Collection: Insoles and Orthotics

There is a distinct difference between shoe insoles and orthotics.

A shoe insole is typically a thin, 1/8th inch or less thickness, foam or polymer gel material or a combination of both. It provides cushioning for the heel and the ball of the foot.

An orthotic differs in that it typically will adjust the manner in which the foot functions and will provide support to the arch area. Orthotics are more functional with regard to arch or heel pain. Some orthotics are full length or can be a 3/4 length. A full length device will provide the arch support along with a cushioning material under the ball of the foot and toes. However the 3/4 length can be easier to fit in some shoes where toe box space is limited.

Insoles and Orthotics