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:
● 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.