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Getting Started with your Cadense Adaptive Shoes

The Cadense Original Shoe has been made to offer two forms of friction. When advancing the foot during a step, the shoe offers a low friction (slippery) surface, which allows the foot to slide forward easily in the event it contacts the ground.

When weight is applied to the shoe, the bottom of the shoe will be tacky, promoting a normal stance and push-off.

An explanatory scheme of the Cadenese adaptive shoes' sole featuring variable friction

Walk Normally

We have found that most people acclimate to the shoe quickly, within the first walking session, but others take a week or so to feel completely comfortable. For some people, it takes time to begin to trust the shoe to transition from low-friction to high-friction.

Test the shoe Slowly

Always test the shoe slowly in new situations or on new walking surfaces. This shoe has been designed to be worn inside and outside. It will work on most normal or low carpeting. High carpeting or grass have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of the variable friction mechanism, so please test the shoe slowly before going at maximum speed.

Standing Up

When transitioning from a seated position to a standing position, first transfer your weight to the shoes before standing.  In doing so, you will engage the high-friction mechanism of the shoes so that standing can be done safely.  Avoid quick transitions where the foot is not pressed firmly into the ground.

Be careful on stairs

We recommend using extra caution when using the Cadense adaptive shoes on stairs. Always make sure that weight has been placed on the shoe before making your upward or downward motion. Always use a hand railing.

Cadense Adaptive Shoes Video Tutorial

Part 1: Getting started with your new Cadense Adaptive Shoes.

Part 2: Walking with your Cadense Adaptive Shoes

Part 3: Training with your Cadense Adaptive Shoes

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