Magnetic insoles are are an insert for your shoe that contains some number of embedded magnets. I have used them myself for just over 10 years and I absolutely love them. You do have magnetic insoles in your shoes, right?
I often get questions about magnetic insoles because I promote and sell them on this website. I believe in them very strongly and decided to address a few questions that I have heard recently about them:
- What do magnetic insoles do?
- What are the benefits of magnetic insoles in your shoes?
- How to use magnetic insoles?
- I have a pacemaker, can I wear magnetic insoles?
- Where to buy magnetic insoles?
What Do Magnetic Insoles Do?
The first question is what do magnetic insoles do? Physically, they don’t “do” much. Sometimes they will have small bumps that can physically stimulate the bottom of your feet. The ones I use do. They are very small, more of a texture. Just enough to cause some sensation, not enough to cause any discomfort for people with sensitive feet.
Number of Magnets
What they do is provide magnetic energy to your feet. Magnetic insoles are all different. Some have just a few magnets in them and don’t provide much magnetic energy at all. Others, like the ones I use, have magnets spread throughout the entire surface of the insert.
Strength of Magnets
Magnetic insoles can also very by the strength of the magnetic field that they create. The ones with just a few magnets will create small isolated magnetic fields that are strongest inside the device itself. The ones with more magnets move the field above the insole where it can affect your foot. The stronger magnets will create a field that reaches farther into your foot.
Magnetic energy is like heat. When you use a heating pad to warm your muscles you don’t want it so hot that it burns your skin. Likewise with magnets, you don’t want a magnet too strong against your skin just so that you can get the energy to you muscles.
What Are the Benefits of Magnetic Insoles in Your Shoes?
The real question here is what are the benefits of magnetic energy to the bottom of your feet? To begin to understand that, you need to know what is happening energetically in your feet all the time. There are three things that I look at to explain that.
- When your feet hurt or are tired, you feel it throughout your entire body.
- Reflexology is the practice of manipulating areas of your feet to effect your entire body.
- Half of the energetic meridians identified in Eastern medicine begin or end in your feet.
I think you can agree and believe in at least one of them, and that’s enough for you to understand that your feet affect your whole body. So anything that affects your feet can affect your whole body.
The magnetic energy can help to relax your feet so that your blood and energy can flow more freely. When that happens you feel more energized and your feet feel better. When your feet feel better, then the rest of you will feel better too.
How to Use Magnetic Insoles
Using magnetic insoles in your shoes is easy. Take them out of their packaging, trim them to length and insert them into your shoes. If they have bumps, make sure that you put them right side up so that the bumps are against the bottom of your feet.
Sometimes people have other inserts already in their shoes. If they are just a cushion, you can take them out, set them aside, and use the magnetic insoles instead. If you need the added cushion, then put it back in on top of the magnetic ones.
In the case of a shaped insole, like orthotics, the magnetic insoles should be flexible enough to use on top of them. If not, place them underneath. You should still get some magnetic benefit.
There are two potential challenges to using the magnetic insoles. One is that there has to be enough room in your shoes to insert them. Shoes with medical inserts already in place can be one example. A lot of business dress shoes can also fight tightly and not leave much space for an insert.
Reasons Why You Can’t Use Magnetic Insoles in Your Shoes
There are a small number of people who cannot use magnetic insoles, or should at least consultant their doctor before they do. People who have battery-powered medical implants, such as a pacemaker, definitely need to consult their doctor first.
I don’t know much about other implants, but I know that magnets can cause a pacemaker to switch between its different modes. That may or may not cause issues for your heart, but it will definitely shorten the life of the battery. Your doctor needs to know about any magnetic fields that you are regularly exposed to.
Finally, some people are amazingly sensitive to magnets. The sensitivity varies. Some can use the insoles if they put them under any other inserts that are already in their shoes. That increases the distance between their feet and the magnets just enough to weaken the field. Others are so sensitive that they cannot use them at all. These people are very rare and usually have a lot of other sensitivities too, so a magnetic sensitivity isn’t much of a surprise to them.
Where to Buy Magnetic Insoles
I am a distributor for the magnetic insoles that I use, and have used for the past 10+ years. You can click the link above and see the 2 types that are available.
Nikken makes two kinds of magnetic insoles. One, the mSteps, is thin and works with most shoes. The other, the mStrides, are a little thicker to provide a little bit of cushion. Obviously they need to go in a shoe that has a little more room to accommodate it. They usually fit fine in athletic shoes – sneakers, running shoes, tennis shoes, etc.
If you are already familiar with the older versions of Nikken’s insoles, the mSteps have replaced the Magsteps, and the mStrides and replaced the Magstrides.
Magsteps are still available in the men’s size. The big difference between the mSteps and the Magsteps is that the mSteps have magnetic nodes to create a magnetic field that reaches farther from the surface of the insole, so it gives your more effective magnetic energy. The only thing that I am disappointed about is that the bumps are a lot smaller. I came to like the bumps, though many complained about them.
Again, you can find the magnetic insoles that I use right here. As a distributor, I may earn a commission if you order through this link.
So, Do You Have Magnetic Insoles in Your Shoes?
Do you use magnetic insoles in your shoes? I would love to hear your thoughts if you have, or why you haven’t, in a comment below. If you find this to be of value, please share it with your followers in social media.