Generally, Insoles take up a little more room in your shoes than the standard factory insoles that come with the shoes. This is because the replacement Insoles have more cushioning, more arch support and provide benefits such as deep heel cups, metatarsal pads, and forefoot cushioning.
The tradeoff is, they are thicker which means they take up more room. This occasionally results in making the shoes too tight which sometimes prohibits wearing the new Orthotic Insoles. So, what can we do?
Well, several options are available. First, when buying Spenco RX Thinsole 3/4-Length Orthotic Arch Support Insoles offer the same arch support benefits as the regular Orthotic Arch Supports but are thinner. The Arch Support is a firm support, the cushioning top layer is the same and the friction resistant, anti-microbial top cloth is the same. The only diffference is that they are thinner, using a graphite composite material instead of the waffle plastic arc support used in the regular style.
Orthaheel offers the Orthaheel Relief Full-Length Insoles that take up less room in your shoe but still have the benefits of support and a deep heel cup. And of course, they also are available in a Orthaheel Relief 3/4-Length Insoles3/4-Length insole as well.
Pedag offers the Pedag Viva Orthotic Insoles, a leather top covered insole that takes up less room in your shoes but give an all day arch and metatarsal support. They are also available in Pedag Viva High Arch Orthotic InsolesHigh Arch and Pedag Viva Low Arch Orthotic InsolesLow Arch> versions.
Superfeet offers two thin models to choose from. TheSuperfeet Blue Insoles is Superfeets most versatile model. It is designed to fit in lower volume shoes and the arch shape accommodates most foot types while the moderately deep heel cup provides comfort and control.
The Superfeet Black Insoles is designed to serve two purposes. First, it provides comfort and support in tight fitting shoes, such as dress shoes, but works equally well in casual foot wear. And, second, they are intended for people with flat, extra sensitive feet that have difficulty wearing Orthotic Arch Support Insoles.
And, if you are looking for a standard flat cushion, the Spenco RX Comfort Insoles are for you. These Insoles fit in any type of shoe and offer extra cushioning comfort over standard factory installed Insoles. They carry no arch support benefits but for low profile cushioning, this fits the bill.
If you thought you could not wear Orthotic Insoles because they made your shoes too tight, take a long look at any of the brands and styles mentioned here. For a well-rounded set of inoles, The Currex Insoles are a fantastic line-up that not only access a low arch (flat foot), neutral, and high arch, but take into account if one is bow-legged or pidgeon-toed (knock-kneed). Click on the link for details and pricing. You will find that you can find Orthotics for any type of shoe that will give you cushioning comfort with the arch support you need.
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