If you enjoy walking the last thing you want is heel or foot pain stopping you from doing the hobby that you love. Fortunately stopping your feet from hurting couldn’t be more easier with a good pair of orthotic insoles. Orthotic insoles are designed to correct the way that your feet function and provide support and protection to help treat and prevent many common foot and lower limb injuries such as metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runners knee, jumpers knee as well as hip and lower back injuries. In this article we will be listing a number of the best insoles for walkers that you can wear to keep you on your feet and pain free!
List of the best insoles to buy for walking
These arch support insoles by NuovaHealth are ideal for walkers who might be suffering from foot and heel pain as a result of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the leading cause of foot and heel pain in adults and it is estimated at least one in ten people will suffer from this foot injury at least once. Plantar fasciitis is caused when the plantar fascia ligament that stretches across the arch of the foot becomes damaged and inflamed. This damage is usually caused by biomechanical and functional imbalances found in the foot. These insoles have been designed with the rigid orthotic arch support that will help to correct the way your foot functions as well as take the pressure and strain off your arches. If you find that these insoles are not for you then don't worry they come with a full 30-day money back guarantee. This means if you don't like them for whatever reason you can always send them back!
Pros: -Rigid arch support takes the strain off your plantar fascia helping to prevent and treat plantar fasciitis as well as other common overuse injuries. -Perfect for those with high arches and flat feet -Built from light weight durable carbon fiber -Breathable design keeps air flowing around your feet to keep them feeling fresh for longer on your walks. -Corrects gait problems such as over-pronation and supination that are linked to foot injuries. -The solid shell heel cup provides your heels with more stability and prevents the build-up of damaging pressure underneath them.
Cons: These insoles have a long break in period which means that it can take a
while for your feet to get used to the rigid arch support.
These running insoles will help protect your feet from common overuse injuries that often blight walkers. They have an inbuilt metatarsal pad to better support the balls of your feet easing pressure and preventing ball of foot pain. They also come with an excellent heel cup that will hold your heel in place and protect it against shock and strain. These insoles are extremely comfortable to wear thanks to their memory foam top layer that will adapt as you walk easing pressure off your feet where you need it the most.
Pros: -Memory foam layer supports and protects your feet where you need it the most -Heel cups help to keep your heel stable preventing strain and damage causing heel pain and injury. -Made from EVA shock absorbing material that prevents shock from damaging your feet and lower limbs when you walk -Helps to restore balance in your feet and correct common gait issues that can lead to overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis - Features a built-in metatarsal pad for an enhanced ball of foot support.
Cons: Can be a little large for smaller shoes -Lacks sufficient arch support for treating plantar fasciitis.
These insoles are a great choice for any walker wanting to better support and to protect their feet better. They are built to be super lightweight so they won't weight down your feet when you wear them, have been made from super shock absorbent materials and come with orthotic technologies such as built-in arch support and heel cup to keep strain and pressure off key parts of your feet.
Pros: -Good level of shock absorption -Built-in heel cups ensures that your heels are properly supported and protected against shock and pressure -Rigid arch support to help prevent and treat common walking injuries such as plantar fasciitis -Can be fitted inside just about any walking boots quickly and easily -Metatarsal pad helps to ease ball of foot pain -Made from durable materials.
Cons: -Not many sizes available.
Massaging gel insoles are an excellent choice for those suffering from tired aching feet. he massaging gel will help to ease foot and heel pain and will absorb shock protecting your feet and lower limbs. They work by adapting and molding to the exact contours of your feet as you walk easing pressure and strain in the areas that you need it the most.
Pros: -Molds to the shape of your feet to give you custom support and protection -Prevents the build-up of potentially damaging pressure underneath your feet by making sure that this pressure is spread evenly across your whole foot. -The massaging gel helps to ease foot and heel pain as you walk. -The shock-absorbing gel helps to keep your feet, and lower limbs protected. -Ideal people who suffer from shin splints and knee pain -Water resistant.
Cons: -Not much arch support!
These shock absorbing insoles are ideal for reducing foot fatigue, aches, and pains. Built with special shock absorbing material these insoles will help to eliminate just about ll shock helping to protect not just your feet but also your lower limbs, hips and lower back. With a really good heel cup that will keep your heel stable and prevent twisting and movement that could otherwise damage your heel and ankle. These insoles have also been made to be super lightweight so they won't weight down your feet, plus they are extremely breathable helping to circulate fresh air around your feet to keep them dry and feeling fresh.
Pros: -These insoles offer the best shock absorption you can expect from a pair of off the shelf insoles. -The arch support is sufficient enough keeps strain off your arch preventing common overuse injuries -Heel cup improves stability in your heel and ankle preventing sprains and strains -Spreads pressure evenly across your whole foot -Ventilation holes keep your feet free of sweat and feeling fresher for longer.
Cons: -Can feel a little bulky inside narrow shoes.
These are a really good pair of all-purpose insoles that will help to correct the biomechanical balance in your feet and lower limbs and help to prevent and treat common injuries that so often afflict walkers.
Pros: -Corrects common gait problems such as over-pronation and supination -Protects your feet and lower limbs against shock -Metatarsal support pad helps ease metatarsalgia -Heel cup improves balance and stability and eases heel pain -Built from medical grade durable and shock resistant materials -Lightweight so they won't weight down your walking boots.
Cons: -Not the best arch support.