Why do I Need Inserts?
Are your feet aching again? Are you wondering if a simple shoe insert might help? Inserts that you can buy in stores without a prescription can provide cushioning and support. They may be made of materials like gel, plastic, or foam. Inserts fit into your shoes. But they're not custom-made for your feet. They can provide arch support or extra cushioning on the heel, around the toes, or for your entire foot.
Our feet were originally designed to walk barefoot on soft, uneven surfaces such as dirt, sand and grass. Today, we walk mostly on hard surfaces and our feet aren’t able to distribute pressure evenly. Inserts help transfer pressure away from high pressure areas and create an equal distribution of pressure as we walk or run. They also help relieve foot injuries caused by repetitive stress by absorbing shock, providing cushioning, and transferring pressure away from high impact areas.