Insoles and orthotic arch support designed to provide additional comfort, support, and stability in hiking boots and trail shoes.
Hiking and outdoor insoles
are designed to provide overall cushioning, arch support, and foot stability to protect your feet from the negative impacts of walking, hiking, or running for extended periods of time, especially on uneven terrain. These insoles feature a cushioned top-coat to add comfort and shock-absorption to your footwear, an arch support to distribute pressure evenly across the foot and prevent arch strain/arch collapse, and a deep heel cup to keep your foot stable and properly aligned with every step you take.
A good pair of orthotic insoles or inserts
can make all of the difference in the world and keep you going strong through the completion of your journey. It's pretty common knowledge that if you plan to hit the trails that you'll need a good pair of hiking boots, but too many people stop there. Experienced hikers will also tell you to make sure that your hiking boots fit your foot well, have adequate ankle support, and a high lacing system, and of course, the hiking boot should be waterproofed. Unfortunately, the standard insoles that come with a pair of hiking boots just don’t provide enough stability. This can lead to long-term problems including fallen arches, overpronation, and plantar fasciitis. Hiking boots also tend to be a roomier shoe which is another one of the reasons why well-cushioned hiking insoles are important. You want to be able to fill up that space so that the boots fit your feet like a glove versus slipping and sliding causing blistering. By adding a proper pair of hiking insoles to your boots, you can not only keep your feet and body properly aligned for pain and injury reduction but also prolong the life of your boots by preventing uneven wear.
If your feet are killing you, it's hard to enjoy even the most beautiful hike. Luckily, there are insoles specifically designed for hiking boots, and ones that have extra features, like odor blocking soles, that make them perfect for hikers. But what else distinguishes the best insoles for hiking from an average insole?