What Are Insoles Used For?

Friday, 27 July 2018

Shoe insoles are becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages, and if you haven't tried them out yet, it might be time to find out what all the fuss is about. If, on the other hand, you've been using insoles for years and can't imagine your daily activities without them, you might be surprised to find out that shoe insoles are capable of so much more than what you've been using them for.

Shoe Insoles

Improving the Comfort of Your Shoes

People often think that shoe insoles are only suitable for those with an existing condition. This couldn't be further from the truth, as only a small fraction of individuals benefiting from wearing insoles are dealing with existing foot problems.

Regardless of what shape your feet are in, most shoe insoles are designed to help you stay comfortable wherever you are. Some of the most common issues everyone has experienced at some point in their lives include the pain that comes from high heels, smelly feet and cold feet.

Wearing High Heels Doesn't Have to End in Pain

High heels are notorious for causing pain, and in some cases even permanent damage to the feet. These Dasco Angel Feet Gel Comfort Heels are designed to absorb shock at the heels to reduce pain and prevent injury. Some of the other products we recommend for use with high heels include:

Foot Odour Is Not a Life Sentence

While not necessarily unpleasant for you, dealing with smelly feet is often an embarrassing problem everyone wishes to get rid of as soon as possible. If you're willing to battle unpleasant foot odour with natural remedies, you can find a few good suggestions in this short article, but if you're looking for a quicker fix, we recommend these Zederna Original Natural Cedarsoles.

Cold Feet Can Feel Warm Once Again

We all have cold feet from time to time, but if this little nuisance is starting to have an impact on the quality of your life, you might want to invest in a good pair of warming insoles. The Pedag Keep Warm Insoles, featuring a triple layer construction of lamb's wool, cork and wool felt, are designed specifically for controlling shoe temperature. They are ideal for people struggling with poor circulation, diabetics and Raynaud's disease.

Preventing Foot Disorders

It's always better to be safe than sorry, and preventing some of the most common foot disorders can be as simple as choosing the right insole. A vast majority of foot conditions is caused by only two things: poor arch support and wearing tight shoes.

Poor Arch Support

Most everyday shoes, especially high heels, sandals or flip flops, don't offer proper arch support, which can result in a range of conditions, from flat feet to supination or over-pronation. If you think your shoes offer poor arch support, the solution is as simple as investing in a good pair of arch insoles, such as these Pedag Step Arch Supports.

Wearing Tight Shoes

Blisters, calluses and bunions are all generally caused by the same culprit: tight shoes. The good news is that even if your shoes are a bit on the tighter side, there is a range of different foot products that can help you with cushioning your feet. We highly recommend this GelSmart M-Gel Universal Metatarsal Strap.

Correcting Existing Foot Disorders

While every foot is different, it's quite easy to identify foot disorders that are common to most sufferers of painful feet. The good side is that this makes finding the right insole incredibly easy, as you are definitely not the only person with this problem. The most common foot disorders include:

Click on the above conditions to discover our ranges of insoles ideal for treating and reducing the symptoms of those ailments. Many insoles are suitable as preventative measures too, making them ideal for ongoing footcare even after the main problem has been treated.

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Full Strike Insoles
The Shock Stopper Full Strike Insoles are suitable for heel spurs

Extending the Lifespan of Your Shoes

Incorrect foot position while walking is the main reason why your shoes tend to lose their shape sooner than you might want them to. The main purpose of insoles is to keep your feet in an optimal position at all times, which has a positive influence on your shoes as well. Insoles also reduce ground impact when you engage in different activities, which further extends the lifespan of your shoes.

Insoles can be used for so much more than simply helping you deal with your existing foot conditions, and if you haven't given them a try yet, we highly encourage you to do so. Your feet will thank you.

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