Love the warmth and comfort of UGGs but worry that they won’t offer enough support for your feet? It’s a common issue that many UGG lovers worry about since this shoe brand became popular in North America in the early 2000s.
Previously, UGG boots were a non-branded style primarily sported by Australian surfers in the 1960s and 1970s. The UGG boot is made of sheepskin with warm and soft shearling fleece on the inside, so it sits directly against the wearer’s foot. The boot is incredibly warm and comfortable while allowing air to circulate, ensuring the feet don’t overheat or become too sweaty. The UGG brand took this idea and made a product that could be sold all over the world.
Today, we’ll learn more about how the construction of UGG boots supports your foot’s comfort and warmth and what you can do to mitigate some of the issues that may arise from wearing them, including a lack of arch support.
Do UGGs Have Any Arch Support?
Although UGG boots have been a staple for decades, the truth is that while these boots are comfortable, depending on the model, they may not have the best stability on the inside. As a result, they do not have arch support.
People with flat feet are likely to find traditional shearling UGG boots uncomfortable. Prolonged wear by people with flat feet will increase their chances of overpronation, forcing the feet and ankles into awkward positions that can cause tendon dysfunction, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints.
If you have normal arches, you may not experience discomfort at first. However, as you wear your UGGs more, you increase your risk of arch discomfort and misalignment, leading to potential problems down the road.
Those with high arches may find their feet fatigued after a day in their UGGs, as the soft interior doesn’t offer any support. Without the necessary support, it’s easy for your arches to get tight and stiff, causing arch pain and exacerbating issues in other areas of your feet.
The Best UGG Inserts That Ensure a More Comfortable Experience
Buying supportive inserts to wear with your UGGs is a great way to ensure that you get the warmth and comfort of this fantastic shoe, with all the support that comes from an orthotic device.
We custom-make the best UGG inserts with personalized arch support, so the device sits snugly underneath the natural arch of your foot. Everyone, regardless of whether they have flat feet or normal arches, or high arches, should have support in their shoes that’s customized to their feet.
The best inserts for UGGs should also stabilize the heel, as the soft exterior of most UGG boots doesn’t offer any motion or gait control. An insert with a deep heel cup can help guide the foot into the proper pronation, limiting issues that come with over or under pronation.
Shop Custom Inserts at Orthotics Direct
Orthotics Direct offers the type of customizable orthotics that are so perfect for wearing with UGG boots. Plus, we offer deals on orthotics and shoes bundled together, allowing every customer to send in a detailed impression and have supportive orthotics made that fit every little contour of their feet.
Before they leave our facility, we carefully fit your custom orthotics into your newly purchased UGGs, and we make sure the fit is right before we ship them to your door.
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