When to change your sports insoles​

Have you already got your sports insoles? Are you satisfied with your purchase or are you still looking for a better product? Maybe you have found your insoles and they actually fit your needs perfectly, but after so many training sessions you might be wondering when they need replacing. There are many reasons why we should think about changing our sports insoles. See below! I am looking for even better sports insoles  Running and sports insoles are a useful product to minimize the impact that our body receives with each stride, and to help us avoid injuries and improve our performance. Insoles alter our way of running and affect our health. This is why we stress the importance of using insoles made by manufacturers with experience and prestige in the health sector. A good way of ensuring your purchase is to check that the sports insoles have the European Community certificate for medical devices. Another basic aspect when evaluating the quality of sports insoles is the material with which they are made. We should not forget that our senses and perceptions can “trick us”. So, for example, whereas gel insoles may initially offer a greater feeling of comfort, if we look at scientific studies* we can see that in reality it is the viscoelastic materials such as NOENE which can absorb more energy, as much as 92%. This absorbing capacity is what helps us avoid the vibrations produced in each stride from affecting our joints negatively.   I want more stability You have twisted your ankle many times. You want to run on more irregular terrain. You play a sport with frequent changes of direction and speed (tennis, for example). If you are looking for more stability, your best option are ergonomic sports insoles, such as ERGOSOLE AC+, which have a support on the plantar arch and fit the anatomy of the foot perfectly. In this way, you will be able to move forward with more security in each stride.  I want more feeling of comfort  The ergonomic insoles we mentioned above also offer a greater feeling of comfort, due to the support of the plantar arch and the foam base they have. If you also prioritize the feeling of wellbeing in your feet, they may be a good choice for your next purchase. I want more feeling of contact with the ground If, on the other hand, what you are looking for is maximum lightness and a feeling of contact with the ground, you should try the INVISIBLE SOS1, the finest and lightest absorbing insoles on the market (just 1 mm in thickness and 13 grams weight!). Ideal for competitions!  I have changed sport and/or footwear  Perhaps the most well-known today are running insoles, since over the last few years  running has gained many followers. However, not only runners can use insoles to help prevent injuries. The most popular sports today (among them football, tennis, paddle) also involve running and that is precisely what adds a workload to our lower extremities.  Often, a new sport also involves a change of footwear since your needs may change. The use of suitable footwear can be key to preventing pain and injuries. The use of a more or less flexible sole, the weight of the shoes, and the fact that they are higher or lower are some of the factors you should take into account. I have started using orthopaedic insoles Finally, another reason that may oblige us to change sports insoles is the use of orthopedic insoles:● Personalized insoles can be used with absorbent insoles such as the MULTISOLE NO2 or the INVISIBLE SOS1. Check with your doctor!● In contrast, they are incompatible with ergonomic insoles such as ERGOSOLE AC+, which already have their own plantar arch to adapt to the form of your foot.   (*) Drop test, December 2013. Study with 21 runners: evaluation of the capacity to absorb vibrations during the race. Drop test made with 7 different insoles: of EVA, gel insert and with NOENE material.​

Do insoles help prevent basketball injuries?

Approximately 22% of male basketball players sustain at least one injury a year. And by injury, we mean an injury which prevents the player from continuing playing. Sprains are the most common type of injury, followed by injuries to the foot or ankle.   Why does basketball cause more injuries than running or other sports? Basketball isn't a predictable sport - it involves interacting with others in a very spontaneous way. But then again, soccer is like that too. Basketball, though, combines jumping, throwing, running, changing direction and clashing with other players.  Players are subject to a lot of impact, muscle overload and repeated actions. The jumping puts an even greater load onto players, especially since most players are tall and are jumping to great heights.  How do you prevent injury? Regular running puts a lot of strain on our feet and joints, but jumping is a whole new level. It is crucial that basketball players take precautions to prevent injury and discomfort.  Warming up and cooling down, performing regular aerobic activity and resistance training and avoiding over-exertion all contribute to reducing injury. But perhaps the best thing you can do is invest in insoles which will absorb the shock each time your foot hits the ground, especially when you're jumping.  NOENE® insoles provide stability and absorb and dissipate the vibrations generated when your foot hits the ground, meaning your feet and joints are receiving far less impact. NOENE® insoles absorb 92% of shockwaves. With proper stability and protection, your risk of injury, aches and sprains are dramatically reduced.  

