Insoles for runners: run pain-free with SOLE footbeds.
It’s a Tuesday evening, you’ve had a long day at work, and all you want to do is run it off. You want to feel the burn in your lungs as you push yourself toward tired limbs and a clear mind. Unfortunately your knee hurts so badly you’ll have to stay on the couch instead of where you want to be: pounding out the paces on the tarmac or trail. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or ‘runner’s knee’ is the most common injury experienced by runners, but it’s by no means the only issue we face. Metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, shin splints . . . the list goes on. These ailments result from the vulnerable parts of your feet and joints taking repeated strain while you use them to burn off that excess energy. We often take our lower limbs for granted. Maybe it's because they're furthest from our brains and hearts, but if we neglect to care for our feet and legs while we push the limits of what they can endure, we can end up with serious and recurring pain and injuries. The solution? Give your feet the support they need to do the work you’re asking of them.
And the best part? SOLE footbeds are custom moldable, so your unique feet get the right support, exactly where they need it.
Extensive scientific research by the Running Injury Clinic has demonstrated the beneficial effects of using orthotic insoles while running. Having the correct support helps your feet carry the load that you place on them when you run, especially when pushing your body to extents it's not used to, whether that be your first ultramarathon, or your first 10km. And there's no better insole for runners than a SOLE footbed.
SOLE footbeds’ signature shape supports your foot’s natural positioning and shape while you run, so all parts of your foot’s intricate machinery work the way they should. The custom moldable base acts as a dynamic second-skin, distributing pressure evenly so you don’t end up with localized stress injuries. The supportive arch helps take a load off the plantar fascia: that crucial ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes and holds it all together. A deep heel cup promotes your foot’s natural cushioning to absorb repeated force mile after mile. The metatarsal pad (in select styles) promotes natural positioning of your metatarsals, and reduces stress on the ball of your foot.
This signature shape delivers unrivalled effectiveness for runners, but it's not just the shape that's so important here. SOLE Active and Performance footbeds are made in a unique density mapped design, offering more rigidity where it's needed, and less where it's not. This allows the footbed to flex with your foot, accommodating your foot's natural movement while you run, at the same time as offering support. The result is that SOLE footbeds are clinically proven to provide more support than any other brand while at the same time allowing your foot to flex and work as nature intended more than our competitors. And the best part? SOLE footbeds are custom moldable, so your unique feet get the right support, exactly where they need it. All it takes is popping them in an oven at home for two minutes, or even just wearing them and allowing them to mold to your feet over a couple of days.
In short, when it comes to running insoles, these are the best in the business.
So how does all this affect your knees and other injury-prone areas beyond your feet? The human body is an intricate system that starts at the feet. SOLE footbeds’ supportive arch helps prevent excessive pronation and supination to ensure that the rest of your body stays in its natural alignment. This greatly reduces stress on your knees, ankles, hips and even your back. Say goodbye to runner's knee, get off the couch and make the most of your Tuesday evening!
With proper support for your feet you can greatly reduce your risk of overuse injuries while you put your body through its paces. By reducing strain on your limbs you also reduce the natural pain and fatigue that are part and parcel of what you do, allowing you to run harder for longer.