Even if you walk around barefoot, your feet still feel better after a visit to the cobbler to get new shoe insoles, am I right? Whether you wear shoes or not, your feet work hard and begin to ache with every step you take. There are many reasons why your footwear could be causing you pain – everything from lousy support to inappropriate fit. And shoe insoles play a considerable role in making sure that your foot issues are appropriately addressed. When it comes to choosing the proper insole for you, here are a few reasons why replacing your shoe insoles isn’t just a luxury — it’s an investment into your future well-being!

1. Prevent Further Damage 

Depending on your insole’s use, they may need to be replaced every 3-6 months. This is because, over time, daily use can cause the insoles to fall apart. Tears, fading, and overall wear can do more harm than good. These damages can cause blisters, improper posture, and much more. Although you want to get the most out of your investment, you’ll be causing yourself more issues in the long run and ultimately not preventing the health issues you were aiming to keep at bay, to begin with. 

2. Prevent Foul Odors and Bacteria 

You clean your insoles religiously and think you can get an extra month or two out of them before you invest in new ones, am I right? Well, unfortunately, pushing the limit on the life of your insoles might not be the best situation. During the day, our feet sweat, and even though you may clean your insoles daily, bacteria can hide in small cracks and crevasses, causing the insoles to hold onto moisture and begin to fall apart and smell. Nobody wants to walk around all day with the lingering odor of their feet wafting through the air after every step. 

3. Prevent Health Issues 

For many people purchasing insoles is a way to prevent further health issues caused by aching feet, improper posture, and painful joints. Although insoles can help these problems, letting them exceed their life expectancy can worsen these issues. Over time daily wear and tear can break down the material in your insoles, leaving them flatter than a pancake and making the benefit of wearing them zero to none to stay healthy and keep yourself active, replacing your insoles in the way to go. 

Here at Dale’s Shoes, we have been serving the Daytona Beach area since 1976. We specialize in providing our customers with a wide variety of shoe services focusing on the health of your feet. We offer onsite customizations, shoe repairs, inserts, and fittings, not to mention the large selection of shoes we have in store! Stop by today and speak to one of our shoe care experts on how they can help you get the best fit for your shoe.