Use and Care Instructions for Your Footbalance Insoles
Instructions for Use
Start wearing your new insoles gradually
Footbalance insoles enhance foot muscle function. During the first weeks of use you may experience mild discomfort as your muscles adapt. If necessary, only wear the insoles for a few hours a day at first, gradually increasing the time worn each day. After one week, start wearing the insoles as much as possible throughout the day, every day.
Regularly wearing your insoles is better for your body
By properly supporting your foot Footbalance insoles help align your entire body, so you get the most benefit when you wear them consistently. To wear your insoles daily simply transfer them between your shoes or get multiple pairs. Either way, remember to always first remove the pre-existing factory footbed before inserting your Footbalance insoles.
Increase convenience with a 'spare' pair or different insoles for different types of footwear
For greater convenience, we recommend getting at least two pairs of Footbalance insoles: a pair for everyday use and a pair for sports. You won't have to worry about getting your everyday insoles sweaty during exercise, and you can let each pair of insoles 'take a day off' and dry out if needed. This helps them last longer.
Having multiple pairs of insoles also helps you ensure that you have the best fitting insole for different activities and types of footwear. For example you may want a more cushioned model for running shoes, a super thin model for work shoes, and a narrower, stiffer model for ski boots or cycling cleats.
With proper care Footbalance insoles can be expected to last eight to twelve months. Like any footwear, the life of the insoles depends on how often they are worn, the intensity of the activity used for, and how well they are cared for.
You can prolong the life of your insoles by keeping them clean and dry. Alternating between two or more pairs of insoles will allow the insoles to air out and 'rest' between use, prolonging their lifespan. Your insoles will air out best if slipped slightly out of your shoes between use.
To clean your Footbalance insoles, brush them clean or wipe them lightly with a damp cloth. Do not soak the insoles. Do not machine wash or dry the insoles; nor dry clean. Do not expose the insoles to excessive heat, for example do not dry them on top of a radiator or by a camp fire or stove.