Running insoles for flat feet — how can they help?

Biocorrect, LLC


Having extremely low arches, also known as flat feet, can make activities like running difficult. While flat feet aren’t generally painful by themselves, our arches help to distribute weight and energy across the feet. When the arches are low, it can put excessive strain on the heel and forefoot while also causing mechanical issues, such as a tendency to overpronate. This in turn can increase the chance of developing a running-related injury such as Achilles tendinitis or plantar fasciitis. 

If you have flat feet, you should not let it keep you away from favorite activities like running. One solution that helps many runners who have lower or flat arches is running insoles. By learning more about the specific benefits orthotic foot inserts can offer, you can make a more informed decision about whether they are right for you. 

Running insoles offer increased comfort and arch support for flat feet

Flat feet can be the result of a developmental issue, age-related degeneration or injury. While placing an orthotic insole into your running shoes cannot correct flat feet, the increased cushioning can help provide comfort during runs while customized support for the arch can help stabilize foot motion.

While over-the-counter solutions can be convenient and cost-effective, and do help many people with flat feet find relief, a fully customized insole can offer a host of additional benefits. These include: 

  • A precise fit measured to the exact contours of your foot.
  • A more durable construction for lasting comfort and support. 
  • Additional features designed to promote natural, healthy foot motion. 

Custom orthotic insoles used to require a visit to a podiatrist and a prescription, but now it is possible to have them fitted, designed and delivered without ever having to leave your home. 

Biocorrect can craft custom running insoles for flat feet

Whether you visit our office for an in-person fitting or have a moldable foam impression kit delivered to your door, our custom orthotics can help you achieve the level of activity you’ve been missing. Our full line of insoles, which also includes over-the-counter and semi-custom options, are supported by health care professionals and recommended by athletes from a wide range of ability levels. 

Learn more about our custom options for running insoles when you visit our online store.