Cushioning - sore feet

I think I need Impact Protection

Insoles promoting extra cushioning for your feet are popular products these days.  They range from water insoles to all kinds of cushy materials and claim to "protect" your feet and  put extra spring in your step.  The simple truth is that a properly functioning foot offers plenty of impact protection, but if your feet supinate (roll out) when you walk, you are likely to feel a harder more jarring impact each time your heels strike the ground.

If you are not sure if you supinate, have a friend observe you when you walk, or check the wear pattern on your shoe soles. If they primarily wear along the middle to outside in the forefoot, you are likely to be a Supinator. A heel cushion can be helpful in reducing the impact but it does not improve your gait. Other musculoskeletal problems originating from your feet may remain.

It is easy to cross the line with cushioning your feet.  Too much cushion will destabilize your feet, making them feel more tired and prone to injury.  Do you remember bouncing around on your parents' bed as a kid?  Remember how wobbly your feet were walking on that mattress.  Do you like walking barefoot in the sand?  Have you tried walking 4-5 miles barefoot in the sand?  If you have, you remember because you were probably in pain or very tired because your feet were unstable.  So be careful about what you put in your shoes.  It is more important to focus on correcting your foot mechanics than cushioning your feet.


Sore Muscles

Beating up your feet on concrete floors isn't the only reason you have sore feet. If your feet are unbalanced, they are unstable, and if you are unstable, you continuously over use your muscles to balance your feet and your body. How long can you hold you arm out straight? For most, not very long before the muscles start aching and burning. Although the muscles that control your feet both in you calfes and your feet are strong, after a 8-10 or 14 hour workout, they get tired.


The Solution

The solution is to balance your feet. It will prevent you from staying on the outside of your feet, so the hard heel strike will substantially soften. More importantly, when your feet are balanced, your muscles relax, and the nice thing is that all your muscles start relaxing because balanced feet also give you better posture. Cushions won't do it. They'll feel good for a while, but you'll soon be looking for something better. Don't waste your time, you have found what you need.


People who have a hard heel strike and think they need more cushioning usually wear their shoes hard on the outside.

They usually supinaten


More isn't always better. 

Don't choose 6.0 mm Posture Control Insoles® just because you hurt really bad. Supinators should always start with 3.5 mm insoles

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

Would you rather just test them in your shoes?  You'll have what you need with the Perfect Fit™ package giving you both the 3.5 mm and the 6.0 mm pair - the second pair at a 40% discount. 

Relief in just a few days: Start by choosing Gender and Size.

*Choose#1 (low) Arch for flat feet and mild Plantar Fasciitis.  Choose #2 (high) Arch for severe Plantar Fasciitis. Otherwise choose NO arch support.

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$70.00 + S&H


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