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What Are Height Increasing Insoles?

13 August 2015  |  John

Height increasing insoles (also known as shoe lifts) are shoe insoles which are designed to increase a person’s height, often used to correct a leg length discrepancy. While some people are happy with their natural height, for some it’s a bit of a sore subject -- height increasing insoles help give these people more confidence in themselves and in their day-to-day lives.  

How Do Height Increasing Insoles Work?

These insoles slip into your shoes and add some extra height to your shoes. Because of the design of the insoles, it’s next to impossible for people to know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. 

If they’re being used to correct a leg length discrepancy, they help to reduce the imbalance a leg length discrepancy can cause a person. This helps prevent sprains and other accidents by keeping both feet firmly on the ground.

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They can add anything up to several centimetres to your height, helping you regain your confidence and allowing you to look people in the eyes while speaking to them and not their chin. 

What Types Of Height Increasing Insoles Are There?

There are two main types of height increasing insoles; heel lifts and full length insoles. Heel lifts are usually short and are designed to only raise your heel. These make for a good choice if you have several shoes which don’t quite give you the lift you want – they’re easy to take out and put in because they take up little space in the shoe.

The other type of height increasing insole, a full length insole, is exactly what it sounds like; a shoe insole which fits the full length of the inside of a shoe. These are usually used permanently in a single pair of shoes because while they are easy to put into shoes it can be a bit of a pain to get them out, especially if they are an exact fit. They can be both tapered to a point and be a consistent height, depending on your needs.

What Are Height Increasing Insoles Made From?

Like other shoe insoles, height increasing insoles can be made from a variety of materials. The most common material, however, is transparent vinyl. This helps to reduce the visibility of the insole while it’s in the shoe, and also makes the insole comfortable to walk and stand on. Because you’re going to be spending a significant part of your day on your feet this last part is vital.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on some height increasing insoles, head on over to Shoe Insoles and check out our range of Height Increasing Insoles.

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