Walking the future path with phits orthotics – A journey of 3D-Printed precision

A famous Chinese proverb attributed to Laozi, states that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Little attention ever goes to the unsung heroes of all journeys: our feet. The foundation of the human body, rarely do feet receive the attention they deserve, despite their crucial role in everyday activities. Giving them a little care goes a long way for our overall health and well-being. It can simply start with insoles, that provide support and comfort, and alleviate common foot discomfort. Even more so, if they are precisely tailored to your own foot.

This is the proposal of phits orthotics, 3D-Printed insoles that offer a personalised solution catered to the unique anatomy of each foot. Alice testimonies that “As someone who experienced ‘first-foot’ the cutting-edge technology of phits, I can attest to the effectiveness of these insoles in my daily life”. phits orthotics goes beyond the one-size-fits-all approach, which is why the impact is noticeable. The precision of 3D printing is a game-changer: replicating the exact shape of an individual’s foot translates into a customized and comfortable fit. 

Diving into the technology behind phits orthotics is a journey in itself. Using advanced footscan equipment and software, the creation of phits follows a meticulous analysis and design process. It begins with dynamic scans using foot scan pressure plates, capturing real-time foot behavior during motion. Mobile 3D scans can also be used to transfer volumetric data, giving a full understanding of the foot’s structure and dynamics. Footscan technology also includes several analysis tools, such as pressure analysis, roll-off patterns, and risk analysis. After the scanning process, clinical experts assess the proposed design to ensure that it meets the unique needs of each patient. 

The result is magical. Leveraging 3D printing technology, the insoles are finely crafted with a delicate balance of lightweight durability, precise printing accuracy, and reproducibility for a second pair. Whether you’re a casual walker or an athlete, phits has a solution for you. The orthotics are customizable based on an individual’s intended use, with options for daily wear, comfort, and specialized support for various sports activities like running, cycling, football, golf, and skiing. Top athletes like Charlotte Purdue and Paula Radcliffe, amongst others, have attested to the biomechanical support, comfort, and improved performance offered by Phits.

“As someone prone to knee and back pain, addressing foot issues might be just the solution to step in a new direction. My phits are reducing muscle and joint tension, with the added benefit of being a holistic solution to prevent pain in other areas of the body”, explains Alice.

Phits is not just a London luxury; it’s accessible across the UK, with over 350 locations nationwide. You can visit to find your nearest specialist clinic and get in touch with a member of the Gait and Motion Technology team who will introduce you directly to them and settle an appointment. The process is efficient, from measurement to manufacturing, ensuring a short wait after the initial session to receive your personalized orthotics.


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