Shock Absorbing Insoles

The foot was originally designed with an ideal shock absorption system that works in three directions. In the windlass mechanism for vertical movement of the arch, pronation works by tilting and lateral directions, the transverse arch flattens and the toes splay apart.  Unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world. There are many variables that impact how the foot works and often times we need additional cushioning and support  in order for our feet to function properly. Shock absorbing insoles can be a great help.  

The foot is the least understood of all moving body parts because of the complex relationship between all the joints, tendons, nerves and more.

The 2 most important functions of the feet are:

  • Shock absorption
  • Propulsion

The brain and spinal cord control the functions of the foot first. They receive messages from the nerve endings on the sole of the foot. The nerves then relay vital information regarding the ground terrain so that the body can respond appropriately.  As long as the foot’s sensing system is in sync with it’s proper bio-mechanics, the foot works like a winning race car.  Unfortunately, many people have feet that have seemingly been wrecked more than once.

If our feet don’t function properly the damage causing impact on the lower joints and muscles can be devastating. A simple way to greatly reduce the risk of injury or damage is proper footwear. Shock absorbing insoles are one of the best things you can do for your feet, legs, hips, joints, tendons, ligaments -- your whole body.  The cheap liners that come in most shoes simply won’t provide adequate protection for many activities.


Professional athletes typically use the best shock absorbing insoles. Recreational athletes would do well to use shock absorbing insoles, along with military personnel, farmers, factory workers, construction workers, and anyone else whose feet undergo more  than normal impact.  


What do Shock absorbing insoles do?

  • Reduce stress and strain from the soft tissues of the body
  • Reduce stress and strain on the bones and joints of the feet, knees, hips and back.
  • Reduce risk of:

           Shin Splints

           Achilles Tendon Problems

           Back Pain

           Flat Feet

           Knee Pain


Shock waves are created every time our feet hit the ground, causing potential damage to our joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons depending on what what we are doing and how we are doing it. A shock absorbing insole will only be as effective as the quality, type and amount of materials used to make the insole. The way the insole is designed and constructed will also contribute to how effective the insole will be.  

Insoles and Beyond carries some of the best shock absorbing insoles. 

At Insoles and Beyond we have stocked some of the best insoles for shock absorption. 

Let us provide you with the shock absorbing insole that is right for you to help get your feet in the best working order possible.