Hack- How to Choose the Right Orthotic Insoles for You

Remember the days when you had to visit a doctor in order to be fitted for orthotics? Those were the days. That, however, is a thing of the past. Due to the prevalence of over-the-counter orthotics these days, picking up the right pair of insoles may help you to get relief. Even while over-the-counter orthotic kiosks are a quick way to get some much-needed foot support, they are a contentious subject among doctors, and physical therapists since choosing the proper pair is essentially a game of chance with these kiosks. You'll be in good shape if you can find the correct sort. On the other hand, the incorrect ones might result in you making matters worse.

To maintain good foot health and cure some of the most prevalent foot issues. It is essential to find the best insoles for work boots, sneakers and everyday casual footwear. Insoles can be an excellent treatment choice for various conditions ranging from plantar fasciitis to heel spurs to high arches and more. However, finding the appropriate fit is not always straightforward, especially various factors like material, arch type, length, and footbed need to be kept in mind. Check out our orthotic insoles on the Yenta + Posha website, and read about the different characteristics that each design offers. We will assist you in identifying the sorts of insoles that are most appropriate for your needs.

There are several different types of shoe insoles.

Fully customized Insoles

Forget now about the orthopedic customized (totally personalized) insoles. And use the "ordinary" insoles that are available in two variations. Take a look at the overview first to learn more about what makes them unique.

Cushioned Insoles

Cushioned insoles are beneficial in reducing shock absorption while also providing additional comfort. However, keep in your mind that the midsole of the shoe is responsible for the way the shoe feels and for providing the majority of the shock absorption. Insoles can help alleviate some discomfort, but only to a limited extent.

Athletic/Sporting Activities Insoles

Athletic or sports insoles are frequently more specialized and technically advanced than normal insoles and are thus more expensive. That makes sense because they are designed to provide the best possible performance. Athletic insoles are made with certain functions or sports in mind when they are created.

Insoles with orthotic support

The goal of orthotic insoles is to properly align your feet to their natural position. And they accomplish this by treating the heel and arch of your foot. Orthotics usually contain a heel cup that will allow your heel to sink while also preventing your ankle from moving around too much while wearing them. This heel cup provides stability, when needed, but it also locks your foot in position and doesn’t allow the full range of motion through the gait cycle. Just as the body needs to move and strengthen, so does the foot.  A Yenta + Posha Insole is an orthotic that doesn’t have a deep heel cup and allows the semi-rigid cup to hold alignment while still providing natural foot motion. Not utilizing a deep heel cup also allows our insoles to fit into footwear that wouldn’t otherwise fit an orthotic type insole that is too thick.  The arch support is also important since it aids in the restoration of the arch that people who have flat feet are missing out on. 

What Factors Should You Take into Account When Choosing Your Pair?


Choosing the correct size is critical to receiving the support and comfort you require. Our PORON insoles for women's shoes are the most accommodating, coming in eight sizes for women and men. Our insoles are available in whole sizes and are not made to be cut down to ensure perfect arch alignment.

Because our insole sizes are matched to your shoe size, getting the appropriate fit is straightforward. As mentioned these are designed so you do not have to trim them. We even offer different toe shapes, both round and almond toe, to give a little more personality to your outfit. For additional information, please visit our about insoles page. 


On average, over-the-counter orthotics will be significantly less expensive than bespoke orthotics. The disadvantage of over-the-counter orthotics is that they only last a fraction of the time. In contrast to custom orthotics, which may last for several years, over-the-counter orthotics only endure for around six months or less before they lose their structural integrity.  Yenta + Posha uses PORON technology. This cushioning is breathable and not molded into shape like the majority of insoles on the market. It resists breaking down and is reliable to the last step. The cushioning combined with our other durable materials allow the insole to perform far longer than other over-the-counter inserts. 

Material of the insole

You must evaluate the substance. Insoles are available in a range of materials, including-:

  • Foam
  • Gel
  • Cork
  • Leather
  • Plastazote
  • EVA are some of the materials available.

Each material has its own set of advantages, but ultimately, it boils down to personal preference and taste. Cork or stiff or semi-rigid plastic is typically the greatest choice for support, while foam and gel are usually best for shock absorption, respectively. 

As mentioned our PORON performance cushioning does not break down over time and absorbs shock from each foot strike since it is extremely breathable material.  It uses a semi-rigid shell for proper alignment.

Foam cushioning that is not a breathable material, like EVA, is thicker to account for the breakdown that occurs with each use. The benefits are that it can be molded into proper shape and mass produced easily.  These are the insoles and midsole material in shoes that need to be replaced every 6 months or less.

Beyond that, wear your shoes with whatever feels the most comfortable and offers the support you require.

Recognize your foot type

It is necessary to understand your foot and the difficulties you are seeking to repair or support to select the best choice of orthotic insert. Some over-the-counter cushioned inserts for your shoes give some comfort, but they serve to disguise the underlying issue. The purpose of wearing orthotics is to provide optimal support for your foot while also correcting any functional issues.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful disease in which the connective tissue, plantar fascia, that runs from the heel to the sole of your foot is strained. Good arch support and cushioning are essential for treating plantar fasciitis. Yenta + Posha’s Performance All-Day Wear Insole is designed to prevent and relieve foot issues like plantar fasciitis using alignment and a metatarsal pad.  It is also a super thin insole that fits into far more footwear that do not have a removable footbed.

Don't Forget the Current State of Your Foot.

Orthotics can assist in the correction of an over pronating foot, which occurs when your foot slides inward too much and produces instability in the ankle. Supination, also known as underpronation, is the reverse of pronation when the foot rotates outward. Both conditions can influence your knees, hips, and back. A firm or semi-rigid orthotic that maintains your foot supported at all times is required to correct a pronation condition.

Insole Arch

Last but not least, A strong arch is a physical trait that you should look for in your insole, and it should be present. Generally speaking, the problem with most insole arches is that they quickly collapse when the body is put on them. This is especially true in insoles composed of a soft substance or have a gel-like filling since they are the most comfortable.

A simple technique to check this is to push your thumb down on the arch of the shoe's insole. If it pushes down with little effort, there is a good likelihood that your product will flatten quickly and will be unable to provide ideal support for your arches.

Yenta + Posha Insoles have a neutral arch the full support a flat foot to neutral position.  A high arch can be supported with YP insoles if they are being placed into footwear with little or no support.

Wrapping Up

If you do not use this support, you will notice no significant difference in your foot movement patterns or your overall posture. With each step you take, your feet will continue to flatten out on the ground, increasing your chances of developing painful foot issues. Get in-depth information on insoles from Yenta + Posha. 

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