Overview

Use of a footrests is a simple, but helpful way to modify a computer workstations that is too high. To promote neutral upper extremity postures, a general principal in office ergonomics is to have the keyboard and mouse positioned at a relaxed elbow height. The use of a footrest provides a stable base of support and enables the user to raise up their chair to achieve neutral upper extremity postures and alleviate thigh compression. The footrests below have various height ranges and can help users achieve optimal working heights.


Recommended Footrests

Mfr. & Model

Kensington
SmartFit Solemate Plus Footrest

Mind Reader Adjustable-Height Footrest

Mind Reader Ergonomic Adjustable Footrest

Photo

Kensington – Smartfit Solemate Plus Footrest
Mind Reader Adjustable Height
Mind Reader Ergonomic Foot Rest

Part
Number

Mfr Part #: KMW52789

Office Depot Item #: 9340880

CDW Part #: 4457058

Mfr Part #: FTREST-BLK

Office Depot Item #: 703058

CDW Par t#: N/A

Mfr Part #: FTHEIGHT-BLK

Office Depot Item #: 6355825

CDW Part #: N/A

Review

Large surface area will accommodate most users.  Height adjusts from 3.5" to 5". The surface can be tilted at different angles and locked into position. The surface can also be locked parallel to the floor.  

Height adjustable to almost 7", making this a good choice for shorter users. Good sized textured surface area. The unit operates best on carpeted floors as it tends to slide on hard flooring. 

Extra tall footrest with a range of 6" to 12". Sturdy steel construction with a surface area that fits most users. Primarily for standing-height or lab bench workstations, stools, or any other user that may need the extra height range.

UC Supplier

Office Depot

CDW

Office Depot

CDW N/A

Office Depot

CDW N/A

Specs

  • Width: 20” 
  • Depth: 13”
  • Height: 3.5” - 5”
  • Rocking mechanism: Yes
  • Locks: Yes 
  • Textured surface: Yes
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Width: 18” 
  • Depth: 13.4”
  • Height: 4.3" - 6.7"
  • Rocking mechanism: Yes
  • Locks: No
  • Textured surface: Yes
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs
  • Width: 16"
  • Depth: 13.5”
  • Height: 5.95" - 12”
  • Rocking mechanism: No
  • Locks: Yes
  • Textured surface: Yes
  • Weight: 7 lbs

Resources

Kensington Smartfit Solemate Plus

Mind Reader Adjustable Footrest

Mind Reader Ergonomic Footrest