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Athletic Orthotics

Athletes are on their feet a lot. No matter which sport they play, it all comes down to the feet. From agile, fast movements to being able to plant their feet solidly on the ground, a good foundation is necessary.

If you’re an athlete, you may suffer from existing foot conditions such as flat feet or plantar fasciitis or experience heel, knee, ankle or foot pain during training, which can affect your overall performance.

There are athletic orthotics for flat feet and all kinds of conditions to suit your needs. By finding the best way to support your feet, you can make sure you are performing to the best of your ability.

What are athletic orthotics?

Athletic sports orthotics are arch support insoles that slip into your running shoes to prevent or heal foot, leg and back injuries and enhance athletic performance.

They support your feet and also influence your gait to suit the movements required in your chosen sport. Athletic insoles are slightly thicker than general shoe orthotics, so they can withstand greater forces experienced when moving at high speeds during sports.

Benefits of wearing insoles for athletics

Athletes can benefit from wearing insoles as they help prevent injuries by ensuring the body is aligned and able to move efficiently. This prevents additional stress on the muscles and joints which can lead to an injury.

Common injuries athletic orthotics can prevent include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and runners’ knee.

By realigning the body, insoles can help reduce strain on the spine. They support the feet and keep the body balanced, which then has a positive effect on the ankles, knees and hips.

Insoles can enhance athletic performance by fixing biomechanical and alignment issues, so you can maximise your training and reach your best. It can make the difference between winning and losing.

Features of our athletic insoles

We know that you give it your all in training, so our athletic insoles are designed with features to help maintain hygiene; that way you can break a sweat in training and not over cleaning your insoles. They have a microfibre layer that absorbs sweat, neutralises odours and is easy to wipe clean.

They feature supports for the arch, even if you have flat feet, so there is less risk of injury. They also provide shock absorption and pain relief for many common conditions athletes can suffer from.

Do I need athletic orthotics?

If you participate in athletic sports frequently then you can certainly benefit from having athletic orthotics. Athletes have a lot more stress on their lower body so it’s very common for injuries to happen. That’s why athletic orthotics are so important for athletes who want to protect themselves.

They are also key if you are serious about your athletic training; they provide better stability and control, allowing you to take your athletics to the next level.


Do athletes use insoles?

Many professional athletes use insoles when they train as it provides protection from injury and reduces pain, enabling them to perform to the best of their ability.

Can you exercise in orthotics?

Orthotics are designed to be worn when you exercise and train. They are made to withstand the extra stress and pressure of fast-paced movement so that it takes less toll on the body. They can also be worn when not exercising for added support for general day-to-day wear.

What insoles do athletes use?

Athletes use specific athletic orthotics as they are designed differently to support the particular type of movements and stresses the feet experience during athletics.

Why do athletes wear insoles?

Athletes wear shoe inserts to provide support to stabilise their bodies as they move during physical activity. They wear them to not only enhance their performance but to prevent injuries that may stop them from training.

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Our athletic orthotics are just one of a range of FootActive sports insoles.

We also provide a range of insoles that helps various foot problems such as heel pain and tired and aching feet, along with a choice of orthopaedic footwear, such as slippers, flip flops, sandals with arch support and supportive socks.

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