Friday, July 30, 2010

Who Can Benefit From Insoles?

Who can benefit from Insoles? Well, the answer is everyone. There are several styles and brands available for men, women and kids on the market today. And while some are better than others, there are still several high quality brands to be had at a relatively low cost. No matter what your lifestyle is, no matter what your job demands are and no matter how much of a weekend warrior you are, comfort, support and relief is a replacement Insole away. Cushioning Insoles and firm Orthotic Arch Supports will help stabilize feet, maintain proper alignment and correct over-pronation and over-supination.
Kids are about as active as anyone can be. The running, jumping, and playing puts constant stress on the feet and joints. Spenco Kids Polysorb Premium Insoles and the Arch Angels Childrens Comfort Insoles are two of the many options available to help absorb shock and prevent injuries to small, growing feet.
For men, the options are vast and affordable. Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports are extremely popular and are the most doctor recommended arch supports sold today. This Firm Arch Support Insole provides support to correct and maintain proper foot positioning coupled with cushioning and topped with a friction resistant, anti-microbial top cloth. that helps to prevent blisters and control odor.
For men who are on their feet all day or would rather an Insole that is designed to offer cushioning over arch support, the Spenco Polysorb line is for you. The Polysorb Cross Trainer, newly designed Polysorb Walker Runner Insoles, the Gel Insoles, the newly introduced Gel Total Support Insoles if you want the cushioning magic of gel along with arch support, a metatarsal support and extra forefoot cushioning. And finally, the best selling of all Spenco Insoles is the Polysorb Total Support Insoles that give the ultimate in cushioning comfort with superior arch support, a metatarsal pad and outstanding forefoot cushioning at a very reasonable price.
Of course, many other brands and styles are available such as the Sof Sole Athlete for top notch cushioning, the Sof Sole Arch for a combination of cushioning and moderate arch support, the top selling Sof Sole Graphite Performance Insoles that have 3 layers of unbelievable cushioning, andgraphite arch support. The new Sof Sole Airr Performance Insoles are bouncing off the shelves so fast, they create a whirlwind in stores everywhere. This new Insole is spectacular in providing all day cushioning comfort. They literally make you think you are dancing on a cloud.
Women can use any of the above products but they may be best served by selecting something made exclusively for them. Clinically designed, doctor recommended Spenco For Her products take into consideration the unique hip angle of women and turn out a product that works for them. The newly re-designed Total Support Insoles for women features deep heel cupping, arch support, a metatarsal pad and energy returning forefoot cushioning. The Spenco For Her Cushioning replacement Insoles with Q Factor are a favorite and offer cushioning comfort with moderate arch support.
And, just about all of the Sof Sole products are manufactured with separate designs for men and women instead of simply offering a smaller men’s size for women.
Of course, for people who wish to add extra cushioning in the heel or forefoot only, the Heel Cushions are available in regular and in Gel. Ball of Foot Cushions are available in Gel and the Apara line of women’s clear silicone gel give cushioning comfort and relief in a thin wafer-like design at a very low price.
For details about any of these fine quality Insoles, visit The Insole Store today!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Which Insoles Best Meet Your Needs?

Now that we have discussed the potential benefits of wearing Insoles, we need to know what style can help us meet our foot care needs. Are we looking for something to absorb shock as we run/jog or stand on hard surfaces? Are we looking for something to correct a foot imbalance to prevent over-pronation/over-supination? What about just trying to make our shoes fit and feel better?

Many people have jobs that causes undue stress on our feet. Waiters who are constantly on their feet, nurses who continuously walk up and down the halls of a hospital, clinic or other medical facility or people working on assembly lines to name just a few. It is no shock to consider that living with feet that ache is no picnic. We would rather concentrate on doing our jobs.

And that is where Insoles come in. Cushioning Insoles are designed to have a primary purpose of absorbing shock. This is why many athletes wear Insoles, it helps them keep that bounce in their step so they can run farther, faster and jump higher throughout an entire workout or game. It is very common for ball clubs to supply Insoles as part of their everyday usual equipment and to no one's surprise, most ball players take advantage of the extra cushioning Insoles provide.

The Insole Store features Cushioning and Sports Insoles from top brand names such as Spenco, Superfeet, Sof Sole and others. So be good to your feet and your feet will be good for the rest of your body. Walk with all day comfort, you deserve it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


This is the first post for our new blog so it seems fitting that we first discuss some of the many benefits of wearing Insoles and Orthotics.

People use insoles for a few primary reasons - comfort, relief from pain, prevention of foot problems and to help achieve greater performance during athletic activities. While runners/joggers benefit due to greater performance achieved with the wearing of quality insoles, everyday people likewise benefit as prevention and relief from foot pain enables them to enjoy life and perform daily activities better.

Two key benefits are Cushioning and Support. Cushioning provides greater comfort by helping to absorb the shock that makes the feet feel tired and sore. Support helps improve the alignment and balance of the foot. While some insoles offer greater cushioning and others focus more on support, most people benefit from an insole that offers both cushioning and support.

Research has shown which types of insoles are good for the different types of foot arches. And while many people will experiment to see which product works best, there are a few general rules of thumb when it comes to matching insoles with arch types.

Low/Flat Arches are more prone to over-pronation (rolling over) and require something with high support. An arch support with a rigid base is best. Of the many brands and styles available today, there are a few that are of good quality. By good quality, I mean durability, reliability, effective and reasonable in price.

One brand, from a manufacturer that has been making Insoles for over 43 years is Spenco. Spenco Insole products have been awarded the prestigious Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports offer rigid arch support and moderate cushioning, come with a one year unconditional guarantee, are doctor designed and clinically tested. Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports are recommended by more Podiatrist and foot care specialist than any other style or brand on the market today.

Medium/Neutral Arches are very uncommon as only approximately 15% of people have neutral arches. Those people benefit from the use of an insole that offers moderate support with a focus on cushioning. The Spenco Polysorb line of Insoles are ideal. The Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles offer a combination of cushioning and support while the Cross Trainer Insoles offer slightly more cushioning with slightly less arch support.
High Arches are prone to imbalance and over-flexing which can lead to painful foot conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis. Because the foot predominantly balances on two pressure points - the ball of the foot and the heel - it is best to use an insole that offers cushioning for the arch rather than one that offers firm arch support. This cushioning allows the arch to relax and allows weight distribution over the whole foot rather then just two points. This more even weight distribution results in better balance. The Spenco Arch Cushions work best as they offer cushioning for the arch along with moderate cushioning for the ball of foot and heel strike areas.

For detailed information about Spenco Insoles and Orthotic Arch Supports or to order, visit The Insole Store