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How to Choose the Best Insoles for Your Foot Type

Choosing the best insoles for your foot type can be a tricky endeavour. You want to make sure you’re making a smart investment while fighting foot pain and reducing your chances of developing a foot condition. One of the best over-the-counter insole brands is Superfeet, a well-known company that consistently produces insoles for people from all walks of life.

Let’s look at some classic Superfeet features and what type of insole is best for your foot type. Today’s blog will discuss the following: 

  • Superfeet insoles: classic features
  • Best insole for flat feet
  • Best insole for high arches
  • Best insole for normal arches / high-impact activities

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Superfeet Insoles: Classic Features

Superfeet insoles are made with high-quality materials and features that support foot health, including:

  • High-density foam: One of the best materials for insoles, it offers a firm foundation, comfort and sufficient shock absorption.
  • Heel cup: This can help stabilize the foot for those who need it. It also helps properly align the foot.
  • Odour control: Some Superfeet insoles feature an odour-control coating that helps prevent bacteria growth and keeps the insoles smelling fresh.
  • Contoured shape: All Superfeet insoles come with a shape that accommodates various foot types.

Superfeet insoles are a great alternative to custom orthotics – and not just financially. Buying them from your local foot clinic can also save you time, as you can wear them the same day you buy them.

Now that you know the basics, let’s consider what version best compliments your foot type.

Best Insoles for Flat Feet: Superfeet Blue

Some of the best insoles for flat feet are Superfeet’s Blue inserts. The deep heel cups stabilizes the flat foot and prevents it from rolling inward, also known as overpronation. Individuals with this foot type often experience plantar fasciitis over time, and wearing Superfeet Blue can be preventative and, according to Mayo Clinic, reduce symptoms like foot pain.

Superfeet Blues also have a medium arch shape. This allows you to get the arch support you need, without being too aggressive and putting too much pressure along the arch. It’s also important to note that despite their thin appearance, Superfeet Blues are firm and highly durable. The thinness lets you use them in various footwear, making them one of the most popular over-the-counter insoles.

Blue superfeet insoles for flat feet and plantar fasciitis

Best Insoles for High Arches: Superfeet Green

Choosing insoles with high arches can seem like a lost cause, but Superfeet Green is some of the best for this foot type. In fact, Superfeet Green is Superfeet’s flagship product, and it’s most popular. One of the reasons why is its high arch support, which helps them stand out from the Blue and Orange insoles which fall in the medium range. This high arch support helps alleviate foot pain and ankle, back, and knee pain by properly distributing pressure along the foot. Superfeet Green also provides the most support and stability among all Superfeet’s insoles. It’s also beneficial for a variety of other foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis and even flat feet (albeit with a break-in period). 

Superfeet green insoles for high arches

Best Insoles for Normal Arches / High-Impact Activities: Superfeet Orange

Superfeet Orange is a good choice for people with a normal to slightly pronounced arch. However, whether its brisk walking or playing sports, Superfeet Orange is great for physically active individuals. The heel cup perfectly cradles the foot during exercise, providing maximum control and optimal positioning of the soft tissue beneath the heel. Superfeet Orange also stands out with its extra high-impact foam on the forefoot, where the ball of the foot generally withstands the most pressure.

It’s important to note that many Superfeet varieties complement a normal arch. Furthermore, flatter and more pronounced arches may also be able to mix and match different insole types. Superfeet Orange, Green and Blue are simply some of the company’s best sellers. To learn about the various types of Superfeet insoles, click here.  

Superfeet orange insoles for high impact activity

Looking for the Best Insole for Your Foot Type?

Our chiropodists and enthusiastic foot staff are happy to help you match your foot type to the insole of your dreams!

Contact us at 416-769-FEET (3338) or use our online booking form to book an appointment!

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