the pool.
Wear HeelSnaps with shoes with softer heel counters.
No straps or fasteners. Just an anatomical fit.
In order to develop HeelSnaps, we analyzed data from over 35000 foot scans and based our modeling on that analysis. We are launching with sizes 2, 3 and 4 (sizes 1 and 5 coming soon).
The HeelSnaps sizing is not based on conventional shoe sizing, but shoe sizes can be a good guide. (If you think you have purchased the wrong size, please buy the smaller or larger size, and return the original for a full refund. )
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If you are not satisfied with your HeelSnaps product, please mail the pair back to the address below, along with a copy of your receipt showing purchase within 60 days, and you will receive a full refund of your purchase price.
Unless the heel counters are very flexible, the answer is no. Most athletic shoes have stiff heel counters, so there is no need for this product. HeelSnaps is most useful for barefoot and sandal/slides/flip-flop use.
This device is revolutionary! HeelSnaps is patent-pending with the US and Canadian Patent Offices. It is the only strapless product that directly targets the subtalar joint.
Shin splints may occur when the foot overpronates, causing traction on the tibialis anterior/posterior tendons and strain on the tibialis anterior/posterior muscles (the muscles in the front of lower leg). This causes a “tearing” sensation in the front of the lower leg e.g. especially when walking quickly in flip-flops.
HeelSnaps is the only strapless product that can be used with sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet to address these biomechanical issues associated with shin splints.
Yes. And that gap can be anywhere from 3mm-2cm (1/8-3/4 inch), depending on where the HeelSnaps settle on your foot. The product has been designed to NOT rub against the back of your foot. HeelSnaps should fit snugly on your feet, but do expect them to shift over time, and have to readjust every now and then, much like a pair of slides.
No problem, if you return within 60 days. Please follow instructions in Question 3, and we will mail you back your correct size. If you bought a size 2 and need a smaller size, or bought a size 4 and need a larger size, unfortunately we will have to refund your purchase as we are currently working on sizes 1 and 5, and they are not available yet.