Thought this was the most reasonable place to put this as i couldn't find an equipment section.
Basically, i feel i need to buy a pair, but looking at the best way of doing so. I do a fair share of walking and my primary shoes are converse's. Which aren't too great for doing a lot of walking and wearing all the time i feel and possibly aren't helping my aches and pains throughout the body. When i was on vacation i wore a pair of insoles that i borrowed off of one of my cousins to try out. And i was having heel pain at the time, and they did reduce that a good amount, considering i was doing even more walking. I just put them in, on top of the converses as there's no sole that can come out of the converse.
So, ideally, if i want to keep wearing the converse trainers, i need to buy an insole. Seeing as insoles are quite expensive, and some not so expensive, im wondering what type i will need to buy, and the best way to do so, basically for not much more money you could buy a pair of trainers, i doubt they'd be designed to do the specific job that an insole insert would, but a lot more support than wearing converse all the time.
The other thing is, i have some old pair of running shoes, when im able to run again, i should probably get some insoles for those, or just buy a new pair as i will need to soon. Do most running shoes come with the appropriate insoles, or do you have to buy those seperate as some are designed to just provide shock absorb, etc.
So, my 2 questions are;
1) What type of insole is ideal to use, are the expensive ones worth it? I ask because ive seen various types of insoles and i am unsure which to get, full strike insole, Cush n step insole, heel gel insole, etc.
2) If i buy a pair of running shoes, will i need to use the insole in that shoe, guess this question isn't as important as it could vary on the shoe.
But mostly would like to hear your opinions as right now i can't really afford to spend much, but in the future im hoping to, so ideally, looking for a good insole for now.