It’s fun, it’s competitive and it’s a great way to keep fit – but playing basketball can certainly take its toll on your body!
All that ducking, diving, weaving and jumping on hard courts places your feet, ankles and knees under a great deal of strain, increasing the risk of injury and eventually leading to pain in the hips, lower back, and elsewhere in the musculoskeletal system.
But by investing in OrthoSole insoles for basketball shoes, you can enjoy your flourishing sports career without subjecting yourself to unnecessary damage!
Should you put insoles in Basketball shoes?
Yes, absolutely! OrthoSole insoles for basketball shoes are specifically designed to minimise the shock and stress placed on your lower limbs during this popular sport.
Every time your feet strike the ground, you send a shock wave through your ankles, legs and all the way up to your hips and spine. Over time, this kind of intense impact will begin to take its toll on your bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons, ultimately leading not only to outright ankle sprains and other injuries, but also issues like Achilles tendonitis (heel pain) and patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain behind the kneecap).
The benefits of OrthoSole insoles for Basketball
OrthoSole insoles are perfect for basketball shoes because they offer:
- Incredible support
The arch pieces and metatarsal pads that come with every set of insoles can be inserted into the soles of our products to provide extra cushioning to the parts of the feet that are integral to their structure (and that often suffer the most damage).
- Complete customisability
These pieces and pads are supplied in a variety of thicknesses. You can experiment with the Light, Medium and Firm inserts to see which combination provides the most comfortable and supportive fit.
- Enhanced stability
OrthoSole insoles for basketball players will help to bring the feet and ankles into better alignment, leading to increased stability in the joints and going some way to prevent the twists, rolls, sprains, and fractures that require long recovery times.
- Better posture
Basketball requires not only skill, but balance. Our orthotic insoles will effectively ‘teach’ your body to stand, walk and run in a way that corrects overpronation and supination, and decreases the burden on your musculoskeletal system.
- Excellent shock absorption
All our insoles are manufactured with an effective layer of PORON®. This material provides amazing shock absorption properties and works to limit the stress that playing basketball can have on your feet and the rest of your body.
Which insoles do you need?
We would recommend our Max Cushion insoles for use in basketball shoes. These inserts offer unrivalled cushioning and the most robust protection from intense shockwaves during impact with the ground. The insoles should fit comfortably into your footwear and not cause friction or restrict movement.