Captain Lifecruisers scanned feet

Meet my colorful artistic kind of feet! My scanned sole of the foot. You can see where I put down my feet – that’s the red part of them.

I had no idea my feet could be that interesting… *giggles*

Remember that I mentioned a while back that I had an appointment with a man that had worked at the orthopaedist and now makes pelotts (pads) for the shoes at The Runner Store?

I decided to go for it. The health comes first after all, even if those are rather expensive – 1600 Swedish crowns ($222), no help is provided from the health care – don’t ask me why, because I don’t understand myself why the feet doesn’t count as part of our body….??!!

Anyway, I went there to meet the feet-man (lol) who is recommended for his excellent knowledge about it. Appearently he does something more than the others, I heard that he fill up the sole more.

First I had to take off my socks and shoes and step up to the mirrorbox. When he turned on the light on that box, we could see my sole of the foot mirrored.

Captain Lifecruisers  feet on the mirrorbox

From this he could more clearly see that I needed a pad in my shoes and that my front pad on my feet has begun to sink down just where it meets the arch, so it was not the arch that has lowered itself which is the most common fault.

This means that I get more load on my big toe joint and that’s why it has begin to cramp for me – and will within time create the painful Hallux Valgus if I’m unlucky. He could also see that I twist my left foot more inwards which cause me some knee aches.

Next step was to do a complete feet scan, so he could get it into his computer. I just had to sit down and put my feet up against the scan and he did a scan.

The feet scan

The result of the scan is of course the top picture of this post. From that picture he makes models of my feet and then the pads after them. So it is completely customized, made after my own sole of the foot.

Captain Lifecruisers customized shoe pad

The pad is filled at the needed places of my feet, to support it to not sink down, so I can actually feel almost like a little egg in there. The arch is of course extra filled too. He adviced me to start carefully with the use of them in the beginning.

He did a last polish of them to fit my shoes more exactly when I came to collect them. I can move the soles between my walking shoes and boots, butt unfortunately they’re too big for the summer sandals…

Only thing I have as a complaint is that the soles are black and very warm. They colored my white socks and I weren’t even that sweaty.

Overall, I’m very pleased with them. They sure are fitting my feet and supporting them and my back. So far, everything is good, no cramps yet.

So if you happens to be in Sweden and you see something bouncing around, it might be me ;-)

Thanks to my paddy-daddy.

Captain Padmad Lifecruiser

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17 Comments on “The shoe pad lad is not bad”

    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    At least you can say that your feet are art work with that colorful picture scan ! I suggest to frame it and put it in your living room !

    Sanni GERMANY said:

    That´s pretty cool… my pads helped me LOTS – but I need new ones now (seems to be my feet changed during pregnancy – might be because of the bl**dy gestosis).

    So… no more bouncing for me at present, but I´m sure you´ll bounce for at least two. So pleace count one bounce for me =)

    mar SPAIN said:

    Your feet are very artistic!!!!
    So you will be walking on sunshine now ! I leave singing that song

    You’re walking on sunshine, woooah
    you’re walking on sunshine, woooah
    and don’t it feel good!!

    Hey , alright now
    and dont it feel good!!
    hey yeh

    aka R'acquel AUSTRALIA said:

    Oh! This was great to know! It made me smile tonight. Have dreamed of manufacturing a boot (it’s a distant dream) – and was wondering if there was technology around to custom-design the sole to fit to the individual foot like this. Sounds like there’s still more room for more improvement with the material used if it’s blackened your white socks.

    claudie FRANCE said:

    Nice artistic pic! It could be an original avatar!
    Now you will dance all the night without problem during the Lifecruiser parties on the ship!
    You will carry one’s head no feet high!!

    Kasia POLAND said:

    Feet are important! They have to carry us all the time, so it is very wise to take care of them as soon as possible. And the first photo is great. Print it and frame it! Seroiusly!

    Hootin' Anni UNITED STATES said:

    Wow……..that was so very interesting!!

    Sorry ’bout not showing up very much….health reasons. I’m rarely online long enough these days.


    Now this is really neat! I think it stinks that you can’t get any help with purchasing these…I mean, really, you’re right, the foot IS a part of the body! lol!! Thanks for sharing…I’ve learned something new today!

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Well, Mr L loves the whole of me very much, but I’m not really sure if he wants my feet on the wall… *giggles*

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    I will Sanni! I hope you can get new ones soon enough!

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Aha, so you’re a bit like me there, just more “advanced”. I’ve often wondered why they don’t make shoes or clothes that actually fits people better. You’re on the track you too obviously.

    Sometimes I wonder if they don’t try their own products? It’s a pity for the consumer anyway.

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Yes – or is it on the clouds….? *giggles*

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Yes, you got it all right Claudie, that’s one of the good opportunities – hurray :-)

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    If I had any place for it, I might have done it! We’ll see in the future….

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    No need for excuses Hootin’ Anni, you just take care of yourself and get better!!!!

    We’ve missed you though :-)

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    I’m glad you think so Jenny :–) I, muself love to learn new things by the blogosphere – it’s so much interesting to read about peoples personal experience than from any fact filled space.

    that frolicsome kid BRUNEI DARUSSALAM said:

    Wow! Technology is indeed wonderful, and thanks for sharing with us your feet experience. =D Very cool! I didn’t know customised soles can actually help a lot! Might try it one day…

    Is this only available in Sweden or do other countries too offer this service?

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