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Apex Balance Shoe Hiker – Women’s – Brown

$144.99

The Apex Balance Hiking Shoe is an active shoe, designed specifically to reduce fall risk – the first of its kind on the market. Science-based* design features, like a low a profile heel that aids stability and posture, lugged soles to help reduce the risk of slipping, and a smooth, angled toe that helps avoid stumbling and tripping, combine to help you restore your independence and get you wherever you need to go.

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About The Apex ABS Hiker

The Apex ABS Hiker represents the next step in our revolutionary, scientific* approach to helping those at risk of falls live active, independent lifestyles. Based on the original Apex ABS, the ABS Hiker delivers all the same features but in a rugged, hiker style that is perfect for outdoor or casual wear. To help you reduce fall risk, the ABS Hiker contains a firm, adjustable heel counter to provide stability while being able to accommodate an AFO. In addition, a textured footbed provides proprioceptive sensory feedback, helping those with polyneuropathy get a better sense of how their feet are interacting with the ground. Finally, a hard rubber outsole boosts traction, ideal for spending time outdoors.

Fall Risk and Footwear*

There is a notable correlation between fall risk and footwear:

  • Inappropriate footwear has been identified as a contributor of up to 45% of falls.
  • A study of people who had suffered a fall-related hip fracture reported that 75% were wearing poor footwear at the time of injury.
  • Appropriate footwear has been identified as a preventative measure in reducing fall risk.
  • Footwear can improve balance.
  • Textured footbed provides proprioceptive sensory feedback for polyneuropathy.

*References available here.

 

Features

  • 5/16” removable depth in two layers provides fitting flexibility and the ability to allow use of inserts or AFOs.
  • Firm, adjustable heel counter provides added stability and accommodates AFOs.
  • Extended tongue opening allows for easy foot insertion and AFO compatibility.
  • Breathable exterior materials keep feet cool and dry.
  • Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial polyester mesh lining.
  • Textured footbed provides proprioceptive sensory feedback for polyneuropathy.
  • Responsive, supportive midsole.
  • Hard rubber outsole designed for added traction and to reduce slips.
  • Soft padded collars for all-day comfort

Additional Details

  • Gender: Women’s
  • Type: Dress/Casual
  • How to care for your shoes: Download PDF
  • Color: Brown

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Size

5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12

Width

Medium, Wide, X-Wide

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