Foot pain and fatigue at the end of the day when you come home from work is enough to drive you to look for the best insole. However, you may even have foot pain with your first step out of bed in the morning. Certain foot conditions make this an unfortunate reality. The key to foot pain relief is to get the best insole.
Before you start searching for your best insole, there are things to keep in mind. In fact, you may want to make a note of them so you can discuss them with the staff at The Insole Store. No matter where you search for the best insole, you’ll need answers to some basic informational questions.
Here’s a little checklist that puts them all together in one place.
What’s the status of your arches? You’ll need to know if you have flat feet, medium arches or high arches.
What is your shoe size?
Do you have bunions?
Do you have hammertoes?
Does your foot collapse and overpronate (collapse medially) when you walk?
Is your foot wide, narrow, or medium width?
Do you have Morton’s neuroma or plantar fasciitis?
Do you have Achille’s tendonitis?
Do you wear boots?
Do you stand all day long?
Do you wear high heels often?
Do the shoes you wear support your feet?
From this list, you can see that the answers to the questions are quite easy. Your list could look like this:
• Size 8-1/2 narrow
• Flat feet
• Morton’s neuroma
• High heels worn for work
• Boots and athletic shoes on the weekend
If this was your profile, sales staff can then determine the best insole for you. The first question you’ll be asked is if you want to choose the best insole for your high heels first. The staff would ask if you experience slippage of your heel when you walk in the high heels and might recommend a heel insert. Your feet can be supported when you wear high heel shoes with an insole made specifically for these types of shoes.
After the best insole is agreed upon, the next question would be about your boots and athletic shoes. Are they made in such a way where the insole is removable? If so, you’ll both be looking for replacement insoles.
These have changed a lot in the last few years, and the replacement insoles are the icing on the cake when you’ve already purchased well-made and expensive boots and athletic shoes. Remember that you must always customize these replacement insoles to match your feet, as the shoes and boots are made on the assembly line and no one’s feet can possibly match another person’s feet. Feet are just as individual as faces. Replacement insoles give your feet a lift.
Once the best insole is selected for your athletic shoes and boots, you may look in your closet for any additional shoes or footwear that may need insoles. In some cases, you may even want to throw out the shoes and start over. For example, sandals are now orthopedically designed and old, outdated sandals that gave you foot pain and fatigue can be thrown out. Even house slippers may have the best insole in them and are ready to go.
So go ahead, make your profile and begin your search for the best insole. Start the new year off with happy feet!