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Walking may seem simple enough, but the reality is that plenty of things can go wrong each time you take a step. Insoles for overpronation can help by counteracting one of the more serious threats to your foot health, supporting and stabilizing arches with each step. Take a look at some of the best options available.
While this product is specifically marketed as a treatment for flat feet, the corrective orthotics can also help to treat overpronation. Samurai’s insoles are generally true-to-size, making shopping easy, but can also be trimmed to fit footwear of all kinds. A durable build and slim design make them not only easy to wear, but ready to hold up for the long-term.
At first, these insoles are pretty firm and it may take some time before you feel comfortable using them, but once you do you can enjoy everything they have to offer. A sturdy build offers the support you’re looking for, and will prove to be a great long-term investment. Made specifically to treat overpronation, all it takes is some careful sizing and you will be well-equipped for anything life throws your way.
The Plantar Series of orthotics has been specifically designed by podiatrists to treat plantar fasciitis but will also be effective for overpronation. Made from anti-microbial, durable material, ViveSole’s insoles are durable enough to keep up with you through a variety of demanding activities. Although these orthotics are not sold according to traditional shoe sizes, they can be trimmed to fit any shoe.
The shortened length of this product makes it ideal for smaller shoes or for those who only need partial foot support. As a result, these insoles will also cost less than some of their competitors. As long as you don’t need forefoot support, you can benefit from this slimmed-down design.
Featuring an angled heel platform, the Powerstep Pinnacle insoles are specifically designed to control foot motion and treat overpronation. Durable, lightweight foam offers long-term use while remaining easy to wear. Built with antimicrobial materials, you’ll never have to worry about odors or infection.
A deep heel cup coupled with a specially-designed shape makes Superfeet’s insoles an effective way to treat overpronation. Simply insert them in any shoe and enjoy the motion control and stability they offer. As an added benefit, these orthotics are completely vegan and avoid the use of harsh or potentially toxic chemicals.
At a lower price point, these affordable insoles offer a surprising number of benefits. Moisture-wicking fabric makes them a good choice for athletes and gym-lovers, while durable arch support proves to be an ideal answer to overpronation. You can wear them every day, and enjoy the additional support they provide.
Unlike many of the products on this list which utilize foam or hard plastic, Vivesole takes advantage of the extra cushioning provided by gel. The gel not only acts as a shock-absorber but also massages your feet while your go through your day. They slip easily into most shoes, and they are affordable enough for you to get a pair for all your favorite footwear.
Designed with the needs of athletes in mind, Spenco’s insoles use a rigid arch support that provides ample stabilization for long-term use. Specializing in motion control, these insoles will prevent the harmful rolling motions characteristic of overpronation.
Clearly, there are many insoles for arch pain and overpronation out there--but which ones are best for you? That depends entirely on your individual needs and expectations.
Once you find a pair of orthotics that will work for your needs, how can you ensure that they keep doing their job for the long-term? For the most part, you will need to follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer. To extend their life a bit longer, try some of these tips:
Since overpronation is a persistent issue, corrective insoles are likely needed in most of your shoes. Luckily, there is a wide variety of different types available for all different lifestyles and medical conditions. While every new pair of insoles has a breaking-in period, soon enough you will be walking with confidence and comfort.
Decades of wearing uncomfortable shoes can take a big toll on the toes, and one of the most common consequences is developing a hammer toe. Luckily, a hammer toe straightener can realign toes and relieve pain.
Those confined to a bed or chair can know how it feels when everything is just out of reach. In this case, a folding reacher grabber could be the handiest tool you own. Combine your grabber tool’s extended reach with a folding design that makes it easy to carry wherever you go.
For those constantly on the move, legs can certainly take a pounding. To take the edge off pesky aches and pains, a heating pad for legs may be the answer. Non-invasive and drug-free, heating pads for legs speed healing by increasing circulation and the flow of nutrients throughout the body. Heat therapy also soothes sore muscles and relieve cramps caused by strenuous exercise.
Whether you have high or low arches, arch supports can relieve pain and inflammation while supporting your foot over the long term. Finding the best arch support for shoes can be tough if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Comfortable padding, antibacterial fabric, and a low-profile design are all important features.