Functional Uses Of Boot Insoles

Insoles are made to fit into the wearer’s shoes with the aim of giving comfort, relieving pain, preventing injury or any other applicable reason. They act by evenly distributing the pressure applied on the foot. They also provide action through cushioning support, correction of foot orientation and shock absorption. They may come in the form of general footwear or boot insoles and are used for different functional purposes and conditions such as:

  • Arch support
  • Insoles designed for running and other high impact sports
  • Insoles for plantar fasciitis
  • Gel insoles

Classification Of Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis

The first most commonly used type of insoles are cushioned insoles. They are made of a variety of different materials including gel, plastics, EVA, among many others. Most recent developments under this category feature air capsules for more cushioning. Applicability wise they are more suitable for shoes with higher inner space since they are bulky and take up more room inside. It is recommended to choose cushioning insoles if you do not have any serious foot or back condition.

There are also cushioning supports for specific parts of the foot. These heel and ball of foot cushions are better suited for wearer’s who have to stand most of the time. They provide relief to the wearer from foot aches and pains due to exhaustion. They also prevent soreness f feet which could occur due to prolonged wearing of high heels. Many leading brands of these products come with massaging gels for added soothing effect.

Corrective insoles are a type of boot insoles which can be used in many types of footwear. They make sure the wearer’s foot is properly oriented inside the shoe. Depending on the deviation of the foot support structure there are different types of insoles you could choose from. Most of this range fall in the daily use category as the results need to be sustained. Since they are meant to be worn for extended periods of time they have additional treatments for antimicrobial protection and odor control.

Orthotic designs are a more specialty range. They could be custom made or based on a prescription from a podiatrist. They tend to be used in more severe conditions where the correction provided is a critical requirement for the wearer. They tend to be a bit more bulky and require special footwear to accommodate them. These structures are made of hard plastic to ensure the proper shape is maintained and will be coated with softer materials to provide comfort.

Author's Bio: 

Jerome Julian is expert in foot-care writings and recommend to use plantar fasciitis shoe insoles which is manufactured by FORM.