How long do shoe inserts last?

Biocorrect, LLC


Whether you’re purchasing them for additional comfort during a long day or to find relief from foot pain or other problems, a common question you may have about shoe inserts is their overall durability. After all, while the most important thing is to find the comfort and relief you’re looking for, if you’re constantly having to replace your insoles because they wear out quickly, it can start to become a problem. 

How long a pair of shoe inserts will last depends on a number of factors, and it’s important to understand them if you are considering purchasing a pair. To help, we’re happy to share the following overview. 

Factors that affect the longevity of inserts

How long a pair of shoe inserts lasts can depend on:

  • The type of insert — Inexpensive store-bought inserts are generally designed to last about six months, while custom orthotics can last up to five years or longer. 
  • Intended usage — No matter how well made the inserts are, people who use them for regular high-intensity activities or for long work shifts are going to need to replace them more often than people who use them occasionally for low-impact activities. 
  • Level of care — Properly caring for your inserts by not exposing them to high temperatures and allowing them to dry overnight can have an impact on extending their life span. 
  • Quality of materials — Even among similar types of inserts, ones that use a lower grade of foam and other materials will tend to wear out more quickly. 

At Biocorrect, we understand the importance of designing a long-lasting insert, which is why we’ve designed our full line of orthotics to provide maximum durability. 

Experience the Biocorrect difference

With proper care and normal usage, our fully custom orthotic shoe insert is crafted to last as long as six years. We also have a full line of semi-custom and ready-made inserts that use high-quality materials to provide lasting comfort and support. 

We’re proud of our high success rate and the large number of people from all walks of life that we’ve been able to help. Want to learn more? Check out our online store today.