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How to find the best insole for high arch?

How to find the best insole for high arch? - SelectFlex

Do you have high arches? High arches are part of a less common foot condition. Especially for people who practice hiking, athletics or any activity, they present a lot of difficulty when performing these activities. Therefore, one way to solve it is through the use of insole for high arch, which will help alleviate some of the pain. 

However, there are many different types of insoles on the market, but it's important to know which type is right for you. Below, in this article we will help you find the best insole for high arch and more information about this condition. take note!

High arches symptom

High arches symptom

A high arch, or also called cavus foot, is when the arch goes from the toes to the heel of the foot and the arch is usually higher than normal. There are several causes of high arches, ranging from structural abnormalities to neurological disorders.

Because high arches often do not touch the ground, the weight on the feet shifts only on the toes or heels of the feet. This problem can lead to stiffness, arch stiffness, pain and tightness in the calf muscles. In addition, it is a condition that can develop over time or can be inherited; however, whatever the reason, it is important to recognize its symptoms in order to treat it.

What is the function of insoles for high arch?

Orthopedic insoles are an essential tool for people suffering from certain foot disorders. Thanks to their special padding, they help the arch to have a better distributed support in the foot to reduce pressure and excessive weight when performing activities.

A high-arch insole is also an excellent choice for correcting biomechanical irregularities. In this way, it helps to better optimize the cushioning of the foot with the cushion. 

However, when purchasing an insole for high arch, you should choose one that has a high enough arch to achieve the desired result. Therefore, avoid buying your insoles in drugstores or one-size-fits-all, it is better to select a more customized alternative that is made of quality materials. 

If you want to have a high arch insole, we recommend the adjustable insoles from Select Flex. It uses patented technology to relieve arch pain and also wicks away moisture to keep your feet cool. With our insoles, you can choose from 3 dynamic support zones for the area and increase comfort with every step.

Tips for finding a suitable high arch insole

Tips for finding a suitable high arch insole
  • Whether you decide to choose adjustable insoles from Select Flex or any other brand, it is essential to know which sizes are right for you, as this will adapt to the shape of your foot. 
  • Another option is to look for an insole for a high arch that has a higher pad to create good arch support.
  • In addition, you need to take into account that the orthopedic insole can adhere well to the footwear you use, since comfort is important. 
  • When you are first using your insole for high arch, you will need to let them settle in. Since they are devices that are going to change the biomechanics of the limbs, then you will need some time to adjust to them.


    Meta description: This post compares the foot conditions of Flat Feet vs. High-Arch arches. It also gives an award-winning solution to manage both of these conditions.

    As a runner for more than three decades, you can say I certainly have experienced my share of foot ailments. Now that I'm in my early 40's, I've come to realize that I want to stay active as long as possible. There is some good news. Runners or anyone else who is flatfooted or has high-arch arches can run free of pain if they follow certain strategies.

    Let's compare the differences between being flat-footed and having a high-arch condition. You might identify with any one of them. Next, we can review a proven solution, the one that worked for me.

    Flat Feet

    Mayo Clinic defines someone who is flat-footed as one who has flat arches. Upon standing, your whole feet touch the floor. Flat-footedness is a common condition. During childhood, the arches may not have developed. Injuries to the area could have also occurred at some point in life.

    According to a study conducted by the 
    Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, flatfootedness is a condition which impacts our quality of life as the 40+ crowd ages. Many times people do not report feeling any pain at all when they are flat-footed.

    Symptoms include:

    • Heel or arch pain that increases during physical activity
    • Swollen ankles

    High Arches

    According to MedlinePlus.gov a high arch area is from the toes to the heel. If you don't have flat soles, you may have a high arch. This condition is rarer than being flatfooted. They're also more painful because the discomfort is in the middle of the foot. This is the part of the foot where the bones join the toes and ankle are called metatarsals. Higher than average arches are caused by a bone or nerve condition.

    Symptoms include:

    • Length of the foot is shorter than average
    • Pain while running, standing, or walking
    • A struggle to fit into shoes

    I have a high arch condition with occasional Morton's neuroma flare-ups. My high arch condition used to exasperate when I ran long distances. I said "used to" for a reason. Since I found a SelectFlex, I can say that I am happily running again pain-free.

    An Effective Solution

    The safest remedy for me was and still is SelectFlex Arch control insoles. A high-arch or flat-footed condition can be debilitating. But I always seem to find comfort when I wear my SelectFlex. Matter of fact, it feels like something is missing when I don't have them on throughout the day.

