Shoe Insoles For Standing All Day
I leave for work in the morning at 5:30 and get home at 7:30 at night- all but about 70-80 minutes (commuting and lunch) is me standing on my feet or walking around (I average about 10 miles a day of walking around). I am not walking on carpet either- it’s hard concrete. I wear sneakers, I can only imagine what people who wear boots and stuff feel.
The past few weeks, when I come home, my body is aching and my legs are killing me. I try to alternate between 2 pairs of shoes every other day so they don’t get worn down and in the past, I never had a problem. I came to the conclusion that I need to either buy a new pair of shoes or find a good pair of shoe insoles – I decided on the latter.
I went out shopping on Thursday morning (Christmas Eve) and I was on a mission to find myself a pair of shoe insoles that will give me all day comfort and help support my arches.
In the past, I tried the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Inserts – you stand on a machine and it will have you stand in various ways to map out your pressure zones and then at the end, it’ll recommend a certain pair for you that is to help with those pressure zones -but even though they helped, they didn’t last long and they were too expensive – they’re about $50.00 a pair!!! I was not going to keep spending that much money every month or so- I would be better off just going out and buying a new pair for that amount of money.
I went to a couple different stores to their shoe accessory areas and looked at what they had to offer – and there was A LOT to offer. You can get things for your heels, the balls of your feet or you can get the whole shoe insoles – and all of those have different ‘flavors’ too.
I decided to go with a whole shoe insert but then I had to narrow down my selection by types of comfort, features, sizes… it wasn’t easy. It was a pain in the ass to be honest.
I ended up going with airplus Ultra Work Memory Plus Insoles (scroll to the bottom of the page). I paid $9.99 for the pair.
Here’s a list of the features these shoe insoles are supposed to have: