WHY INSOLES

At CURREX, we have a mission: to enable people to move healthily throughout their lives. Whether in sports, in everyday life at work - we love to move and know how much it hurts when you can't do it. That's why sports scientists, doctors, product managers and designers work with us every day to develop even better insoles and to be there for you.

Björn, how useful are insoles?

Basically, every shoe is equipped with an insole. But this standard insole is very thin and made of cheap foam. They do nothing good for the feet. High-quality insoles are very important and unfortunately still completely underestimated. Good insoles individualise the shoe and make it really my shoe.

Of course, the latest shoe models feel super comfortable thanks to a soft midsole or other technologies. However, these shoes are made for the masses and the exact fit is neglected. With an insole, the gap between the foot and the shoe is optimally closed and the pressure on the foot due to body weight and movement is better distributed.

Because every foot is different and needs an individual solution.

Björn, Managing Director and founder of CURREX

Liesa, how do insoles help me with discomfort? 

Did you know that insoles influence the activity of the muscles? There are studies that show that insoles have a positive effect on the activation of the muscles and thus increase stability in the ankle joint .*1
The important thing is that they feel comfortable and are a pleasure to wear, because this is the only way to set the positive effect mechanism in motion.

Unfortunately, we only deal with our feet when they hurt or overuse problems in the knee and hip area or at the ankle joint become noticeable and we have lost the fun of movement.
This doesn't have to be the case, because here too there are studies that show that insoles that increase comfort in the shoe help to prevent pain and overuse injuries.*2

So why not use insoles directly to increase comfort and optimise movement?

Liesa, movement analyst

Steven, orthopaedic insole or CURREX? 

We use the CURREX running laboratory, which is used by various orthopaedists, national football league teams and physiotherapists, to work on the further development of our insoles every day.

Almost all of our customers rate our insoles as better than or similar to an expensive, custom-made orthopaedic insole, which can cost over €100. This is in line with scientific findings. 3;4
There are, of course, differences between custom-made and CURREX, but the classic mode of action, i.e. that the good old cork-leather insole straightens the foot and influences the alignment of the skeleton, has not been scientifically proven.*5; 6; 7; 8
We are happy about every customer who feels comfortable with a CURREX insole - and we can see that in the customer reviews and messages we get sent every day. That motivates us a lot!

To summarise the advantages of CURREX insoles once again :

We support the musculature of your foot.

We increase the comfort in the shoe and optimise the fit. *9

We support the natural movement of your foot instead of working against it.

Steven, Product Manager

Denise, which sole suits me best? 

Like a shoe, an insole should be adapted to personal needs.

When running, care should be taken to ensure that the soles are dynamic and flexible . In a road cycling shoe, on the other hand, I need 100% contact to ensure power transmission, because 100% contact means 100% power transmission.

Each insole comes in different sizes and in different profiles, i.e. determining your individual insole depends on various factors such as size, foot type, position of the legs.

To offer you the best advice online, we have designed our insole finder or you can simply use our chat. We are happy to help you!

FIND YOUR INSOLE

Denise, E-Commerce Manager

WHY INSOLES?

WHY CURREX?


Time saving

Regardless of opening hours and full waiting rooms, you can order from us at any time and have the insoles delivered within 1-2 working days


100% quality

After more than ten years of experience in the development of insoles, we have a high-quality standard


30 days, 100% satisfaction

Nowhere do you get the feeling for your CURREX insoles better than in your shoes - test 30 days risk-free

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FAQ

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  • A Stacoff, C Reinschmidt, BM Nigg, AJ van den Bogert, A Lundberg, (2000), Effects of foot orthoses on skeletal motion during running, Clinical Biomechanics 15 (1), 54-64.
  • Nigg BM, Cole GK, Nachbauer W. (1993), Effects of arch height of the foot on angular motion of the lower extremities in running. Journal of Biomechanics; 26:909-16.
  • Braunstein, Bjoern & Sanno, Maximilian & Schulze, Niko & Brüggemann, Gert-Peter. (2015). Comfort and plantar pressure pattern during running with prefabricated insoles. 10.13140/RG.2.1.5142.1923.