Looking for pain relief during days spent on the move? Kinetic Comfort Heel Pads are padded shoe inserts designed to relieve stress in the lower body, hips, and back from the strain of constant standing and walking.
We’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions about the heel pad inserts from our customers so you can determine if these simple, comfortable shoe inserts are right for you.
It’s important to remember that unless you have a leg-length discrepancy (one leg shorter than the other), you should wear a heel insert in both shoes. If your goal is to even your leg lengths, purchasing an Adjust-A-Lift® Heel Lift and placing it in the shoe of your shorter leg is the best choice.
If you prefer a padded insole that fits the length of your shoe, try our Full Sole Insert.
How do the Kinetic Comfort Heel Pads relieve pain?
Consider the shocks on a bike or car. They soak up most of the impact from the road, which allows the driver to experience a smoother ride. Heel pads work the same way in your shoes. They absorb impact from repetitive standing and walking to reduce pain and prevent damage to your feet, legs, joints, and back.
Who should use heel pads?
People whose job or lifestyle requires them to be on their feet most of the day. For example:
- Healthcare providers
- Construction workers
- Retail employees
- Parents and caregivers
- Hospitality workers
What are the heel pads made of?
The pad is made from an open cell, extra firm density foam rubber. The unique open cell design has a slim profile unlike other bulky inserts on the market. The rubber bottom also ensures they stay in place without sticking permanently in the shoe. A suede cover provides durability and helps the inserts keep their shape.
What size would work best for me?
Most over the counter orthotics are made with a one-size-fits-all design. However, the Warwick heel pad comes in three sizes so you can ensure a customized fit:
- Small: Women’s size 8 or smaller
- Medium: Women’s size 8.5-11.5 and men’s size 11 or smaller
- Large: Women’s size 11.5 or larger and men’s size 11 or larger
How much do the heel pads cost?