We tend to think of insoles as those flat pieces of a foam-like type of material similar to the ones at the drug stores under the Dr. Scholl’s brand. However, they have really advanced to a high level over the last five years.
Companies that make insoles are making them differently than before. They’re better. They’re supportive. They have features added to them so your foot stays aligned while you walk. They’re cushioned with high-tech foam. Some are made from natural materials such as wool, cotton, and leather. Some have flanges on the sides of them so your foot can’t even think of getting out of alignment. They’re ergonomically designed. All this means your feet stay happy for the entire day.
The question – can an orthotic be an insole arch support – is easily answered YES, and more!
In fact, here’s an example. There’s an orthotic called the Spenco Total Support Insoles that can be used as an insole with arch support. These were previously called the Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles.
The Spenco Total Support Insoles are thick at the heel – 3/8 inch thick and ¼ inch thick at the forefoot. The cushioning prevents over pronation. There’s also a reverse motions extension that allows you to toe-off. The Spenco Total Support Insoles also have an antimicrobial top cloth to reduce blisters and control odor-causing bacteria.
The Spenco Total Support Insoles have a one-year unconditional guarantee. They come in Total Support Max Insoles and Total Support Thin Insoles. The Max insoles are rigid in the arch region, ideal for heavy duty work. For example, if you wear military boots, hiking boots, or steel toe work shoes, these may be the best insole arch support to help your feet feel better.
Spenco Total Support insoles also have something called a forefoot crash pad. This is really an extra special cushioning that is for the ball of the foot. When this part of your foot feels good, then you can toe-off more optimally in your gait.
Insole arch support is available. And you can get it in the shoes, too.
Spenco also makes a shoe called Spenco® Siesta Tan Slides for Women. These are more than cute and fashionable – they have insole arch support and many of the other advanced features in them. They look soft and comfy and are!
But what makes them so comfortable? When your foot is supported in its anatomical design, a shoe will be comfortable. And Spenco created the insole to include arch support, deep toe box, stability cradle for the heel (along with the deep heel), anti-pronation technology, and exceptional cushioning.
One thing about these Spenco Siesta Tan Slides for Women is that you will never have to replace the insole arch support at all. This is one type of shoe that comes truly ready to wear with no added expense of additional orthotics or replacement insoles.
This Sole Response Orthotic helped me so much with my heel pain. It was like a miracle. I use them in my sneakers and just bought 2 more pair b/c I was constantly taking them in and out of shoes. I even wear them in my slippers at home. The InSole Store.com has exceeded my expectations as well in providing sales, free shipping and fast delivery.
I am currently on deployment in Afghanistan. The terrain is not ideal on these old feet that have experienced Plantear Fasciitis in the past. These sof sole planter fasciitis insoles made life 100% better the first time I inserted them in my boots. They are comfortable and have a arch support. I will purchase all my insole needs from The Insole Store.coms/f Col Zarba
Superfeet has owned the market for orthotics for quite a while. Long before other companies came onto the scene, Superfeet was analyzing people’s gait, determining how much arch support was needed for people with low arches, medium and high arches, and creating products that worked.
You may have seen the long list of Superfeet products that are on the market now. It includes these along with dozens of others:
• Superfeet Green Premium Insoles
• Superfeet Orange Premium Insoles
• Superfeet Blue Premium Insoles
• Superfeet Berry Premium Insoles
One of the best things about Superfeet’s insoles is that they are made for men, women and children. Once Superfeet is determined that they are going to make a product, they will make it for everyone. Thus, you could have a child that has big feet and high arches and still find Superfeet Green Premium insoles for your child while in the meantime, you pick up one for your husband.
Why are Superfeet Greens best for those with big feet and need inserts for high arches? It’s because feet with high arches still need adequate support, just as those with flat feet do. Here’s a scenario that explains it – let’s say you are chosen from your company to attend a conference and are in charge of drumming up excitement for your company in a booth. The conference will be a whole week long and the booth will be located in the convention hall. You’ll do a lot of standing – 12 hours a day, and really you can’t sit in the booth because those who sit in their booths don’t look approachable.
There’s another complicating factor – that you will be standing on the cement floor. Convention halls are never made of nice soft material and your company doesn’t want to go through the added expense of adding a soft plush carpet to line your booth.
Now if you have flat feet, this work project at the conference is going to be brutal on your feet. With flat feet, your feet are unable to withstand the lack of cushioning. Your feet will be fatigued during the entire conference and you’ll start wishing you worked for another company by the end of the second day. Flat feet expose more parts of the foot to the ground, and this overstresses the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the feet. You end up with pain. A foot soak every night will be needed to try to rejuvenate your feet if you don’t already have good orthotics and arch support in your feet.
If you have medium high arches or high arches, then you won’t have as much pain as someone who has flat feet but nevertheless, you will still have pain. It’s the act of standing all day long that wears out the feet. Foot fatigue will set in.
Foot fatigue and foot pain interferes with how well you can do your job. However, that’s where inserts for high arches come into the picture. The inserts for high arches insure that the muscles, tendons and ligaments are supported and they won’t stress out during the long hours on the floor.
Superfeet Green Premium Insoles have a deep heel cup to cradle your heel. They’re build for natural shock absorption. They may be trimmed to fit into your shoes. They’ll also stabilize your mid foot and are lightweight.
Going to a convention and manning a booth will always place demands on your feet. Are you ready for this type of activity before it happens? Get the Superfeet Green Premium Insoles now so you will be ready!
In the cold winter months I practically live in my snuggly warm Ugg boots. But last winter I developed plantar faciitis and could no longer handle wearing them since they have no arch support at all. I tried to wear them this winter but each step was painful. I didn't know what to do until I heard that there was an insole somewhere that was meant for shearling boots.
A little online sleuthing brought me to The Insole Store and Superfeet's Merino White insoles. I was worried that they wouldn't be comfy enough to wear my Uggs barefoot but I took the chance. I received my order in just a few days, and from the very first time I put them into my Uggs my feet were gloriously happy to have arch support at last and still have the cozy slipper warmth of my Ugg boots. Now I can have toasty toes that are well supported too.
Thank you and I will be ordering more so I don't have to switch the insoles between all my pairs of boots!