Best Half Insoles
Monday, 13 August 2018
While full length insoles are an excellent solution for most foot problems, sometimes using targeted support can help you with a more specific issue. Half insoles come in many shapes and sizes, and are most commonly used to support either your heels, arches or the front of the foot.
To help you find the right half insole for your needs, we've come up with this short list of some of the best insoles that are designed for specifically one part of the foot. If your foot pain is caused by one of these five common foot problems, this list is guaranteed to help you find the right solution.
Flat Feet or Collapsed Arches
Flat feet occur when the normal foot arches have collapsed, and while the condition is hereditary and harmless in some cases, arches sometimes collapse due to other reasons as well, such as broken bones, diabetes or even old age. Without proper support, the problem will only get worse.
The Pedag Viva Mini Collapsed Arch Insoles are leather 3/4 insoles that have been designed specifically for this problem, and will support your feet in all the right places. They are lightweight and small, which makes them perfect for tight-fitting shoes, and can even be worn with open-toed shoes, due to their anatomically shaped length.
Key Features: Lightweight and small; suitable for open-toed shoes; shock-absorbing heel pad; made of leather
Like collapsed arches, heel pain is usually not caused by a single injury, but by repetitive stress and pounding of the heel. Some of the most common causes include plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the ligament), heel bursitis (inflammation of the bursa), tarsal tunnel syndrome (pinched nerve), or chronic inflammation of the heel pad.
For optimal heel cushioning and anatomical fit, you should check out these Spenco Ironman Performance Gel Heel Cups. They use an innovative cushioning system made with a dual density gel to absorb shock on the heel where maximum pressure is placed, and are an excellent solution for heel pain, spurs, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, prolonged standing or vigorous activity.
Key Features: Anatomical cushioning system; ideal for everyday use and sports; lightweight cushioning
Uncomfortable High Heels
Wearing high heels can do wonders for your looks, but the confidence boost does come at a price. More often then not, your favourite pair of high heels is uncomfortable, which can lead to anything from innocent blisters, to bunions, and even sprained ankles.
Finding heels that fit your feet perfectly is the most important step towards comfort, but we all know that's often not possible. In this case, it's time to give insoles a try. The Neo G Silicone Forefoot High Heel Insoles are ergonomically designed to fit your anatomy perfectly, preventing and relieving pain in the ball of the foot, as well as helping with friction on the forefoot.
Key Features: Help with pain in the ball of the foot; prevent friction; ergonomically designed; made of silicone
If your work requires you to spend long hours on your feet, it's not uncommon to experience chronic foot pain and general tiredness. High quality insoles can greatly improve the fit and comfort of your shoes, preventing foot pain from developing.
The Sidas 3D Comfort 1/2 Insoles are designed to fit into casual or low volume shoes to provide universal comfort on a daily basis. They provide comfort against general foot pain, shock absorption to reduce the tiredness of your feet, and correct foot position to minimise the chances of developing a foot condition.
Key Features: Ideal for everyday use; fit into casual or low volume shoes; cup heels and support arches
Forefoot and Toe Pain
Metatarsalgia, also known as forefoot and toe pain, is one of the most common overuse injuries. It describes the pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot, which is usually caused by a combination of various factors, including high levels of activity, prominent metatarsal head, hammertoe, tight Achilles tendons and even ill-fitting footwear.
Comfortable cushioning that reduces impact can greatly minimise and even prevent forefoot and toe pain, and the Tarrago Fresh Striped Daily Half Insoles do just that. These practical everyday half insoles feature a dual-layer latex foam for support to the forefoot, an anti-skid bottom layer that holds the insole in place, and a perforated top layer that keeps your feet cool and dry.
Key Features: Reduce impact to the forefoot; perforated to keep feet cool; scented with a natural pine essence
Find the Right Half Insole for You
Finding the perfect insoles for your needs has never been easier. While we've tried to find solutions to some of the most common foot conditions out there, we understand you might want to consider other options as well. Luckily, we stock broad ranges of Metatarsal Pads, Arch Supports, Heel Pads and 3/4 Length Insoles that should hold the answer to your problems if you're suffering from one of these common conditions.