Insoles for flat feet

Mild flat feet can be treated very well with specially made shoe insoles.
The insoles should primarily support the longitudinal arch, which is unstable and sinks in patients with flat feet.

In addition, the foot muscles that support the longitudinal arch are activated. Nowadays the choice of different insoles is very large. They differ mainly in the materials used and the associated special properties. For flat feet, insoles made of:

  • cork
  • leather
  • Plastic or
  • Metal.

For general information, read our article: Flat foot

But their combinations such as cork-leather inlays are also possible. Due to the different materials, the inlays are also of different sizes. Some insoles can take up a lot of space in the shoe and can therefore only be worn in wider shoes.

Cork leather inlays, on the other hand, are space-saving and supportive, but have no padding and are therefore possibly more uncomfortable.

Soft padding, on the other hand, has very good wearing properties. Pressure points can be avoided by custom-made products, and special raised inner and outer edges support the foot individually. However, soft padding is very thick and therefore requires a lot of space in the shoe.

You can find more about this at: Insoles for shoes

Thermolastic shell inserts are used for correction in children. They can correct the child's misalignment of the foot very well, but also require more space in the shoe than other insoles. Depending on the materials used, the insoles have a supporting, corrective, relieving and guiding effect on the foot and the longitudinal arch.

In addition, the insoles can either be slow-soled, i.e. taking up the entire shoe, or only half the sole. The disadvantage of half insoles is that they can slip in the shoe. In addition, it may be less comfortable to wear. Due to the numerous different options for shoe insoles, these should always be adjusted individually. So that the insoles fit well into the shoes, the shoes should be brought to be tried on. It is also important that the insoles are adapted to the special requirements of the foot pathology and that the material used, its advantages and disadvantages, are discussed.

You might also be interested in: Splayfoot insoles

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