Best Shoe Insoles for Underpronation: How to Select the Best

Posted on December 31, 2015 by ryozwiak There have been 0 comments

Underpronation, or supination, is when the foot rolls insufficiently as it lands on the ground while running or walking. Underpronated feet do not provide enough well-distributed shock resistance to the feet.  When running this may cause added stress to the tendons and muscles which can result in plantar fasciitis and tendinitis.

Shoe Insoles for UnderpronationPain at the ball of the feet or in the knees may also be indicators of underpronation. People with high arches and tight Achilles tendons are susceptible to pain from underpronation.

If you think your feet are underpronated, see your physician for a full evaluation and diagnosis. Doctors normally recommend quality orthotics, or shoe insoles, to treat and re-balance underpronation in the feet.

 Choosing the Best Shoe Insoles for Underpronation

Underpronation, or supination is when feet land unevenly on the ground while running or walking. The shock absorption is heavier on the inside of the foot. You may begin to feel pain in the balls of the feet or in the knees. To check for underpronation, look at the bottom of your running shoes, if the outside edges of the sneakers are worn down more than the insides, it’s in indicator that you may suffer from underpronation.

Normally, a podiatrist will recommend a good orthotic or shoe insole to correct underpronation in the feet. If you think your foot pain may be from underpronation, see your doctor for a full examination and medical diagnosis. If your doctor recommends a quality orthotic to place in your running shoes, go to the RXSorbo blog page. RXSorbo provides details about underpronation and finding the best shoe supports, or shoe insoles to help re-align the feet.

Steps to Selecting Shoe Insoles for Underpronation

  1. Visit our website at

  2. Click on the "insoles" tab at the top of the page.

  3. Choose a category / activity that best describes your day-to-day activities, especially if you think those are irritating your condition.

  4. Order your insoles, and give them a test.

More Information about Underpronation

According to University of California San Francisco

Pronation is a turning outward of the foot at the ankle, which allows the foot to flatten. The pronation helps to absorb some of the compressive shock forces, torque conversion, adjustment to uneven ground contours, and maintenance of balance. It is necessary to have a certain amount of pronation to disseminate the energy of the foot-strike. If there is too little or too much pronation injuries may occur.

Causes for Underpronation

There is a relationship between biomechanics and injury that is specific to each body part. Overall though, poor mechanics will either increase the landing forces acting on the body or increase the work to be done by the muscles. Both increase the stress, which – depending on the individual and the amount of running – can become excessive and cause injury.

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