Key Points To Be Considered

In order to provide relief from the painful condition of plantar fasciitis, medical professionals have biomechanically proven the effectiveness of the use of properly designed insoles. Many leading manufacturers have thus designed the best insoles for plantar fasciitis which can be worn with a variety of footwear for this purpose. The underlying function of these insoles is to properly align the wearer’s foot and thereby reduce the stress and strain applied to the plantar fascia.

When selecting insoles for boots or other forms of footwear the first point of focus would be on the level of arch support provided. The foot arch should be brought to the optimum position as it is the main point at which weight is distributed across one’s foot. Shock absorption is a critical factor to be considered in an insole. Different types of insoles provide different levels of cushioning support and the amount would depend on the nature of physical activity you would be engaging in.

In order to get the best value for money try to pick insoles for boots and other footwear which are able to fit into a broad variety of shoes. In this way you would not need to buy a separate pair of insoles to fit each and every shoe you want to wear. In addition, the insole should be of a correct volume. That is it should not reduce the internal space within the shoe. There are certain types of shoes which have very low internal volume such as ski boots and skates. Choose the type of insole carefully to prevent any discomfort when occurring.

Some of the best insoles for plantar fasciitis are made of highly durable material. The nature of material used also determines the level of stiffness or support of the insole. The most common material used to manufacture insoles are foam. They can be made into soft structures and offer higher degree of cushioning. There are other forms of insoles made using gel technology. These structures have quite high shock absorption properties while providing adequate softness.

Testing Insoles For Boots And Footwear

To make sure you are getting the right type of insoles for you, the following simple steps can be followed.

  • Prior to insertion into shoes stand on them to assess comfort etc.
  • Lift the other shoe and check if the insole is stable enough
  • Check the fit and stability after insertion inside the shoe
Author's Bio: 

Jerome Julian is expert in foot-care writings and recommend to use plantar fasciitis shoe inserts manufacture by FORM Insoles.