Plantar fasciitis is a common condition which affects many individuals. A common factor contributing to this condition is due to improper support received from most footwear. To provide relief to patients experiencing this pain, many different types of shoe and boot insoles have been introduced to the market by leading brands such as FORM, Dr. Scholl ’ s, Superfeet, Spenco, and Pedag. These brands can be found in most convenient stores and even available for purchase online.

Sizes Of Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis

Full insoles

The first criteria determining your purchase would be the size of insoles. Full size insoles are those which provide support for the whole foot area. Hence this is the most common type of boot insoles chosen by many. They sometimes tend to be more bulky and have full profiles therefore are not suitable for footwear such as sandals and peep toes.

Half to three quarter length insoles

This category of shoe and boot insoles are ideal for footwear which has less inner space. They provide less comfort than the full length versions and are more useful for those who have a range of footwear. As they are smaller in size they are more adaptable to different shapes and sizes of footwear. It is recommended for those who require lesser degree of support and need some cushioning for improved posture.

Materials Of Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis

When purchasing insoles you should pay a significant amount of attention to the material the insole is made. This would determine the durability and level of comfort achieved by wearing that type of insoles. Among natural materials used to make insoles, leather is the most common variety. They impart highly stiff properties and are suitable for those who require firm arch support.

Rubber is a more versatile material which can be made into a hard or softer form. Depending on the level of support required, different types of robber insoles can be purchased. Among the more new varieties of materials used for shoe insoles, gel insoles have been developed to be incorporated in most insoles which aim to provide high levels of cushioning. But gel insoles are generally on the higher price range. With more and more innovations being carried out, foam inserts have been developed. Memory foam insoles are ones that adjust their shape according to the wearer’s foot profile to give the best fit.

Author's Bio: 

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