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"... given me the joy of walking again!"

Robert

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Zeehan

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Lucy

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Roy

Salfordinsole Orange

Deep heel cup

Accurate arch profile promotes natural foot function

Firm yet flexible

Individual sizing (not S, M, L etc)

Full length for optimum fit

Will work consistently, indefinitely

Machine washable

Shouldn’t I focus on cushioning?

 

No! Adding cushioning only attempts to treat the symptoms and not the cause.

 

Firm insoles will address the cause – that’s how professionals treat it.

These really are the best insoles I've ever purchased. I really appreciate your advice regarding the heel support - that's made a massive difference.

Zeehan

FEATURES EXPLAINED

Salfordinsole Orange

ARCH PROFILE

 

Arch shape is critical. The Salford Insole is anatomically correct, having been cast off a foot during a structured, two year project that studied how to prevent conditions that are related to over pronation of the foot. Insoles that span several sizes have insufficient arch support.

 

DEEP HEEL CUP

 

The deep heel cup ensures that the foot’s fatty padding is positioned underneath the heel, providing natural shock absorption.

SIZING

 

Individual sizing is essential to effectiveness – we don’t buy shoes that are S, M & L and our feet are not measured to be, for example, size 6 - 8.5 as many insoles are sized. People between sizes can use either the size above or the size below. Always prioritise fit to the foot as opposed to what size different manufacturers say their shoes are. Adult feet do not change in size.

CONSTRUCTION

 

  • Length - Shorter insoles (called ¾ length) can move around in footwear, lessening their effectiveness as the features of the insole become misaligned with the anatomy of the foot.

 

  • Shape - The signature shape of the Salford Insole was developed to fit in the widest possible range of footwear. This involved extensive trials and visits to shoe shops!

 

  • Thickness - The Salford Insole is as thin as it could possibly be made, with fit in shoe being an absolute priority.

 

  • Cover - Top covers are unnecessary and simply harbour bacteria - socks will wick away sweat from the foot. The Salford Insole is machine washable.

 

  • Material - The material was developed specifically for this product. It needed to be firm yet flexible and to function consistently and indefinitely. The Salford Insole has a lifetime guarantee and is also 100% recyclable.

 

  • Weight - For the boffins out there, the material has a specific gravity of 0.97, meaning the insoles will actually float in water. Weight was a major consideration for sports users.

FEATURES EXPLAINED

ARCH PROFILE

 

Arch shape is critical. The Salford Insole is anatomically correct, having been cast off a foot during a structured, two year project that studied how to prevent conditions that are related to over pronation of the foot. Insoles that span several sizes have insufficient arch support.

 

HEEL SUPPORT

 

The deep heel cup ensures that the foot’s fatty padding is positioned underneath the heel, providing natural shock absorption. The heel raise reduces the stress on your Achilles Tendon.

SIZING

 

Individual sizing is essential to effectiveness – we don’t buy shoes that are S, M & L and our feet are not measured to be, for example, size 6 - 8.5 as many insoles are sized. People between sizes can use either the size above or the size below. Always prioritise fit to the foot as opposed to what size different manufacturers say their shoes are. Adult feet do not change in size.

CONSTRUCTION

 

  • Length - Shorter insoles (called ¾ length) can move around in footwear, lessening their effectiveness as the features of the insole become misaligned with the anatomy of the foot.

 

  • Shape - The signature shape of the Salford Insole was developed to fit in the widest possible range of footwear. This involved extensive trials and visits to shoe shops!

 

  • Thickness - The Salford Insole is as thin as it could possibly be made, with fit in shoe being an absolute priority.

 

  • Cover - Top covers are unnecessary and simply harbour bacteria - socks will wick away sweat from the foot. The Salford Insole is machine washable.

 

  • Material - The material was developed specifically for this product. It needed to be firm yet flexible and to function consistently and indefinitely. The Salford Insole has a lifetime guarantee and is also 100% recyclable.

 

  • Weight - For the boffins out there, the material has a specific gravity of 0.97, meaning the insoles will actually float in water. Weight was a major consideration for sports users.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are insoles supplied in pairs?

 

Yes. They should also be worn as a pair, unless specifically advised otherwise by a clinician. Insoles will create posture improvements that are best mirrored to both limbs. They can also generate slight elevation changes.

How long will they last?

 

Indefinitely. They carry a lifetime wear guarantee and will function consistently, indefinitely.

 

Why might I need insoles?

 

Most of us would benefit from supportive insoles. Our feet are not designed to walk on hard surfaces and most footwear has insufficient support. Insoles provide consistency between different types of footwear.

Should I wear them all the time?


Yes, or (at least) whenever practical. Your feet will benefit from support whenever you are on a hard surface, whether running, walking or even just standing. This includes around the house, which is often overlooked (slippers are mostly ineffective).

Should I remove any existing insoles?

 

Yes. Our insoles are designed to provide all the support you need. Any existing insole or liner will just distort the effect.

What does “evidence-based” mean?

 

The geometry of the Salford Insole was proven during two years of patient trials.

 

How long has the Salford Insole been around?

 

We’ve been supplying the NHS and the professional podiatry profession for nearly fifteen years. Since the first lockdown associated with COVID, we’ve made this device available directly to the public. You will be investing in a tried and tested device that will last indefinitely.

 

Should I get soft insoles for extra comfort?

 

No. A lot of marketing material promotes soft cushioning for the treatment of foot and ankle pain, but this is targeting the symptoms and not the cause. Firm is best for active people and for Achilles Tendonitis in particular.

 

How important is footwear choice?


Very. Footwear should be well fitting and fit for purpose. Most footwear is produced cheaply, with only notional attempts at providing support. This is particularly common with most company issued safety and/or occupational footwear. Footwear choices should be made with insoles in mind for those of us that need them. As shoes age, their function becomes inconsistent – this is particularly common with high mileage runners where shoes can still look new, but the foamed heel begins to fail.