Why ASICS Running Shoes Are a Great Fit for Custom Orthotics

Just as trends in the clothing industry dictate what’s widely available, if you’re an avid runner, you’ll know that there are trends in the running shoe market, as well.

Research advances all the time, and manufacturers who want to offer customers the best available products are always on the hunt for better materials that can provide support without collapsing feet or being too heavy.

Asics is one company that’s continually innovating the features that they offer, which is why they’re such a great shoe brand. They’re committed to making the best running shoes for orthotic insoles, allowing a lot of flexibility for customers who want to use their custom orthotic inserts.

Let’s explore why Asics shoes are such a great, high-quality shoe fit for custom orthotics.

Why Pair Asics with Custom Made Orthotic Inserts?

Asics has many different types of shoes available, so customers can choose the level of support they require. A supportive or stability shoe is a great choice, especially if you’re using a shoe on its own and need to absorb impact while running or exercising.

Asics makes supportive shoes using high-density foam designed to control excessive pronation while ensuring your feet have maximum ground contact.

The Asics stability shoes offer a great mixture of motion control as well as cushioning. They’re generally lighter than the shoes in the supportive category, but Asics still makes them with structured cushioning to offer support as well as motion control.

However, if you’re looking for a shoe that will pair well with a custom made orthotic insert, you’ll need to select one of Asics’ more neutral running shoes. These shoes are lighter and have fewer features. It’s much better to use custom orthotics in a more neutral shoe to ensure that you don’t have too many features working simultaneously, which could lead to an ‘overcorrection’ and potential foot pain.

The Risks of Choosing a Shoe that Doesn’t Work With Your Orthotics

The best shoes to use with an orthotic device are neutral, with a broader toe box and firm support through the heel. They must have a removable insole feature, so you can take it out and replace it with your new, custom made orthotic. If you add one insole on top of another, it may make the shoe’s interior uncomfortably snug.

If you choose a shoe that doesn’t work with your orthotic, you might not notice it first. However, eventually, you’ll start to realize that your pain isn’t going away. You may also experience pain or discomfort in other areas of your feet and lower legs.

Sticking with an ill-fitting foot orthotic can eventually damage the device and cause overuse, foot problems or stress injuries.

We love Asics because of their flexibility and the fact that they offer such a wide variety of stability and support features. 


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