Lots of people think they have flat feet, whether they have fallen arches, low arches, significant overpronation, or truly flat feet. While it’s not common to have an actual flat foot, the common low arch problem does lend itself to needing some help.
We get a lot of inquiries about insoles and orthotics for flat feet and shoes for flat feet. There are certainly arch support shoes you can find on the market, but the options are limited and not always attractive. What we at Insoles and Beyond aim to do is help you make your favorite shoes into the ideal flat feet shoes for you. You don’t need to toss all of your comfortable or cute shoes and boots just because you have low arches or flat foot pain. Try an arch support insert for flat feet and see if that makes any difference. We offer free shipping to the U.S. and a no-hassle return policy to make it even easier for you to find the right flat foot inserts.
People with low arches or overpronated flat feet can often find pain relief and increased stability from many of the flat feet inserts we offer. Different insoles work better in different kinds of shoes, so finding the right insole for your shoes is not only feasible but easy to do. Whether it’s your favorite close-fitting dress shoes or you have some must-wear work boots to keep you safe on the job, we can help turn your close-toed shoes of any style into shoes for flat feet – just by adding an arch support insole.
Often the best inserts for flat feet are determined by the arch height that the insert offers. Many insoles are made with firm, supportive arches that work well for lots of feet, but we also have heat-molded insoles from Sole that take the shape of your foot, as well as some insoles specifically designed by Sof Sole and currexSole to fit people with lower arches.
It turns out, sometimes the best shoes for flat feet are your own shoes. Let us help you make your own shoes into shoes for flat feet.
I recently had the chance to chat with renowned athlete and track&field coach Liz Wort, a collegiate star-turned-coach at Duke University who is now coaching track and field at TCU. Liz tried a pair of our new currexSole RunPro insoles for runners (and everyone else), and we wanted to know what she thought about the insoles, about coaching, and about being a runner. Enjoy this interview!
Insoles and Beyond: Have you ever used insoles in your running shoes before trying the RunPro? What first drew you to using inserts for your running shoes?
Liz Wort: Never used insoles but have always needed structured shoes because I overpronate and have flat feet. I wear Nike shoes now because that is the shoe company we are sponsored by at TCU and the Nike training shoes don't provide as much support. The Nike shoes with the insole have been a good option! I also like the insole with my Asics shoes, which is what I am wearing now.
IAB: What do you think of the RunPro insoles?
Liz: Very comfortable!! Not overly supportive but a very nice supplement to the support already in my shoe.
IAB: What are some of the biggest benefits of the RunPros?
Liz: Just enough cushioning to support your foot, but not too much. Sometimes insoles or orthotics can hurt your foot because they offer too much correction and these do not do that.
IAB: CurrexSole says the secret to its RunPro insoles is the Dynamic Arch Technology (DAT), which is designed to keep the foot in the optimal position. How did the DAT affect your stride, stability, and/or efficiency?
Liz: I believe the DAT in the RunPro helped support the inner arch of my foot, which I tend to roll in on. By keeping it supported, that allows my shin and knee to fall into a comfortable stride that doesn't put strain anywhere.
IAB: The RunPro comes in three different arch heights. What do you think is the importance of having the arch height option when selecting insoles?
Liz: Everyone has a different foot and a different stride, and I know that I personally need different support than someone who has a foot with more natural arch (I have very flat feet) or someone who doesn't pronate as much (I am a big overpronator).
IAB: Would you recommend the RunPro line to your students and colleagues?
Liz: Yes! I think it can offer excellent supplemental support to the right kind of shoe/person.
IAB: What are some of your favorite moments (or achievements) as an athlete? as a coach?
Liz: As an athlete: competing in the Olympic Trials and NCAA Championships (in track and cross country, especially my senior cross country season when our Duke team placed 3rd at NCAA's and won back-to-back ACC and NCAA Regional Championships--that was fun!!), as well as the Penn Relays. As a coach: watching Duke teams win Penn Relays titles and coaching an athlete to a 10k NCAA individual track & field title.
IAB: Why do you run?
Liz: I love to get outside and breathe the fresh air and it helps me get some of my energy out! It clears my mind and gives me some "me" time for my day or if I'm running with friends it is a fun social experience! I also love to explore new places and you can see some awesome things via running that you can't see any other way!
IAB: What are your coaching aspirations?
Liz: I always want to develop each athlete I coach to their fullest athletic potential – help them grow as a person, learn how to overcome failure, set high goals and do the hard work required to chase their dreams. In terms of outcome results, I always aim to have as many athletes as possible scoring points at the conference meet or becoming NCAA All-Americans.
Thanks, Liz! All the best to you and your team!