In order for you to know which pair of insoles are best for your flat feet and specific needs, there are a few things that you need to know first before buying! For instance, knowing how to properly check if you have flat feet or not as well as knowing what the main causes and symptoms are of having flat feet is very important and will enable you to be able to pick the right insoles that will support your feet in the right way!

In this article, we will share with you information that will hopefully enable you to make better and more informed decision when it comes to picking the right pair of insoles for you. Usually, in your foot, you will find that the middle part of your foot should be slightly raised from the ground whilst the rest of your foot should stay flat on the ground this is what is known as the arch of your foot. However, If you suffer from flat feet or “fallen arches” then this often means that the arch of your foot is either not as high as it should be or is completely flat.

What causes flat feet?

The most common and unavoidable cause of flat feet is simply that you inherited them from your parents however there are other causes of flat feet such as:

  • The bones in of the feet did not form properly inside the womb.
  • Injury to your foot or ankle can cause the plantar fascia to become overstretched and weakened resulting in the flat feet.
  • Weakened connective tissue caused by syndromes such as joint hypermobility syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can also mean that the plantar fascia tissue cannot properly form preventing the development of an arch.
  • Weakened muscles and tissue around the plantar fascia can mean that the arch of the foot cannot properly to support your feet and create an arch.
  • Obesity can often put too much pressure on your arches and cause the plantar fascia to become overstretched and inflamed leading to the arches collapsing as a result.
  • Ill-fitting and un-supportive shoes can also contribute to the arches collapsing.
  • Old age. Over time as you get older our muscles and tendons in our feet may start to get weaker and cause our arches to flatten.

Symptoms

Whilst most people with flat feet have no symptoms some people can develop Plantar fasciitis and foot pain. This is because having flat feet can increase your risk of developing biomechanical imbalances in your feet when you walk such as improper gait including overpronation (when your feet roll inwards as you walk), leg and foot alignment problems as well as causing excessive tightness and pressure on the plantar fascia. All of these problems can lead to the overstretching and damage your feet and cause plantar fasciitis and other foot injuries.. Pain and excessive strain and tightness in the feet, low legs, the knees and lower back caused by alignment issues of having flat feet.

How wearing insoles can help you

There is a range of different ways that you can take the strain off your flat feet. Wearing supportive shoes and arch support insoles that help to give your feet an artificial arch can help to correct pronation, reduce tightness in your arches and can have a huge difference. Here at NuovaHealth, we have a wide range of insoles specially designed with those with flat feet in mind. Our insoles have been made to help ease the pressure off the arch and correct biomechanical imbalances.

Those who have flat or fallen arches may also have shortened and a tighter than usual Achilles tendons this is because the Achilles tendon is connected to the plantar fascia which means if the Achilles tendon is tight then the arch of your foot is also tight as well. Stretching the Achilles tendon can help to reduce the tightness in your arches. Stretches can be also be done to help strengthen the muscles around the arch of your feet and can have a huge impact! If you are obese and this is what is causing your fallen arches.. simply losing weight can help to restore the arches and help to ease your symptoms.

What to look out for when buying?

When choosing the right pair of insoles it is important to take into consideration a number of things.

It is important to buy a pair of insoles that help to support your arches as well as correcting biomechanical imbalances in your foot, however, there are other things that you should take into consideration such as:

Is the arch support too rigid? If you buy a pair of insoles and the arch support is too rigid you will find that the insoles will not be flexible to absorb shocks. You need to buy a pair of insoles that flex and compress under pressure this will ensure that the shock and pressure are not focused just on your arches but is evenly distributed across your whole foot instead. Insoles that have too ridged arch support also will mean that your feet will have no room to support themselves thus your feet become reliant on the insoles to support them and become very weak without them.

Is the arch support too soft? If you choose to buy insoles that provides arch support that is too soft what you may find is that the insoles may initially feel very soft and cushiony to wear the insoles. However, your feet will not be getting the level of support that they require.

Something else to consider when buying insoles is to make sure you are buying them in the right size and fit. You do not want to buy a pair that is too big and will make your shoes feel too bulky and tight when you are wearing them because this will make your symptoms even worse.

You also do not want to buy a pair of insoles that are too small either as this will mean that insoles will not be stable in your shoes and will slip around and may even cause your problems such as blisters from the friction as your feet to move around your shoes. NuovaHealth insoles are designed to fit your feet properly with guidelines allowing you to cut the insoles to the correct fit.

Below you will find a handpicked selection of the very best insoles that have been specially designed by podiatrists to help people with flat feet. All of the insoles below come with a full 30-day money back guarantee. This helps ensure customer peace of mind because if you are not 100% happy with your new pair of insoles you can return them within 30 days to get a full refund including all postage costs, no questions asked! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us here as we are always more than be glad to help.

