Walking is one of the best activities you can do to stay healthy, but have you considered the impact it could have on your feet? What type of foot support are you providing your feet? Why buy additional insoles for your shoes instead of the ones that your shoes came with?
Many people depend on the insoles found in their walking or running shoes but sometimes that just isn’t enough. When you put on your new shoes for the first time, your feet generally feel better immediately. This is all great, until a few days later you begin to notice that the more steps you take with the usual flimsy shoe insoles, the more foot fatigue and foot pain you have, potentially leading to a more serious foot condition.
Why are your new shoes hurting your feet only after a few days? The answer is Simple.
Typical shoe insoles are made to fit a generic foot, not your own. Most people don’t realize that feet are not like gloves with one size fitting all. So after a few days of wear, your standard walking or running shoe begins to break down because that flimsy shoe insole was not designed with your specific foot in mind.
Wearing a insole customized for your specific foot condition such as over pronation, achilles tendinitis, flat feet, collapsed arches, etc. will help you find comfort, and prevent future injury while participating in daily activities. The ideal insole has a deep heel cup to insure proper bone alignment, good arch support, shock absorption, and made with moisture absorbing fabric. After all your feet are your foundation. So it is imperative that your walking/running shoes fit your feet properly.
Here are 3 of our favorite Walking/Running Insoles. View the entire selection here.
Spenco Total Support Original Insoles offer advanced arch support, deep heel cup and unique cushioning system to absorb shock, ideal for overall protection and support while in motion. The total support insoles are ideal for an active lifestyle with the exclusive 3-POD Cushioning System these insoles absorbs shock and helps control pronation. They are also friction resistant and have Anti-microbial top cloth to reduce blisters and control odor causing bacteria.
The Sof Sole Airr Performance Insoles are great for running or walking. The innovative patented air chamber technology helps provide overall comfort and increase shock absorption to give you complete support and durability. The Sof Sole Airr Performance Insoles contain Cool Max technology to absorb moisture and provides breath-ability, meaning you never have to walk around with sweaty feet. The lightweight technology of these insoles also ensures that they can be used in all types of shoes for any activity.
These cushioned insoles provide a soft foundation while giving you the shock absorption you need no matter what daily activity your participating in. The Anti-Blister Top Fabric cover ensures that your feet stay cool and dry while the MicroZap anti-Microbial technology kills odor-causing bacteria. Having a deep heel cup provides extra cushion and support for your feet while retaining shape for long-lasting durability. This insert fits most athletic, casual,dress and boots with removable shoe inserts.