Whether you've got foot pain (plantar fasciitis, anyone?) or just want comfy boots for the changing weather, you're probably thinking about finding the perfect pair. You know, ones that keep your feet dry, feel good, and give you the support you need. Let's get you ready for the coming months! You might already know that most mid-calf and ankle gumboots don’t have very much arch support, which can make your rainy days feel a little more cloudy…
Thankfully, at Merry People, all of our boots are made with built-in arch support! Plus, we know that sometimes, you need a little more of a boost. That’s why our boots have removable insoles, so that anyone can insert their customised insoles into our rubber boots, making these a great pair of boots for plantar fasciitis.
Benefits of Using Insoles
There are several benefits of using insoles in your rubber boots. In addition to providing a comfortable cushion for all of life’s adventures, they can improve your posture, reduce your risk of injury, and alleviate pain.
As you read this post, keep in mind that we’re not podiatrists, we just make gumboots that podiatrists love!
Walk a Mile (or More!) In Comfort
Insoles are specifically designed to give your foot the additional support and cushioning that it needs. They work by distributing your weight more evenly across the foot and reduce pressure on specific areas of your feet, correcting imbalances in your feet (such as low or high arches).
Wearing insoles in your rubber boots can help with pain or symptoms associated with metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, and flat feet.
Better Shock Absorption
Every step you take puts a certain amount of strain on your body, whether it’s just a stroll to the mailbox or taking a jog on the sidewalk. Insoles can help absorb some of this impact that can cause your joints and muscles to feel tired or sore, allowing you to do what you love for longer.
Improve Your Posture
We all know the familiar feeling of standing up after crouching in the garden or finally taking a seat after cheering at a cricket game for hours – even enjoying life can make us feel a little stiff and sore from time to time! What many don’t realise is that staying in one position for a significant amount of time can wear on your posture, causing back pain, neck pain, and sometimes headaches.
By wearing boots with insoles and arch support, your weight is distributed evenly across your body, reducing stress on your muscles and joints. In the end, this improves your posture!
Over-the-Counter or Orthotics?
Depending on the needs of your feet, over-the-counter insoles might be your perfect fit! But if you’re trying to tackle specific issues with your feet, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, or arthritis, a podiatrist can prescribe you customised orthotics.
Orthotics are medical devices that are made to address specific needs in your feet and spinal alignment. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine which type of insole or shoe insert can best address your needs.
Which Boots Are Best For Insoles?
Merry People boots are designed with comfort in mind, which is why we craft boots that optimise support and style. Our boots are made with natural rubber inside and out, meaning the outside is as durable and supportive as the sole of the boot.
The Darcy Mid-Calf Boot
For more intense weather and stormy seasons, you want to feel bundled up and secure. Our Darcy Boot is perfect for rainy-day strolls or Sunday chores in the garden! This boot is supportive, 100% waterproof, and built to accommodate custom-fit orthotics.
The Bobbi Ankle Boot
Our Bobbi Boot is the perfect adventure buddy for hikes up muddy trails to zipping around town for errands and puddle-hopping. They come in fifteen different colours, so the outside of the boot can be as unique-to-you as the inside!
All Merry People boots are lined with neoprene to ensure your feet feel cushioned and comfortable from heel to toe, with a removable insole so you can get the support you need in styles you love. Find your perfect rubber boot from Merry People today!