Cycling Insoles for Performance Enhancement & Pain Reduction
Exercising takes its toll on your feet, especially as you age. Do you wish you could cycle as painlessly as you used to, or do you want to prevent issues from arising in the future? At G8 Performance, we manufacture innovative cycling insoles to address all sorts of foot problems. Our sports insoles – The Pro Series 2620 – are the perfect cycling shoe insole and passively strengthen your foot muscles to increase performance, reduce pain, heal injuries and prevent foot problems. Read More
The Benefits of Cycling Shoe Insoles
Our feet were not meant to be wearing shoes. When they’re inside shoes, our feet are unable to perform naturally. Over time this means the muscles in our feet become weaker, and this forces the rest of the body to compensate, leading to poor biomechanics and misalignment in the body. Other problems that often arise with your feet include pain, numbness, plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the plantar fascia), and pain in the lower back and knees. However, going barefoot all day isn’t practical, and it can be especially impossible and painful on a bicycle. Wearing insoles strengthens your foot muscles, preventing and solving all of these problems. They improve biomechanics and balance, which leads to improved performance in sports, including cycling. Cycling insoles enable you to enjoy your exercising painlessly and without worrying about future problems.
How Does a Custom Cycling Footbed Work?
Custom cycling footbeds from G8 Performance can improve your foot health in several ways – not least through the amount of support that is given for the whole foot throughout the range of motion for walking, running, or cycling.
With forefoot support, the natural flexion of the front of the foot is assisted to move well while dispersing the maximum amount of energy at impact. Forefoot support helps the foot to stretch and strengthen to maintain foot bone structure and make the whole foot stronger.
Through the entire movement of the foot, all-over foot support provides help where it is most needed – including the front third. This is the area with the highest concentration of blood flow and nerve endings, so constant contact here not only increases blood flow but also engages the brain’s ability to adapt to produce more energy in the movement. This leads to more forward momentum in the stride and more power to the pedal while cycling.
Alongside the foot support is the flexible arch support. Designed to flex under load and support through the entire range of motion, arch support in the right place can help to strengthen the underside of the foot (known as the plantar) while improving the symptoms of collapsed metatarsal bones which is the most common cause of burning or numbness.
For those who have toes that are overcrowded, the built-in metatarsal pad combines with the arch support to gently lift and spread metatarsal heads for increased mobility and blood flow.
Whether you are suffering with severe foot pain, or you want to give your feet the right support to be able to produce more power on the bike, consider the adjustable cycling footbeds from G8 Performance.
The Best Cycling Shoe Insoles & Inserts
The cycling shoe insoles we recommend to cyclers are the Pro Series 2620. These high performance customisable cycling shoe inserts are fully adjustable, allowing you to adjust them and continue exercising your feet even as they become stronger. Our founder developed these cycling shoe inserts because he suffered from calf cramps and toe numbness, and he also wanted to find a way to assist the forefoot flex and disperse the maximum amount of energy at impact.
The Pro Series 2620do just that. They’re specifically designed to maximise power transfer at the point of impact and provide arch support, making them ideal for cycling. G8 Performance insoles make your feet move more, which sets them apart from other orthotic insoles. Most insoles on the market inhibit foot movement, so they cause even more foot issues. Our insoles can improve your exercise in numerous ways, by:
- Increasing force, making you cycle faster
- Increasing foot strength
- Reducing calf cramps
- Increasing blood flow, helping you cool down faster
- Reducing toe and foot numbness
- Reducing pressure on your lower back and hips, leading to less pain in these areas
The Best Custom Orthotics for Cycling Shoes
Developing issues with your feet can have many consequences, including pain, numbness in feet and toes, bad balance and worsening biomechanics. This is especially true for sports enthusiasts as they age, and cyclists are no exception. If you’re starting to experience any of the issues just mentioned, investing in some cycling orthotic insoles now might prevent you from suffering serious pain and foot problems. And even if your feet are fine now, wouldn’t you like to prevent these issues from developing in the future? G8 Performance offers custom, adjustable cycling orthotic insoles unlike any other available on the market today.
Why Wear Cycling Orthotic Insoles if You Don’t have Problems?
- Shoes inhibit your feet’s ability to move naturally, which leads to the muscles in your feet atrophying. This is what causes pain and numbness, so keeping your feet healthy and strong is an excellent way to prevent the pain from ever appearing in the first place.
- Because they exercise your foot muscles, our cycling orthotics insoles enhance your sports performance. By making your feet stronger, you’ll be able to expel more force through them, leading you to become a faster cyclist, or better at any other sports you perform.
- Your feet are more important than you think, and if they’re too weak, the rest of the body will have to compensate. This can lead to issues with your back, knees, ankles and more. The health of your feet has an impact on your overall health.
- At G8 Performance (leading supplier of performance insoles), our cycling orthotics insoles increase blood flow, supporting the supply of blood to your feet. Good blood circulation is essential to your health for many reasons and helps with temperature control so that your feet won’t feel too cold or too warm.
- Wearing insoles increase foot proprioception. Increasing the feeling in your foot is a great way to improve your balance and prevent unnecessary falls caused by numbness of toes and feet.
Get Your Bicycle Shoe Insole Sizing with G8 Performance
At G8 Performance (leading supplier of performance insoles), our insoles are customisable and will fit your foot perfectly. . We have 4 sizes to cover a broad array of shoe sizes and there’s a sizing guide on our website to help you make the right measurements. We also offer a fitting service that’s available in person through our worldwide network of professional fitters.. Once your insoles arrive, check out our online guides on how to insert the soles into your shoes for maximum comfort and benefits. If you want to take your cycling performance to the next level, treat yourself to some G8 Performance cycling shoe inserts. They’re available for purchase through our website or via our authorised fitters.
We also supply cycling insoles with arch support for cycling orthotics.
Our Recommendations for Cycling Orthotic Insoles
For cyclists, we usually recommend the G8 Performance Pro Series 2620 insoles, our custom orthotics for cycling shoes, which provide arch support, strengthen your foot muscles, reduce pain and improve sports performance. We also have the G8 Performance Ignite, which are heat-mouldable insoles, for those who stand a lot or for children with growing feet. All our products are custom made, and you can get help with fitting and choosing the right size by visiting one of the authorised fitters listed on our website or utilising our fitting online service when purchasing from our website. For healthier, stronger feet, do yourself a favour and invest in the best orthotic insoles from G8 Performance.