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Do Plastazote Insoles Make Sense For You?

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Do You Really Need a Plastazote Insole?

Insoles are made from a lot of different types of materials. Some are made from EVA or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate foam, others made from rubber, leather, sheepskin, plastic, or plastazote. Of all these materials, plastazote is one of the hardest types of materials and one of the most durable, especially when it’s used to create plastazote insoles.

What is Plastazote?

What is Plastazote? Plastazote is a lightweight and flexible cross-linked Polyethylene block foam  often used to produce artificial limbs and rehabilitation devices. Although this may sound great for those who like ridged inserts a harder type of material in a pair of insoles can have a drawback. It can make the transformation of regular insoles to plastazote based ones insoles  painful or one that causes a bit of foot fatigue.

The first thing you should do is ask yourself if your foot needs hard support or the softer support? Does your foot do well with a more durable design, such as what’s found in the plastazote insoles?

Plastazote insoles work well for those with sensitive feet; specifically people who have arthritis, diabetes, or peripheral neuropathy. They’re also for people who tend to have allergic reactions or have sensitivities to some of the man-made substances on the market right now for orthotics and insoles. If you happen not to be in this category, it means they will help you. If you still prefer insoles that are harder than regular cushioned insoles, plastazote insoles can be a great addition to your footwear.

Here are a few plastazote based insoles that are currently available on the market right now:

 ProThotics Comfort Gel Insole

These insoles  help reduce foot pain and can fit in regular shoes as well as orthopedic shoes that have the deep toe box. They also have a soft polyurethane flexible  and a Vygel heel cup,so your heel will stay planted in the right spot. The heel cup absorbs extra shock preventing it from harming the foot. These insoles are also are trimmable making it easy to personally customize.

ProThotics Therapeutic Wide Diabetic Insoles

These plastazote insoles go a step above the ProThotics Comfort Gel Insole. Simply because they have a wide insole that is trimmable. Most people that suffer from various foot conditions often result in having to have wider shoes and wider insoles. This may occur because the metatarsal arch of the foot falls or because deformities form in the feet. Standard insoles are  simply not wide enough for wide feet. This insoles shares some of the same features of the Prothotics Comfort Gel Insole such as the deep toe box and the  shock absorbing factor. It also has a  3/16th inch thick heat moldable polyurethane base, and a durometer of Shore A40 Suitability. That may sound confusing but it simply means that silicone is used to make rubber that goes in the plastazote insoles.

Both ProThotics plastazote insoles are hand washable and air dry. They’re made in the U.S. as well.

No matter what decision you make Plastazote can be very beneficial to your footwear. It just comes down to knowing what your foot needs.

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