Only 15 - 20% of the population still have a "normal" foot, in which the longitudinal arch is intact or evenly shaped to ideally absorb loads. Particularly in everyday working life, this can develop into complaints if one-sided and constantly repetitive movements place one-sided stress on the feet.
The right insoles not only provide the feet with a high level of comfort - they are elementary for a healthy, perfect posture. Especially in the case of hollow or flat feet, complaints can be reduced by insoles. Complaints in the feet, legs, back as well as strains on the whole musculoskeletal system can be avoided by a comfortable and safe stand. But also people with "normal" feet are often exposed to one-sided efforts at work.
Especially craftsmen who perform physically strong and are exposed to various but recurring point loads for 8 hours or more appreciate this support in the footbed. The foot changes constantly throughout the day and enormously over the course of a lifetime. The sooner the feet are specifically supported, the more pain-free one can get through the working day.
How do I know if I have flat foot, high arch or normal foot?
30% of the population suffers from fallen arches. With fallen arches, the arch of the foot unfortunately gives way over time because it can no longer counteract the daily stresses. Insoles support the longitudinal arch and the spine also benefits significantly from the improved shock absorption.
Approximately 5% of the population, on the other hand, suffer from congenital hollow foot. The excessive arch on the sole of the foot hinders the cushioning of the gait. Full-length insoles for hollow feet provide effective shock absorption. Let us recommend suitable insoles for your work shoes in case of foot pain in everyday work or also for prevention.
BGR191 as a guaranteed standard for healthy feet
Meanwhile, shoe insoles for safety and work shoes are available in a wide range of different brands. It is important that on the one hand the insole for the safety shoe and the shoe itself are approved for insoles.
This approval is regulated by BGR191. This is the regulation for the use of insoles and certifies the orthopedic finishing of safety shoes. Most manufacturers support the BGR191 standard. For example, ELTEN and HAIX models often comply with BGR 191, are marked accordingly and may be equipped with an individual insole.