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Are Insoles Worth It? 5 Situation They Are | Sole to Soul Footwear

Considering getting insoles? Here are 5 situations where they are a must.

Insoles when used for the correct reason can change your life.

So if you're on the edge about getting insoles, wondering if they are worth it, or just curious and looking for information, I hope this post gives you the answers you're looking for. 

Here are 5 situations where insoles are worth it:

1. Insoles for Running
2. Insoles for Walking
3. Insoles for Diabetes
4. Insoles for Arthritis
5. Insoles for Comfort

1. Insoles for Running

Running is one of the most accessible sports, but did you know it is also one of the most injury prone sports.

Per 1,000 hours of running you can expect anywhere from 2.5 to 12.1 injuries. The majority of these issues will occur in your legs and feet. 

This is in comparison to weight lifting with a 2.4 to 3.3 injuries per 1,000 hours or powerlifters who sustain 1 - 5.8 injuries per 1,000 hours

Running Injury chart

If you are an avid runner, insoles help correct many of the issue that cause injury. You can expect your insoles to help with:

  • Stabilize your foot and ankle.
  • Provide pain relief.
  • Reduce stressed applied to feet.
  • Improve overall gait.

Running Benefits from Insoles

2. Insoles for Walking

We all love to go for a nice walk from time to time.

Walking is a great for exercise and mental health but feet issues can prevent us from enjoying the experience. 

10000 steps a day burns 1 pound of fat a week

Good insoles can help strengthen your feet remedying the effects of flat fleet or weak arches. Further, the support provided by insoles will allow your feet to relax, lessening fatigue. 

Your feet wont be the only thing supported. Good insoles can help your joints, knee's, hip's, spine and the back

3. Insoles for Diabetes 

For Diabetics feet pain can be overwhelming. Insoles can help.

It can be difficult to find shoes made to support the diabetic foot. Often times poorly fitted shoes lead to inadequate arch support, or a excessive pressure. 

Rocker soles or removable insoles can help reduce pressure in the ball of your foot, which can be an area that is susceptible to pressure sores and ulcers for a diabetic.

Rocker soles protect feet

4. Insoles for Arthritis

Multiple types of Arthritis can be the cause of foot discomfort or pain. Good insoles alongside proper footwear are essential to relief.

Insoles can be used to help protect painful, swollen joints and to allow the joints to work in a more natural way. 

Common types of foot arthritis

Insoles accommodate the joint and help reduce swelling, tightening of muscles, hammertoes, and bunions. 

The extra mobility proper footwear alongside proper insoles will give your extra mobility, quality of life, and pain relief.

5. Insoles for Comfort

You don't need a reason to be more comfortable.

We all deserve a comfortable and painless shoe experience. Insoles can help create the perfect fit for your feet, giving you all the stability, contact, and support you need.

Once you get your insole can expect to experience:

  • Increased foot comfort.
  • Less foot fatigue.
  • Additional ankles support.
  • Improved quality of life!