What is a Shin Splint and How Do You Treat One?

If you’re accustomed to doing any kind of high-impact activity for any duration of time (running or ballet, for example), you may have dealt with a problem known as shin splints. View full article →

Foot Arch Strengthening Exercises

One of the things you can do to support your foot health in addition to wearing arch support inserts is foot arch strengthening exercises. Here are four to get you started.  View full article →

Inserts for Flat Feet Make Your Shoes into Flat Feet Shoes

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.

Product Spotlight: Powerstep Pinnacle and Pinnacle Maxx

Has your podiatrist or orthopedist recommended that you start wearing replacement insole for overpronation? Or maybe you were told by a doctor that you have a flat foot and you need arch support inserts for it. For these and many other reasons, patients look for Powerstep inserts. Powerstep is one of the most highly recommended arch supports by the medical community, thanks in part to their long-standing reputation for being one of the best orthopedic shoe inserts available. Founded in 1991 by an experienced orthopedist who had studied the custom orthotics he’d been making for patients for years, Powerstep refers to itself as “the gold standard” in arch supports. Since that time, the company has been living up to its mission of providing foot pain relief through supportive insoles.

We are pleased to offer the Powerstep Pinnacle, as well as the Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx. These are two of the most highly recommended replacement insoles on the market, and either the Pinnacle or the Pinnacle Maxx will work for a range of foot shapes and shoe types. If you have flat feet, you overpronate, or you simply want to make your shoes more comfortable, here's what the Pinnacle and the Pinnacle Maxx can do for you.

The Pinnacle is Powerstep’s most popular insole. It features a contoured shell that stabilizes the heel and supports the arch, covered in two layers of padding for comfort. In the heel cup, a slight lift (called a "post") secures the heel into correct posture, which addresses the issues of pronation and flat-footedness. The anti-bacterial top layer reduces heat and friction in the shoe, making it not only a supportive environment that provides efficiency and stability, but a comfortable one as well.

The Pinnacle Maxx shares many features with the Pinnacle, but it is set apart by its supreme cushioning. The cushioning in the Pinnacle Maxx is the most plush cushioning available from Powerstep, making it also one of the best insoles for foot pain caused by bunions, neuropathy, and even heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.

The Pinnacle series comes highly recommended to correct pronation and to support flat feet. These insoles are among the best insoles for overpronation and they’re also some of the best insoles for flat feet. If you suffer from either (or both) of these two issues and you are looking for a new pair of insoles to try, consider the Pinnacle and the Pinnacle Maxx from Powerstep.