Some athletes find that the original insoles in their sneakers are not enough in terms of support during training or recovery. These athletes are more apt to purchase their own insoles to address this issue. There are many added benefits to purchasing insoles for your shoes that many people may not be aware of. They aren’t just for extremely intense athletes and you don’t have to be injured or already in pain before you decide to purchase a pair. It’s proven that insoles will help you become a stronger, better and faster athlete by reducing fatigue and stabilizing your arch and foot to prevent injuries that keep you from training.
The main benefits of an insole are to provide comfort and pain relief to the wearer but to also increase their efficiency and focus while simultaneously decreasing fatigue in their muscles. Simply put, insoles are designed to make the wearer feel better whether they’re experiencing pain or not. The insole is also a perfect addition to your shoe not only for pain relief but also for injury prevention and recovery. Insoles provide the foot support and cushioning necessary for the wearer to avoid many common running injuries and to yield a better recovery.
Insoles can potentially solve multiple varieties of foot and leg pain. Ranging from achilles tendonitis to being flat footed, an insole can be specifically designed to cater to the pain specific to the wearer.
Long story short, insoles can perform miracles and help you feel brand new if you’re experiencing any sort of discomfort or pain. Additionally, insoles can be extremely beneficial if the wearer is merely looking to stay healthy and strong. Below you’ll find a bulleted list of all the wonderful things that an insole can do for you. If you have tried a few over-the-counter solutions to your foot or ankle pain, we do recommend that you see your doctor or podiatrist to find the source of this pain.
- provide strong support for pronation and supination
- absorb extreme impact and shock to muscles and joints
- prevents long term injuries from overuse
- transfers energy back into jump and stride
- decreases fatigue, increases focus
- reduce foot pain
- distributes pressure in the foot
- stabilize foot motion
- provide arch support
- prevents rubbing and blisters
- reduce pain in the heel, shin, knee and back