FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Fitted Shoe Insoles Reduce Foot Pain for Beat Cops

January 31, 2002  | 

Last year when doctors writing for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association wanted to conduct a study of the effectiveness of fitted shoe insoles they turned to people who really know foot pain: beat cops.

In the study, 122 NYPD beat cops who walked an average of three miles per day on the job were asked to wear customized shoe insoles for an average of seven hours a day. At the end of five weeks, the researchers concluded that wearing fitted shoe insoles reduced the tiredness and pain in the cops’ feet at the end of their shifts. More importantly, 70 percent of the officers involved in the study contin-ued to wear the insoles after the study was completed.

“Over-the-counter insoles are a cost-effective way to relieve foot pain and make shoes more comfortable,” say the study’s primary authors Dr. Ellen Sobel and Dr. Steven Levitz. But for people who really work on their feet like beat cops, the researchers prescribe fitted insoles customized for the wearers’ specific foot problems. “When foot pain persists, customized insoles should be considered. These insoles use a more effective shock-absorbing material that will reduce the impact of the heel striking the ground more effectively,” they say.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: 2 Oklahoma Officers Shot, Suspect Dead
Two law enforcement officers were shot and the alleged shooter was killed Thursday when...
Study: Heroin Use Higher Than a Decade Ago
Far more people in the USA use heroin than a decade ago, a study from the federal...
Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General
Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as...
Michael Brown's Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit
The parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police...
Protests Continue in Baltimore Over In-Custody Death, Union Chief Compares Crowd to "Lynch Mob"
A sixth day of protests over the death of Freddie Gray while in custody of the Baltimore...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine