How do I know if I need custom insoles?
Our Custom Insoles are specially molded to support your feet in the proper, neutral position. This is crucial for people who overpronate or supinate and can help those with a recurring foot, ankle or knee pain related to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma or runner's knee, among others. Studies have shown that proper support under the foot can help prevent the progression of overpronation and supination while offering relief from the pain associated with the foot, ankle and knee strains and injuries.
But you can still benefit from custom insoles even without acute foot problems or if you have a neutral foot type! Custom insoles add a perfect, custom fit and all-day comfort to all types of footwear. If you spend many hours of your day on your feet, custom support underfoot can help keep your feet and lower back from tiring as easily. Good support for the feet has benefits across your body's entire kinetic chain, encouraging good alignment from your feet and legs up through your whole spine.
If you're still unsure or want to know more about your foot type, getting a foot or gait analysis is an excellent idea. Classic Running + Fitness offers this service as well as many physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches and doctors.
How do I get my 100% Custom Insoles?
Our expert staff trained by FootBalance conduct the personalized foot analysis, which is free of charge service, with custom insoles available to try without the obligation to buy. All in under 10 minutes.
In store, our 100% custom insoles are molded to the unique contours of your feet by our staff. FootBalance custom insoles are designed to fit all footwear, providing you with the perfect custom fit. All supported by our 30-Day Comfort Guarantee.
At what age can you get customized insoles?
In general we recommend FootBalance Custom Insoles for people aged ten and up. Before the age of ten a child’s gait and feet are still developing. After that a person’s gait reaches a point in its development after which no significant changes occur.
Are there any possible adverse side-effects from wearing FootBalance Custom Insoles?
If made and used properly - no. When made to your anatomical arch, in the neutral position, FootBalance Custom Insoles do not cause harm. They may cause discomfort at first because your body needs to adjust to their new alignment and muscles which may not have been used for some time.
Be sure to follow the instructions and start wearing the insoles gradually. To start with, wear the insoles only for a few hours a day, gradually increasing the time worn by a few hours each day. Don't wear them right away for intense exercise, but start by walking, after which you can gradually move on to running and other strenuous exercise. Once you are accustomed to the insoles, you can - and should - use them as much as possible.
What is the guarantee for FootBalance Custom Insoles?
We want you to try our insoles without worry. That's why we have a 30-Day Comfort Guarantee. If you find a defect or are unsatisfied with your FootBalance Custom Insoles, simply return them to us within 30 days of your purchase for a refund or replacement.
Instructions for custom insole use
How to use custom insoles?
Before inserting your custom insoles into your footwear, it’s recommended you remove the shoe insoles. Start wearing your new insoles gradually to get used to them. Your insoles will enhance foot muscle function for the first 2-3 days, so slowly build up the time you wear your new insoles, allowing your feet time to adjust
If necessary, only wear the insoles for a few hours a day at first, gradually increasing the time-worn each day. After one week, start wearing the insoles as much as possible throughout the day, every day.
Regularly wearing your insoles is better for your body
By properly supporting your foot FootBalance Custom insoles help align your entire body, so you get the most benefit when you wear them consistently. To wear your insoles daily simply transfer them between your shoes or get multiple pairs. Either way, remember to always first remove the pre-existing factory insoles before inserting your FootBalance Custom Insoles.
Increase convenience with a 'spare' pair or different insoles for different types of footwear
For greater convenience, we recommend getting at least two pairs of FootBalance Custom Insoles: one pair for everyday use and another for sports. You won't have to worry about getting your everyday insoles sweaty during exercise, and you can let each pair rest for a day and dry out if needed. This helps them last longer.
Having multiple pairs of insoles also helps you ensure that you have the best fitting insole for different activities and types of footwear. For example, you may want a more cushioned model for running shoes, a super thin model for work shoes, and a narrower, stiffer model for ski boots or cycling cleats.