It’s common to think of shoes as complete items of clothing, but that isn’t always true. No doubt shoes can be worn on their own, but the comfort and effectiveness of shoes in protecting your feed and body is often made better by the addition of socks, or insoles for that matter.
While shoes provide some level of support and comfort (some more than others), the addition of insoles can make significant improvements in cushioning and even posture correction. If you have been asking yourself ‘why do I need to wear insoles?’ Here are some of the main advantages to consider.
Insoles can make instant improvements in your comfort levels. The additional padding provides extra insulation against the shock of your feet hitting the ground (this is especially valuable if you walk on hard surfaces all day or run regularly). They can also add an extra layer of protection against heat and other uncomfortable situations like existing foot injuries.
Correct common foot problems
Many common foot problems such as overpronation and under-pronation can be addressed by using a corrective pair of insoles. When the arches of the feet are rolled too far in or out, it can cause additional pressure on the ankles, knees and hips as your whole lower body accommodates the poor foot placement. Insoles can be shaped to correct these problems and many others like them.
Improve lifespan of shoes
Every step you take compresses the materials under your feet. Shoe soles and supports are designed to bounce back so they can continue to provide support but over time the materials break down and become compressed. If you use insoles, the additional padding will help to absorb and diffuse the pressure which will help to preserve the structural integrity of your shoes for a longer period of time.
If you are interested in sports, you may find that athletic insoles help to improve your performance when you play. Specialist sports performance insoles can help reduce fatigue, support your feet when under pressure from running or quick movements and position your feet for the best results on the day.
Why do I need to wear insoles? Overall, they will make your journeys more comfortable, they can alleviate referred pain throughout your lower body by correcting your foot strike and can even give you a boost when you play sport.
About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles – Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training.
Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.
Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop.
Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.