FootActive Football Insoles
The FootActive Football Insoles increases the player's comfort and support while playing. With a flexible forefoot and a supportive and reinforced arch, these insoles guarantee you safely plant your foot when posturing to strike the ball. At the same time, it helps to control excess pronation - turning of the foot - which is a common cause of injury when sprinting and turning.
Sizing Information for FootActive Football Insoles
FootActive Football Insoles are available in five different sizes that should suit most adults. To find your best size, simply match your shoe size to the table below.
To ensure a precise level of fit, we recommend removing the existing insole from your shoes and measuring the length and width at the longest and widest point as shown in the image below. Match these measurements to the dimensions listed below in order to find the pair that will best fit your shoes.
|Size ||UK Shoe Size ||Dimensions (Length x Width) |
|Extra Small ||Size 3 - 4 1/2 ||240 x 73mm |
|Small ||Size 5 - 6 1/2 ||255 x 76mm |
|Medium ||Size 7 - 8 1/2 ||279 x 83mm |
|Large ||Size 9 - 10 1/2 ||293 x 85mm |
|Extra Large ||Size 11 - 13 ||307 x 87mm |
How Thick are FootActive Football Insoles?
To help you visualise how a FootActive Football Insole will look inside your boots, we've attached a picture below!
If you're after exact measurements, we've also got you covered:
- Heel Thickness: 17mm
- Arch Height: 21mm
- Forefoot Thickness: 4mm
What Makes FootActive Football Insoles Best for Football?
The Football Insoles consist of a soft polyurethane and gel, providing cushioning and support for the insole. This is encased in a plastic outer shell to protect the components, improving durability. The insole is narrow and has a low arch, meaning it can be slotted into a football boot without the player feeling any cramp or discomfort through having it there.
The sole helps to control pronation. The turning of the foot is a cause for many other biomechanical injuries that affects the foot and therefore works as a prevention instruments.
The football insole has the following features:
- Firm thermo-plastic outer shell for durability
- Polyurethane mid-base which adds cushioning to the insole
- Polymer gel heel and forefoot pads to provide support and cushioning
- Built in metatarsal raise for support
- Slim design to fit sports shoes - can be used in narrow-fitting sports shoes as well as football boots
Which Conditions Can FootActive Football Insoles Help With?
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Ball of foot and metatarsal pain
- Sports injuries
What Is Pronation?
Pronation is the inward rolling of the ankle or foot. Some degree of pronation occurs in natural walking, but overpronation can have negative effects beyond the feet. It can contribute to knee pain and shin splints, as well as other lower leg problems. Supination is the opposite of pronation (outward rolling of the ankle or foot) and represents similar risks.
Why Is Pronation so Common in Football?
During sports – particularly physically dynamic sports like football and rugby – the risk of injury due to overpronation is even greater. Combined with strength and stretching programmes, orthotic foot insoles are a key way to keep pronation under control and avoid injury.
What Sets FootActive Insoles Apart From the Rest?
Tight sports boots with cleats, such as football boots, represent a unique issue for your feet since they generally come without foot support and do not have room for conventional insoles. The slimline design of these insoles allows you to access support without sacrificing the performance boost from your boots.
Who Can Benefit from the FootActive Football Insoles
As well as providing general support and cushioning for people playing football, the FootActive Football insoles help to treat and prevent the following conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Patello-femoral syndrome (knee pain)