Anyone that suffers from any form of foot pain can benefit from cushioned arch supports. Often you find that only while wearing specific shoes you begin to notice foot pain. So how can you decide if cushioned arch supports are really for you, and how do you go about picking the right one?Cushioned arch supports are a non- aggressive shoe insert that is designed to cushion the foot and absorb impact, while also providing moderate arch support. Cushioned arch supports can be used in all types of shoes from hiking boots to high heels. People who utilize arch supports are typically people who need a little more arch support than a standard shoe would offer. For example if you notice the inside of your shoes wear down fairly quickly then you may be suffering from overpronation and need extra arch support to properly align your foot.
It’s important to realize that no cushioned arch support insole is made the same and they aren’t going to work the same for everyone. The first step to selecting your cushioned arch support insole is to identify if you have any current foot conditions such as heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or metatarsalgia (forefoot pain). After you’ve done that ,you then want to determine what type of shoes you will be wearing while using the insoles. For example if you plan on using these insoles in your tight fitting dress shoes, it is probably best to consider a thinner insoles or even a ¾ insole. The third step is then to chose a cushioned arch support that is appropriate for your arch type. Often foot pain stems from the arch area not having enough support thus putting an extra amount of stress on your feet and sometimes knees and lower back.
Take a look at our video “Find Out Your Foot Arch Type – Water Test “to learn how you can conduct a simple test to easily identify your arch type.
Identifying your arch type can help you better determine if a low, neutral or high arch support can help. There is several benefits to using cushioned arch supports besides the decrease in foot pain. People typically find that their shoes last longer and that they’re making less trips to the podiatrist. Less foot pain means you can also live a more active lifestyle and perform better on the field. Analyzing all of these factors is crucial when it comes to selecting the best type of cushioned arch support for you. So whether at work or play cushioned arch supports can be a great addition to your footwear. For either that little boost of comfort or simply to make a pair of old shoes enjoyable again ,cushioned arch supports can ease your foot pain.