At Best Slippers, we understand your feet: Our collection of women's slippers with removable insoles gives you the best cushioning & support for your feet. Our feet are the hardest working part of our bodies, assisting us in some of the most basic functions of living. In the daily process of life and living, our feet can change structurally over time, resulting in re-shaping of our feet. This can give rise to a number of food conditions, requiring interventions such as:
Changes in our footwear
Introduction of footwear aids
Or a combination of 1–3
In many cases, the footwear aids introduced to manage foot problems are in the form of shoe inserts. Those are used in addition to or, if possible, in place of the regular footbeds of our shoes.
At Best Slippers, we understand your feet and partner with podiatrists to create shoes and slippers that work to support your feet. We have come up with a collection of slippers for women, featuring loose insoles (footbeds).
This collection of women’s slippers with removable inlays is designed to provide your feet with support and comfort needed as you carry out your daily activities, whether you have regular feet or special feet (feet with medical conditions).
What’s the Footbed and where is it found in Shoes & Slippers?
The footbed, also called the insole, refers to the inner part of a shoe that supports the bottom of the foot. The footbed runs along the bottom of the foot within the shoe, and provides the foot with support. Insoles are crafted in different styles according to the brand of shoe, and may be flat, curved or anatomically shaped. They may also be fixed or removable.
We carry many slippers with removable footbeds that allow you to manage your insole comfort according to the unique needs of your feet. And this feature cuts across our whole assortment including our clogs, house slippers, bedroom slippers, and much more. Many of our Haflinger slippers, for example, are highly recommended for their insole support and removable footbeds.
Why is Footbed Support important in Women’s Slippers?
Each of us has a different walking gait that’s determined by a wide variety of our physical attributes. The key physical attributes that affect our walking gait are our height, weight and gender. In addition to the 3 factors, the onset of podiatric medical conditions also affects our feet, altogether influencing the kind of insole support we require from our footwear. Let’s explore this a little deeper to get a better understanding.
The thing is, women’s feet are more delicate than men’s feet and support them differently due to the variance in our physical attributes. What’s more, women carry their weight differently compared to men, because they have wider hip bones. This in turn affects their posture and walking style. So ensuring that women’s footwear provides the correct insole support is very important for posture, support, walking gait and ultimately to avoid leg and spine complications in the long-term.
At the Best Slippers Collection, we craft women’s slippers with removable footbeds, so that they are able to manage their insole support for themselves.
How Shoe Inserts work to help Women with Foot Pain
The primary function of the footbed is to make your shoes more comfortable. However, if you have problem feet or foot conditions which require special support or cushioning, then you probably need to use special insole inserts because the standard ones that come with your regular slippers may not provide you with the correct support you need. Let’s take a look at some of the most common foot conditions that women experience, requiring them to opt for slippers with a loose footbed, so as to be able to use insole supports.
This is one of the most common sources of heel pain. It presents as a stabbing pain that usually occurs at the bottom of the foot, and happens when you take your first steps in the morning. It is common in women who are:
Plantar fasciitis is known to respond well to insoles that have good support. So as you make your selection of shoes and slippers, it’s important to check that they provide you with good insole support. Alternatively, opt for slippers with a removable footbed, such as many of the the Haflinger® house slippers, then you can use the shoe inserts that work best for your feet.
Stone Bruise (Metatarsalgia)
Stone bruise is a type of inflammation that occurs at the ball of the foot, with pain usually experienced at the point where the 3 middle toes meet the ball of the foot. The pain sensation is similar to the feeling of walking with a stone inside your shoe, and is worsened by:
Wearing high heels
Wearing dress shoes
Wearing pointy-toe shoes
Wearing soft, highly flexible shoes
Walking barefoot on a hard surface.
Management requires a women’s slipper that helps you spend less time on the ball of your foot, and shoes that don’t compress the toes (no pointy-toe heels).
In most cases, wearing a shoe or slipper with the correct insole support will slow down that degenerative process of this condition.
This is a condition where the toe has an abnormal bend in the middle of the toe joint, causing it to curl. In women, the most common cause is wearing heels that are too high. It starts out as an imbalance in the foot muscles, forcing bones and joints to compensate. When you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, your toes are forced to bend in unnatural positions, forcing them against the front of your footwear in a hammer or claw-like position.
What really helps to alleviate this condition would be:
Wearing shoes with a high toe box
Placing inlays with a deeper heel cup into your footbed
The Haflinger® range of women’s slippers with loose footbed are an excellent choice for this condition and have options featuring women’s slippers and clogs with a rounded front and roomy toe box, to allow some wriggle room for your feet.
Fallen Arches (Acquired Flatfoot or PTTD)
Fallen arches occur when the tendon that holds up the arch of your foot, and supports it as you walk becomes inflamed or torn. This may happen through:
Injury to the foot
When you have fallen arches, you tend to experience pain on the inside of the foot & ankle, or pain on the outside of the ankle. This pain often gets worse with activity.
For early intervention measures, it’s advisable to wear:
A wide-based rocker toe shoe that has good arch support.
An insole or orthotic insert, as advised by your doctor.
These are useful in helping to reduce symptoms and help maintain structural integrity of your foot. The Haflinger® brand carries slippers and clogs that offer wide-based toe shoes, as well as options with removable footbeds in which you can insert your own customized or orthotic inlays.
There are many other foot conditions affecting women, and the 4 we have touched on are just some out of the many. All in all, what Best slippers stand for is to be able to avail women’s slippers with removable footbeds (loose insoles), that are versatile enough to be worn with your own standard, customized or orthotic inserts.
Regular feet love the Best Slippers range, but problem feet love us even more.