Do insoles improve athletic performance?
Whatever your sport, it’s worth remembering that when it comes to shoe insoles, the extent of their influence varies depending on your specific circumstances. So how does this apply to me and can insoles really affect my athletic performance?
Shoe insoles act as cushions for your feet helping to absorb the shockwaves produced when your feet hit the ground, thereby protecting the joints in your feet, ankle and legs. They offer additional comfort which allows you to perform sports and activities to the best of your ability whilst providing pain relief and preventing injury. Sports insoles can be worn as a replacement or additional insole for extra protection. However, always ensure you have the right fit for your shoe for optimum comfort and performance.
Heel pads are designed to provide cushioning and protection, preventing pain and injury to the heel. By reducing the shockwaves produced when the heel hits the ground, heel pads help to protect the ankles and knees, thereby reducing pain and the risk of joint injury.