Types of insoles

Types of insoles

מדרסים The objective of the insole is to provide a response to orthopedic problems suffered by the customer in the sport in which he/she engages and his/her lifestyle. In accordance with this, there are a number of insole types:

Dynamic insoles
Made of dynamic polymers in a unique layering method for each action and specific sport.

Carbon insoles
Insoles whose bases are made of carbon fibers, perfect for treatment of arch collapse, flat feet, heel spurs and more.

Sport insoles
Mostly made of elastic rubber or any other flexible material, equipped with double shock absorbers and a perspiration-absorbing system. Intended for use during physical activity.

Cork insoles
Primarily directed to diabetics, who, for medical reasons, are not to step on synthetic or plastic materials; these insoles are considered to be effective absorbers of perspiration.

Biomechanical insoles
Its base is rigid or semi-rigid, made of plastic or aluminum, graphite and combined with cork, usually with an upper layer of leather.

Silicone insoles
Made of silicone and therefore not constructed according to specific foot patterns but rather inserted into the sole as one unit. The material absorbs shocks and remains at almost the same density throughout the insole.

Height increasing insoles
Also known as height inserts or shoe lifts. The insole is constructed of rubber. These insoles have a thickened portion that is inserted into the shoe for comfort and to increase the height of one or both feet, for medical or cosmetic objectives. Occasionally they serve as treatment in cases of differences in leg length, which often lead to pain in the knee, pelvis and back, and to decrease the load on the Achilles heel.

מדרסיםThe characteristics of efficient insoles are:

Accurate dynamics and movement during sports activity via dynamic insoles.
Good shock absorption (when using shock-absorbing materials in the insole), which assists in running on hard surfaces, in cases of flat feet and abnormally high arches – where the loads are distributed to a smaller area.
Foot stability.
Improvement in blood circulation in foot – support of foot without placing pressure on it, enables blood to flow freely in blood vessels at the front portion of the foot.
Prevention of blisters and calluses on the feet.
Reduction in sprains and accelerated recovery from them.
Soft, efficient insoles help in preventing wounds and ulcers on the foot for people

with diabetes and joint ailments.
The materials utilized in the manufacture of efficient insoles support, absorb shocks and pad as needed. Sports insoles are integrated with dynamic materials that conserve energy for prolonged walking and/or running.
An orthopedist's knowledge and experience is required to fit insoles.