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Have you tried custom insoles? Many runners, walkers, and athletes swear by them – but are they right for you? Here’s what you need to know:

Some people need the support of Insoles and others just like the way they fit. Age doesn’t dictate one’s need for insoles, it is all about personal preference and how your feet feel inside your shoes. Our feet don’t get a lot of love, we are standing on them all day, pounding the pavement mile after mile during our runs throughout the week, walking around work all day, and coming home with sore, tired feet. Your feet support your entire body every day.

You might not notice the effects of the efforts your feet tackle daily until you’re feeling pain or you get injured. While insoles can’t solve all your aches and pains they can help your feet before there is an issue. Insoles function as a stabilizing force to support your body and help counteract all the wear and tear your feet go through every day. Plus, they’re pretty comfy.

Great Shoes are the first step, but add in custom FootBalnce insoles and some magic happens.

This added support can add extra comfort to any shoe from your everyday shoe to work shoes, running/ walking shoes, and even hiking boots. Give them a try and see what you think.

It’s always a good idea to get fitted for a shoe that works best for:

a) Your type of foot (wide, narrow, high arch, etc)

b) The type of activity you plan to use the shoe for (running, walking, cross-training)

c) Supporting your natural pronation (stability, neutral)

If you’ve done that, you’ve taken a big step in the right direction! So where do the insoles come in? Great question. If you were fitted for a shoe based on the above factors, it’s still crucial to recognize that that shoe is great for your feet but having an extra layer of customized support might make your fit even better. The shoe is likely a good fit for your activity and foot type, but it isn’t customized to your feet. FootBalance custom insoles are molded to your foot to support your specific foot type. That kind of support is invaluable because it means your great shoes are now paired with a highly customized feature designed to help:

 Aid in the prevention of future injuries;

Improve athletic performance and;

Provide relief from existing injuries.

Your Shoes Actually Don’t Come with Insoles

Those aren’t insoles in your shoes, they’re sock liners. They don’t provide any support, they’re just there to help keep your feet in place inside your shoes. Insoles, especially custom-molded insoles, are made to support your specific foot. If you have a high arch, for example, custom insoles will be molded to your foot to support that arch. Sockliners can’t do that.

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