Each year in early Spring and Fall, we typically receive an onslaught of customer inquiries about the best children's insoles for sports activities. Soccer, Baseball, Track, Football, Basketball and Hockey often generate the most buzz. Whether your kid's feet need extra cushion and/or orthotic arch support, there are a plethora of options for foot pain and various foot-care conditions.
Our children's feet endure a lot of stress and strain in everyday life, add the abuse of athletic sports, and problems become quite common. With kids ages 8 to 18, arch pain , heel pain, Sever's disease, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and even turf toe, are the most common ailments. Most of the time, a good cushioned insole or orthotic arch support can both aid in preventing and treating common foot-care conditions and pain. Full Story
Did you know that approximately 20% of all people suffer from high-arched feet? A footprint impression of a neutral-arched foot shows pressure and impact distributed almost evenly across the heel, arch, and ball-of-foot. A footprint of a high-arched foot, by contrast, shows almost all of the pressure and impact in the heel and ball-of-foot (the arch barely shows up at all!) Because more pressure and shock are consistently placed on the heel and ball-of-foot, these areas will often feel sore. High-arched feet may tend to feel stiff and tight, especially throughout the arch. While a foot soak in a hot bath of Epson salts may be a nice short-term solution, a long-term solution is needed to prevent the pain from returning over and over again. Full Story
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
Powerstep Pulse Performance Orthotic Insoles were specifically designed for the runner in mind and marketed by Stable Step/ Powerstep to be exclusively sold by specialty running stores and not to be sold (or made available) on line via internet retail sites.
With that said, for a slightly lower price, one can purchase basically the same insole with a slight variation in fabric design and color. We would recommend purchasing the Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles or if you seek additional metatarsal padding, consider the Powerstep Pinnacle Plus Orthotic Insoles. Full Story
Often we find customers seeking a cost-effective method for relieving the pain and discomfort from their leg length discrepancy. Whether one's short leg is a result of a functional or structure factor, surgery or custom orthotic devices may not be a practical option. For minor leg length differences, heel lifts are a common solution. At The Insole Store, we have assembled products that fit most needs of those seeking an adjustable heel lift.
There are primarily 2 styles of heel lifts: one that offers a solid base and one that offers cushion (or compression). The two lines of thought when it comes to adjustable heel lifts. The first being that those truly seeking to eliminate the medical issues and pain from one leg being shorter than the other, need a solid base lift that will not compress under weight.And the other Full Story