Insole & Sizing and How to Fit Yenta + Posha Shoes
- To ensure an accurate reading when measuring, flatten your foot by shifting your weight forward.
- Measure while standing up. Trace your foot and then measure both length (heel to longest toe) and width across widest part on the ball of your foot.
- If your measurement is between two sizes, always move up to the larger size.
- Be sure to measure both feet. Most people have two different foot lengths. Fit to the larger of the two. If you measure between two sizes then choose the half size.
- Fit yourself at a similar time as when you will be wearing the footwear. These shoes are created for your daily wear so fit yourself after you’ve been on your feet all day.
- If you wear stockings or thin no show socks measure your feet with these on.
Yenta + Posha shoes are specially designed with podiatrist-approved, patent-pending, removable orthotic insoles. These insoles were created for our shoes, but their thin profile make it an easier fit for your other footwear. We are excited to be the first companies using bamboo charcoal leather as a cover. This material absorbs sweat and toxins, and is treated with an aegis microbial, a highly-effective antibacterial shield. The cushioning is Poron which allows for ultimate shock absorption without any breakdown over time. For added support, we extended the semi-rigid shell, so it hugs the side of the foot and added solid gel under the heel. Surrounding this gel, we hid a strip of EVA between the layers which is material often used in tennis shoes.
The insole that is available for purchase is a rounded-point shape and will fit majority of shoes, regardless of toe shape. Please note the insole is thinner than most on the market but will add 2 – 2.5mm to your shoe. If your shoe just fits or is tight it will not fit correctly.
The research behind the insole is extensive and based on biomechanics. Without getting too far down the rabbit hole of science (we’ve learned that not everyone likes talking about feet as much as we do!), here’s a quick explanation of how the insole offers its outstanding support and comfort.
When you take steps, your foot is supposed to behave in a specific, predictable way. The foot needs to have a certain amount of pronation (the rolling inward of the foot) and supination (the rolling outward of the foot). Most people, however, don’t follow this gait pattern — and poorly-designed shoes are the biggest culprit behind ineffective and painful gait patterns.
Our Fluid Gait Technology allows for and encourages the proper amounts of pronation and supination. We teamed up with an expert Orthotist and Podiatrist to infuse our shoes with this Technology, which was created to enhance the foot’s natural walking motion.
The semi-rigid shell of the insole allows for perfect balance throughout the gait cycle. The ground-reaction forces for the entire foot are more evenly distributed, so the pressure pattern results in a more balanced gait picture. Not only will this help your gait motion, but it will also improve your overall posture and movement efficiency.
Proper shoe fit considers multiple factors. On the sizing chart we have included not only the length of your foot but also the insole length (shoe length) and width. All our shoes are built in Women’s width B or Medium which is considered the average width. There is some wiggle room as our materials used are very flexible and comfortable.
Other considerations for proper fit are instep height and foot proportions. Instep can be affected by the cut of the shoe based on how thick or thin your foot is. If your foot is thick and wide choose one half to one size larger or if narrow and thin choose one half to one size smaller. This is where you can factor in length of insole and length of your foot. This is also true for foot proportion on ladies who have longer or shorter toes as the ball of the foot won’t sit where its intended. We have a large metatarsal pad built into insole to combat this issue.