Medial & Lateral Heel Wedge Inserts for Bowed Leg and Knock Knee Correction
The alignment of your feet and weight distribution on them can affect other areas of your body, including your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back (sacroiliac joint). These silicone shoe inserts help keep your ankle straight, reducing pressure on your muscles, tendons, and joints to prevent foot, knee, hip, and back pain stemming from foot imbalance.
Raised ¼”, providing a 4-degree medical lift for medial or lateral unloading, these heel wedge insoles are well suited for treating:
- Genu Varum (bow-leggedness)
- Genu Valgum (knock-knee)
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Inner & outer heel pain
- Peroneal tendonitis
- Foot supination & pronation
- Heel spurs
- Heel bursitis
How to Correct Bow Legs & Knock Knees in Adults
Believe it or not, bow legs and knock knees do not always require surgery to fix your leg alignment. Both of these conditions can usually be treated naturally, without surgery. Surgery is usually only required in severe cases. When the condition is not severe, certain exercises, knee braces, and heel wedge cushions provide adequate treatment. Before purchasing, consult with a physician if you have any pre-existing knee conditions.
Worn laterally, with the raised portion towards the outside of your legs, our heel wedge inserts can correct supination and counteract bow-leggedness, preventing knee osteoarthritis and harmful ankle sprains caused by inversion.
Worn medially, with the raised portion towards the inside of your legs, our shoe inserts can correct overpronation, counteracting knock-knees and ankle eversion, reducing the effects of knee osteoarthritis and flat feet.
Foot Supination vs. Pronation: What’s the Difference?
Pronation (overpronation) occurs when your arch flattens on your foot strike, causing your ankle to roll inward after landing on the ground. Supination (underpronation) is the exact opposite, referring to the outward rolling of your ankle when you walk or run.
These premium, gel heel wedges correct the position of your heel, relieve pain, and reduce uneven wear on shoes caused by overpronation and excessive supination.
Looking for more support following an ankle sprain caused by excessive supination? Consult with your doctor to see if our walking boot is right for you!
How to Stop Walking on the Outside of Your Foot
- Use lateral heel wedges and/or deep heel cups.
- Wear proper running shoes designed for supinators.
- Replace your shoes regularly.
- Stretch out tight tendons.
- Strengthen the muscles in your legs and feet.
How to Prevent Pronation (Walking on the Inside of Your Foot)
- Use medial heel wedges.
- Wear maximum support running shoes (Firm midsoles provide arch support for flatter feet).
- Strengthen your mid and upper legs.
- Stretch out tight leg muscles.
- Replace your old shoes.
- Perform balance training to correct foot alignment.
The Best Shoe Wedge Insoles: 5 Features That Will Make Your Life Easier
Interchangeable for Medial or Lateral Unloading
Simply interchange the corrective shoe insoles for medial or lateral support, keeping your feet from turning in or out.
Durable & Sweat Resistant
The solid, polyurethane material has been precisely tailored to withstand heat, high stress, and repetitive impact. Plus, they will not absorb sweat or odor, making these silicone-like insoles perfect for walking, running, or standing on your feet for long periods of time.
Extremely Long Lifespan
Reusable and washable, these orthotic heel (cuboid) wedges can last for weeks or months at a time, if cared for properly. If they lose stickiness, clean with warm water and dish soap or use wet wipes to restore the adhesive surface.
Strong, Self-Adhesive Surface for All-Day Support
The strong adhesive surface holds the insoles in place all day while allowing for repositioning, if necessary. The side attached to the white paper contains the strongest adhesive. You can also identify the stickier, adhesive side by its smooth, glass-like appearance. For the best results, we recommend wearing these shoe inserts with a sock and not directly against your skin.
Our orthopedic shoe inserts are universal in design, fitting most adults. At only 4 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, they are not a full-sized insole and can be easily worn within both dress or athletic shoes. For the best results, we recommend wearing these medial insoles for varus unloading or lateral insoles for valgus unloading with a sock and not directly against your skin
Frequently Asked Questions About These Pronation & Supination Insoles
- What conditions / injuries do these shoe inserts treat? The medial and lateral shoe inserts can help you heal a number of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints (stress fractures), pinched nerves, heel spurs, heel pad syndrome, heel bursitis, valgus and varus knee deformities, knee osteoarthritis, and other heel, foot, ankle, knee, and hip disorders.
- How do they work? These heel wedges help align the position of your heels in shoes, reducing shoe wear and stabilizing your heels to eliminate ankle, knee, hip, and lower back pain caused by poor walking posture.
- Who can wear these heel wedge insoles? These silicone inserts are available in a universal size that will fit most adults and some children.
- What size should I get? Sold in one universal size, fitting men’s and women’s US shoes size 5+.
- When should I wear them? You should always follow a doctor’s instructions regarding usage. But generally speaking, those who pronate or supinate can safely wear these insoles all day for support while walking, running, standing, etc.
- What are they made of? 100% Latex-free polyurethane.
- What are the dimensions? At 4 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, they are not a full-sized insole.
- How do I put them on? Peel from protective film. Side attached to white paper contains adhesive. Adhesive side can also be identified by its smooth, glass-like appearance. Wedge should be put adhesive side down into shoe. To use as medial wedges, raised edges should face inward. To use as lateral wedges, raised edges should face outward. Slowly and gently peel back to remove or reposition.
- Washing Instructions: Hand wash in warm water with dish soap or use a wet wipe to restore adhesive surface. Air dry completely before reapplying.
- Other features:
- Natural, non-invasive fix for bow legs and knock knees
- Use alone or in conjunction with insole or arch supports
- Improves foot function by stabilizing weak, rotating ankles
- Color: Black.
Lateral shoe wedges
Very good in relieving back pain
No more pain and ruined shoes.
I have finally found an insert that corrects the supination of my feet that was causing pain and eventually ruining the outer edges of my shoes. These heel inserts have made a huge difference in how I walk and the comfort of my shoes as well as the appearance.
SO FAR SO GOOD
I have one lateral supination left foot only. I wish they would sell all left foot and all right foot separately for my money. Otherwise, it's working really well. One quarter inch is all I really need to keep a balanced walk.
I think it’s fine, but I am not sure where to place it in my shoe. My right foot supinates so the outside of my right foot hits the ground first and the inside then slaps to the ground. And the slapping occurs in the the toe area of the foot. So should the wedge be placed to raise the outer side of my right foot or to raise the inner side of my right foot? And should it be placed near the heel or my toes?
It would not stick in sandals and both were lost.