Your kids are growing fast. It seems like you just bought them a whole new wardrobe and they are already complaining that their shoes are too tight. Thinking about insoles for your children may be one of the last things on your mind, but they are actually extremely important for their health. Below are four main reasons why buying insoles for your kids is one of the best investments in your children’s health:
This is one of the most common questions from both new and existing Superfeet customers of TheInsoleStore.com. The Superfeet Green, Blue, and Black Premium Insoles are the 3 basic platforms of the Superfeet Premium Insoles line-up of which all the other colors are built on (with exception of the Carbon Insoles).Basically the three platforms have to do with "Profile" and "Volume" meaning how much shape and support is provided and the amount of space that the arch support takes up in your shoe or boot.
As a generalization the LOW Profile is for flat feet or low arches, the MEDIUM Profile is for Neutral Arches, and HIGH Profile for High Arched Feet. The MEDIUM is the most universal in being adequate for all foot arch types. However, it really is what provides the best support while providing comfort too. Customers that have High Arches find adequate support with LOW Profile just as they do with High (and vice-versa). The other point is tight fitting shoes, such as cleats, will require a low profile insole but will give adequate support for the High Arched Foot. We will also feature the Superfeet Deluxe 3/4 length Arch Supports on the charts below:
Volume has to do with the amount of space taken up in the shoe. So a LOW Volume Insole is Ideal for tight fitting shoes such as high heels, hockey boots, cleated shoes, and/or tight fitting running shoes, and athletic/casual shoes. Where-as a Medium Volume shoes would be athletic, casual, and dress shoes (and most boots). High Volume offers the most in comfort or support; however are better for looser fitting shoes and boots.
Still not sure what Superfeet Insoles you are looking for??? Check out our Color Guide of Which Superfeet Color is Best for Me? However, if your still looking at the 3 base models of the Superfeet Insoles: Black, Blue, and Green, then consider this. Superfeet Black Insoles are ideal for tight-fitting athletic, casual, and dress shoes. Superfeet Blue are an over-all middle of the road support for all athletic shoes, boots, and those seeking a little extra support in casual and dress shoes, while the Green Insoles offer maximum support for athletic shoes and boots, but would require looser fitting casual and dress shoes (as an over-all generalization). Most of the others are off-shoots that are gender specific, activity specific, and/or shoe type specific.
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Finding the right pair of insoles to meet your exact needs is important. Many people don't realize that you shouldn't be wearing running insoles if you’re playing basketball or vice versa. Each insole is designed to meet the many different conditions the body is exposed to. All the jumping in basketball puts stress on different areas of the feet than running does. When it comes to buying football cleats for your child, it is important to know that placing just any insole inside the cleat won't be good enough. Football cleats are usually tight fitting shoes, so regular insoles won’t fit inside of the cleats.