Shoe Insole Replacement
If you aren't familiar with why some people purchase after-market shoe inserts, how to use them, or when to replace them, read more below to see if replacement shoe insoles might work well for you.
Can you replace shoe insoles?
In a recent study, it was shown that after-factory shoe insoles reduce pressure on the feet while walking. Most shoes come with a standard, thin insole that doesn't offer much arch support or technology to help with body alignment. The insole is sometimes tacked down loosely with an adhesive or sometimes it is cemented down or sewn in. No matter how the insole is secured, it can be replaced or added to so that nearly any shoe can have better structure.
How often should you replace shoe insoles?
No insole, whether it came with the shoe or you added it in yourself, will last forever. Even shoe inserts for kids can need replacement based on their wear. If you wear a pair of shoes often and for long hours, they may need to be checked for replacement every 4-6 months. During that time it is also a good idea to clean them from time to time. Click here to find out how to clean insoles.
For Factory Insole Replacement We Recommend:
The T-Series offers a moderate degree of arch support along with a thin, flexible design that fits well in a variety of shoes. The T-Series incorporates Protalus's patented alignment technology to provide the structure and comfort you need.
Designed for casual or slip-on shoes with a removable insole.
Designed for casual or slip-on shoes with a non-removable insole.
How to know when to replace shoe insoles
Shoe insoles wear out because they compress from the heat and pressure of wear. If the insoles that are in your shoes are flat and have arch support to begin with, you may want to replace them immediately after purchasing your shoes. If you have added your own insoles, it is important to periodically check them to see if they have compressed or changed shape. Additionally, if you begin to have pain or discomfort return after a period of relief, it may be time for new insoles.
How do you replace a shoe insole?
Most athletic and casual shoes have factory insoles that are lightly secured and can be removed with a gentle tug. Other shoes will have cemented in insoles that cannot be replaced but will need an additiional insole made to sit on top of factory insoles. These are typically a partial length and thinner so that they don't add too much height. They can just be slipped in the shoe. The Protalus T-75 model would work well in this situation.
How to choose the best replacement insole
Replacement insoles should fit the shoe well, not add too much height in the shoe, and have adequate arch support, body alignment technology, and shock absorption. If you are unsure which insole to use, you can find out by answering a few easy questions on the Insole Finder.
1. Creaby, M. W., May, K., & Bennell, K. L. (2011). Insole effects on impact loading during walking. Ergonomics, 54(7), 665-671. doi:10.1080/00140139.2011.592600
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The difference lies in our patented TRI-Planar technology. Other insole companies place a stump under the arch and call it support. Our insoles focus on the cause of the problem rather than the symptoms, designed to help your body maintain a neutral ankle joint position, while still allowing full ranges of healthy movement. Proper joint alignment improves movement efficiency, reduces fatigue, and prevents injury to help you do what you love.
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