How To Make Sure Your Insoles Stay Put
You got your insoles and put them in your shoes but not all insoles are created equal and you might have run into a problem with the brand you purchased… your insoles are slipping when you walk. It’s really difficult to keep moving if your insoles are slipping. Here are some ways to make sure your insoles stay put.
Ensure the Perfect Fit
One of the most effective ways to stop your insoles from slipping is to make sure your insoles fit your shoes. If your insole is too big for your shoe, it might bunch up. If your insole is too small, it might slide. Never fear, if they’re too big you can trim your insoles to make sure they fit well in your shoes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to trim your Protalus insoles if needed. Make sure you trim the insole carefully but if you are trimming Protalus insoles and run into a problem, know that the process of trimming will not void your 90 day money-back guarantee.
Gluing Your Insoles
Another way to make sure your insoles stick to your shoes is gluing them. This is not needed for Protalus insoles but if you purchased another brand, you may find yourself in this situation. Of course, you can try using good old Elmer’s glue or a glue stick, but there are also glues out there specifically for shoes. Shoe Goo, for example, was designed to keep shoe insoles in place. Make sure the glue you use isn’t too strong and permanent, like super glue or Gorilla Glue, in case you ever want to remove the insoles from your shoes.
Velcro Pads & Double Sided Tape
Other types of adhesives can work, too. You can place Velcro pads or double-sided tape between your insoles and the bottom of the shoes, making sure the insoles are flat and not bunched up. Just be aware that even a little bit of added height is easy to feel in a shoe.
Sometimes people recommend using thumbtacks to attach your insoles to your shoes. This can be a risky suggestion. Instead of putting sharp objects in your shoes, it is better to find a good-fitting insole with non-slip technology so that these measures aren’t necessary. Otherwise you may end up with a thumbtack in your toe mid-run.
Some Insoles Stay In Place Better Than Others
Another important thing to note: some insoles stay in place better than others. A rigid insole will stay in place better than a flimsy insole. But what if you don’t want to go through all these extra steps to stop your insoles from moving around in your shoes? Protalus has got you covered. Protalus insoles have an anti-slip design. They have built-in non-slip ridges on the bottom and a comfortable top cloth that prohibits sliding. Protalus insoles don’t require any shoe glue or additional steps. With Protalus you don’t have to worry about them slipping; instead, you can focus on living your healthiest life.