What Are Supination Insoles?
If you were told that you need supination insoles, it’s because your feet tend to over-supinate. What does this mean? Simply speaking, your foot rolls outward as you walk. Supination insoles tend to be high arch support that will help your feet maintain proper motion, stability, and promote a healthy pronation with each step.
You don’t consciously supinate. It’s something that happens naturally when you walk. What it means is that all of your weight and the stress of your gait is put on the heel, ball of foot, and outside edge of your foot as you walk. In normal walking, the weight is distributed evenly throughout the width of the foot. However, if you put your weight on the inside or on the outside of your foot during walking, it creates stress points that can affect your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even lower-back.
By putting more weight on the outside of the foot, the inside/arch of the foot doesn’t get the opportunity to support the foot as well as it should. Supination may occur because you have a high foot arch, which tends to force one to walk on the outer edge of the foot. A high arch is considered an inflexible foot by podiatrists. It is fixed in one position (the high arch) and the arch won’t collapse.