Do You Really Need a Plastazote Insole?

Insoles are made from a lot of different types of materials. Some are made from EVA or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate foam, others made from rubber, leather, sheepskin, plastic, or plastazote. Of all these materials, plastazote is one of the hardest types of materials and one of the most durable, especially when it’s used to create plastazote insoles.

What is Plastazote?

What is Plastazote? Plastazote is a lightweight and flexible cross-linked Polyethylene block foam  often used to produce artificial limbs and rehabilitation devices. Although this may sound great for those who like ridged inserts a harder type of material in a pair of insoles can have a drawback. It can make the transformation of regular insoles to plastazote based ones insoles  painful or one that causes a bit of foot fatigue.

The first thing you should do is ask yourself if your foot needs hard support or the softer support? Does your foot do well with a more durable design, such as what’s found in the plastazote insoles?

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Icebug Insoles promote natural movement while providing dynamic support for the the foot. They are available in two styles, the Icebug Slim and the Icebug Fat.

The Icebug Insoles are designed to help assist in the treatment and prevention of many common foot conditions such as achilles tendonitis, arch pain/strain, metatarsalgia, over-pronation, plantar fasciitis, supination and many more.

Both insoles are available with three different arch types. Low, Medium, and High depending on your preference. If you are unsure of your foot arch type, you can always find out with the Wet Test.

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Stability Insoles are designed to provide the proper foundation for your feet. When your feet are not properly aligned, this can cause instability and improper balance causing many common injuries such as a rolled ankle, a torn ligament, fracture, or even a bad fall. When your feet have the proper support that they need, this will not only help your foot pain, but will also reduce pain in your ankles, knees, hips, and back by aligning your body literally from the ground up.

Stability Insoles provide proper arch support and a deep heel cup to help keep your heel locked in place and are available in a low arch, neutral arch, or a high arch orthotic foot support. If you are unsure what kind of arch type you have, please visit our video directions on how to do the “Wet Test”.

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Metatarsal Pads, or met pads for short, are designed to be placed directly below the metatarsal heads of your foot. They are ideal for use when suffering from metatarsalgia, morton’s neuroma, sesamoiditis, and arthritis of the foot. Metatarsal pads help to keep your forefoot and toes spread in their natural position.

When you bend your forefoot back, you will notice an arch that runs from one side of your foot to other. Directly under that arch in the middle will be where you need to place your new met pads.

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How I Discovered the Hard Way I Needed a Foot Arch Support

  For years I went without foot arch support and never knew or understood the reason why people even bothered with shoe orthotics and arch support or even other types of shoe inserts. Little did I know, I was actually harming my foot by not wearing a foot arch support.   Then one day, I interviewed a podiatrist on my health television show who explained why podiatrists depended on arch supports and orthotics to help their patients. He observed and evaluated my feet and decided on a pair of orthotics I needed for my shoes. Full Story