Because Life is Too Short to Wear Boots That Hurt Your Feet
Even when you’ve done everything right and picked a work boot that fits properly and is the right size, after a few months, you may start to notice that your feet are sore at the end of the day or that your arches hurt. Standing all day is tough on your feet, and even with good work socks you may find that you need a little more support, enter insoles. It used to be that insoles were primarily for adjusting the fit of shoes – making shoes that were half a size too big fit correctly. Insoles also helped guard against odours with an odour absorbing layer but that was about as technologically advanced as insoles got.
Today, however, insoles can do so much more than change the size or absorb odours. The right insole can relieve foot pain, stop fatigue before it starts, prevent foot fungus from starting, and stop odour before it starts by killing the bacteria responsible for the odour in the first place. Steel plates are a feature of many work boots, but they can be very jarring to the ankle, knee, and hip joints (not to mention your back) as every step you take sends shockwaves up through the muscles. Kitchen workers, who are on their feet for long shifts have relied on anti-fatigue mats to help deal with the pressure caused by standing. Newer insoles such as the Megacomfort Personal Anti-Fatigue Mat Insole have taken anti-fatigue technology and used it on a smaller scale to provide shock absorption and comfort you can take everywhere you go.
The right insole can greatly increase the comfort of your work boots, and when you spend the majority of your day on your feet, a little comfort can go a long way. By choosing insoles specifically designed for work boots and shoes, you can feel confident knowing your insole is designed to keep you both comfortable and safe.