How To Choose Insoles From Different Types
- Aug 23, 2018 -

    One of the first things that you will need to do is determine what you need the shoe insoles for, do you need it because you don’t like to feel pain anymore? Or are you using it more for you comfort? To help you pick the best one for you, here are some of the types of insoles that you should consider looking at to help you decide on which one to purchase:

  • Comfort insoles: if you are the type of person who experiences pain and tired feet on a daily basis because of standing or walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time, you may be able to find relief from comfort insoles. These types of insoles are designed to help relieve pain by absorbing the shock. These can be shaped or flat and feature foam or gel in their structure. Insole choices include ¾ length arch, heel or full-length inserts.


  • Achy feet may also be a an indication of lack of support inside the shoe, if a comfort insoles does not give you the relief that you need or it just aggravates your pain more, this usually means that you foot needs more comfort and firmer support nor more cushioning. This is where support style insoles come in to play.

  • Support insoles: support insoles or otherwise known as “sport” insoles, are made with a harder type of material for stability and structural support, whereas comfort insoles are consequential from the increased stability rather than direct cushioning. Support insoles are best for a number of conditions, like -

  • Insoles for Plantar fasciitis: this is a type of medical condition, where doctors will normally recommend the use of a supportive insole as part of treatment. Plantar fasciitis is a result of tears in the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue, which connects the forefoot to the heel. This can be very painful, and can cause long-term pain if not treated properly with the right shoes.

  • Supination or over pronation: support insoles are best for this condition because it lessens the possibility of supination, or to over pronate when running or walking.

  • Structural misalignment: when you have this condition, it can not only marked as foot pain, but it can also cause discomfort in the knees, hips, neck, head and ankles. This is why doctors would normally recommend a support insole, so that it can lessen the pain of this condition.