Recovery Tips For New Runners

If you've recently taken up running, you may be feeling a little frustrated with the progress you're making. Your muscles are probably sore every morning after your run and you might be feeling exhausted post-run. Here are some useful tips to prevent aches and help you get the most out of your run. Recovery before you start There are many things you can do to ensure your muscles are being looked after even before you begin your run. Having the right sneakers, protective insoles, and compression clothing will help prevent injury and give you  maximum comfort.  Your body is put under a lot of stress when running, especially if it's on a hard surface like a road or pavement. NOENE insoles integrate advanced shock-absorption technology to absorb the harmful vibrations generated when your foot hits the ground. This means reduced muscle aches, injury prevention and better performance.  Eating the right food after your run It's important to get the proper nutrition after a run as well as rehydration. Make sure to eat within an hour of finishing your run in order to enable your muscles to build and heal quicker. Your body needs fuel and eating the right type of food can also help. We recommend a snack with both carbohydrates and protein, and around 300 calories. This will ensure your muscles are getting the right energy. Cool down and stretch right After your run, don't skip cooling down! You're already exhausted but pushing through it will make sure your blood flows properly to your heat and lungs, and will prevent you from becoming dizzy and will stop your muscles from spasming. Then allocate 10-15 minutes on stretching major muscle groups.  Rest well Your body needs rest as much as it needs regular exercise. Resting, and especially quality sleep, will give your muscles chance to repair - especially the night after a long run. If you're not sleeping properly, don't expect your best performance.  

5 ways to prevent running injuries​

An injury is a runner's worst nightmare. Well actually, it's anyone's worst nightmare but for those of us who work out or train regularly an injury means a major setback in our routine. Running injuries are more common in amateur athletes than professional athletes, but anyone running, jogging or even walking should be taking measures to protect themselves from injury. So, how can you prevent injury when running, jogging or walking? -Comfortable and supportive running shoes. Let's start with the basics. Before you even get close to running it's important to choose sneakers that are right for your weight, shape of foot and that will protect you according to the terrain and exercise you do. -Protective insoles. Good sneakers alone aren't enough. It's essential to invest in quality insoles like NOENE to absorb the vibrations generated when your foot hits the ground. This will protect your joints from injury and from pain. -Warm up before any exercise. Now you're well equipped it's important to prepare for your run/exercise. Warming up prepares your muscles and joints, contributes towards better performance and goes a long way in preventing injury. -Stretching after exercise. Likewise, stretching your muscles out after your run is crucial otherwise you risk waking up the next day with terrible pain, or worse, suffering from injury. -Do strength training. It might sound strange but training with weights will help increase muscle power, strengthen your ligaments and ultimately protect against injury. Strength training will reduce muscle fatigue and increase your strength too.​

Why you should wear insoles when walking, running and exercising ​

Many people mistakenly overlook the necessity of wearing shoe insoles, thinking that the actual shoe is adequate to provide protection. While choosing good shoes or sneakers is an important factor, that alone isn't enough to prevent injury. A good pair of insoles is essential to provide your feet, legs, hips and back with projection and comfort. Let's take a look at why. Prevention of injury and muscle fatigue One of the main reasons to consider purchasing insoles is to protect yourself from injury. Whether you walk regularly, go for runs or take part in sport, your feet are striking the ground and the vertical force can reach up to 2.5 times your body weight! The vibrations from these impacts are transmitted from our ankles right up to the base of our skull, affecting our joints, tendons and muscles. This is a huge strain on your feet and the rest of your body, and is one of the main causes for injury and muscle fatigue complaints.  Statistics actually show that 60% of injuries relating to feet, knees, hips and back are a result of improper foot support. NOENE® insoles are made from a unique material which is highly effective at absorbing and dissipating the harmful vibrations generated when our foot strikes the ground, therefore protecting your body and preventing injury and muscle fatigue.