Best Everyday Shoe Insoles for National Walking Month
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
May is National Walking Month, and this year Living Streets are encouraging people everywhere to walk at least twenty minutes everyday to see just how walkable our streets are. Here at Shoe Insoles, we don't want to leave you high and dry, and want to make sure that you feel comfortable when walking out and about.
Benefits of Walking
Regular walking has been shown to reduce risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and also plays a big part in good mental health. Studies have shown that 45% of patients diagnosed with major depression showed significant improvement after exercising three times a week in a supervised group setting. With so many advantages to health and wellbeing, it's no wonder that more people are swapping out bus tickets for their walking shoes. It's important to say comfortable and well supported during a walk, so here are our top five shoe insoles for everyday use.
Spenco Polysorb Heavy Duty Insoles
The Spenco Polysorb Heavy Duty Insoles provide a soft, comfortable and cushioned environment to help absorb shock, reduce friction and improve overall foot comfort when walking. Featuring a special heel strike that delivers optimum shock absorption, these insoles are especially ideal for those who stand and walk for long periods of time, such as police, paramedics, retail staff, waiting staff and doormen.
With a heavy-duty design, these insoles have been designed to stand up to the rigors of frequent use without compromising on the support and cushioning that they offer. These insoles feature a slim line design that fits comfortably in any shoes, and are also beneficial to help foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, foot fatigue and heel spurs.
Sidas City+ 1/2 Insoles
Designed for low volume shoes that cannot accommodate a full insole, the Sidas City+ 1/2 Insoles are perfect for combating heel pain, tired feet and mild over-pronation. They provide the ultimate foot support and comfort as well as helping prevent blisters, friction on the sole of the heel and foot fatigue.
Thanks to the innovative FlashFit technology, they can be worn straight from the box and mould to your feet quickly, without heat moulding. These insoles feature a cushioned, anti-bacterial top layer to keep feet fresh and comfortable, with a shock absorbing heel pad that protects your feet and body with every step.
Pedag Classic Arch Support Insoles
If you're planning on spending an extended period of time on your feet, you want to keep foot pain at bay. The Pedag Classic Arch Support Insoles have been created to tackle foot pain by providing comfortable support and reducing fatigue on your feet, keeping you feeling energised all day long.
The secret behind the arch supporting power of these insoles is the anatomically shaped foot bed and metatarsal pad that supports feet exactly where they need it most. The insoles are breathable and are made with a leather base that absorbs moisture and keeps your feet feeling fresh and dry.
Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors
Walking for long periods of time can put extra pressure on the balls of the feet, which can be quite painful. The Sidas Gel Plantar Protectors absorbs impact so that it avoids reaching the feet, helping to prevent inflammation and blisters while also reducing stresses on any existing injuries.
The absorbent gel in the plantar protectors provides cushioning relief to the balls of the feet to reduce pain and encourage the ultimate comfortable walking experience. They are great for sportspeople of any discipline, or anyone just looking to give their feet a little extra protection against the impacts walking can cause.
Formthotics Comfort High Density Red 3/4 Length Insoles
Specifically designed to add comfort to pumps and dress shoes, the Formthotics Comfort High Density Red 3/4 Length Insoles are great for supporting feet and improving postural stability. The insoles feature a revolutionary and unique hybrid EVA polymer foam with superior shock absorption and cushioning properties, which in turn reduces impact on muscles, joints and tendons when walking.
The insoles are non-porous, flexible and resistant to fungi and mould while being hyper-allergenic, meaning that bad smells are banished from your shoes. They can also help with comfort and rehabilitation of common foot conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, shin splints and heel pain.
Better Life and Better Sleep
The average person walks around 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, but increasing your daily step take to 10,000 will enable you to live a much healthier lifestyle. It's been said that even getting up and walking around for two minutes out of every hour can increase your lifespan by 33%! Walking is also a great way to improve your sleep, so don't just count sheep, take a walk around the neighbourhood for half an before bed, and feel the benefits once your head hits the pillow. You'll thank us later.
What steps are you taking to walk a little bit everyday this month? We'd love to hear from you, leave us a comment below! Alternatively, you can reach also let us know what you think on Twitter.