Why do I need insoles?
Way back before there was asphalt and concrete and basketball courts, humans walked on the earth – on dirt and sand and other forgiving foundations. Often these natural foundations were trod without shoes, which provided an ever-changing support for the foot. The ground beneath each step was a little bit different and the foot was able to adapt.
Now so much of our lives are spent on hard surfaces – cement and wood floors and sports arenas. As we walk the motion is repetitive and the force of impact is greater from the hard surface than it is from the ground. This repetitive impact is wearing on our feet, knees, hips, and back. Our feet still need to adapt to the structure beneath them, but this adaption has become the same and repetitive with every single step. Insoles are a way of helping our feet adapt to these surfaces while providing support, shock absorption, integrity for the foot structure, and oftentimes pain relief.