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Reader Submissions: What Shoe Insoles or Orthotics Are In Your Athletic Shoes?

Not every athlete needs special orthotics or shoe insoles. But if you are prone to overuse injuries or have foot, knee or back pain or instability, you may benefit from them.

Shoe inserts, insoles and orthotics can correct a variety of foot biomechanical problems including pronation, and supination while they increase stability and provide cushioning.

What's in your running shoes? Do you use any special orthotics, arch supports, heel cups, gel or foam insoles? Tell us what you have and why it works for you.

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