Physical fitness in terms of all parts of our physique is so important for all of us. Feet, the integral parts of our body enable us to walk and run and also make other movements. Few people suffer from foot problems like improper airflow and protection from bad weathers as far as shoes are concerned. That is the reason that the use of orthotic insoles is made so that the wrong fit shoes can be set aright for their comfortable use. Different people require different insoles for their shoes.
Various Types – Also called as inner soles or footbeds; they can be classified into the following major types:
- Insulating Insoles – All usual shoes are not appropriate for bad weathers like extreme cold, hot summer and the rainy seasons. It is the insoles that facilitate insulation to the feet that remain protected from excessive or low temperature. Insulating insoles are made with wool that provides warmth during cold and coldness in the hot seasons. Wool has special properties that help in absorbing the air moisture. The temperature can be regulated with these types of insoles since made with easily available material, i.e. wool.
- Battery-powered And Wirelessly Operated Insoles – These insoles are powered with suitable batteries. They are useful for heating your feet in bitter cold seasons. Wirelessly operated insoles help you to switch them on or off as per your specific need.
- Athletic Insoles – All insoles are not the right fit for usual walking on all days. The young athletes prefer athletic shoes that are helpful in improving their performance in the field. The requisite stability and balance are facilitated with these insoles that help in the padding too. Plenty of padding is needed for the runners that are useful to absorb shock when the athlete’s feet touch the ground. Stiff insoles are needed for the cyclists on the other hand as they need pedalling during the race. Rigid insoles could be the right choice for the skiers that are helpful in keeping them upright on the skis. There are the compacted insoles that are used mostly for the sports that need specific footwear for skating, hockey or soccer. No compression is caused by such right insoles.
A glance at the above types of inner soles or footbeds apart from the moldable, cushioned, heavy-duty, high heel or the ones specially meant for the little kids; orthotic insoles must be chosen with great care that must meet your specific requirements.