The average runner takes more than 50,000 steps to complete a marathon. When running, a vertical force equaling 2.5 times your body-weight passes through your body with every footstrike. Imagine the stress that puts on your feet. It’s no wonder that distance runners are plagued by stress fractures and overuse injuries.
So what can we do to prevent injury and keep our feet comfortable? First, we should train smart and increase our mileage gradually. Second, we need to stretch, roll, and massage our muscles. And, third, we need to wear the proper footwear: socks, shoes, and insoles.
I’m running with RUNPRO insoles made by currexSole, the most awarded insole brand in Europe. RUNPRO insoles feature a dynamic and personal fit utilizing the most current footwear science and technology. The thin insole has a zero mm drop and won’t interfere with the construction of your running shoe. Instead, it compliments the design, by offering comfort and support specifically tailored to you.
The first step in choosing your RUNPRO insole is to visit the profile page where you can determine your individual biomechanics and choose the best insole for your feet. When your insoles arrive, you simply cut along the perforated edge of the insole to further customize your fit. Then, slip them inside your running shoe. The thin sock liner that came with your running shoe can be completely removed.
I have a favorite pair of training shoes with just over 400 miles on them. The shoes are still functional and the outsole is in good shape, but they’ve lost some of the support and bounce they had when they were new. After slipping my new RUNPRO insoles in, they felt like new again.
The RUNPRO insoles don’t interfere with my stride or my footstrike. They become an invisible part of the shoe as soon as I lace up. RUNPRO insoles reduce the stress on my feet and calf muscles and allow me to run longer with less fatigue.
You can read more about the currexSole RUNPRO insoles here.