Cowboy Boot Insoles

As cowboy boots get worn in, the insoles they came with become compressed and can lose their structure. You might notice that your feet are aching and sore by the end of the day. That probably means you're not getting the support you need from your boots. Adding cowboy boot insoles can help relieve pain and discomfort by providing arch support, added cushioning, and helping to redistribute the pressure carried by your feet.

Are cowboy boots bad for your feet?

Cowboy boots tend to have a narrow, triangular toe-box, which can sometimes promote the occurrance of hammer toes 1 or bunions 2. When choosing a cowboy boot, make sure you can wiggle your toes and that you have enough room to feel comfortable. Along with the toe area, some boots can come with a higher heel. A raised heel puts more pressure on the ball of the foot, which can then lean to soreness and pain. Look for a boot with a lower heel and comfortable fit.

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How can you make cowboy boots more comfortable?

The first step is preventative and it is to choose boots with enough room for your feet without any squeezing sensation. After that, checking that you have a proper insole in each boot is important. While your favorite pair of boots may have felt amazing at first, over time the materials in the soles will compress and be less effective in providing support and cushion. If you have already developed heel spurs or bunions as a result of ill-fitting shoes, you may want to read more about heel spur inserts.

For Cowboy Boots We Recommend:

The T-Series offers a moderate degree of arch support along with a thin, flexible design that fits well in a narrow boot. The T-Series incorporates Protalus's patented alignment technology to provide the structure and comfort you need.

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What are benefits of using insoles in cowboy boots?

Insoles can add in the cushion and arch support missing from many cowboy boots, which can redistribute the pressure put on the feet from a day of walking and standing on hard surfaces. Just like how work boot insoles help with walking on hard surfaces all day, the result is the ability to wear cowboy boots with less pain and discomfort.

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What are the best insoles for cowboy boots?

Many cowboy boots have cemented-in factory insoles and a narrow volume. This can make adding an additional insole seem more difficult but the T-75 model will fit on top of an existing insole without adding much height. If you are able to remove your original insoles, the T-100 will fit well. For a narrow toe-box, these insoles can be trimed to fit without voiding the 90 day money-back guarantee.

1. Coughlin, M. J. (1984). Mallet toes, hammer toes, claw toes, and corns. Postgraduate Medicine, 75(5), 191-198. doi:10.1080/00325481.1984.11698001

2. Ferrari, J., Higgins, J., & Williams, R. (1999). Interventions for treating hallux valgus (abductovalgus) and bunions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd000964

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