The moderate elasticity of the cork shoe insole perfectly solves the problem of the hard sole of the shoe. When it is placed in the shoe, it will no longer feel like stepping on the hard concrete floor. When walking, the cushioning performance can protect your feet from damage caused by friction or collision.
Cork is ideal for insole making due to its impact-resistant properties. Cork is also the material of choice for most orthopedic surgeons. The natural elasticity of this material reduces the impact forces and joint stresses that are transmitted to the ankle, lower leg, and knee. The medical use of cork in orthopedic insoles is also related to its ability to hold the foot in the orthopedically correct position.
After more extended periods of wear, influenced by weight pressure and body temperature, cork insoles begin to mold themselves to the foot, creating some custom fit and providing a high level of comfort. Despite a degree of molding ability, the material remains firm, maintaining proper arch support and foot alignment compared to rubber or synthetic insoles.
▪ Absorbs shock and mitigates impact by walking on a hard surface, dissipating energy
• A natural antimicrobial product that also prevents fungal buildup in your shoes
• Excellent insulator to prevent overcooling or overheat
• Good moisture wicking agent to keep your sweaty feet feeling fresher for longer
• More resistant to odor during everyday use (in one case of regular drying for 16 hours)
• Recyclable and biodegradable product
• Naturally renewable (for more information, see our other blog post - Is Cork Sustainable?) Has a perfect ecological footprint
• Washable up to 40ºC
• Durable, cork shoe insole is more durable than general insoles