An insole is a material that is placed inside a shoe for warmth, comfort, and fit. It is similar in shape as that of the foot. Generally, it is bought separately and then inserted into the shoes.
The insoles are designed in such a way that they ensure that the foot maintains its natural form in spite of engaging into any sort of activities. The insoles run underneath and support the bottom of the foot. In a shoe, it is the top layer of the sole that provides complete comfort. These are also referred to as footbeds or inner soles.
The insole measurement is the length and width of either foot. The main focus of the insoles is for the two areas of the foot; one the arch and other is the heel.
Benefits of Foot Insole
1. The insoles help in keeping the feet warmer.
2. Prevents blisters.
3. Provides great support to the arch and heel.
7. Available according to the shoe size
Uses of Foot Insole
The foot insoles are either used to treat or used in the following conditions:
1. Plantar fasciitis
4. Achilles tendonitis
5. Foot pain caused by abnormal motion
6. In injuries such as shin splints or tendinitis
7. Arch pain
8. Heel pain
9. Pain in the ball of the foot
10. Used to correct problems of the feet and posture
11. Also used to reduce the shoe size
Make of Foot Insole
Insoles are made out of different materials.
Most commonly used and widely found material is Foam. Foam is a very inexpensive option and has normal shock absorbing properties. Foam is rigid and is all the time dependable. Amongst foam, there is memory foam which is currently used in many insoles. The insoles which contain this material have the property to mold according to the foot shape and make it more comfortable to wear.
The leather is another material that is used to make insoles. The leather used is usually cowhide leather which provides strong arch support and is tough and hardwearing.
Nowadays, new material is used in making the insoles and that is Gel. Such insoles have a gel encapsulated in bubbles and put into a foam footbed. This material which is used in the recent days is flexible, soft and comfortable. The insoles having gel as the material also keeps the foot or feet cool in warmer climates.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do the foot insoles do?
Foot insoles are known as orthotics or arch supports. The foot insoles ensure that the foot maintains a healthy and natural form throughout the day. The insoles can be used during any type of activities. The insoles mostly focus on the two areas of the foot; one is the arch and the other is the heel.
2. How long do the shoe insoles last?
Typically, high-quality shoe insoles or arch supports should last around six the nine months. If a person uses them extensively then they may last up to three months.
3. Can shoe insoles be washed?
Yes, shoe insoles can be washed with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. One should take utmost care that these insoles should not absorb water. They should be completely dried and then used.
4. Are insoles good for the feet?
Yes, wearing insoles inside shoes provides extra cushioning and shock support. They keep the foot or feet in alignment.
Where to buy it?
Foot Insoles are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072