Memory foam is made of polyurethane, which is a polymer composed of organic units joined by carbamate links. But that scientific term is not crucial to know. What’s crucial to know is that memory foam is the sole in all of our Liv’Hipp shoes.
2 Main Reasons to Wear Memory Foam?
The memory foam creates a cushion to decrease the impact on the balls of your feet. It also serves as a barrier from the bottom of your foot from that hard sole on your shoes. Memory foam will also eventually form the to the shape of your specific foot and mold around provide protection.
Memory foam is important because it helps distribute the weight of the foot throughout the sole, making it easier to balance. The memory foam doesn’t give you enough balance to execute an Olympic Balance Beam routine, but it can help you stay anchored in a busy New York Subway commute. Shock absorption and arch support are very important qualities in a shoe. Balance starts at the feet which means your body alignment and posture can also be compromised due to discomfort.
Sounds too good to be true?
The only disadvantage with memory foam is in a few cases this makes the shoe less breathable; however, this does not affect the overall shape or feel of the shoe. This is also only a true problem in running tennis shoes (where you are sweating and need some air to diffuse the smell). Unless you are going to be running a half marathon in the office the memory foam in you Liv’Hipp dress shoes shouldn’t pose a problem.