For the most part, we often don’t think about our body and its extremities unless something causes us to pay attention to that particular aspect of our anatomy. The fact that is when everything works well we don’t pay attention, but let something go wrong we are then painfully aware.
Examples of this could be our stomach and our need to eat. When the stomach works well, it digests the food quite naturally and helps to be part of the digestive system that provides nutrients to our body. However, if we were to eat something that didn’t agree with us then we would certainly know that our stomach was not responding properly. This could be conveyed by the stomach being out of sorts or worse.
The same could also be said of our feet. The feet are an important part of our day-to-day activities as they allow us to walk, move, play, dance, etc. However, let there be a blister, a callous or other abnormality then we are made painfully aware of how much we appreciate our feet.
This is especially true if a man or woman is on their feet all day as indicated by the wearing of work boots at the workplace. Therefore, to ease any existing pain or unnecessary damage to the feet it is important to select the right insoles for your work boots worn on the job.
When in the market for the right insole for the person’s work boots, it is important to take into consideration a number of factors.
First, the importance of the insole cannot be underscored enough. This is due to the fact that insoles help support the arch of an individual’s foot. The support of the arch is critical because when an individual is on their feet all day and their arches are not supported, this may lead to the aching of the feet as well as leading to the feet become very “tired.” In addition, a proper insole will help the individual to ward off blisters as well as hotspots that are potentially created when an individual is on their feet all day.
The obvious benefit of having healthy and invigorated feet is that the individual can pay attention to their job at the site and provide an optimum day’s work. In addition, if the individual’s attention is not fully placed on the job at hand, it may prove to be a safety factor due to inattention to the job with attention being given to one’s tired and worn-out feet.
Before purchasing an insole it is important to test out the support and benefit that the proper insole may provide. This testing of the insole can be accomplished by standing on the insole without it being inserted into the work shoe. When testing out the insole, the full weight of the individual should be placed on that insole. This can be accomplished by standing on one foot with that one foot being supported by the insole. When doing this test it is important to sense any support from this insole, any comfort realized and the sturdiness of the product. Once this testing process has been completed then test the insole itself but placing it into the work shoe.
According to Sole of a Man, there are three types of insoles with three specific purposes. Those types of insoles are arch support, high arch insoles and insoles for plantar fasciitis.