Chronic heel discomfort is not uncommon among children, especially between the ages of 6 and 16, and 55% of them develop Server’s disease. We|aver+ is therapeutic shoes that protect and rehabilitate developing feet from chronic heel discomfort, especially for children aged 8 to 14 whose feet are still growing and developing. In extreme cases, the disorder might cause difficulty in walking or performing daily movements, conventional treatments are limited to just corrective straps and rehabilitation, but these treatments limit children’s mobility for a few months.
We|aver+ utilizes 3D print-knit as a new material, it combines traditional textiles along with the power of 3D printing. Through studying children’s foot health issues, the design team learned that the most suitable shoes should be shoes with flexible soles that bend with every step. When those soles bent, they provide support in the center of the shoes to eliminate any twisting while providing shock absorption and good stabilization in the heels.
Claimed to be the first most effective therapeutic children’s shoe system, We|aver+ amplifies the microstructures and mechanism of knitting in fabric. It is built with single material through 3D printing with pretension, it is stretchable in one direction while being stable in the perpendicular direction. These shoes provide flexibility for movement and give enough support to protect growing bones.
Designed by Yumeng Li & Zongheng Sun of PEAR & MULBERRY, the insole of We|aver+ Therapeutic Shoes features anatomical arch support. It cradles user’s foot with customizes zoning softness to relieve any Calcaneal Apophysitis pain, increasing comfort from heel to toe.
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