If one is beginning to experience Foot Pain, or has been experiencing Foot Pain, the usual logical first step is to go looking for insoles for one’s shoes. Insoles will for the most part help to provide the wearer with a new platform that will both pad their feet, making walking around somewhat more comfortable, and in the most customized ones, or ones with Arch Support, actually treat the underlying causes of the Foot Pain. Gel Shoe Inserts and other off-the-shelf insoles will provide the wearer with a certain level of comfort, however they will not necessarily address the root of the problem.
Now, the vast majority of foot issues are the cause of poor weight and energy distribution by the feet. For the most part people will transfer their weight to the ground via two main contact points, the heel and the ball of the foot. However over time, these limited transfer points will wear intensely and as a result develop pain and inflammation. A little bit of padding will help to relieve some of the pain, simply because the shoe will feel more comfortable, however the fact of the matter is that the foot is still relying on those two contact points for all of its energy transfer. Thereby, single layer insoles and Gel Shoe Inserts simply treat the symptoms, not the causes.
On the other hand, there are custom Shoe Orthotics made from EVA foam. Typically EVA foam is used in the off the shelf insoles as well, however, when used in conjunction with a hardened base providing shape and molding the entirety to the bottom of the person’s feet, the insoles become one massive energy transfer point. Rather than use just the heel and the ball of the foot, the insoles convert the entire bottom of the foot into one massive collection of contact points. As a result, the energy is transferred more efficiently and relieves the strain and stress on the ball and heel of the foot.
Gel Shoe Inserts offer a certain level of comfort, however when it comes to actual protection and more than that, acting as a preventative measure, Custom Insoles designed with EVA foam are the way to go. They offer the same amount of comfort while also acting to truly protect the wearer from harm. So keep this all in mind when going about on the search to relieve Foot Pain.