It’s a sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world – and while running is a fantastic way to keep fit, clear your mind and keep off those extra pounds, it does place a great deal of stress on your feet and ankles.
At OrthoSole, we’ve been helping runners look after their bodies for many years. Read on to learn more about the advantages of wearing our insoles for running, and how our unique orthotic products can help you stay active for longer!
Every time your feet strike the ground, you send shockwaves through your entire musculoskeletal system. Your body is designed to cope with this extra pressure, to a point – but repeated stress on the feet will eventually cause damage to the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in your feet, ankles, knees, hips and spine.
Add into the mix the fact that your ankles may already be out of alignment – and you may be supinating or overpronating while you’re running – and you end up being at an increased risk of sustaining some really painful injuries, not to mention a whole wealth of conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia, shin splints and runner’s knee.
Ill-fitting and unsupportive footwear can also cause blisters, calluses, bunions, corns and black toenails, too.
While it’s not possible to prevent wear and tear to your feet and ankles, there are things you can do to keep damage to a minimum – including slipping on a pair of OrthoSole insoles every time you head out for a jog.
You should wear orthotics in your training shoes regardless of the distance you’re travelling, because even short sprints will place a great deal of stress on your feet. However, marathon runners are especially prone to injuries, as this recent blog explains.
Our running insoles provide:
These products can help you fight pain and prevent common foot conditions by reducing the amount of pressure that’s being placed on your metatarsals (the delicate ligaments that run along the bottom of your feet).
OrthoSole insoles boast a unique self-customisable support system. Each pair of inserts is supplied with a selection of Light, Medium and Firm arch pieces and metatarsal pads, which can be inserted in any combination you like to provide totally tailored support.
The unobtrusive arch pieces and metatarsal pads work together to correct your foot position and improve weight distribution, leading to better alignment of your feet and body and reducing the damaging impact of overpronation, supination, or fallen arches.
Each of our insoles contains a layer of PORON®. This powerful material works to absorb excess energy from every foot strike to take much of the strain away from your joints and soft tissues.
If you’re going to perform at your best, you need to be comfortable! The unique fabric used in our running insoles is designed to not only provide extra cushioning to your feet, but also keep them cool, dry and free from odour.
All the orthotic insoles from OrthoSole will deliver exceptional support and cushioning to runners. The trick is to find a pair of inserts that fit perfectly into your preferred training shoes without causing friction or cutting into your feet.
If your shoes are roomy enough, we would highly recommend opting for a pair of our Max Cushion insoles, which offer the most robust level of support. If your trainers are particularly tight-fitting, you may want to try our Thin Style insoles instead, which can be cut down to accommodate your unique foot shape.