You might have heard about shock-absorbing shoes – but what exactly are they?
Your every step puts pressure on your feet, knees, hips, and other joints. Shock-absorbing soles lend extra support that helps to keep your feet feeling comfortable throughout your daily activities.
It used to be that shock-absorbing properties were reserved only for elite sports trainers. Now the technology can be found in many top-quality shoes, boots, and casual trainers made for life’s everyday adventures.
In this guide, we break down the benefits of shock absorption and identify the three key brands to know when it comes to finding comfortable, stylish, and supportive shoes with shock-absorbing soles.
The Benefits of Shock-Absorbing Shoes
Every time your foot strikes the ground, it exerts enormous pressure on your joints. While the foot’s arch acts as a natural shock absorber, extra support from a shock-absorbing sole goes a long way to preventing painful problems in the feet and joints.
Shock-absorbing soles work by absorbing some of the impact of the foot hitting the ground. This can help:
- Reduce the risk of injury
- Alleviate pain in the muscles
- Reduce impact on the joints
So, what are the benefits of shock-absorbing shoes? They help create a more comfortable walking experience overall.
Note: If you’re someone who experiences severe pain that makes it difficult to go about your daily activities, speak to your doctor for medical advice.
The Brands to Know
Down to Experience
At Pavers, we have over 25 years of experience in creating comfortable and stylish footwear you can count on. From sporty trainers to comfortable pumps, we have a whole host of shock-absorbing styles to choose from.
A reliable style season-round, many of our men’s trainers and women’s trainers feature shock-absorbing soles designed to create a more comfortable walking experience, perfect for everyday errands and casual days out.
Famed for their comfort, most shoes, boots, and slippers by best-selling brand Fly Flot feature anti-shock technology.
One of the four cornerstones of the brand’s comfort-led designs, Fly Flot shoes also include an anatomic shape, self-moulding insole, and overall lightweight design that will have you feeling as if you’re walking on air.
Walk on the Wild Side
For adventures further afield, Fly Flot’s take on the forever-favourite Chelsea boots are a sure winner, whatever you have planned.
Set your style wild with these ankle Chelsea boots in a shimmering cheetah print and made with Fly Flot’s comfort technology, including that all-important shock-absorbing sole.
Setting the bar high for both comfort and style, Relife makes exceptionally comfortable shoes, boots, and trainers for every casual occasion imaginable.
Created with Relife’s soft reflex system for effective shock absorption in every step, many of their most dependable styles also hide another secret inside. Masters of comfort, Relife insoles tend to feature a massaging footbed, designed to knead out aches and pains as you walk, preventing tired feet!
Where would the season be without cosy boots? This striking pair is styled with shining patent uppers, a lace front, and easy zip fastening so you can be ready in an instant.
Finished with a soft lining, they’re kitted out with a cushioned insole, massaging footbed and of course, Relife’s shock-absorbing soft reflex system and massaging footbed.