Shoe inserts and insoles work by providing additional support, cushioning, and alignment to your feet. They are designed to redistribute pressure across the foot’s surface area, which helps alleviate pain caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, or high arches.
Inserts can be placed inside the shoe for added comfort and support while walking or standing. Insoles replace the original sole of a shoe entirely and provide more substantial padding that covers the entire footbed.
The materials used in these products vary but often include soft foam, gel pads, memory foam, or cork. These materials help absorb shock when walking on hard surfaces like concrete or pavement.
Customized orthotics may also be prescribed for individuals with severe foot problems. A podiatrist can evaluate your specific needs and determine if custom-made orthotics would benefit you.
Shoe inserts and insoles serve as an excellent solution to alleviate pain from various foot conditions while improving overall comfort during daily activities.