Office Reopening? PowerStep Insoles are Here to Help!
It’s Spring of 2021, and the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is finally starting to shine! All around us, places are gradually opening back up, people who were shut in completely are beginning to get out again, and offices that have been running remotely are calling their workforce back to the office! Whether you’re returning to an office environment, or have remained at the office throughout (we salute you!), we can all agree on one thing: workplace efficiency is directly related to your comfort-level. Switching back to the office environment, though, is so much more than just saying goodbye to the t-shirts and pajama pants and full-access to the kiddies and doggos. No surprises here, we’re talking about your feet!
Working from home has had it’s ups and downs for sure, but one thing is certain: We’ve gone soft—literally! Working from home has meant close to zero necessity for formal dress footwear. Instead, many of us have been keeping our feet comfy in warm fuzzy house slippers
or nice thick socks! And now that offices (and the world) are reopening, we are all looking at the reality of getting back into some shoes we haven’t worn in quite some time. Other than form-fitting sports shoes that kept us active over the pandemic, just about anything we wear is going to feel immediately unnatural and uncomfortable compared to our comfy house slippers for the first few days. We’re here to help!
If you're looking at getting back in to dress shoes, we suggest the PowerStep Pinnacle Dress
- they're slimmer and take up much less room, designed especially for dress shoes which don't usually boast a lot of extra room. If your dress shoes do not have a removable insole, the PowerStep Pinnacle Dress 3/4 Insole
takes up even less room.
Five Ways PowerStep Insoles are an Office Essential
Just BEING THERE.
If the terms "cubicle farm” or “sedentary" comes to mind for your personal office experience, there are still several ways having a pair of PowerStep Insoles at hand (or foot?) would be a great idea. A slight misconception is that insoles only have an effect while walking or at least standing up. On the contrary, if you are already suffering from painful foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis
, morton’s neuroma
, bunions, hammertoe
, or metatarsalgia
, it’s a moot point that these conditions can hurt the most while up on your feet and walking, but your feet are still going to be in pain even if you’re sitting down all day. If you can get work done with your feet set up on your desk, more power to you! But wearing PowerStep Insoles
gives your feet the correct support even at rest, and will relieve and prevent pain all day long.
A lot of cubicles are being converted to standing desks. This is great for certain health benefits, but can be terrible for someone suffering from foot pain, and can cause added stress
to feet, ankles, knees, and lower back as we twist our posture out of alignment to favor the painful parts. Again, PowerStep Insoles in your shoes ensures a correct support of your arch and heel, giving a good foundation for the entire lower skeleton at a stood position.
Making The Rounds
Working in an office, while there’s usually a large amount of work done at a desk, standing or seated, there is actually a considerable amount of time spent away from the desk—and some of that time is spent wisely! Whether it's seeking out advice from a teammate, being called to (another) meeting, trying to track down "that one coworker", gossipping at the copy machine, getting (another) cup of coffee, or even taking a stroll down the block for lunch, your number of steps is going to increase many times over compared to working remotely from home, where most of the “legwork" was done by clicking on a different messenger chat room! Keep your busy feet happy all day long with some PowerStep Insoles
Even though virtual meetings have been a great tool, travel is still very necessary for when virtual-reality meetings have to be substituted for actual-reality, in-person collaboration. While it seems like this would make us concerned about foot fatigue and painful flare-ups from moving around a lot more than staying back at the office, you’re actually looking at less steps, and more time sat down—and in this case, you’re not going to be able to get up and move around whenever you want or need to. Again, having a pair of PowerStep Insoles
in the shoes to help provide that constant support and structure to your feet, keeping your foot bones aligned with your knees/hips/lower back is paramount to overall comfort on long frequent trips. And if you can get away with slipping into some PowerStep Footwear
for travel time, you'll be in even better shape when you get to your destination!
Support for All Workplaces
Not every “office” is the same. More than sitting or standing at a desk, there are other types of work that are reopening and calling their workforce back in, from various remote situations. Maybe your “day at the office” is a trip out to a construction site, where you battle against rugged ground
to get up close and personal with your workflow. There are many factories and warehouses that have immensely vast open spaces that require employees to cover huge distances by foot
White collar, blue collar, no collar; seated, standing, traveling, hustling; we’re all connected to the ever-important foundation of efficiency: our feet. We’re in this together, let us help support you as America's offices (of all kinds!) open back up!