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. Read on to find out our Top 5 Best Insoles for Everyday Walking.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Throw out the bus timetable and don your best walking shoes, as National Walk to School Week is taking place on 15th – 19th May! During this week, thousands of school children and their parents across the UK will be taking part in celebrating the many benefits that walking brings. Read on to find out more!
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Varying in intensity, pain in the ball of the foot can be excruciating, particularly when walking or running. This pain, often referred to as metatarsalgia, can be caused by an imbalance between the metatarsals, which are the long bones between your toes and rearfoot that evenly distribute weight. Metatarsal pain ranges from aching and burning to numbness and shooting pains, and can become unbearable if ignored.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 | John
Over-Pronation is a potentially serious problem which can affect a lot of people. It can differ from person to person – some find it easily manageable while others find it impossibly painful. What’s worse, most of the people with it don’t know that they have it, or that it’s what is causing their pain.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Foot pain caused by high arches (a condition also known as cavus foot or pes cavus) tends to be most prominent when the arch is unsupported. As a high arch is unable to absorb any of the pressure placed on the bottom of the foot, both the heel and the ball of the foot can become strained from increased reliance.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
If you suffer from Metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of the foot, you're no doubt aware of how debilitating and frustrating it can be. Since the metatarsal region of the foot is so important for overall movement, suffering from this condition can not only hurt your enjoyment of walking, but it can hurt your motivation to get up and move, leading to overall decreases in your physical health. Whether you experience sharp and shooting pains, numbness and tingling in the toes, or just overall pain in the ball of the foot, Metatarsalgia is no fun, and needs to be dealt with.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Leg length discrepancy, a condition where the legs are of unequal lengths, is very common. Up to a majority of individuals have leg length discrepancy, although with an average discrepancy of less than 1.1cm, for most it won't be a major problem. However, even minor imbalances can become problematic when the legs come under a lot of stress, such as during running.
Friday, 25 November 2016
If you've heard of memory foam, you probably know about the benefits it can have for your back, neck and sleep quality when included in a mattress. What you may not know, though, is that is can provide just as many, if not more, benefits when applied to shoe insoles. Memory foam insoles are an excellent choice for those suffering from foot related conditions, or for anyone just looking to keep their feet healthy, comfortable and in good condition. These insoles have the capacity to help in a wide variety of ways, including easing the pressure on the ball of your foot, preventing foot roll, stabilising your foot, providing arch support, absorbing heel shock, and much, much more.
Friday, 4 November 2016
Keeping your feet warm in the cold weather is vitally important. As well as being one of life's greatest comforts, warm feet are more mobile and better protected from injury and disease. For example, Raynaud's syndrome, a disease where blood flow to your extremities is reduced, is most commonly triggered by cold weather.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
As the seasons change, so does our attire. Why shouldn't this general rule apply equally to our shoe insoles? Indeed, insoles which provide fantastic support and protection during the summer months can become little more than an annoyance if they are forced into protecting us against the weather instead.