Our pick of the best insoles

  • Soothing massaging gel insoles for foot painFeatured

    Gel insoles for flat feet

    03

    These gel insoles have been made for people who have flat feet and suffer from heel or foot pain. Made from special medical grade silicone gel these insoles have been specially designed to help support and take strain and pressure off your flat feet when walking or standing for long periods.

    • 1x pair of silicone massaging gel ideal for treating heel or foot pain
    • Shock absorbing silicone prevents the build up of pressure and stop shock from damaging the soles and heels of your feet
    • Molds to the contours and shape of your feet to provide custom orthotic support for better shoe comfort and protection against injury
    • Made to last using only the very best materials
    • Heel cup helps to take ease pressure and strain off your heels and ankles and improve stability
    • Metatarsal pads helps protect and support the ball of your foot to treat and prevent Metatarsalgia
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    £10.99

    Gel insoles for flat feet

    03
    £10.99
  • Shock absorbing insoles for runningFeatured

    NuovaHealth shock absorbing arch support insoles

    03

    Why choose these shock absorbing insoles?
    Designed to help treat and prevent the main causes of foot aches and pain including injuries such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, foot drop, Achilles tendonitis. All orders come complete with a full 30-day money back guarantee for customer peace of mind.

    Main features

    • 1x pair of arch support insoles that help support your feet in a natural and comfortable position to keep strain and pressure off your lower limbs when you walk
    • Available in UK shoe sizes 6-8 and 9-12
    • Inbuilt arch support helps to keep pressure off your arch as well as correct common functional problems such as overpronation which can lead to injuries such as plantar fasciitis to develop
    • Designed to absorb as much shock as possible helping to protect you against foot aches, shin splints and knee pain
    • Metatarsal pads help to protect the ball of your foot helping you to avoid metatarsalgia
    • Memory foam top layer helps to keep your feet feeling more comfortable in your shoes
    • Heel cup keeps your foot and heel in place giving you more stability and reducing your risk of injury
    • Lightweight and breathable construction makes them ideal for wearing whilst running or playing sports
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    £10.99
  • Foot pain insoles by FootReviver™

    01

    Main features

    • 1x pair of genuine FootReviver™ insoles ideal for people with heel and foot pain
    • Designed to help ease the main causes of foot pain by supporting your feet in the most natural position and correcting functional and bio-mechanical problems when you walk.
    • Built to last. These insoles have been made out of the very best materials that will endure and keep supporting your feet even after many months of regular wear
    • Shock absorbing technology helps to absorb shock and spread pressure reducing your risk of injury
    • Highly recommended for people with flat feet or high arches
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    £10.99

    Foot pain insoles by FootReviver™

    01
    £10.99
  • Featured

    Running insoles by FootReviver™

    02

    Why buy these Running insoles!
    Running can take its toll on your feet. The high impact forces and pressure placed upon your feet when you run can damage key ligaments, joints, and bones in your feet. This can cause injuries and problems to develop such as metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendinitis as well as other problems that can affect not just your feet but also your lower limbs and lower back.

    That is why it important to make sure that your feet are properly supported and protected when you run. Wearing a pair of these running insoles in your shoes is one way that you can stay injury free!

    Main features

    • 1X pair of genuine FootReviver running insoles, features the very best arch support and motion control technology to keep you running injury free!
    • Ideal for treating and easing a number of different foot related injuries
    • Perfect for people who are on their feet all day featuring a memory foam layer for better shoe comfort.
    • Inbuilt arch support corrects your foot functions and stops things such as over-pronation which can cause excessive pressure on your feet and trigger injury
    • Ergonomically designed to be shock resistant to prevent shock from causing damage to your feet
    • With built-in metatarsal pads you can say no more to ball of foot pain once and for all!
    • Heel cup holds your foot in place and prevents damaging movement of your foot and ankle when walking
    £9.99

    Running insoles by FootReviver™

    02
    £9.99
  • Orthotic arch support insoles for plantar fasciitis and foot pain

    Arch Support Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis and Flat Feet

    48
    • 2x Arch Support Insoles (One for each foot).
    • Active carbon fiber that helps remove odour.
    • 3/4 Semi rigid plastic shell for improved support and comfort.
    • Size: 7-11 and 3-7. Our insoles can also be cut to size for the perfect fit inside any type of shoes!
    • For both men and women.
    • Includes full 30 day money back guarantee
    £9.99
  • Foot Arch Support Slip on Straps

    06
    • 2x High Quality Slip on Arch Support Insoles (left and right)
    • One size fits all.
    • Strap them onto your foot, wear them everywhere.
    • Cushioning protection that stops shock from damaging your feet.
    • Motion control stops your feet from over pronating when walking or running reducing your risk of developing foot injuries.
    • Arch support designed to redistribute weight and pressure on the plantar fascia to prevent and treat plantar fasciitis a common overuse injury that affects one in ten people worldwide.
    £7.99

    Foot Arch Support Slip on Straps

    06
    £7.99

Shop By Department