Footrests: Features and which to buy

Taking a good posture during the day is crucial for your health. The majority of the population carries out a sedentary job that leads to assume, while sitting, an often incorrect posture. This translates, in addition to unpleasant physical pains, into poor work performance.

It is important to pay close attention to desk, monitor, keyboard, mouse, chair and footrest. The latter, often forgotten and considered of second role, is important to discharge part of the body weight in the right way. So let’s see what are the best sellers on the Amazon store:

9%Bestseller No. 1
Mind Reader Comfy Rest, Ergonomic Foot, Pressure Relief for Comfort, Back, and Body, 3 Height, Black
11,239 Reviews
Mind Reader Comfy Rest, Ergonomic Foot, Pressure Relief for Comfort, Back, and Body, 3 Height, Black
  • ERGONOMIC ADJUSTABLE ANGLED TEXTURED FOOT REST: Improve leg circulation with the...
  • INCREASE LEG & BACK COMFORT WHILE SITTING: Proper posture and sitting position...
  • FOOT MASSAGE PEBBLED SURFACE with SWIVEL: Specially designed raised rounded...
  • ONE FOR HOME AND ONE FOR OFFICE: Get two footrests to ensure you are comfortable...
  • FOOT MASSAGE PEBBLED SURFACE with SWIVEL: Specially designed raised rounded...
21%Bestseller No. 2
ErgoFoam Adjustable Foot Rest Under Desk for Added Height - Large Premium Velvet Soft Foam Footrest for Desk - Most Comfortable Desk Foot Rest in The World for Back, Lumbar, Knee Pain (Black)
  • Awarded Best Under-Desk Footrest of 2020 - The New York Times has named ErgoFoam...
  • Work From Home in Comfort - "The ErgoFoam adjustable foot rest offers both firm...
  • Adjust For Your Maximum Comfort - Do you have shorter legs and need a foot rest...
  • Available in Velvet or Mesh - ErgoFoam's ergonomic foot rest is available in...
  • Lifetime Warranty - ErgoFoam is backed by a comprehensive Lifetime Warranty....

AmazonBasics Foot Rest

Amazon Basics Under Desk Foot Rest - Black
13,121 Reviews
Amazon Basics Under Desk Foot Rest - Black
  • Footrest for placement under a desk offers enhanced comfort when working
  • Elevates feet and legs when sitting
  • Free-floating platform tilts back and forth for leg stretches and increased...
  • Textured surface creates a massaging effect on soles of bare or socked feet
  • Stays securely in place on carpet

It is now clear to everyone that Amazon is no longer just interested in selling other people’s products. He also deals with the production and sale of his own AmazonBasics products. These include batteries, towels, backpacks, bags, pencils and of course foot rests.

The respectable features and the very competitive price make the product in question extremely appreciated by users. It is a small structure (15.3 x 11.8 x 3.4 inches), but big enough to hold both feet without affecting comfort.

The color is anthracite black and is suitable for all kinds of environments. It guarantees a better posture and ergonomics also exploiting the massaging principle of its surface which, being rough, improves circulation and relaxes the tissues. It also features rubber feet that act as non-slip.

The only flaw, pointed out by some users, is the impossibility of adjusting the inclination of the platform to a very precise and stable angle. The support base for the feet remains mobile and sensitive to all types of pressure.

PrimeMatik Foot Rest

PrimeMatik Foot Rest with Adjustable Black Plastic Platform 448 x 335 mm Rubber (AG006)
  • Adjustable footrest, which raises the legs favouring the correct position of the...
  • Made from durable black ABS plastic
  • Rugged rubber platform to prevent slipping Surface Size: 448 x 335 mm
  • Possibility to adjust the tilt of the base for maximum ergonomics. Tilt...
  • Platform height in horizontal position: 90mm

It is not in the top 10 of the most sold on Amazon, but this does not mean that it is not among the best. The footrest of PrimeMatik is spacious (17.7 x 13.4 x 3.5 inches), but the design makes it seem quite small and not bulky. The soft curves and the enriched surface of discontinuity make it an excellent compromise between elegance, simplicity and functionality.

It is built in black ABS and allows an inclination ranging from -15 ° to 15 °. The height of the support surface of the feet from the ground is about 90 mm, and this contributes to the comfort of the legs, relaxation of the muscles and blood circulation. Thus, it makes it less traumatic to get up again after long hours of study, reading or writing on the PC.

Fellowes Energizer Foot Support

Fellowes Energizer Foot Support (8068001)
47 Reviews
Fellowes Energizer Foot Support (8068001)
  • Invigorating rubber surface with diverse massage pressure points
  • Elevates feet and legs to help relieve lower back
  • Free-Floating platform allows intuitive rocking

It is probably the least elegant and among the most expensive available at the moment, but comfort and well-being, with this product, are safe. It has a tiltable and movable surface, designed with discontinuities that respect the anatomy of the foot. Get the best body weight by reducing the pressure on the spine and carrying out a massaging action on the feet that results in better blood circulation.

The height is adjustable to 13.2 x 17.9 x 5.1 inches from the ground and thus satisfies every type of requirement. The weight of 7.5 pounds and the rubber feet guarantee the excellent ground grip. In fact, the product is almost insensitive to shocks or vibrations.

Eureka Ergonomic Tilt Adjustable Footrest

Eureka Ergonomic Tilt Adjustable Footrest with Massage Surface Under Desk, Black & Gray
2,238 Reviews
Eureka Ergonomic Tilt Adjustable Footrest with Massage Surface Under Desk, Black & Gray
  • Ergonomic design:adjustable and comfortable angle to support your legs.
  • Flat texture design:massage foot to release your pressure.
  • Floating adjustment:0-20 ° stretch the legs to promote blood circulation.
  • Scratch-resistant:Scratch proof rubber feet prevent the floor from being...
  • Rubber manufacturing:meet the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions...

Even the footrest, with this brand, becomes green. The product is made according to specific environmental protection standards. The rubber of the surface is environmentally friendly and has some discontinuities that, with benefits on the circulation, make it massaging.

The maximum allowed inclination is 0-20°, otherwise the height is adjustable between 8.4 cm and 13.2 cm. The dimensions of the product are not exaggerated (15.3 x 11.8 x 3.4 inches). It lends itself well to environments of all kinds, ensuring at the same time that both feet can rest comfortably without hitting each other or leaving the limits. The weight is around 4.7 pounds and this, combined with the rubber feet, ensures that unintentional slipping is avoided.

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