Our founder suffered from a traumatic spine injury caused by a wrongly taught Pilates class that caused permanent damage to her spine in her postpartum. She could barely walk for months and could not sit down at all after the Pilates class and had to suffer from paralyzing back pain and immobility for years. Through the misery and suffering, she learnt a lot about the importance of good posture and spine health.
Unfortunately she had to say goodbye to heels and flats as heels add too much stress on the spine and flats do not provide any support at all. However she was also unwilling to resort to the traditional orthotic shoes, which are not only very expensive but are also clunky and heavy. Hence she started The Balance Company with a mission to bring modern ergonomic shoes designed for good posture to everyone, and help people take better care of their bodies.