Using Shoe Inserts For Work Boots
Many industrial work settings require wearing of special work boots as part of their safety requirements. Such footwear are designed to provide protection to the wearer from falling objects, sharp items that can pierce through the shoe and sole, and insulation from electrical leakages and static discharge. Therefore they are found to be very rigid, solid and sturdy structures to provide as much protection as required.
Although these features impart the best protection as possible, they are often not too comfortable to wear all day long. Due to this reason they tend to cause aches, pain and soreness in the foot region. With prolonged use they give rise to other complications such as corns and calluses, plantar fasciitis, inadequate arch support, and pain and inflammation of the foot. As the pain aggravates many users shy away from using such footwear or experience very harmful and detrimental disorders.
In order to minimize pain and prevent damage caused to your feet, it is recommended that you use appropriate types of insoles for your footwear which help you get the proper support for your feet. It should be noted that different types of insoles are designed to give different types of support. For instance high arch insoles focus more on supporting the foot arches and distribute weight in the correct way starting from the foot up the spinal column.
Selecting Insoles For Work Boots
Your selection should be based on your line of work and any existing foot related problems you already suffer from. Work boots are generally heavy by design due to the added layers of protection required. Hence, look for insoles which are lightweight and don’t more weight for your to carry along. It is also important to select the right size and shape of insole to fit your work boots.
Many insoles are now made with advanced technology to give additional features such as antimicrobial activity, shock absorption and moisture control. They are often made of soft materials such as glycerin, foam and rubber to get different levels of support. For example, high arch insoles would comprise of more stiff material to give adequate support. It is advisable to check the material composition of these insoles if you are prone to allergic reactions.
Some of the best shoe insoles for work boots available in the market include:
- Superfeet Premium Insoles
- Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Work Insoles
- Footminders Arch Support Insoles for Sport Shoes and Work Boots
- Spenco Polysorb Heavy Duty Men’s Insoles