What Are Tennis Insoles?
30 October 2015 | John
A good pair of tennis insoles can be the difference between winning and losing in the final set, regardless of what level you play at and on what surface you’re on. Fitting well with your tennis shoes, tennis insoles can help to prevent injury and boost performance,
One of the biggest risks when playing tennis is a foot injury. Tennis players change direction so quickly that their feet can’t keep up. When this happens, a sprained or twisted ankle can end the match much sooner than you’d like.
By keeping your foot is the correct position, a pair of tennis insoles can keep you from taking yourself out of the game and allow you to switch direction quicker than ever.
Bad foot positioning can not only lead to immediate injuries, but can also cause more long term conditions to build up and develop over time. Over-pronation and supination can cause ligament and muscle conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and shin splints to develop.
The right pair of tennis insoles will stabilise your feet and keep them in the proper position, enabling you to focus on the game and not worry about your feet giving way under you at the worst time.
The last thing you need to worry about is being acutely aware of what’s going on in your shoes at all times, so tennis insoles are made to be as invisible as possible. In fact, a lot of tennis insoles are thinner than the standard shoe inserts that come with tennis shoes, enabling your feet to feel closer to the floor and closer to the action.
Alongside being discreet, tennis insoles are also made to be as comfortable as possible, because support is no good if it distracts you from what you’re doing. The comfort offered by tennis insoles is often greater than that of the inserts that came with your tennis shoes. This, alongside the extra support enables you to feel sure that your feet are doing the right thing.
Playing a tennis match will usually leave your feet sweaty, uncomfortable and just generally unpleasant to be around. The odour prevention found in most tennis insoles works to take that away, reducing moisture in your shoes and preventing your feet from becoming slippery and sweaty. This can make all the difference in the last few minutes of a match.
All of these things come together for a single purpose: to make your game the best it possibly can be, no matter what level you’re playing at or what surface you’re playing on.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on some tennis insoles, head on over to Shoe Insoles and check out our range of Tennis Insoles.