In previous posts we already explained in detail the exceptional properties and best applications for the widely used cushion materials EVA and PUR. In this post we summarize and compare the important properties and differences between the two versatile materials for you.
To meet the needs of each patient and in order to successfully treat the diverse pathological findings in your patients’ feet, it is essential to manufacture foot orthotics individually. However, the processing of bespoke foot orthotics from the scratch is time- and cost consuming and requires expertise in the processing and regarding to the materials used.

Perpedes Product Selection Guide

PERPEDES prefabricated, thermal moldable foot orthotic blanks are available in various styles and shapes and are developed to treat most common foot ailments. But which PERPEDES blank is the most suitable to fit both the indication and the footwear of your patient?
Polyurethane or PUR foams are first choice for specific cushion needs in foot orthotic treatment. PUR cushions are open-cell structured foams that have viscoelastic, rebouncing properties and are free of PVC, latex, and solvents.
EVA foams are in high demand and first choice in foot orthotic treatment today because of their exceptional properties - EVA is the abbreviation for “Ethylene Vinyl Acetate” and features a fine and uniform foam structure with tiny air bubbles trapped in closed cells.
We experience standardization in almost all areas and industries. Many of the standards do make our daily lives easier, items and requirements comparable. However, the sizes of worldwide footwear and consequently of foot orthotics are still based on different size systems.


Oftentimes, foot therapists consider heel posts a necessity for dress orthotics to provide stability or realignment. But many professionals complain about the time and difficulties it takes to make them and that heel posts made of EVA - however firm and dense the foam might be - do compress relatively quickly due to patients’ body weight. which often leads to instability as the post partially looses its ground contact.


Top covers do not only ensure the final touch for foot orthotics, they come above all with numerous properties that go far beyond good looks. Properties that play an important part in foot orthotic treatment, let alone the patient's compliance to wear the insoles regularly.
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Perpedes acrylic composite materials made from glass and carbon fibers are manufactured exclusively in Germany and are ideally suited for producing manually manufactured foot orthoses. All Perpedes pre-fab orthotics blanks have an incorporated glass or carbon fiber shell.

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