Which Shoe Insoles are Best for Me?
Our customers often come to us due to foot pain and/or conditions for their parents, children, and/or themselves and are seeking a solution to the foot pain. Some have never tried shoe insoles or orthotic arch supports and are not quite sure what they are looking for. Often we try to identify what a doctor (or podiatrist) may have recommended or what it is the customer is seeking. The common division is: are you looking for a cushioned insole, an orthotic arch support, or some hybrid in-between? Full Story
Insoles for Flat Feet are Different Than Insoles for High Arches
Insoles for flat feet would be different than insoles for feet with a medium arch or those with a high arch, as well as the insoles that come standard in a pair of new shoes. First of all insoles that come naturally in shoes may have a bit of cushioning but generally it won’t be enough to fit your foot’s needs, especially if you have any foot condition at all. That’s because logically, it’s the smart thing for any shoe manufacturer to do is to use a generic insole and let those who purchase the shoes modify it to fit their feet. Shoe manufacturers can’t accommodate everyone’s feet, and everyone doesn't have flat feet. Everyone doesn't have feet with a medium arch either, or a high arch. Full Story

When you think about “orthopedic shoes”, you probably imagine big, bulky shoes featuring prominent velcro straps. Orthopedic footwear certainly hasn’t always been fashion-forward. However, orthopedic shoes have come a long way since those days. Nowadays, many orthopedic footwear manufacturers produce their shoes and sandals in many styles and colors to make them both functional and fashionable.

There are many benefits of wearing orthopedic sandals and shoes. Whether you’re dealing with a foot condition such as plantar fasciitis, over-pronation, or supination, or whether you just want something to feel good on your feet while standing for long hours or after a workout, finding fashionable support for your feet is easy! Full Story

Heel spurs are a calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone, caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments or the repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. They are often associated with Plantar Fasciitis, where the Plantar Fascia, or the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, is inflamed.

Heel spurs can be treated with exercise or anti-inflammatory medications as well as cortisone shots in some cases. Sometimes a simple heel pad is sufficient for additional comfort.

Most heel spur pads and cushions are designed with a donut shaped area where the heel spur is located. The middle of the insert can be removed or there is an area with additional padding for relief.

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Insoles for Pregnancy and Maternity

Insoles for Pregnancy and Maternity

During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. Your feet may swell and you may experience instability due to carrying extra weight. Relaxin, a hormone that loosens your joints and prepares the body for delivery can also cause your feet to flatten putting strain on your arches. Having the proper foundation for your feet can help with ankle, knee, hip and back pains.     Meet MommySteps, the heat-moldable insole that will last your whole maternity. They are heat-moldable up to 3 times throughout pregnancy, or once each trimester. They are available in two different styles, Active and Flats. Full Story