Back pain: how this common ailment can stem from your feet, and how insoles can help.

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How back pain can start at ground level.

Back pain is as frustrating as it is common, partly because the cause is seldom clear. For many, solving back pain might require focusing on an unlikely source: the positioning of your feet. When you walk, you put the force of as much as five times your body weight on each foot. If your feet aren’t absorbing that shock or redistributing it properly, you can develop issues that span all the way from your soles to your spine. Muscles in your spine can become fatigued and inflamed and eventually spasm as they try to absorb the shock of your regular activity.

Foot issues like overpronation, supination or fallen arches, can lead to altered lower limb and pelvic biomechanics which increases the risk of injury throughout the body. Over time the repetitive strain on your body from poor alignment causes not only back pain but a host of other orthopedic ailments such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Iliotibial band syndrome and more.

Insoles for neutral alignment

So what's the solution?

Give your body a stable base to walk on by wearing supportive insoles. Orthotic insoles help evenly distribute pressure, support the arch of your feet, cradle your heel's natural cushioning and prevent excessive lateral movement. This cradling support helps ensure neutral alignment in your body and corrects the common issues that can lead to problems with your alignment. The result is that your body's natural biomechanics are optimized, preventing excess strain in your knees, hips and back.

For millions of people the solution is SOLE.

SOLE footbeds have been developed and refined over the span of 20 years to be the industry leaders in supportive insoles. Our signature supportive shape includes density-mapped arch support that flexes with your foot's natural motion to act as a dynamic second skin that gives you all the support you need while being accommodative to your feet. Our footbeds' custom heat/wear moldable design means you get the perfect support for your individual feet, exactly where they need it. The result is supportive insoles that are loved and trusted by millions of happy customers.

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Our customers say it best.

"12 hours on my feet running around a very busy ER and no more back/foot pain. I’ve tried many pairs of insoles over the last 20+ years but these are by far the best. I was starting to get plantar fasciitis, bought these my feet stopped hurting. Then I noticed that my lower back wasn’t hurting as much. Now I have no more back pain in part due to improved posture when standing. Being pain-free and able to work is worth every penny." - user testimonial

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We stand by our product and our customers, that's why we give a 90 day guarantee on all our footbeds. Buy 'em, try 'em, and if you're not satisfied for any reason send them back within 90 days of purchase for an exchange or refund. Get your footbeds today and discover how good your feet can feel, risk-free.

Customize your fit.

One the most important aspects of custom orthotics is to match the shape of the insole to your foot. SOLE’s heat/wear moldable orthopedic bases adapt to the exact contours of your feet without compromising the orthopedic shape, providing you custom comfort at an affordable cost. Getting custom-fit footwear has never been easier. 

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