Comment bien choisir ses semelles orthopédiques pour le sport ?

Shock absorption, anti-perspirant insoles, special blood circulation: there are many orthopedic insoles for sports. 🏃‍ It can be difficult to navigate through all the available models and make your choice. Smart Feet, an expert in foot health and orthopedic insoles, gives you all its advice for choosing the right orthopedic insoles for sport.

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Adapt your insoles to your needs

The best thing when looking for orthopedic insoles is always to start from your case: what are your needs? Why would you like to buy orthotic insoles?

For example, you are looking for insoles for sports to protect your foot from impacts. Choose a pair of reinforced soles at the back, which will protect your arch and heel from shocks. 🎾

You have a plantar pathology such as heel spur or plantar fasciitis? In the first case, suitable half-insoles will do the trick, while in the case of fasciitis, anti-shock orthopedic insoles will be adapted to your case.  

In case of profuse sweating, there are also antiperspirant insoles which will allow you to keep your feet dry. 💦

Choose insoles adapted to your sport 

In addition to starting from your initial needs, you must also take into consideration the sport you practice when choosing your insoles. Indeed, you do not buy the same orthopedic insoles for walking and jogging, or for playing tennis or football. ⚽ 

Choosing sports insoles for hiking

 Hiking involves long distances and sometimes impassable terrain. It is essential to protect your foot with suitable sports insoles. Of the anti-shock and pressure sports insoles are for example recommended for hiking. They protect your foot from the shocks of your climbing, and relieve the pain that you may feel after a long day of walking.
Of course, it is also recommended to wear suitable hiking shoes to feel the benefits. 

Choosing sports insoles for running and walking

 At Smart Feet for example, we offer orthopedic insoles for jogging and walking, which have an ergonomic design that provides better distribution of support points. 👣 Indeed, running is a sport that generates a lot of shock for your heel and that is why it is necessary to protect it with a padded sole. When walking, it is important to support your arch and provide insoles that will protect you from plantar pain. Smart Feet sports insoles are easy to wear and lightweight, and do not bother your foot during movement. They are therefore ideal for reducing muscle fatigue.


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Choosing sports insoles for football

 ⚽ Football is a sport that combines running but also shocks with the throwing of the ball or the jumps that the players can perform. Games generally last more than an hour, and that's why it's best to be well equipped. For your feet, in addition to wearing soccer shoes with cleats, we recommend that you wear soles for sports shoes, which absorb shock and perspiration.

Choosing sports insoles for basketball

 Run, walk, jump: if we had to summarize basketball as a sequence of movements, it would be this series. For your feet, this means constant shock and pressure, and especially feet that sweat with effort. Opt for anti-odor shoe soles so as not to slip and eliminate the odors of perspiration, or soles for all sports activities in order to practice basketball without pain. 

In addition to the choice of your soles, one thing to also take into account: the choice of your sports shoes. If you wear bad sports shoes, wearing insoles will not change your pain or pathologies. It all comes down to a good pair of shoes, then the appropriate correction to make you feel comfortable. 

How to wear your insoles correctly for sports?

Whatever type of shoes you are going to wear, sneakers, running shoes, football shoes, tennis shoes, wearing insoles for sports requires a basic rule. It is always necessary Start by removing the base sole of your shoe, in order to be comfortable in it. The orthopedic sports insole that you add is sufficient in itself.

Please note: when wearing orthopedic insoles, you may need to wear one shoe size larger than your usual size. So remember to try on your shoes with insoles before buying them. 

Finally, to maintain your soles, remember to clean them from time to time. With sports practice, your soles may become damaged more quickly than classic city soles. Never machine wash your sports insoles. Wipe them with a cloth dampened with soapy water. 💧

Where to buy orthopedic insoles for sports?

No more need to look for a specialized store to buy orthopedic insoles for sports: you can buy them online and access a wide range of orthopedic insoles for sports. 

Some pharmacies also offer insoles for sports, but the choice may be limited in models and sizes.

Of course, the best way to order orthopedic insoles for sports is to go through a podiatrist who will make you a pair of custom insoles. This is, however, much more expensive than the previous options, and you will need to go through your sports doctor or health insurance to request partial reimbursement.

How much do good insoles cost?

The price of orthopedic sports insoles depends on where you buy them.

Online or in pharmacies, you can buy sports insoles with a budget of €20 to €45, and without a prescription.

At your podiatrist, sports insoles generally cost €150, and are prescribed by prescription. Their price, however, varies from one firm to another since each specialist is free to set their prices. It is essential to go through the treating doctor or prescription box if you wish to be reimbursed part of it by Social Security.💸

The qualities of good insoles for sport

  • Lightweight soles to prevent foot fatigue
  • Comfortable soles
  • Made of materials like resin or foam
  • Cushioning in the foot present (at the heel or under the arch) to absorb the shock wave
  • Sweat-resistant


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