Do you suffer from heel pain? You're not alone.
Heel pain affects over two million Americans annually. The pain experienced can range from mild discomfort to outright debilitating pain. But did you know that if you have heel pain, you might have a condition called plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the primary causes of foot pain and usually, manifests in the form of a sharp pain in the foot near the heel. Full Story
Every year we start to feel the chill in the air, with the leaves falling beginning in late September and with the cold snap in the air we begin to see the demand in our warm winter shoe insoles for everyday living, work, and sports play. Whether you're looking for orthotic support in your hockey skates, ski boots, or warm winter wool insoles for traipsing through the snow in your boots, TheInsoleStore.com carries the best selection of cushioned insoles, wool, and orthotic arch supports for foot conditions, athletics, and everyday life.
We have broken out our Winter Insoles Line-up into four distinct categories to assist our customers with finding exactly what they're looking for: Full Story
Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus are the same foot disorder but at different stages of development. The condition brings on limited motion to the big toe or a stiff toe. When movement is restricted by a bone spur, upper movement of the toe is restricted. When the joint is capable of motion, the condition is Hallux Limitus. However, if left untreated, the condition advances to Hallux Rigidus or what's known as "Rigid Toe". This condition exists when the big toe is rigid. That is, little to no motion is available. These conditions most commonly afflict people after the age of 30. Full Story
If you were told that you need supination insoles, it’s because your feet tend to over-supinate. What does this mean? Simply speaking, your foot rolls outward as you walk. Supination insoles tend to be high arch support that will help your feet maintain proper motion, stability, and promote a healthy pronation with each step.
You don’t consciously supinate. It’s something that happens naturally when you walk. What it means is that all of your weight and the stress of your gait is put on the heel, ball of foot, and outside edge of your foot as you walk. In normal walking, the weight is distributed evenly throughout the width of the foot. However, if you put your weight on the inside or on the outside of your foot during walking, it creates stress points that can affect your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even lower-back.
When seeking out wool insoles, our customers often ask for advice on choosing the best option for themselves. There are primarily two types of wool insoles - flat cushioned and orthotics. With new advances in orthotics, your feet can now experience the ultimate in foot comfort with wool. Keeping your feet warm is very important; they get cold fast, and frostbite can occur if they're exposed to frigid temperatures for too long. Besides being dangerous, the fact is, no one enjoys having cold feet! Hikers, campers, folks who live in colder climates, etc. have been turning to wool socks for years and with good reason, wool is a natural material that has moisture-wicking properties, is soft to the touch and insulates the feet keeping them warm and dry. But what if you choose to build insulation right into your shoes with wool insoles? Let's take a closer look at some of our products and their properties.