The Best Shoe Insoles For Standing All Day
I leave for work at 5:30 in the morning and I get home at 5:30 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 or dress shoes and have to stand all day.
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 and I was on a mission to find myself a pair of the best 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 – this is the one where 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 of shoe insoles for you, that are to help with those pressure zones – but even though they helped, they are too expensive in the long run – they’re about $50.00 a pair! Dr. Scholl’s recommends replacing them every month – that’s $600 a year; I was not going to keep spending that much money for shoe inserts – I would be better off just going out and buying a new pair of shoes every month for that amount of money. Heck, I could even go to a pediatrist and get custom ones made for less.
I mean sure, If you can afford the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Inserts, then I would highly recommend them to anybody who has sore feet and have to stand all day. If you tried other shoe inserts on the market and weren’t pleased, I’m pretty positive you’d have good results with these. My main issue is trying to justify the cost for me.
What Other Options Are Available For Shoe Inserts?
I went to a few 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 insoles for your heels, the balls of your feet, for the arches of your feet or you can get shoe inserts that cover the whole foot – and all of those have different ‘options’ as well; it all depends on what you’re looking for and what your main foot issue is.
For me, 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. The features and the price sounded the best to me, so I decided to give them a try.