THE Y-PROTECTOR, designed by SCHÜTZE-SCHUHE,
SUPPORTS the longitudinal arch of the foot and avoids formation of fallen arches or a flat foot.
PROTECTS the foot from deformations on uneven floors and when climbing ladders.
RELIEVES the foot muscles by better pressure distribution as well as safe and solid stability of the foot.
The human foot consists of 28 bones. 16 toe bones, 16 metatarsals and 7 tarsal bones. Metatarsals
and tarsal bones are linked by taut ligaments and immobile in contrast to the toes.
1. If these ligaments are under a lot of strain due to long standing, heavy weight or genetically
determined weakness, the longitudinal arch begins to drop, which leads to fallen arches and consequently a flat foot with all the inconvenient effects on general health.
The Y-Protector with its stiffener forms a bridge from the heel bone to the ball of the foot, which avoids the falling of the longitudinal arch of the foot.
2. When walking on uneven or inclined surfaces and when the foot is bent in all directions, the
Y-Protector protects the tarsal bones from too much distortion and deformation, avoiding aching feet such as burning foot soles as well as muscle and tendon pain in the
3. The Y-Protector increases the treading stability of the foot without impairing the particular damping characteristics of the sole. The optimal distribution of occurring pressure and impact force over the whole foot relieves the foot muscles and reduces the risk of injuries to the heel bone.