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The Best Running Shoe Inserts

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author image Rebeka Stowe
Rebeka Stowe's writing specializes in health, fitness and general well-being. Stowe has competed and coached cross country and track and field at the elite collegiate level. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education from the University of Kansas.
The Best Running Shoe Inserts
A good pair of running shoes and inserts can be essential to combating injuries that may occur when miles start to add up. Photo Credit Maridav/iStock/Getty Images

Running has been a widely practiced form of fitness for many years and continues to gain popularity. Reasons for its rise in popularity can be attributed to its easy accessibility and low startup costs. All you really need to get started is a good pair of shoes. Often, the longer you run the more aches and pains you may feel, many caused by a breakdown in the shoe you are wearing. Using shoe inserts is beneficial in combating aches and pains that may flare up after many miles are put on a pair of shoes.

Do You Want the Best?

According REI.com, the best shoe insert will fit your foot profile, paying special attention to the heel cup and arch height of the individual. To find the best fit, look for an insert that does not negatively affect your footwear fit -- use inserts that vary in thickness to ensure comfort. The best shoe inserts will help to increase comfort and reduce blisters or hot spots, help keep foot in proper alignment, as well as relieve tired feet and improve shock absorption.

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