Gel insoles for shoes: reviews
People who spend a lot of time on my feet (walking, sports), often feel the end of the day tired. Feet swell and hurt. How to prevent such feelings? To use gel insoles!
The comfort of wearing a Shoe depends on its quality. Here is a great value play form the pads, the size and type of heel, material. But the quality of the insole affect the state of the feet. Typically, a standard, which are supplied with the shoes do not help to relieve fatigue of the feet. They do not have cushioning properties, so do not defend them. As a result, the legs appear blisters in the worst case, the foot is deformed.
Gel insoles with Gelactiv technology significantly improve the condition of the legs and care about them. They are developed by the staff of Salford University.
These insoles are designed primarily for sports. But they can be used for almost all types of shoes except the high heel shoes. Can be worn even with sandals. The thickness of the insole 2 to 3 mm. the fact that gel (silicone) insole have different areas with different thickness. This result in conventional insoles fail to materialize. The exception may be orthotics, in which the rigid plates are made from durable materials. After all, in some diseases, it requires tough shoes, locking foot.
The types of insoles
Gel insoles for shoes Scholl are available in several versions. This is designed for sports Scholl Gelactiv Sport, casual Scholl Gelactiv Everyday insoles for work Scholl Gelactiv Work. Although this division is quite conditional. So, workers it is possible to put in footwear "exit", and sports. The more often the work is not very different in loads of sports.
There is another classification of gel insoles: gender principle. But here the separation is even more conditional: gel insoles men's sizes 42 to 48, and women's sizes 38-42. Included is a pair of them. If a man has small feet, he can use the "female" option. They differ only in size. Weight feet smaller — 155 g, large — 215g.
The insole is created from thermoplastic elastomer, silicone or gel.
For sports insoles use two types of gels:
- Soft blue gel improves shock absorption. It is the basis insole.
- Solid yellow supports the arch of the foot and locks the heel. Made of it pads on problem areas.
Material of white foam is on the heels, which usually suffer during the run. Durable arch support will support the leg during movement, and the gel pads will help to absorb almost all the shocks of medium strength.
The principle of establishing a daily insoles are similar, but white panels there are used. Base is made of blue soft cushioning gel pads — from hard yellow.
For the production of insoles for active work use a gray elastomer. Panels of blue and yellow gel at certain locations, the most suffering when performing physical work.
The impact of insoles
What are the gel insole from the usual and what is its advantage?
Silicone insoles "Scholl":
- Support the whole body, redistributing its weight.
- Protect from most small and medium shocks, mitigating their impact.
- Reduce the pressure on the joints.
- Improve the blood circulation.
- Do not allow pain.
- Make wearing shoes comfortable.
- Reduce fatigue.
Insoles for active work shows people suffering from the sharp pain heel spurs.
All kinds of gel insoles help to prevent varicose veins. This disease usually affects people for a long time forced to stand or walk without rest.
Do not increase sweating gel insoles for shoes.
User reviews indicate that they are not felt in the shoes that is wearing them is very comfortable.
Gel insoles after the purchase is removed from the packaging, cut with sharp scissors to size. It specifies the special markings on the insoles.
Take out the old insole that is typically there in any Shoe. If it is not removed – is placed on the inner surface. Set insole gel side down. Its surface engages with the inner part of the Shoe. Therefore, in the process of walking or running will not need to make any effort to retain them. They will not protrude from the open summer shoes. No one will guess that there are additional insoles.
Gel footbed supports arches, longitudinal and transverse. Users report that relief when walking they start to feel almost immediately after the installation of gel insoles. After some time the foot begins to move right, heel bone back into place.
Insoles for active work have holes for ventilation, breathable. This allows you to preserve the freshness. But much depends on the quality of the Shoe itself. If there's no air, no insole will help with this.
Reviews about the insoles athletes
How to assess athletes gel insoles for shoes? Reviews indicate that with them almost any sneakers, the sneakers be comfortable.
Many people involved in sport, celebrate the healing effects of Scholl GelActiv Sport insoles for foot condition.
Reviews about everyday insoles
Women, most of the working time spend on the legs, note that fatigue after wearing gel insoles occurs much later or not at all worried. They put them in regular shoes.
Gel orthotics help to correct the shortcomings of deformed joints. Wearing regular gel insoles in orthopaedic purposes to be agreed with the doctor. Mostly they are used only to relieve fatigue in adults. In principle, children can also be used, but they are created specifically for seniors, with a certain foot size. Therefore, a simple cutting of the insole and reduce it to a children's size may not be enough. Indeed, in this case a gel insert will not fall on those areas that need protection.
Age-friendly gel insoles for shoes. Reviews say that they are not able to completely change the condition of the feet and relieve pain, but improve the condition by 70 percent.
The benefit of soft inserts is that they can be used in winter and summer. Users have noted that insoles do not stain socks and shoes. Now in certain circles it has become fashionable to wear shoes on bare feet. Shoes with the insole can be worn without socks and tights.
Buyers note that the insoles don't slide around. A good grip provides a gel insert.
Periodically you need to clean the gel insoles for shoes. Reviews say that for them it is very easy to maintain. To keep them in good shape for a long time enough to wipe them with a sponge dipped in soapy water, and dry.
Where to buy gel insoles
- In the pharmacies.
- In retail stores, in the departments of orthopedic products.
- In the online stores.
The cost of gel insoles
How much are gel insoles for shoes? Price varies depending on place of purchase and manufacturer. Usually, online stores Polish can be purchased for 1850-1500 RUB There are cheaper gel insoles for shoes. Price orthopedic Everyday Chinese production — about $ 1,000.
There is information that in sport stores their cost is 300 rubles.
Gel insoles for shoes Scholl should be stored at temperature 15-25 degrees.
Cannot be used to clean the washing machine. They are not soaked. Dry wet insoles can be at room temperature.
If they become damaged from exposure to water, insoles throw.
Term use gel insoles — 6 months. But if they wear out faster, then you need to change them more often.
In addition to insoles, the sale is ultra-thin pads under the heel. They help solve the problems of certain areas of the foot.
If the buyer have any questions on the use of gel insoles or care, he can read the instructions that came with each pair.
Buyers like that the insoles are Packed in heavy plastic.
Users note that the labels can be made in Polish and French. Therefore, the classification may be slightly different, but in appearance it is easy to determine what exactly is intended from these or other gel insoles.