    Here's what I like best about these specific orthotic insoles:

    Fast and simple customizable arch support - The unique, proprietary arch control adjuster allows me to quickly modify the support. No need to drop the shoe inserts off to a specialist every time I need an adjustment. I can get running again without interruption or having to wait to receive my insoles back from an ortho facility.

    Fits my shoe collection - My sneakers and boots are more comfortable. They require medium to thick socks and this works fine with the SelectFlex inserts. Thin socks nor loose type footwear are not recommended for insoles, and understandably so. I want my feet to stay secure, not wobble.

    Provides long-lasting wear - I run daily. I can get a good six months of wear out of one pair. They'll last up to a year if I were to stop running and resume "normal" activity. Not a chance!

    It's an award-winning solution- SelectFlex won the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Best Foot Protection Product of 2020 Award. I must say for me, it's also the best non-surgical solution.

    SelectFlex brings comfort for those with:

    • flat-feet conditons - having entirely flat soles
    • high arches - having higher than average arches
    • Morton's Nueroma - experiencing nerve pain near the toes
    • plantar fasciitis - feeling a sharp foot pain caused by inflamed tissue near the heel
    • And a host of other foot conditions

    SelectFlex is changing lives for people who run like I do, walk, or just stay active in completing their daily chores. You can take control of your foot condition today! Find out more about this special arch support that is working for me. I bet it will do wonders for you too.

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    Proper Body Alignment & Posture

    Knowing how to move, sit and stand properly can help you stay active and prevent broken bones and disability. Proper posture can also help to limit the amount of kyphosis, or forward curve of the upper back, that can result from broken bones in the spine.

    Posture can be an easy feeling throughout your musculoskeletal system when you have good alignment. But if you do most of your activities of daily living with poor body mechanics, or are injured or stressed in any way, this ease may well be replaced with muscle spasm and spinal misalignment.  Fortunately, there are ways to address the alignment of bones and their effect on joints, muscles, and/or nerves.

    Posture experts have described ideal alignment in terms of the location of body parts used as landmarks, relative to a vertical plumb line that runs down through your center.

    Clinically or otherwise, ideal postural alignment occurs at the joints with the two bones meeting at their centers.  Proper alignment of the body puts less stress on the spine and helps you have good posture (National Osteoporosis Foundation).

    Ohhh, The Pain When Your Spine is Misaligned

    When your spine is aligned properly, your body maintains a relatively straight line from your head down to your shoulders and back, as well as your hips, knees, and feet.

    Having proper alignment goes beyond maintaining a good posture — it can also help prevent long-term pain. Misalignment may impair your range of motion, and severe issues can affect your quality of life (Healthline)

    Risk factors of spine misalignment:

    Spine misalignment can eventually cause more serious issues that extend beyond mild pain and discomfort. If your spine isn’t aligned properly, you may be at increased risk of:

    DYNAMIC ARCH SUPPORT Corrects Alignment and Posture

    Most people understand that in order to build and maintain proper posture you need to keep yourself in good shape generally.  That means to exercise regularly, maintain your proper weight and stretch. Stretches that are specific to the spine are especially helpful such as Planks and Cat-Cow poses.

    However, there is another crucial variable that most people don’t take into account when considering how best to achieve proper alignment and posture.  That is the footwear and arch support that your foot receives.  When your feet and arches are supported properly than the rest of your body will be in a better position to be properly aligned and in turn achieving good posture.

    Most shoes do not provide proper arch support, and most insoles provide what we like to refer to as static support vs. Dynamic.  By static, we mean there is no fluid support through the gait cycle in support of the arch.  Static support is primarily the type of support that all orthotic insoles provide, whether they are custom or over-the-counter.  To be able to provide Dynamic Arch support would mean providing support underneath the arch throughout the gait cycle, and effectively maintaining alignment throughout the gait cycle.    

    There is now such an insole called SelectFlex that provides the Dynamic Arch Support. SelectFlex is an entirely new type of dynamic energy returning insole that just won the ISHN Best Protective Footwear category for 2020.  SelectFlex insoles use a patented energy returning arch lifting technology called the PowerLift Arch.  The PowerLift Arch provides the wearer with 3 energy return levels to support the arch with dynamic alignment with every step.  A byproduct of proper alignment will be good posture. 


    Minor issues with spine alignment or poor posture may not be a cause for concern. But it’s important to see a doctor if you have any signs of misalignment to help prevent complications. If you’re able, consider exercising, stretching, and sitting less to help relieve pain and strengthen your core, however wearing insoles that properly support your arches can help you achieve and maintain good posture before any of these issues arise.

    Find out more today about SelectFlex!